5 Lions Megaways slot review
5 Lions Megaways slot by Pragmatic Play is based on the original of their many 5 Lions games, in this case simply 5 Lions slot and not 5 Lions Dance slot or the subsequent third in the series, 5 Lions Gold slot. We retain the same kind of feature, same oriental symbols and Chinese theme with cymbals music from the region and reels over a blue tapestry background. Pretty straightforward stuff so far but can we rescue our bankroll here from the 5 sets of hungry jaws?
On the reels...
You have no top scroll of 4 symbols on 5 Lions Megaways slot and can get 2-7 symbols on the outside reels and 3-8 on the centre ones giving 324-200,704 ways to win. Symbols are stacked and single here and the Gold Dragon is the best 6-of-a-kind at 25x stake. After this, Phoenix 5x, Fish or Turtle 2.5x and five card values paying 1.25 down to 1x bet for a full way. You get Ying Yang scatters on all reels and Wild Lions can appear singly on the middle 4 reels. These have the only modifier in that they randomly display a multiplier of 2 up to 40x when taking part in a win. If more than one appears it will have the same multiplier as the other and that is what you get as only one can count i.e. they aren't additive or multiplicative.
In keeping with the original 5 Lions slot, you can opt for low to high volatility via means of spin amounts and the multipliers offered by any Wilds appearing:
25 Spins - Wilds can award 2, 3 or 5x when one or more counts in a win.
20 Spins - Wilds now 3, 5 or 8x.
15 Spins - Wilds either 5, 8 or 10x.
13 Spins - Wilds will be 8, 10 or 15x.
10 Spins - Wilds can be 10, 15 or 30x.
6 Spins - Wilds are 15, 30 or 40x.
Pot Luck - The game chooses an amount of spins from the list above and one of the Wild multiplier ranges. If you land 3 or more scatters the bonus you opted for will retrigger. The round is limited to 5,000x bet maximum pay.
5 Lions Megaways slot has a 96.50% RTP and is simply a copy of the original with more ways to win via the Megaways mechanic. In some jurisdictions the feature can be purchased for 100x bet and in all jurisdictions you can pay 25% extra on your stake for double the feature frequency but in every case the RTP stays the same. The game looks nice enough although basic but the Wilds in the base game can throw some biggish wins in when the multiplier is high enough. The feature is very volatile especially when choosing 6 or 10 spins but here is where the likelihood of huge wins increases - you pays your money and takes your choice! If you play this just hope the 5 Lions welcome you with a high five...