Free Royal Lion Slots
It has long been said that the lion is the King of the Jungle, but this slot takes the saying one stage further, by making the lion an actual King, complete with crown and scepter. He is joined on the reels by his lioness Queen and the animal theme is completed by both a monkey and a mouse completing the royal household.
This game is a particularly distinctive one as it makes use of the split symbol format used at many of the High 5 Games range, where two images can appear with one symbol, each counting towards the pay table.
Royal Lion Gameplay
One look at the pay table of the slot tells you that this is no normal game, as you’ll see payouts ranging all the way up to 10 in a row, which is certainly unusual for a five reel slot. This is due to the split symbol format, where the main four characters from the reels can appear within a symbol on their own, or you’ll see two images within the symbol. Each split symbol counts as two towards the pay table, so five split symbols in a row on a win line will give you the maximum 10 in a row win.
The Lion King (why does that sound familiar?) pays 500 coins for the maximum 10 in a row, while his Queen pays 400. The monkey holding the crown and the mouse beside a tiara both pay 250 coins for the maximum ten. You’ll also find three gems (purple, green and yellow) and the playing card letters A, K and Q on the reels, all of these symbols not being split ones, so they’ll appear on their own, with a maximum payout for 5 in a row. The wild symbol which shows the title of the slot will give you many more wins by substituting for every other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. When substituting for the symbols that can be split, this wild will count double, making it even more valuable.
The game is a little unusual too in the fact that the five reels are each four high, making the slot a little larger than normal. This leads to the fact that there are a much greater number of pay lines than usual, this slot having the unusual amount of 178. Fortunately, the total cost of playing all these lines is just 35 credits. You can choose to play fewer pay lines, even as low as 5, for fewer credits. The cost of each of the credits ranges from as low as just 1c, all the way through to $10.
You’ll find several handy options at the Royal Lion slot. Firstly, the auto play is activated by just a simple couple of clicks, where you can set the slot to run automatically for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins. The info button brings up all the rules of the slot as well as the pay table and the mute button allows you to toggle the sound and off. The final option is the ‘replay’ one which allows you to enjoy that big win again and again.
The game has a majestic, royal design. The backdrop to the reels is a red velvet curtain, with a yellow royal emblem repeating throughout, while the purple title sits above the reels in a heraldic style, edged in gold. The combination of the animal royalty, the playing card symbols and the gems gives the slot a nice mix of color, while the slot has an easy on the eye, neat feel. You’ll also find a slightly dreamlike effect added to the winning symbols, which is an impressive touch.
Royal Lion Slot Feature
The final symbol on the reels is the ‘free games’ one which is the scatter. This only makes an appearance on reels 2, 3 and 4 and if it does indeed appear on all three, you’ll activate the free spins feature. This feature sees you awarded 6 free spins. During these free spins, you’ll find a different set of reels promising more profitable spins than in the base game.
Royal Lion Slot Conclusion
Royal Lion by High 5 Games is a good, solid slot. The split symbol system throughout the game gives the slot something of a unique air and it can be particularly exciting when those split symbols line up with the promise of a big win. The feature is a little similar to the base game, which may not appeal to all and this might stop the slot from being an outstanding one. Nevertheless, this Royal themed slot is very playable and is ideal for the occasional casino session.