If the name 5 Lions rings a bell, don’t be surprised. Pragmatic Play has this very title in its collection. Soon, though, you will get the chance to try another version of it. This software developer, already hugely popular among slot fans, is giving us another opportunity to check out this theme. Watch out for 5 Lions Gold, coming this summer to a casino near you. We have already been fortunate enough to review this game, so we are bringing you all the facts and reveals right here. Are you ready to discover more about 5 Lions Gold?
We already revealed the answer to this one – Pragmatic Play. You might already have tried some of their other slots, as games from this developer can be found in many online casinos. Watch out for Mustang Gold, Leprechaun Carol, Ancient Egypt Classic, and Vegas Magic among other options to choose from.
You can, and the demo version of the game is already available. This looks set to drum up some interest in the game prior to its real-play release later this summer. We would always recommend the demo version of any game if there is one, since it means you can see whether it has enough to tempt you into real play.
The original had an Oriental theme and this one does too. Lions are included in the design, as you might expect, and that extends to the wild icon too. But the lion is not the only animal in this game. We can also spot a turtle, a fish, and a frog on those reels as we start spinning them.
All games from this software developer look stunning. This one does not break that mold. Even the regular lower-paying symbols – the A, the K, and the number 10, for example – have been given a polish and a new Oriental-style design. They don’t look out of place thanks to the hard work that has gone into the game.
We get five reels to spin when we choose to give the game a try. If you like the idea of being in with a chance to scoop a jackpot, there are three progressive ones to check out here. You’ll see them above the reels – the Minor, Major, and Grand jackpot amounts that someone will be fortunate enough to get a slice of. Be aware that 5 Lions Gold is a high-volatility slot. This means prizes are paid out less often than in low-volatility games. That said, you get a higher chance of triggering more prizes in a short time.
A golden lion roars into view as the wild in this game. It is restricted to the middle three reels. It can substitute most other icons, except for the scatter. This is shown as a yin yang icon, appearing in the usual black and white, with the added perk of a golden circle around it. This also appears only on those middle three reels.
You won’t find any in this game. You might guess that means you’re in for way wins instead, and with five reels it means you get 243 ways to win.
Coins are worth from a cent apiece up to 50 cents apiece. You can also select up to 10 coins to play each time. The game assumes you will wager 18 coins per spin at the minimum, i.e. it puts an 18x multiplier on your bet to account for covering all those ways to win. So, your minimum wager per spin is 18 cents. Very reasonable, wouldn’t you say?
You can access this via the ‘i’ symbol in the corner of the game close to the bottom of the first reel. It is wise to click on it and read through the various pages and information about the game before you do anything else.
It does have something called the Golden Reels Jackpot feature. Every spin of the reels could see anything from one to five reels turning gold. You must hope at least three of them do, as if this occurs you will net one of the progressive jackpots. Three, four, or five Golden Reels would equate to the Minor, Major, or Grand jackpots payout respectively. It adds a nice element to the game, as you’ll be looking closely to see what happens on every spin. Could you be fortunate enough to get that lucky?
Look out also for the randomly triggered Caishen Random Award. Each spin stands a chance of triggering this. You would either receive access to some free games or access to the jackpot bonus feature. The free spin award would take you into the freebies, while the jackpot trigger would give you a look at a 3 x 3 display of coins. You can then select coins as they reveal one of the jackpot names. Find three identical coins and the relevant jackpot would be yours.
The scatter typically has the role of unlocking free games. That’s true of this slot too. Find three scattered yin yang symbols and you will trigger the chance to choose your preferred free spin feature. There are no fewer than seven options here, with varying quantities of spins coupled with various multiplier values. The more spins you choose, the lower your multipliers will be. For instance, 24 free games would come with random multipliers of either 2x, 3x, or 5x. If you went for just six free games, those multipliers get way bigger, appearing as either 15x, 30x, or even 40x. Of course, they are only applied if you get one or more prizes on a spin, with the relevant random multiplier added to your prize amount to boost its value.
This game provides us with a minimum RTP value of 95.64%. It also has a maximum RTP value of 96.52%.
We have tried the demo version of the game and we think it has plenty to offer. We’re going to give it 9 out of 10, as it packs in some interesting and neat features. It won’t appeal to those who prefer lower volatility slots, but if you like the higher element of risk involved in this one, you might want to look at it more closely to see whether to add it to your list of slots to try upon release.
We will surely be able to read about some of the players winning prizes while playing 5 Lions Gold once it is released in June 2019.
Yes, and you can do so right now. Look online for the demo, which appears on the Pragmatic Play website. You can load the demo to check it out. If you like what you see, you will know to try it when the game is released.
You can figure out whether you like the game and its volatility level enough to play the real version when it comes out. We would advise you to consider all the bets first, so you know how much you would wager per spin if you did play this way.
Pragmatic Play’s new games are always developed with all platforms in mind. That means the 5 Lions Gold game will be available to check out on your smartphone or tablet. It doesn’t matter whether you have Android, iOS, or another platform, you’re sure to get the chance to play 5 Lions Gold slots on your chosen device.