5 Lions Gold Slot Game Review
You have no doubt hear the saying ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’. Pragmatic Play certainly believes so and has released this slot as a follow up to the original 5 Lions slot game. The reels and symbols look the same, but we now have three Jackpots to up the ante in the new 5 Lions Gold slot game that makes life a whole lot more interesting.
Pragmatic Play does Asian themed slots well and has several such titles in their portfolio. Do we need one more? Of course, we do! What kind of question is that? With the abundant use of gold and Chinese Symbology, who doesn’t like a little bit of culture in their lives? Along with exotic culture, we get a slot that is packed with extra features, Jackpots, and lively action – it’s a recipe for success so far.
There are some other great Asian themed slots around at the moment, so competition is fierce. We tested Dragon Chase recently, and that was a top slot that will be hard to beat. We are pretty confident in the development skills of Pragmatic Play though, so let’s see how 5 Lions Gold slot stacks up.
The general game setup is pretty conventional. 3 rows, 5 reels, and 243 ways to win – we’ve seen thousands of games like this. But, as we mentioned before – ‘If it ain’t broke…’ Pragmatic Play has programmed the slot to come with an RTP of 95.94% – 96.5%. This is hovering around the magic number of 96%, so all looks good there.
The slot is a pretty wild one, with a volatility rating of 4/5. This gives players a higher chance of landing big wins in a short time frame than with low volatility. With 3 Jackpots up for grabs, this volatility is just the ticket for big win hunters!
Bet levels are more confusing than they need to be when using the Bet and Coin Value selector. It is better to head to Total Bet instead which can be set from 0.18 coins up to 90 coins max. That is a good range, which will appeal to the majority of players out there. Choosing the bet level is critical because the value of the 3 Jackpots is directly linked to it, so the bigger the bets, the bigger the Jackpots!
Symbols: ancient and modern
Overall, 5 Lions Gold slot is an attractive game to look at. There is some nice Asian wave art below the reels, while two golden lions flank the Jackpots. Though this view may change depending on what sort of device you are using.
A quick perusal of the paytable turns up low pay 9 – A symbols. These aren’t game changers and are worth between 0.11x and 2x the Bet. The high pay symbols are pretty to look at without being overly amazing. Indeed they look the same as the original. Their values below are calculated using max Bet level.
We get our old friends the turtle and the fish (0.5x, 0.75x, 1.5x), and the frog and the Phoenix (0.67x, 1.67x, 4.5x). The most valuable is the dragon – you have to have a dragon, at 0.11x, 0.83x, 2.5x, and 7x the Bet. On the whole, not great value on their own, you must agree. Luckily for gamblers looking for decent returns, the game is vastly assisted by a full bag of tricks.
The two most common extra features used in the game are standard Wild and Scatter symbols. The lion-faced Wilds substitute for all symbols except the Scatter and land on reels 2, 3, and 4.
The Yin and Yang Scatter also lands on reels 2, 3, and 4 and 3 of them trigger the Free Spins Feature. Now things get a whole lot more interesting! Lucky players who unlock the Bonus Game need to choose the combination of Free Spins and multipliers that make it up.
- 25 Free Spins + 2x, 3x, 5x Multipliers.
- 20 Free Spins + 3x, 5x, 8x Multipliers.
- 15 Free Spins + 5x, 8x, 10x Multipliers.
- 13 Free Spins + 8x, 10x, 15x Multipliers.
- 10 Free Spins + 10x, 15x, 30x Multipliers.
- 6 Free Spins + 15x, 30x, 40x Multipliers.
Or, you can leave it in the hands of the gods and go for a random combination. That could be an easier option as it is hard to choose!
Golden Reels Jackpot
On each spin the reels can randomly turn golden and trigger the appropriate Jackpots:
- 3 reels = the Minor Jackpot of 15x the bet.
- 4 reels = the Major Jackpot of 150x the bet.
- 5 reels = THE BIG ONE. The Major Jackpot at 2000x the bet!!!
Caishen Random Award
Just for good measure, the good guys at Pragmatic Play have bolted on one final extra to keep you on your toes. On every single spin, this feature can be triggered, and it consists of one free spin.
Or you can also randomly trigger the Jackpot Bonus Game. During this Bonus Game, the player picks a coin, and if they get three of the same symbols, they win the corresponding Jackpot that we mentioned above. The Jackpot Bonus Game can occur during Free Spins as well. Maybe 25 Free Spins is a better choice? It is a tough one.
What makes 5 Lions Gold slot so special?
Asians have a broad reputation as being keen gamblers. So when an Asian themed slot comes together well it feels like a gamblers paradise!
So it is with 5 Lions Gold slot. This isn’t a game you play to pick up multiple wins here and there. The symbols just aren’t worth enough to make that worthwhile. No, this is a game where you go large or you go home.
What you want are the three Jackpots or the fantastic Free Spin/Multiplier bonus feature. These don’t come around often, but when they do they can be worth an immense fortune. That’s the beauty of 5 Lions Gold.
It’s a true test of luck and patience, that has the potential to pay out stacks of lovely coins.
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