Zeus 1000 is the third Zeus themed slot machine from WMS Gaming. Background of the game shows a high mountaintop, presumably Mount Olympus, home of the Ancient Greek Gods.
Greek mythology, full of wonder and stories of powerful heroes and achievements seems fitting to the nature of this title because this isn’t your standard five-reel 20 payline slot that you’re probably accustomed to seeing by now.
One of the unusual features of this slot that players will notice right away is that the game has two five reel sets that when combined form a whopping 100 paylines.
The standard five reel that’s on the left of the screen offers up to 25 paylines, while on the right side of the screen you’ll find an additional set of five reels, aptly named “Colossal” reel set since it shows 12 symbols per reel, a total of 60 symbols.
With the crazy Colossal reel and an overwhelming number of symbols on the screen, it’s best that you learn what icons to look out for.
The lower paying icons will be the standard card icons that many of the players are pretty familiar with. If you’re looking for a bigger payout, however, these are the symbols you’ll be hoping to land:
- Warrior’s Helmet
- Zeus’s Throne
Of course, there’s also a wild symbol presented in the game as a Golden Temple, it only appears in the smaller reel but landing a full stack will transfer it to the Colossal reel that will almost guarantee a nice payout.
Even though most of the winning you’ll get by playing this title come from the base round, the bonus round will still come in handy. Landing three scatter icons depicted as Zeus’s arm holding a lightning will award you with free spins and a multiplier on your bet.
The tokens only occur on reels 1, 3 and 5 on both reels for a maximum of 6, the rewards are as follows:
- Three symbols – 10 free spins and 2x multiplier.
- Four symbols – 15 spins and a 10x multiplier.
- Five symbols – 20 spins and a 20x multiplier.
- Six symbols – 30 spins and a 25x multiplier.
The scatter symbol also acts as a wild on the colossal reel set.
As you can see the bonus round, while potentially being very generous if you can manage to land a high number of scatters, won’t make or break your experience.
Most of the payout will usually come from the base game alone considering the fact that it has a bewildering 100 paylines.
If there’s something to be said about this slot, it’s certainly not your usual run of the mill game that you’ll see in most land-based or online casinos.
The “Colossal reel” feature really makes this title stand out among the crowd and most players, long time or not, will certainly enjoy the change of pace this game brings.
You can even try the game out for free if you need some time adjusting to this Colossal game. So give it a go and good luck!