The Wombat says: Enter, if you dare, an underwater land in China. That’s where you’ll find Microgaming’s Treasures of Lion City slot. It’s the Atlantis of the East and there are plenty of hidden loot down on the seabed. It’s got that Fortune Rangers slot feel about it, except that it’s wetter.
Actually, Mrs Wombat is looking for a new holiday destination for next year – maybe we might try and book an all-inclusive there. Sure, that temple might look a bit crumbly but the missus reckons it’s all about the shabby chic nowadays…
Oh wait, Lion City’s a real place? The sunken civilisation from the Tang dysnasty remains intact under the waters of Qiandao Lake, so this slot is a tribute to that ancient legend. Time to take a deep breath and explore…
Look and Feel
You’ll need more than your snorkel and flippers for this one wombat fans – as we’re going deep under the sea to find those treasures. We do love a Chinese themed game like the Legend of 9 Suns slot, so we were happy as Larry with this theme.
This is no Finding Dory-style adventure, mind, it’s far darker than that. The action’s set in a temple on the sea bed and there’s a cave-like feel to it. Two ancient lions stand guard at each side, but don’t worry – they’re carved out of stone rather than real life felines. Well, have you ever seen a lion breathe underwater?
This is a game comes with bonza graphics and there’s something quite comforting about the drip, drip, drip of water. It reminds this wombat of a leaky roof. Once you start spinning, the music ramps up to create more tension… Exciting stuff.
Your symbols on the reels include: a delicious bottle of elixir (god only knows what’s in that stuff), a shiny emerald crystal, a dragon helmet, a treasure chest and a shield are in store for you, as well as the lower value numbers in green.
Rolling reels add to the fun – so all symbols that are part of a winning combo are removed with a bolt of lightning, and new symbols drop down to replace them.
It’s also a game full of surprises: High value symbols can transform into Wilds – they sit at the top when they do – plus there is an awesome Wild Multiplier trail (but more on that below).There are no Scatters, so no Free Spins either, but the sheer volume of Wilds makes up for it.
Free Spins and Bonuses
Wild Multiplier Trail
Wombat fans: Above the reels you will notice some of the higher paying symbols from the game, along with a x3, x9, and x27 multipliers. Unlock this very cool extra by making consecutive wins:
On every 1st, 3rd, and 5th consecutive win, a high paying symbol will become Wild for the remainder of the drops. And, on every 7th, 9th, and 11th consecutive rolling reels win, you’ll get a x3, x9, and x27 multiplier respectively.
If you like the escapism of underwater games, Treasures of Lion City will tick your box. With great graphics and some very decent pays if you can get on that Multiplier Trail, there’s certainly treasure to be had in this eastern Atlantis.