The Wombat says: now and again I like to swap the dry red earth of my home country and get my paws amongst the dusty plains of Africa.
And when I do, I make sure I spend a day or two with Arnie my aardvark pal in Tanzania. He knows all the best watering holes, and even better, the newest good-looking slots like the Forbidden Throne slot and this Big Cat slot: Silver Lion.
On my last trip to the Serengeti, he uncovered this release from Lightning Box Games – based around a fearsome and strangely handsome lion. Naturally, we weren’t too keen on the slot at first (what with Arnie having lost most of his close family to those hungry oversized cats) but the Wild Multipliers and the ‘1024 Ways to Win’ soon changed our minds.
So Wombat Fans, fire up the reels and take a look for yourself. Just exercise a bit of caution…
Look and Feel
The design of the Silver Lion slot is pretty good, and is based on all the things you’d find in the African Savannah. Being a furry chap myself, I do like a game with interesting animals in it (the Lake’s Five slot is another favourite of mine) and this game didn’t disappoint.
There’s a whole host of animals on reels, the jungle is visible in the background while the sounds of wildlife roaring and squawking keep you company as the reels spin. The game has plenty of animations to keep things interesting. It’s somewhere between the Heat is On slot and Asgardian Stones on the design stakes.
This Wombat also likes how the blue-eyed Silver Lion himself comes to life with a pounce when you land a winning combination with him in it. Frighteningly realistic.
Silver Lion Slot Game Play
The gameplay in the Silver Lion slot is pretty straightforward Wombat Fans – you’re playing five reels and this game has 1024 ways to win. Simply match the symbols anywhere on the reels from left to right and you’ll win.
Your safari-like symbols on the reels are made up of a couple of zebras, three meerkats, an open-mouthed hippo, a Masai warrior hunter, and that good-looking lion fella, plus the standard 9, 10, J, Q & K playing cards as your low-value icons.
The Wild symbol in the Silver Lion slot is the baobab tree in the sunset, and this cool little icon will substitute for any other symbol to help you make extra winning combos (all except for the scatter icon). It also comes with a cheeky little multiplier in the Bonus feature. Now that’s what we like to hear!
The Scatter symbol is the pink diamond Silver Lion logo. Land three or more of these dazzling bonus symbols and you’ll set off the Free Spins!
Majestic Cat Free Spins
As we mentioned, to set these off you’ll need three or more of the Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels Next you’ll get 8, 15 or 20 Free Spins (depending on how many diamond bonus icons you landed in the first place).
During this round Tree Wilds will boost wins that it contributes to by 2 or 3 times – and it’s also accumulative; so if you manage to pick up three wilds in a winning combo your pay out could be a tidy 27x your bet, i.e. 3x3x3.
And there’s more good news! Landing two more of the diamond Scatters during the Free Spins will retrigger the bonus giving you five extra spins!
The Silver Lion slot comes with heaps of entertainment potential thanks to the ‘all ways’ win set-up and those very generous Wild multipliers in the bonus round. So see if you can’t hunt down this blue-eyed predator and his massive pay outs before he finds you.