Pragmatic Play has written three previous installments in the 5 Lions series with an oriental theme, and this Megaways version had the potential to be the crowning achievement. Unfortunately, the developer, who was previously known for allegedly exaggerating potential, has set a maximum win of 5,000x for this game. This makes 5 Lions Megaways stand out negatively compared to most Megaways engine slots.
It at least makes the maximum win seem more achievable, and you now get a more varied base game due to the tumble wins engine and the different number of ways to win. The wild multipliers can grant solid payouts at all stages of the game, but the big attraction is all the options you get in the bonus round. It can sometimes be difficult to decide which is best, but when in doubt, you can always choose from the happy medium options.
5 Lions Megaways Features
The dragon wild lands on reels 2 through 5 and intervenes for all regular pay symbols. All wild wins are increased by a random multiplier between x2 and x40 . Winning symbols are removed from the reels, and this causes new and existing symbols to drop down from the top to fill in the gaps. This cascading winning process is repeated as long as you keep winning.
You trigger the bonus round when you land 3 to 6 Yin / Yang scatters anywhere in the same fall sequence. You first get a scatter win that is either 3, 5, 25 or 100 times your bet , and then you can choose between the following 7 free spins options:
- 25 spins with x2, x3 or x5 wild multipliers.
- 20 spins with x3, x5 or x8 wild multipliers.
- 15 spins with x5, x8 or x10 wild multipliers.
- 13 spins with x8, x10 or x15 wild multipliers.
- 10 spins with x10, x15 or x30 wild multipliers.
- 6 spins with x15, x30 or x40 wild multipliers.
- Mystery option randomizes the configuration.
If you win with wild symbols, they will receive one of the three possible multipliers depending on the selected bonus round option. You can retrigger the bonus round by landing 3+ scatters anywhere. This will give you the same number of free spins that you originally worked with.
Players outside the UK can purchase the bonus round for 100 times the total bet. Activating the Ante Bet feature doubles your bonus round chances, but it also costs you 25% more per round.
The 200 Spins 5 Lions Megaways Experience
We scored a couple of wild wins in the base game, and the bonus round is triggered after 1 minute. It takes about 3 minutes and we tried our luck with the mystery option. It awarded us 20 free spins and up to 10 wild multipliers, and you can see for yourself how we fared in the highlights video below.
Pragmatic didn’t do anything too creative with this Megaways episode in their popular 5 Lions series. If you enjoyed the original game or the higher potential Gold version, you will most likely have a good time with 5 Lions Megaways as well. What we don’t understand is the weak 5,000 times your bet potential. Why not at least double that to make the game even more attractive, not to mention the strong competition among Megaways games?
The Megaways engine and tumble feature add some variety to the base game, and you can experience some exciting moments where the wild multiplier does its thing. The long list of bonus round options is the big attraction here, but keep in mind that both the RTP and potential are the same for all options. That being said, the 10 free spins option seems to be the best choice, at least if you’re looking for a decent number of spins combined with solid wild multipliers.
Wild win multiplier up to 40x
7 free spins options
Bonus round with wild multipliers
The 5,000x potential seems a bit weak
5 Lions Megaways Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of 5 Lions Megaways?
The game’s theoretical returns of 96.5% are slightly above average.
How volatile is 5 Lions Megaways?
The volatility is high in this game, so you can expect a bumpy ride.
What is the biggest possible win?
You can win up to 5,000x your share of 5 Lions Megaways, which is an unusually weak potential for a Megaways engine game.
Is there a free spins mode in 5 Lions Megaways?
Yes, you get 7 options when the bonus round is triggered. One is a random mystery option, and the other 6 options offer different combinations of number of spins and possible wild multipliers.
How many ways to win are there?
You can play here with up to 200,704 ways to win, which is slightly above the Megaways average.
Can I play 5 Lions Megaways slot for free?
Yes, you can view the free 5 Lions Megaways demo game at the very top of this page (UK players need to check age first).