Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion Slot
It’s been two years since Lightning Box released Silver Lion, so they’ve decided to re-release another one of their most popular slots with the added incentive of three Stellar Jackpots which you can win via an in-game feature.
This Savannah themed medium-high volatility slot has a 5x4 reel set, offers 1,024 ways to pay and boasts an RTP of 96.13%. As well as the three Stellar Jackpots, Silver Lion also has a free spin round with multipliers. You can play Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion at participating casinos from €0.48 up to €60 a spin.
Design and Symbols
There are plenty of slots with the African Plains theme so you pretty much know what to expect from Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion; jungle animal symbols and sounds, a hazy background, and images of the dry brush of the Savannah - and that’s exactly what you get with Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion. No surprises and nothing spectacular, but it does the job and the overall aesthetic is authentic enough.
The lowest value symbols are represented by 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A, followed by meerkats, zebras, hippos, an African tribesman, and the Silver Lion himself who pays a little of 5x bet size for 5 along a pay line. The diamond scatter not only brings in the free spin feature but is also the highest paying symbol paying over 16x bet size for 5 along a pay line. The other regular symbol is the wild tree which substitutes for all other symbols excluding the diamond scatter and which only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4.
As well as a free spin round you can also trigger a bonus game where you get to play for four jackpots of varying sizes.
Hit 3, 4, or 5 diamond scatters and you’ll be rewarded with 8, 15, or 20 free spins. If you land 2 scatters during the free spins you are awarded an additional 5 free spins, but if you land 3, 4, or 5 scatters then you’ll retrigger another 8, 15, or 20 free spins, and there is no limit set on how many times you can retrigger free spins.
During free spins, the wild trees which will only land on the middle three reels act as multipliers. Hit one wild and any accompanying win will be trebled. Hit 2 wilds and your win will be multiplied by 9 but hit all three and you’ll see your win multiplied by a staggering 27 times.
Stellar Jackpots Bonus Feature
When playing Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion you’ll notice either 1, 2, or 3 small green spaceships occasionally land between the middle reels. If you land all three then you’ll be whisked off to the Stellar Jackpots Bonus Feature. This opens a new screen where you are at the helm of a spacecraft shooting through space whereupon you’ll encounter 6 different levels, each with a number of hazards obstructing your path through. At each level, you must shoot one of the objects to pass on to the next level. If your hit reveals a green arrow you move up a level but if it reveals a red cross you lose one of your three lives and must shoot again. Lose all three lives before you reach the end level and you don’t get to play for a jackpot. However, as there are often cash awards attached to green arrows it is very possible that you will pick up some cash along the way so it’s very rare you’ll leave the feature completely empty-handed.
Make it through to the Stellar Jackpots level and you get to pick objects which will reveal either the ‘Minor’, ‘Mini’, or ‘Major’ jackpot symbols. Your level of the jackpot is decided as soon as you have picked three identical symbols. Played at the maximum bet size (€60), the Major jackpot stands at €50,000.
Our Thoughts on Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion
Stellar Jackpot incarnations have already proven to be popular so Lightning Box was always going to be onto a winner giving Silver Lion, one of their most popular slots, the Stellar treatment. 1,024 ways to win games tend to be popular, as do games with medium/high volatility. Add to this some tasty looking jackpots and that appeal will only increase. It also adds to the game that you must navigate a fun bonus round in order to secure that jackpot rather than them just being randomly given, which can often be the case with jackpot slots. On this occasion more features and more ways to win = more fun!