5 Lions Slot review

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5 lions slot by pragmatic play

Overall impression

Graphics - 45%
Gameplay - 56%
Bonuses - 52%
Value - 18%
42%
Game Information
Name:5 Lions
Software:Pragmatic Play
Game Type:Video slot
Paylines:243
Progressive: No
reels:5
Whats hot: Whats not so hot:
Free spins carry big wild multipliers of up to 40xExpect loads of dry spins.
Pick your own volatility in the free spins
Cracking graphics and animations
Scatter pays awarded

Where to play?

5 Lions from Pragmatic Play is a high-variance 3D slots with 5 reels that starts with 243 ways to win. During the Free Spins cycle, it expands to 576 ways to win with multipliers that can reach as high as 40x. The jackpot (non-progressive) on a single spin is 200,000 coins. The Lion Wild symbols are the most important as they boost pay-line wins when they appear in a winning combination. 5 Lions is available at our top Pragmatic Play Casinos.

In terms of ingenuity and gameplay, 5 Lions receives a thumbs up from us because it allows you to choose your own volatility in the Free Spins. You are given a choice between a collection of free spins with small multipliers or a few free spins where the multipliers are 15x, 30x to 40x.

Scatter pays are given as well, which is another delightful treat. Bets at mobile casinos start at £0.50 to £250 per spin, so what this tells us is that the slot machine is not for low rollers. 5 Lions slots has an average return to player percentage of 96.5% or a house edge of 3.5%. Once the Free Spins round is active, you can decide whether you want from 6 to 25 free falls with wild multiplier wins from 2x to 40x. The choice is yours.

Symbols on the reels have that traditional Asian look, you’ll find golden koi fish, golden tortoise, golden dragon, golden frog, Toa yin and yang (scatter), cards from 9 to Ace (low value), and golden lion (wild). The premium symbol is the golden dragon and 5 of them, regardless of their position on the reels, pays 20x your stake.

5 lions slot by pragmatic play

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Bonus Modes

Wild

The golden lion wild symbol appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. All we can say about the golden lion wild is that it seems to be on steroids; if you hit a winning combination where the golden lion is involved, multiplier wins can be anything from 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 8x, 10x, 15x, 30x or 40x.

Free Spins

5 Lions has one bonus round; a Free Spins feature. Do not underestimate it because wins can be spectacular on each free spin, especially if you hit a multiplier of 30x to 40x. The Free Spins bonus is starts when 3, 4 or 5 yin and yang scatters pitch. Depending on the amount of scatters, scatter pays up to 20x your stake. Once the free spins round is activated, a new screen opens up which gives you a choice between 6x Free Spins with varying multipliers (pick one):

  • 25 free spins and 2x, 3x, 5x wild multipliers.
  • 20 Free spins and 3x, 5x, or 8x wild multipliers.
  • 15 Free spins and 5x, 8x, or 10x wild multipliers.
  • 13 Free spins and 8x, 10x, or 15x wild multipliers.
  • 10 Free Spins and 0x, 15x, or 30 wild multipliers.
  • 6 free spins and 15x, 30x or 40x wild multipliers

Mystery Package

You can also decide if you want to try the ‘Mystery Package.’ This is 1x random set of free spins of up to 25 with multiplier wins to 40x. Instead of playing out on a reel set of 243 ways to win, it magically expands to 576 ways to win.

Verdict

It is not often that we are alarmed by the volatility of an online slot, yet 5 Lions’ alarmed us. Please do not let us discourage you from playing 5 Lions; after all… those 40x multipliers in the free spins merit a few spins for the brave of heart. Because it’s 243 ways, the smallest bet is £0.50 and certainly not for penny pinchers! It was clearly designed for the big hitters who have that “all or nothing” fearlessness in them.

 

 

5 Lions Pragmatic Play Frequently Asked Questions

Should I be careful when I play 5 Lion slots?

This is one of those ultra-high variance slot machines you won’t even let your mother-in-law play. Jokes aside, even if you score the big multipliers, you are not guaranteed a big win. Players often get frustrated because they’ve picked the wrong Free Spins option. Should I go for the few free spins with the big multipliers or the plenty of free spins with the small multipliers? We are staunch believers of mixing it up; in other words, hit the free spins option that gives you 15 free falls where the multipliers are 5x, 8x to 10x.

Are there other slots recommend with a lower volatility?

5 Lions is just too volatile to have fun. However, the big wins are there for the taking, but you will need a lot of perseverance and a hefty bankroll. We couldn’t get enough of Pragmatic Play’s award-winning Queen of Gold slot game where the volatility is not as cruel, and the payouts are remarkably robust.

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