5 Lions Gold is an Asian-themed slot from Pragmatic Play that features wilds, free spins, the Caishen Random Award and three jackpots with maximum payouts of over 7,000x bet.
Chinese Fortune Theme
Yes, this is not the first Asian-themed slot from Pragmatic Play as a quick view of their portfolio will attest to. Despite being a June 2019 release, the artwork has a somewhat dated look to it although some might call it nostalgic.
The soundtrack, featuring a traditional Chinese melody, doesn’t reinvent the “reel” but is useful in embracing the pleasant atmosphere. On the reels, you’ll find conventional golden Chinese symbols of fortune including a dragon, phoenix, frog, koi and turtle. There are also six generic royal flush poker symbols at the lower end.
Golden Guardian Lion Wilds
Golden Guardian lion wilds can appear on the second to fourth reels and replace all the other symbols except the Yin & Yang scatter.
5 Lions Gold Free Spins with Wild Multipliers
The free spins feature is unlocked with the Yin & Yang scatter symbol appearing on the second to fourth reels. A differentiator of this particular feature is the option to choose from amongst seven different free spin and multiplier combinations. The free spins range from 6 to 25 with corresponding multiplier wilds ranging from 2x to 40x.
During our play, we found that this feature did trigger on several occasions so be patient as it is a good chance of picking up cash.
Grand, Major and Minor Jackpots
A major selling point of this game is the three jackpots referred to as either the Grand, Major or Minor offering corresponding maximum prizes of 2,000x, 150x or 15x total bet. These are triggered by 5, 4 or 3 golden reels randomly appear on any spin.
Caishen Random Award
Named the Caishen Random Award, any spin gives you the chance to unlock free spins or a bonus tiles pick feature. In the latter, you are invited to choose from amongst several Chinese tiles to reveal a Minor, Major or Grand symbol. Collect 3 of the same to win the corresponding jackpot.
5 Lions Gold is a High Variance Asian Slot
5 Lions Gold slot has an RTP that varies from 95.94% and 96.5%. The 243 ways to win slot is upper variance, so wins of any significant size are likely to come less often, and you may need a higher bankroll to endure the drought in winnings.
The game is of course optimised for mobile, tablet and desktop and it follows you anywhere using an Android or iOS device. You can typically adjust your wagers from as little as 0.18 to as much as 90.
It’s difficult for an Asian-themed slot to stand out given the flood of them in recent years. Despite the underwhelming graphics, the high variance, entertaining features and potential payouts do make this June 2019 release one to watch. Visit one of our casinos to see for yourself.