5 Lions Megaways

|Pragmatic Play|2021-06-24|RTP: 96.50 %
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Game provider
Pragmatic Play
Name
5 Lions Megaways
Feature Buy
No
Released
2021-06-24
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Yes
Paylines
117649
Grid slot
No
Reels
6
Rows
7
Wilds
Yes
Sticky wilds
No
Scatters
No
Free spins
Yes
Progressive jackpot
No
Bonus game
No
Random Feature
No
Autoplay
Yes
Min. bet
0,20
Max. bet
100,00
Maximum win
5000
Payout/RTP
96,50
Volatility
Very high
Last update
May 29, 2021

Review

3 votes - 3.33/5.00

Return for more Chinese-themed celebrations on 5 Lions Megaways from Pragmatic Play. Megaways meets 5 Lions to bring the third instalment of the series featuring wild multipliers and seven free spins bonus picks, plus retriggers, available to play on desktop, tablet or mobile. Pick a lucky 5 Lions Megaways bonus and reach for wins of up to 5000 times your bet.


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Slot Details

5 Lions Megaways is cascading reels video slot with 6 dynamic reels and 3 rows. Starting at 243 ways to pay each row can increase up to 7 rows per reel, forming up to 117,649 ways to pay. Wins are paid for connecting three or more matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right in any position. This game has a maximum 5/5 volatility rating with bets ranging from 0.20 credits to 100 credits per spin. Available on all devices, 5 Lions Megways comes with a default RTP setting of 96.50%.

Be aware Pragmatic Play offers a choice of RTP versions for casinos and some will choose RTP values around 94% or even as low as 92% for 5 Lions Megaways. Double the chance to win the bonus feature by using Ante Bet, increasing your bet size by 25%. You can also bonus buy for 100 times your stake.

Pragmatic Play 5 Lions Megaways base game screenshot

One thing about Pragmatic Play slots is they burst in bright colours with arcade-style graphics. 5 Lions Megaways is very colourful with well-detailed symbols and has the familiar sounds of Pragmatic Play; the electric school bell for bonus triggers and the standard crowd cheering that gets louder with bigger wins. A neat Lion animation into the free spins leads to a change in background colour from blue to deep red.

The pay symbols start at the low end with 10, J, Q, K and A, which award up to 1.25x your bet for six of a kind. Then the purple turtle, blue koi, green frog and pink phoenix come next, paying up to five times your stake for 6 of a kind. Lastly, the sacred red dragon will award 25 times your stake for six of a kind. The wild symbol is the lion, lion-dog or foo dog as they are sometimes known, which appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only, substituting for all symbols except for the scatter symbols represented by the Yin-Yang sign. Scatters also pay and award up to 100 times your stake for six of a kind.

5 Lions Megaways Slot Features

First came 5 Lions, then a year later, 5 Lions Gold brought instant jackpots and now, 5 Lions Megaways brings the dynamic Megaways engine for the third instalment with cascading reels. When symbols connect for a win during a spin, they explode to afford space for more symbols to cascade down into (except for scatter symbols). This may lead to a subsequent win and a further cascade, forming chains of wins until no more winning combinations are formed, ending the sequence and paying the total.

During the base game and the free spins, any wild symbols forming part of a win receive a random multiplier value. In the base game the possible multipliers are x2, x3, x5, x8, x10, x15, x30 and x40. Wild Multipliers do not stack and multiply the win singularly by the multiplier value, regardless of the number of wilds that connect.

Pragmatic Play 5 Lions Megaways free spins screenshot

Landing three or more Yin Yang symbols or using a bonus buy grants a choice of seven different free spins rounds. You may opt for more spins and less value multiplier wilds or vice versa. A random choice will randomly generate multiplier values and free spins within the given ranges. During the selected free spins, one of the three chosen wild multipliers will be randomly selected to multiply any of the wins containing wilds.

From left to right, choices start with 25 spins with an x2, x3 or x5 wild multiplier, twenty spins with an x3, x5 or x8, 15 spins with an x5, x8 or x10, Mystery Spins with Mystery Multiplier, 13 spins with an x8, x10 or x15, ten spins with an x10, x15 or x30 or six free spins with an x15, x30 or an x40 wild multiplier. Free spins can retrigger for the same amount of starting spins. It is worth noting that 5 Lions Megaways uses a different reel set for the free spins bonus.

Final Verdict

Fans of Megaways may be pleased to see another title, plus the original 5 Lions gained a decent enough following to warrant a Megaways conversion. Hard to escape that 5 Lions Megaways feels like just another Megaways game with a different skin. Still, its redeeming feature is the meaty multipliers that can hit at any time during the base game and with the right bonus, which some will prefer to increasing a multiplier by x1 for eight spins only to dead spin on the final two. With 5 Lions Megaways, the desired multiplier can be in play from the start, although the trade-off is it only applies to wild wins.


5 Lions Megaways – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Are there different paying versions of 5 Lions Megaways?
2. Does the RTP change for Ante Bet or Bonus Buy on 5 Lions Megaways?
3. What is the maximum wild multiplier range and amount of free spins possible for a 5 Lions Megaways free spins round?

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