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5 Lions Dance

Fortune Games® Slots Review of 5 Lions Dance Slot Game 

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Pragmatic Play's 5 Lions Dance video slot has 5 reels and 4 rows. In this game, there are no paylines, instead there are 1024 ways to win. The game can be played between 0.20 and 100 credits per spin, and it has an Asian theme. There is a wild multiplier re-spin bonus and a free-spins bonus included in this game.
The introduction
5 Lions Dance is the latest Asian-themed game from Pragmatic Play. 5 Lions Dance takes its inspiration from the mighty lion - a symbol of prosperity and wealth in China. It looks the part and the graphics are beautiful, rendering in HD across all devices, like most other games from the developer.
Type of format
The actual format of 5 Lions Dance is a 5-reel, 4-row slot. The majority of players prefer 1024-ways-to-win slots over paylines, which is why Pragmatic Play has opted to use them instead. You won't need to worry about paying lines since there are 1024 ways to win - all you need to do is align three-of-a-kind symbols (in any position) from left to right to win.
RTP and betting options
It is possible to play 5 Lions Dance for as little as 0.20 credits per spin and as much as 100; however, due to the game's low variance, many players tend to increase their stakes.
The default RTP for 5 Lions Dance is 96.5%. Pragmatic Play's video slots come with a variety of RTP settings, so make sure you check with the online casino you're playing at to ensure you're playing the highest RTP version. In addition, it has a low volatility.
The symbols and payouts of 5 Lions Dance
5 Lions Dance uses a combination of lower-paying and higher-paying symbols to make up its paying symbols, as we have come to expect from Pragmatic Play slots. On the reels, you'll see playing cards representing 10, J, Q, K, and A, which are the lower-paying symbols. Playing card values aren't worth much and don't do much to boost your balance, so don't pay too much attention to them.
Different coloured lion heads are the game's higher-paying symbols, and depending on the colour of the head you land, you'll win between 4x and 20x your stake. In 5 Lions Dance, the Golden Ball symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the bonus scatter symbol which is represented by the Drum.
Bonus features of 5 Lions Dance
You'll want to keep an eye out for two features in 5 Lions Dance, since the base game doesn't have a lot to offer. Let's take a look at both bonuses and features of 5 Lions Dance so you know what to expect!
Bonus for Lion Reel
In the base game, the Lion Reel Bonus is triggered when three or more of the Lion Reel symbols appear on any spin. When that occurs, you'll see an animation on your screen where the first two reels merge into one. After choosing a multiplier (5X, 10X, 20X, 25X, 50X, 75X, 100X, 150X or 200X), a re-spin is awarded. The win amount is multiplied by the multiplier shown on the Lion reel if a win is formed on the re-spin, so there's some great win potential here, especially if you're given one of the larger multipliers.
The free spins feature
5 Lions Dance's main bonus round is the free-spins bonus, which is triggered by landing three Drum scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. Then you'll be awarded 10 free spins, and the spins will begin.
In the free spins bonus, any wins are paid out as normal, however, any lion head symbols on the reels will be transformed into the same matching lion before the next spin, ensuring an extra payout and a higher win potential.
Additionally, you can retrigger the feature by landing another three scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, which awards a further 10 free spins. The bonus can be retriggered as many times as you like.
Lions Dance: Our Verdict
Initially, we were a little disappointed when we loaded up 5 Lions Dance. It's probably fair to say that 5 Lions Dance doesn't stand out among the many Asian-themed slots on the market today. However, Pragmatic Play have managed to develop a slot that can actually deliver some good win-potential - you can win up to 2,700X your stake on every spin with this slot from Pragmatic Play.
In fairness to Pragmatic Play, we can't fault the slot's visuals or animation. The look and feel of 5 Lions Dance is better than most of the slots you find online today, as is the case with most of their slot machines. You can also immerse yourself in the gameplay by listening to the soothing soundtrack that accompanies each spin!
The bonus round doesn't seem that hard to trigger - but remember there's no guarantee, and it could take five spins or a thousand. If you want something relaxing and relatively low in volatility, this is a decent little slot for you. It doesn't always pay well, but it is capable of dishing out 1-200X wins when it wants to.

*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time