Zeus III is the third in a series of Zeus themed, online slots produced by WMS Interactive. Zeus I is one of the company’s top 5 best selling slots, and it looks as though WMS is riding that success with yet another sequel. While all three Zeus slots are similar in theme and free spins bonus features, they differ in game design which varies with Zeus III featuring triple the number of paylines and 6 reels as opposed to 5. Zeus III builds on the Free Spins bonus feature from the previous 2 games adding its own twist with Total Bet multipliers awarded (instead of jackpots or re-spins). This online slot boasts an RTP of 96,1% and is playable online from either mobile device or desktop.
Borrow the Power of Zeus
Zeus III is a 6-reel, 192-payline, online video slot set high in the clouds near Olympus with a view of what appears to be a Pantheon-like structure upper left. The theme centers around Greek Mythology reflected as much in the symbols as the backdrop. Zeus III’s graphics are visually very basic. The background music of this slot fits in nicely with gentle harmonics playing with the occasional clap of thunder.
Zeus III is an online slot that offers uncomplicated betting options with a Total Bet range of 0.40-100 at the online casino Vera&John. To adjust the Total Bet, simply adjust the Bet Multiplier (1x-250x) just lower left of the Total Bet box. The multiplier is applied to the Zeus III’s Base Bet (0.40). The game auto-calculates the Total Bet for us by multiplying 0.40 by the selected multiplier. Keep track of cash during gameplay by viewing the Balance along the top of the screen and eyeing the Win box left of Spin.
Zeus III features 3 special symbols and 5 regular symbols. The Zeus special symbol can trigger the Reel Wild bonus feature, the Pantheon Wild symbol can replace any except Feature Scatters and Feature Scatter symbols trigger the Free Spins bonus feature. Regular symbols, listed in order of highest to lowest symbol values include Pegasus, Ship, Helmet, Vase and Coin. The highest paying symbol is Zeus which has a max bet symbol value of (1.000, 125, 20, 7.50) giving the base game the potential to increase the Total Bet 10x per payline. Symbol values change as the Total Bet changes. For additional symbol value information, click the Paytable button located just above Autospin to view pays before placing bets.
Spin 3-6 matching symbols for a win. Zeus III Lines pay left to right, and the slot allows multiple wins on different paylines to be added together. With the potential to win up to 192 times per spin, the slot’s base game has the potential to award up to 192,000 per spin.
Zeus III’s Autoplay feature allows for infinite automatic spins. It won’t stop until the Stop button is pressed or set limits are reached. Click Options at the top of the screen to set limits. Set it to stop after a number of games/minutes pass, limit on total bets is reached, balance increases or decreases by a set amount, a big win is achieved or a set win amount is reached.
Click the speaker button just right of Options at the top of the screen to switch sound on/off, and click the question mark to check out Game Rules.
Zeus III Bonus Features
Zeus III Wild Reels: Wild Reels are triggered when a reel is completely filled with Zeus special symbols. The entire reel becomes a Reel Wild increasing the odds of multiple payline wins that add up to one big win.
Zeus III Free Spins Bonus: Spin 3+ Feature Scatter symbols across the reels (excepting reel 1) to be awarded a number of Free Spins. In addition to the spins, Zeus III awards a Total Bet multiplier with it. Spin 3 Scatters for 10 Free Spins, 4 Scatters for 25 Free Spins with a 10x multiplier, or 5 for 50 Free Spins and a 50x multiplier! The Free Spins are played on special Bonus Reels which are flipped to increase the chance to win. Only 1 Zeus symbol is needed to trigger the Wild Reels feature further increasing winning potential. It is possible to win more Free Spins during this feature with 3+ Scatters required to gain an extra 5 spins.
Summary table Zeus III
|Software developer||WMS Interactive|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||January 2014|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||95,82%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Free spins, Multipliers and Wild symbols|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||6 / 192|
|Min. / Max. bet||£0,40 up to £100|
|Max. prize||50x your bet|
Care to Cast Your Lot in With the Gods?
This online slot definitely isn’t much to look at as opposed to one of WMS’s more graphically detailed slots such as Montezuma. However, 192 paylines (aka, ways to win) and Free Spins that award multipliers combine to give Zeus III decent big win potential. The betting range is flexible and allows for a wide range of budgets and, unlike many slots, the game design allows large wins without the necessity of betting a huge amount to get them. Fans of the first two Zeus games will enjoy the recurring theme and Free Spins bonus feature, fans of Greek mythology will love the scenery and slot enthusiasts will appreciate the RTP & big win potential. So, the question is, will you cast your lot under the gaze of Zeus?
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