Apparently one in a (currently) ongoing series of slots games based on Chinese New Year, Fortune Lions is a big 5-reel, 50-payline game that is the very picture of low-variance, i.e. few big wins and lotsa little ones. If you never get tired of cashing in, even for token coinage, check out Fortune Lions (and maybe Fortune Panda, not to mention Fortunes Monkey, Rat, Dragon, etc., whenever those hit the online casinos).
Fortune Lions is themed on equal parts Chinese New Year and lions themselves; it is said that the casino game software designers at GameArt were specifically referring to the ritualistic “lion dance” which is performed at Chinese New Year celebrations, but, barring actual Chinese input, we’re skeptical about this claim.
Other symbols in the Fortune Lions slots game include gold coins, lanterns, firecrackers and the like.
The titular golden lion is the wild in the Fortune Lions slot, and, in the base game, does the standard substitution for other symbols to help make up wins. (Fear not: This lion roars more mightily in the Fortune Lions slot’s free spins round; more on that momentarily.)
The red lantern is the scatter; land three of these anywhere in the three leftmost reels and the free spins bonus round is launched. The player is awarded 10 free spins but with the additional perk of more and more wilds: After each free spin, a golden lion is added to any reel except the first, whereupon it becomes a sticky wild. By the 10th free spin, the player is guaranteed 10 wilds and almost absolutely certainly a win.
The Fortune Lions slot’s 50 paylines are fixed, meaning you’ll be prevented from doing anything wacky and you’ll have to play all of ‘em. While the bet amounts are expressed per payline, the possible bets of 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢ and 50¢ actually translates out to 50¢, $1, $1.40, $2.50, $5, $10 and $25, respectively, per spin.
The wins are relatively large, however, with anywhere between 10 and 400 coins to be won on a pyaline in a given spin.
The Fortune Lions slots game is, as we’ve previously noted, one seriously low-variance machine. As such, the top jackpot payout on this game is 500 coins on a single payline. Thus, the top payout in this slot will be $250. Yeah, you won’t rack up much of a fortune playing the Fortune Lions slot.
Fortune Lions is really red, exciting and pays out many wins per playing sessions, but this is no life-changing, jackpot-pumping slot game. Great for those seeking the most playing time for their buck (or wan or euro or whatever)…