Sunset King Slots by Aristocrat
The Sunset King of this Aristocrat casino slot might look a bit like the Lion King, though I am sure that any likeness is ‘entirely coincidental!’.
This is an unusual slot as players will find both a standard feature and a super feature, while in the base game there are an amazing 1,024 ways to win on each spin.
In normal circumstances, the thought of being in the presence of upwards of 10 lions would be a bad thing, but in playing this slot, this could well result in triggering a big prize.
How to Play Sunset King
The first thing you’ll notice when you’ve paid your money is the fact that each of the reels is four high, making the setup slightly larger than your average game. This slot enjoys the Xtra Reel Power format. This format offers an all-ways pay system where you’ll win by simply landing symbols on consecutive reels, regardless of the position on the reels. This system gives you 1,024 ways to win on every spin.
The lion symbol that is the highest paying is the Sunset King himself, worth 350 coins if it appears on all 5 reels. Joining the lion are a range of safari animals. A hippo and a zebra both have a top pay out of 150x, while the hyena and the giraffe each have a top prize of 120 coins. Joining these themed symbols are the usual playing cards – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Wilds are always useful, but they can become even more important at a slot with an all-ways winning system such as this one, as a single wild could enable many wins. The wild here is represented by the sunset symbol and this appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
Sunset King Bonus Features – Regular and Super Bonus Games
The only symbol not mentioned so far is the green claw scatter which acts as the bonus symbol. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of these scatters will give an immediate pay out 2x, 10x or 25x your total stake respectively. Players will also win 8, 15 or 20 free spins based on 3, 4 or 5 scatters.
These free spins have a couple of extras. First, whenever the wild symbol appears, there will be a multiplier attached of either 2x or 3x. This is a great win-win situation, as wilds make wins more likely anyway, plus they’ll pay out much larger amounts. These wins can really go town if you land more than one wild in a win – land a 2x and a 3x multiplier in a win and you’ll receive 6x the usual win.
Second, retriggers are much easier to come by than usual. You’ll retrigger in the usual way if you land three or more scatters during the feature, but here, if you manage to land just 2 scatters you’ll receive an instant boost of 5 more spins. This can happen on a regular basis, so you’ll regularly find that this free spins feature can extend to many more spins than you originally expected.
The second feature of this game is the ‘super bonus’ feature. This takes place when the scatter symbol on reel 5 is the ‘super bonus’ one. You’ll now enter a slightly different free spins feature. Just before the first spin starts, you’ll see a series of lion symbols added to each of the reels, this now easily the most populous symbol on the reels. At each of these ‘super’ spins there is always the potential to hit a mega win, when a series of those lion symbols line up. You’ll also see the wild multipliers in this feature too, which can have a massive impact on those over-sized wins.
Sunset King Design – An African Savannah Sunset
You’d never say that is the most striking looking slot on the casino floor. Yes, you have a nice backdrop to the reels showing the sunset, but aside from this, the reels have a slightly dated look. This is mainly due to a lack of animation on the reels, while the numerous playing card symbols don’t really help either. A nice touch sees the color scheme change completely during the bonus feature, which does add some variety.
Sunset King Overview – Is This Big Cat Worth a Spin?
While the visuals aren’t great, this is a game that is so good, you’ll barely notice. The base game, with 1,024 ways to win is good enough in itself, but it’s the bonus features that really make this slot roar. The standard free games feature is excellent in itself, with those added multipliers and easy retriggers, while the super bonus feature almost guarantees you a mega win. It’s safe to say that this slot is all action from the start and it just doesn’t let up.