50 Lions is a popular online video slot game produced by Aristocrat Gaming. The game has appeared in many land based casinos throughout the world and has created quite a following. This modern classic is still available at leading online casinos where players can still enjoy the large payouts. The theme of this game is all about African wildlife and features a number of African animals including the lion, the zebra and the giraffe. The backdrop to the game is a type of sunset scene across the African plains where an elephants giraffes appear in silhouette against the darkened sky.
5 Reel African Themed Slot
As one of the older slot games, 50 Lions was one of the first slots to increase the number of paylines up to 50. In today’s standards this slot setup seems fairly standard, with a total of 5 spinning reels and 50 paylines. On the reels, players will find a host of African inspired symbols. The higher paying symbols include the lion, the zebra, the giraffe, African woman, and an African umbrella tree. For the lower paying symbols, Aristocrat have used the standard set of high card symbols that have been styled to blend into the African theme.
Diamond Wild Symbol
When it comes to bonus features, 50 Lions is part of the earlier generation of new aristocrat slots that have only the most basic bonus features incorporated into the slot. The main bonus feature of the game is the wild symbol. The diamond symbol plays the role of the wild symbol and only appears on reels 2 through 5. The diamond wild symbol can be used to substitute for any of the other standard reel symbols in order to create a winning combination on an active payline. The only symbol the diamond cannot substitute for is the Protea flower scatter symbol.
Protea Scatter Symbol
The second type of bonus feature in 50 Lions is the scatter symbol. In this game, Protea flower symbol acts as the scatter symbol. The flower scatter symbol plays two roles. For starts it plays the traditional role of being a multiplier symbol. The scatter symbol will multiply the line win by 3x whenever it appears. While the flower symbol only appears on reels 1, 2 and 3, it will pay out in any position on the reels and does not necessarily have to fall on a win line to pay out.
The Free Spin Bonus Round
In 50 Lions, the flower scatter symbol is also used to trigger the free spin bonus round. To trigger the free spin round, players must land 3 scatter symbols anywhere on reels 1, 2 and 3. Once the free spin round has been triggered, players will be rewarded with 10 free spins. On every free spin game, an extra wild diamond symbol is added to the reels. This gives players an even greater chance of landing a winning combination. The free spin round can be re-triggered by landing three or more scatters on reels 1, 2 and 3. When the free spins are re-triggered only 5 extra free spins are awarded.