(16-07-2016) Important notice: The game developer Odobo, responsible for this online slot announced their very, difficult decision to close their business for good. See more online slots from other developers.
Silver Lion promises a wild ride in the African safari. Released in April 2016, this slot is a fairly recent creation by Lightning Box Games (a creator of several online slots). A high number of paylines, enticing RTP of 95,27% and the chance to multiply wins up to 27x all make this game an interesting play despite its sub-par graphics. Silver Lion is only exclusively available on LeoVegas and is available on both mobile devices and computers.
Follow the Roar of the Silver Lion
Silver Lion is set against the African safari with spears separating the reels making for a primitive yet exotic look. Animals of the safari can be heard during gameplay mixed with soft drums and flutes intermingled. The upbeat tempo of its sound effects with the occasional roar of the white lion is heard intermittently during gameplay. The quality of the graphics is somewhat disappointing with an overall cheap look that falls short of other slots that better serve as eye candy such as Extinction which is created in the same development environment from Odobo.
This 4-row, 5-reel online slot boasts a large number of 1.024-paylines. Regular symbols can appear in any row for a match across reels starting from reel 1. Coinciding wins are added together, which is brilliant.
Silver Lion’s interface is fairly straightforward. The slot design is simple, yet effective and doesn’t get in the way of gameplay. Upper left of the slot are the game settings, and in the upper right is an “i” which players can click to view game rules, paylines, bonus features and the paytable. Just below is a stack of coins where players can adjust bet levels followed by the Autoplay options and the Play button. Cash flow is simple to track along the top of the screen with Total Balance, Total Bet, and Wins side by side. This slot has 11 cash bet options that offer a flexible cash bet range of 40p-£200 at LeoVegas.
Silver Lion features 2 special symbols. The Wild (black silhouette of a tree) can replace any symbol except the Scatter symbol, and it only appears on reels 2-4. The Scatter symbol is a Pink Diamond. If a spin yields 3 or more Scatters, then a round of Free Games is triggered. There are 11 regular symbols that include the Silver Lion, Native, Hippo, Zebras, Meer cats, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9.
This online slot’s symbol values vary from minimum to maximum bet levels. For example, the Pink Diamond Bonus Scatter symbol has a value of (8, 4, 0.80) when the bet level is set to the min bet of 40p, but choose a higher cash bet level of £4.00 and the values change to (80, 40, 8). Review the paytable carefully before placing your bets.
Silver Lion special features
Advanced auto play has 6 options with a disappointingly low range of only 5-200 spins. Players can set a loss limit or a single win limit if they like and manually end autoplay at any time during gameplay. Spin manually to take advantage of the option to stop the reels early by pressing spin again for greater control of where the symbols fall on the reels. Advanced settings allow sound effects and music to be muted or raised/lowered.
Bonus features of Silver Lion slots
Bonus Rounds: The Pink Diamond Bonus Scatter symbol triggers a certain number of Free Games/Spins depending on how many there are. For example, 3 Pink Diamonds will trigger 8 Free Spins, 4 will trigger 15, and 5 will trigger 20. Initially, there need to be 3 symbols to trigger a bonus Free Spin round, but only 2 are needed to retrigger a round of 5 extra Free Spins. This, in addition to the Stacked Wilds, allows for larger wins.
Stacked Wild Wins: During Free Spin Gameplay, wins with Wilds can be multiplied up to 27x for a big cash prize. Only 2 are required for a win, which helps to get consecutive wins and up the multiplier.
Summary table Silver Lion
|Software developer||Odobo by Lightning Box Games|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||April 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||95,27%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Wild, Scatter, Multiplier and free spins|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 1.024|
|Min. / Max. bet||40p up to £200|
Settle in for a Hunt by the Side of the Silver Lion
Some may be put off by the relatively inferior quality of this online slot’s graphics, but keep in mind that the bonus features, and promising RTP make this game a competitor among other slots of its kind. Silver Lion is the type of slot you settle in and play for a while with the expectation of smaller wins and the anticipation of the less frequent larger wins. There is a free play option that gives players some idea of what to expect. Give it a try and decide if this slot has earned a place among your favorite online slots.
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