Eyecon released Stampede in November 2017. Eyecon is the leading gaming developer located in Australia and with an European office in Guernsey. Eyecon is responsible for games such as Shamans Dreams, the Fluffy series and Lucha Rumble. Eyecon was founded in 1997 as a computer game company then moved into the online casino and gambling games with its first slot game, Temple of Isis, being released in 2003. You might also want to try Vikings Go Berzerk slot.
Stampede is available across all devices and is a five reel, four row video slot game. The game works on the All Ways Pays 1024 ways of winning allowing players more opportunity to land a win. The game offers a Return to Player percentage of 97.20% yet is seen as a low volatility game giving every player the chance to win frequent prizes and free spins. Bets are between 0.25 to 50 credits per spin.
As the name suggests Stampede is about a stampede. Elephants feature heavily in this game set in the African savannah along with the remaining African Big Five animals, the giraffe, the rhino, the hippo and the lion as well as other animals seen on the Africans plains. The graphics of the game depict the wild landscape in sunset with lots of warm colours allowing the player to drift away and feel they are in the middle of the desert.
The lower value symbols are, as usual, the playing card symbols such as the Jack, Queen, King, Ace and the high number cards. The Wild symbol is the rising sun, which like all Wilds replaces any other symbol bar the scatter; however, this Wild does not carry a multiplier unless in free spin mode. The Wild will be found on the three central reels. The elephant is the scatter and will pay up to fifty times the bet in any position on the reels. Be wary though as if the elephant is unsure and flees players can potentially unlock the Stampede free spin bonus at the same time. This can award the player up to twenty free games and multipliers as high as ten times.
The elephant scatter symbol can trigger the free spin play and can appear on all reels. Three, four or five scatters can award the player with as many as eight hundred coins. The free spin play isn’t so different to the actual main game, however, the Wild symbol, the rising sunset, carries a multiplier of either two or three. Landing all three Wilds with a multiplier of three can up the stake by twenty seven times.
The game doesn’t really rely on a strategy, it relies on the high variance to produce the big wins but this can only happen during the free spin mode as unfortunately the pay table isn’t strong enough to give the player that type of win. Triggering the free spin mode, landing three Wilds on reels two, three or four and get an elephant on reels one and five and you will hit the jackpot.
Stampede is a good easy game to enjoy with attractive graphics and great audio of the African savannah.