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Released June 2019
The 5 Lions Gold slot game can be found at casinos offering Pragmatic Play software. Pragmatic Play are one of the newer slots game developers on the market but their products are polished and professional in feel and operation. As a standard Pragmatic Play do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file. For a provider that are not currently licensed within the UK market and therefore are under no obligation to publish these figures this is a significantly progressive move. The House Edge for 5 Lions Gold is 4.36%.
5 Lions Gold is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. Instead of using paylines, you form winning combinations, involving 3 matching symbols across adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel. There are 243 combinations in total.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Gold Lion”, which will substitute for all symbols other than the Free Spins symbol and is only available on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Red Dragon – The “Red Dragon” symbol is the game’s most valuable. 2 or 3 “Red Dragon” symbols as part of a winning combination will pay out, but will not pay back the bet. 4 “Red Dragon” symbols as pert of a winning combination will pay out 2.5 times the bet and 5 “Red Dragon” symbols as part of a winning combination will pay out 7 times the bet.
Free Spins – The “Ying Yang” symbol is the game’s Free Spins symbol. 3 or more of them on a single spin will trigger the game’s Free Spins feature.
Golden Reels Jackpot Game – At any point during your spins there is a random chance that the Golden Reels Jackpot will trigger. If this happens, one of 3 Jackpots will be in play. With every spin random reels turn to gold. If 3 reels turn to gold you will trigger the Minor Jackpot, which is worth 15 times the total bet. If 4 reels turn to gold you will trigger the Major Jackpot, which is worth 250 times the bet. If 5 reels turn to gold you will trigger the Grand Jackpot, which is worth 2000 times the bet.
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins feature by landing 3 or more “Ying Yang” symbols anywhere on the reels at once you will have a choice between 7 different Free Spins options. You will have a multiplier option that is randomly chosen from the range that you have picked. At the end of every Free Spin that contains at least one Wild symbol will be multiplied by the randomly selected multiplier value. Each option is described below:
Silver Lion – If you choose the Silver Lion then you will receive 24 free spins with either a x2, x3 or a x5 multiplier value.
Red Lion – If you choose the Red Lion then you will receive 18 free spins with either a x3, x5 or a x8 multiplier value.
Bronze Lion – If you choose the Bronze Lion then you will receive 15 free spins with either a x5, x8 or a x10 multiplier value.
Blue Lion – If you choose the Blue Lion then you will receive 12 free spins with either a x8, x10 or a x15 multiplier value.
Gold Lion – If you choose the Gold Lion then you will receive 9 free spins with either a x10, x15 or a x30 multiplier value.
Green Lion – If you choose the Green Lion then you will receive 6 free spins with either a x15, x30 or a x40 multiplier value.
Purple Lion – The Purple Lion will give you a mystery number of free spins and a mystery multiplier to go along with them.
If you land 3 “Ying Yang” symbols during the Free Spins feature then at the end of the Free Spins feature that you are playing you will have the chance to play the feature again, choosing another option from the above list. There is no limit to the number of re-triggers that you can get.
Caishen Random Award – With every spin a random feature can be won. Here are the random features that you can win:
Free Spins – There is a chance that the Free Spins feature can be triggered at random.
Jackpot Bonus Game – There is a chance that the Jackpot Bonus game can be triggered at random.
You can trigger the Caishen Random Award during the Free Spins round.
5 Lions Gold is another Chinese themed gamed from those prolific designers at Pragmatic Play. Along with Caishen’s Gold (who actually makes an appearance in this game) that will make at least 2 Chinese themed releases in 2 months. The game looks good, although it is nothing that you will not have seen before, especially if you have played Pragmatic Play games before. The game comes packed with features. You get a bonus feature, wilds, free spins and a random feature. The free spins come with options, meaning you get to make choices about how you want to play them. The house edge is a little higher than we would want it to be, but this is still a good game and worth a look if you like the style.