One of Aristocrats first-ever 50 reel poker machines, is the very popular game, 50 Lions. After the game was released, the astounding feedback inspired the launch of several similar games such as 50 Dolphins and 50 Dragons.
This game has also helped to build the land-based and online pokies popular ‘African Safari’ theme. Other Aristocrat games that host the African Safari themes are ‘Mega Moolah’, ‘Savannah King’, and ‘African Sunset’.
Other than offering an African Safari theme, the game possesses five reels, four symbol rows, and fifty pay lines. Other features also include scatters and free spins. The five reels are set on the backdrop of a beautiful African Safari at sunset. The game includes Vegas casino sounds that are non-thematic, such as Machines beeping, clients laughing, and coins clunking.
In order to adjust wager levels, the number of active pay lines and stakes per pay line values needs to be set by the players. Using basic calculations, it is shown that the minimum bet per one spin is $0.01, and the highest possible bet is $125. To adjust the number of spins, you can click on the “+” and “-” switch mini-buttons located near the play button.
- The minimum wager is $0.01 credits in a single line
- The maximum wager can be set at the amount of four credits in one line
- You can bet up to 200 credits on a single spin
- Hitting three or more flower symbols is rewarded with an instant spin.
- Free spin options take place based on the value of dollar you were playing with when you activated the bonus round
- Additional bonus rounds may be triggered from within the one you are currently playing
- Option to gamble and double your winnings is offered
With regards to the jackpot, there is no regular progression but the 50 Lions game provides you with the opportunity to win 4000 credits for a single spin. Regardless of whether your winnings are small or large, you can either collect your amount and spin, or you can gamble the amount you have won. You are given the chance to increase the winning amount by engaging in a guessing game. This game presents two face-down playing cards. If you select the correct suit, your winnings will be multiplied by four. Select the correct color and you will double your winnings. However, if you choose the wrong card, the original amount will be lost.
The most generous symbol is the Lion. The other African-themed symbols all offer great prizes too. For 5-of-a-kind wins, the player can trigger wins as follows:
- Lion – 100 coins
- Giraffe – 500 coins
- Zebra – 500 coins
- African Tribe – 400 coins
- African Tree – 400 coins
Boosting the potential, and also making it easier for players to hit winning combinations, the Lion symbols appear on the reels as a stacked symbols. This means that they will appear in long columns. A very generous jackpot can be won if the lion is combined with the wild Diamond symbol.
Bonuses and free spins
The flower (Protea) scatter symbol does not need to appear in a row on paylines to offer up wins. A generous jackpot will be received as long as 3 or 4 scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. The bonus game is also triggered by the Protea and ten free games are awarded.
To help the player trigger winning combinations more frequently, an additional wild symbol is added to the reels after each free spin. With more scatters appearing on the reels, the player can retrigger the bonus round, but they will only receive 5 additional games.
Across clubs, and pubs, the 50 Lions game has become a fan-favorite due to the great winning potential, unique format, and vibrant graphics. Continually impressing modern players, this game is going to be popular for many years to come.