Zed Lion: Triple Shot Slot Machine
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The graphics in Ainsworth's latest slot release Zed Lion: Triple Shot resemble another of their slots, the Mustang Spirit. The newest slot is also animal-themed, but instead of depicting the wild animals from the North America region, it is inspired by the animals from Africa. The most powerful animal in Africa, the lion, is the game's main protagonist, but you will also see many other wild animals, both prey and predators on the reels. The slot is also packed with special features, including the Triple Shot one that you can see in the game's title.
As mentioned, you will find the Triple Shot feature, but you will also find Scatters, Multiplier and Free Spins feature in Zed Lion: Triple Shot slot. You can notice that there is no Wild here, but don't worry, the other special features will make up for the absence of the Wild.
Let’s start with the most interesting feature, the one mentioned in the title of the game, Triple Shot. This is actually the feature which will give you a special reel. You will find it next to the fifth reel, on the right of the game area. On this reel, you will actually get special Bonus symbols landing and giving you a potential to trigger jackpots and other bonus features. The special bonus symbols that land on this special reel will have to be visible in order for you to trigger winning combos in the main game area.
The Scatter in the slot is, obviously, the Zed Lion. It will be a symbol that will provide you with a thrilling gaming experience since it will be the symbol that will help you trigger the Free Spins. Land 3 Scatter symbols and you will activate 10 Free Spins. During the Free Spins feature, for each additional Zed Lion symbol that lands on the reels, you will get a multiplier at a random amount, 1x, 2x or 3x. This is when you should expect mega wins and huge payouts to be given to you.
But, there’s more. You can also take advantage of 3 Jackpots, which you can see on top of the reels. You will have the Minor, Maxi and Major Jackpots at your disposal.
Theme & Design
The Safari theme with the most beautiful, powerful and fearless animals is an appealing one, and Ainsworth really does know how to portray it masterfully. In fact, we can safely say that this is the game developer's favourite theme, one they really shine in. The Zed Lion, as the main character in the slot, is depicted with an astonishing attention to detail, but you will also see some wonderfully portrayed leopards, flamingos, hyenas and zebras. The game’s logo is present also, as well as the playing card Royals, which as usual are in no way connected with the theme, and yet, all game developers include them as the low-paying symbols.
Wagering & Paylines
Zed Lion: Triple Shot offers 25 paylines and a regular type of betting range, one where the coins are worth $0.01. This means that the minimum you could bet is $0.25 and since this is the starting point of the betting, you can bet more if your budget allows it.
Payout-wise, you will get 3 ways to collect a significant win. First, of course, are the wins achieved with regular symbol winning combos, then you have the payouts during the Free Spins with a multiplier boost and finally, you have the 3 Jackpots which you can trigger at any point.
But there is some not-so-awesome news here, as well. You won’t like the 93.74% RTP, that’s for sure, but then again, you know that Ainsworth always sets a below average RTP.
Ainsworth’s newest slot release is definitely worth a try. You have Free Spins, multipliers and 3 jackpot prizes you could benefit from, and although the RTP is not satisfying, the game still offers some exciting gaming time and great payouts.