Play the Infamous Zeus Slots from WMS Online
Zeus was the god of thunder and the sky in ancient Greek religion, ruling as the king of the Gods on Mount Olympus. As such, this all powerful character has been seen as the ideal theme for many slots. WMS took up this theme, the Zeus slot becoming one of the most popular seen on the casino floor, this popularity on a par with the Cleopatra Games. Being so successful, it was clear that the games would make the leap into online casinos and in this guide we take a look at the four Zeus games you’ll be able to find online today – Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus III and Zeus 1000.
Zeus - The Original Slot
This original slot has five reels and thirty pay lines. On the reels you’ll find many symbols relating to Greek legends, including Pegasus, a long boat, a harp, a battle helmet, a Grecian urn, a wreath and of course, Zeus himself. The Zeus symbol plays a major role in the game , being stacked on all of the reels and the highest paying at the game.
The wild symbol is an ancient Greek temple and will substitute for any other at the reels apart from the scatter. This scatter is the hand of Zeus holding a lightning bolt and land three or more and you’ll enter the free spins round. Three scatters wins you 10 free spins, four scatters wins you 25 spins, while the maximum five spins wins you a massive 100 free spins. During these free spins the wild symbol becomes stacked, giving the opportunity for many more wins which can become particularly large when many wilds and Zeus symbols fill the reels.
The second game in the series has the same five reels, but this time you’ll have as many as 60 win lines to play. The main difference in this version of the game is the ‘Hot Hot Super Re-spin’ feature. The Zeus symbol once again is stacked and should this fully encompass the first reel, you gain one of these feature spins, where you’ll find that any Zeus or wild symbols are locked in place for the re-spin. You’ll have two re-spins and at the end of the second, your win amount will be evaluated.
Like the initial game, the free spins feature is triggered by the scatters and here you’ll gain 10 free spins for landing three or more. During the spins, extra Zeus symbols are added to the reels, giving you the opportunity of landing even more ‘Hot Hot Super Re-spins’.
Despite many of the symbols being the same at Zeus III, the game plays very differently. You’ll find six reels in total, with the first reel showing just 2 symbols, with each subsequent reel from left to right adding another symbol, until you find seven symbols on reel six.
Once again, Zeus is stacked across the reels, but here if he should encompass an entire reel it will become wild, with the usual Greek temple wild also appearing. The scatter is once again Zeus holding the lightning rod and 3, 4 or 5 scatters gives you 10, 25 or 50 free spins respectively. During these free spins the game changes completely as the reels flip around horizontally, with seven symbols now on reel one and two symbols on reel six. This is perhaps the most original of all four Zeus games.
Zeus 1000 - The Latest Slot in the Zeus Franchise
The final version of Zeus online is another with an unusual set up, this time with two sets of reels – the standard reel set, alongside a colossal reel set. There are 25 pay lines on the standard reels and 75 pay lines on the colossal reels, making for a 100 pay line slot. These two reel sets are mostly independent, but when the wild symbol encompasses an entire reel on the standard set, the same reel will now be completely wild on the colossal reels too.
Like the other games, Zeus holding the lightning rod is the scatter and this will appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 on each of the two reel sets. Land three or more and you’ll win a minimum of 10 free spins (a maximum of 30 for six scatters). During these free spins, if Zeus fills a reel on the standard reel set, you’ll find a great number of Zeus symbols added to the reels for the next spin, giving you many opportunities for that large win.
Zeus Slots Overview
The Zeus range of slots is certainly an interesting one. Despite finding the same wilds, scatters and stacked Zeus symbol across all of the games, each slot has original aspects meaning that they all play very differently. With four successful online games out there already, it would be no surprise to see the range continue to grow over the coming years.
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