What’s happening on the reels
The high volatility ensures that when the wins landed on the 5 reels, the 243 ways to win- paid handsomely.
The characters on the reels were magnificent in their splendor and included a classic dragon as the highest paying of the more important symbols on the reels. Also present was a Phoenix, Tortoise, Frog, and Fish. Rounding out the reels are the iridescently colored and wonderfully themed card playing numbers 9 through to Ace.
The Wild is the Fu Guardian Dog, and he can replace all symbols except the Scatter.
The Scatter symbol is the Yin Yang sign.
The control panel is not included in the theme of the slot, which would have been great as this slot is so visually decorative. However, the controls are practical, and besides a little-complicated Autoplay selection panel everything else works smoothly and efficiently.
The free spin round is triggered by landing three or more of the Yin Yang bonus symbols in the base game on adjacent reels starting from the left.
Before starting the round, you will have the option to select one of the following seven free spins options which are represented by various colored lions. These options offer a host of different variances regarding free spins to be won and multipliers to be had.
The seventh Lion is an interesting option by choosing this Lion the outcome is random as he can select any of the other lion’s prizes. This keeps things interesting due to the element of surprise.
More spins can be triggered by landing three or more Yin Yangs during the free spin round and on each retrigger you’ll get to choose from the above options again. Reels three, four and five also gain an extra row during this round so the paylines increase to 576.
If the main character, the golden lion lands on reels two, three or four, he will substitute for all others to coax bigger winning combos. However, he cannot replace the Yin Yang bonus symbol. The wild will also apply a random multiplier of up to 40x if it contributes to a win.
5 Lions offer a very generous 2 500 000 coins as the maximum win.
To sum it all up
This game is a magnificent play on the classic Chinese theme. The 5 Lions are a roaring success. Ample opportunity to win big.