Since we have already introduced you to 5 Lions, let us do the same with the other slot game version named 5 Lions Gold. Similar to the first one, this game also is equipped with 5 reels and 243 paylines. There is no competition between these two games. The original slots just have a sort of an “extension” with some additional features. The new game looks basically the same – just with better graphics and sharp colors and Chinese references.
Let us focus on the main difference, since the game in general is pretty similar to the original one in many aspects. Namely, this is the new Jackpot feature in 5 Lions Gold, but you will also notice some new rewards, as well as the RTP rate. Its percentage is between 95.64% and 96.52%. You can use multiple compatible devices to play 5 Lions Gold and the bets may vary from 18 cents to 90 currency units per spin.
So we definitely mentioned that the game is visually not too far from the original. It would be hard to notice a difference. There is a static dark blue background of waves and clouds in oriental style and some music. The reels have both low value (from 9 to Ace) and high value symbols (turtles, fish koi, frogs, birds and dragons). Dragons is the most powerful symbol with a multiplier of 7 times your bet if you got 5 of a kind on a payline. You probably also know that the golden lion is the Wild symbol, which could substitute any other one.
Characteristics and slot bonuses
There are 3 Jackpot levels in 5 Lions Gold, each with a fixed value:
⦁ Minor – multiplier of 15 times your bet;
⦁ Major – multiplier of 250 times your bet;
⦁ Grand – multiplier of 2000 times your bet.
There are two ways to hit the Jackpot. The first one is by “Golden Reels Jackpot“. Then for each spin in the base game and during the free spins feature, there is a random reel turning to gold.
Another way to trigger it is by the random reward Caishen. It is triggered at random and it is also available in the base game and during the free spins feature. During the bonus game, you have the chance to pick golden coins revealing Jackpot symbols. If you get 3 of a kind, you receive the respective Jackpot.
If you intend to win the maximum Jackpot of 7000x, then you have to trigger the free spins feature (upon receiving Scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4. Afterwards, you can choose one of 7 options with unique combination of free spins and multipliers. The low volatility option will award you 24 free spins with 2x, 3x and 5x multipliers. The high volatility ones give you 6 free spins with 15x, 30x or 40x multipliers. There are also some mysterious choices bringing a random number of free spins and multipliers. If you are lucky with them, you will receive 24 free spins and multipliers up to 40x.
We cannot say that 5 Lions Gold is the most innovative game ever, but the game is still quite pleasant. The mathematic factor makes the game much more attractive, although they probably didn’t invest too much efforts in graphics, which are a bit poor looking.