Dark skies are looming across the horizon, uneasy rumbling begins to set in the clouds, it’s the God Zeus, who is making his mighty appearance in the Zeus Lightning Power Reels slot. Red Tiger are back once again, this time trying to present their own Power Reels game mechanic in the best light possible. We’ve had some experience with the Powerlines before, so it will be interesting to see, how does the Power Reels compare to that.
For most of the times, the Ancient Greek theme in slots is portrayed in a very bright and positive manner, but you could say that Zeus Lightning Power Reels is the opposite. This slot takes the name of the god seriously and some of the stats reflect that. With a high volatility setting and a brawny 4,500x payout, Zeus Lightning Power Reels is shaping up to be a slot with an attitude. Surely the mighty Greek god has grand plans for us, so let’s not keep his greatness waiting for much longer.
Zeus Lightning Power Reels Review
Game Layout: 7 Reels x 6 Rows Release date: 23 April 2020
Design and Payout
Zeus Lightning Power Reels is much more serious than your average Greek slot. No sunny days next to the sea, as the skies are dark and ominous. All the action takes place at Mount Olympus, where the ancient gods used to dwell. If you’re a fan of overcast weather and gloomy days, then Zeus Lightning Power Reels will hit close to the heart. The thunder is seen and heard in the background all the time. The game itself is situated between two monumental pillars. All in all, the visual presentation is quite fascinating. Perhaps, if you’re used to more peaceful slots, then Zeus Lightning Power Reels might be too dire.
The same menacing look also afflicts the game symbols. Lowest four symbols are card suits, which have been neatly designed to go along with the general theme. Top five symbols are soulless looking creatures, such as the serpent, eagle, bear, ram and a half-human half-goat looking entity. Suppose a little symbol backstory from Red Tiger would do us great, but for now, we are sticking with our own speculations. To make things relevant, Zeus Lightning Power Reels also introduce Wilds and Scatters, which do all the things that you would expect, so no extra commentary is necessary.
Perhaps we made a strong first impression, with the kind words we had for Zeus Lightning Power Reels. But rightfully so, as Zeus Lightning Power Reels, stat-wise really is quite remarkable. The main talking point is the unusually high 97.73% RTP. You don’t come across this kind of number often in the world of online slots, so such a high return is very pleasant to the eyes. Very pleasant is also the max payout of 4,500x. Sure, it may not be close to some MegaWays numbers, but still, that is more than what's generally on the offer, so we will not take away the glory from the God of Thunder. Zeus Lightning Power Reels come with 30 paylines and high volatility. Bet range is standard 0.20 – 20.
When it comes to bonuses, god Zeus doesn’t mess around as his features truly are lightning. The Zeus Lightning Power Reels action is mainly focused around the big 1x3 Wild symbols. The Expanding Lightning feature is triggered when a full-size wild appears. This feature strikes random symbols, afterwards these symbols expand, covering the whole reel. Interestingly enough, winning combinations from these symbols can be made up anywhere on the same line, so symbols don’t need to be adjacent like it is usually.
To acquire Free Spins, you need to land 3 scatter symbols. Zeus Lightning Power Reels also provides a chance to gamble the amount of Free Spins you have. The original amount is 8 spins. With the help of gamble wheel, you can increase your starting spins to 12 or even 20, but be careful, as there is also a big chance to land the wheel on 4 spins. Most important task on Zeus Lightning Power Reels is to get wild symbols. During Free Spins there is a chance to land 3 full reel wilds in a single spin. Combine these wilds with the symbol expansion and you got yourself a one mean bonus feature.
Zeus Lightning Power Reels nail the overall atmosphere and visual presentation. This slot comes with some reasonable payout stats and more than a reasonable player return. The weakest link for it is the bonus game. For us, the bonus features lack that layer of excitement and entertainment. Don’t get it wrong, these features can pay back well, but they feel bare and slightly boring at some points. Of course, this is more of a subjective opinion, so its probably for the best to give it a go yourself and see how Zeus Lightning Power Reels rank in your eyes.