5 Lions Megaways Slot
Following on its long line of iterations for the 5 Lions series, Pragmatic Play finally brings Megaways into the picture with this version of the slot. The game still retains its Asian theme and general aesthetic, as well as most of its base features, but players can still expect some changes from the implementation of Megaways.
But does the mechanic fit in well with the slot’s features and structure? Is this a match made in heaven, or an experiment gone horribly wrong? Continue reading our full review below to find out!
- Paylines: Up to 200,704
- RTP: 96.50%
- Volatility: High
- Features: Wild Symbols, Free Spins, Win Multipliers, Tumble Wins, Buy Feature
5 Lions Megaways Features
5 Lions Megaways brings a decent number of varied features to the table. Sure, the game’s multi-faceted free spins remains the main event, but there are other key mechanics in place to support it. These come in the form of Tumble Wins and Wild Symbols that adorn both the base game and free spins, enriching each spin with additional potential.
The Dragon symbol serves as 5 Lions Megaways’ Wild symbol. It substitutes itself for any paying symbol that can form part of a winning combination, which enhances existing wins. Unfortunately, the symbols carry no value of their own, so you’ll need to rely on the combinations they form part of to size up your reward.
Whenever a winning combination is scored, winning symbols are removed, allowing for new ones to take their place. If this results in another win then the process is repeated again until no more wins are scored.
Accessing the slot’s prized Free Spins mode requires players to collect a minimum of 3 Scatter symbols. This can be easier said than done, so the game offers players a Buy option that allows them to jump straight into the action. This comes at quite a hefty price, taking away 100x the selected stake.
5 Lions Megaways Free Spins and Bonus
Free Spins are unlocked by landing 3, 4, 5 or 6 Yin Yang Scatter symbols which offer a value of x3, x5, x25 and x100 respectively. Upon entering the bonus mode, players are show a number of free spins options to choose from, each with their own unique free spin / wild multiplier count. Picking may be quite tricky, as each choice offers a varying level of potential.
- 6 Free Spins – x15, x30, x40 Wild Multipliers
- 10 Free Spins – x10, x15, x30 Wild Multipliers
- 13 Free Spins – x8, x10, x15 Wild Multipliers
- 15 Free Spins – x5, x8, x10 Wild Multipliers
- 20 Free Spins – x3, x5, x8 Wild Multipliers
- 25 Free Spins – x2, x3, x5 Wild Multipliers
- Mystery Option – Random combination of free spins and Wild Multipliers
Wild Multipliers feature in free spins whenever a wild symbol is included in a winning combination. When this happens, a random multiplier from the 3 possible options is applied to the entire win. Additionally, players can top up their free spin count with more Scatter symbols.
5 Lions Megaways Theme and Symbols
While 5 Lions Megaways doesn’t necessarily do much to wow us away with its visual presentation it still is a good-looking slot. The series general aesthetic is maintained and the high-quality designs and symbols that we’ve seen in the other 5 Lions games are present here as well.
5 Lions Megaways RTP & Volatility
Being highly volatile, 5 Lions Megaways offers an RTP of 96.50%. It’s a decent number that goes above the average of similar slots, but the volatility here means that infrequent wins are likely. To make matters worse, the game doesn’t offer much in terms of max win, so the overall potential here is quite disappointing.
How to Play 5 Lions Megaways
Sporting 6 reels and 2-7 rows which offer 200,704 Megaways, 5 Lions Megaways is a simple slot to wrap your head around. Just select your bet preference and hit the spin button to watch the action unfold. An auto-play function is also included for extra ease.
5 Lions Megaways does a good job of retaining the series’ core, while also implementing some new twists. Unfortunately, the game’s volatility paired with its low max win means that even when you do strike gold, it won’t yield much of a prize. The gameplay, though, works well and makes for an enjoyable session of spinning.
Pros and cons
Multi-faceted Free Spins with loads of options
Tumble feature offers re-spins
Good RTP rating
Low potential through the game’s volatility and max win amount