Speaking (writing?) completely honestly, about the best thing that can be said for the plainly-titled Zeus slot game by WMS is that its pair of sequels are far superior, with this game serving as a first draft or idea-sounding board for future (better) slots releases. Don’t be fooled: Your first experience of this game is real, and the Zeus slot is truly this lame, with cheesy simplistic symbols, pedestrian colors and a boring soundtrack. But since you’re here and we’ve got this space, we’ll devote some words to describing this snoozer of a slot.
It’s tempting to say that the whole game is basic, but here’s the skinny: The Zeus slot is a 5-reel, 30-payline game. As for the symbol set, well, at least the WMS folks managed to come up with enough stuff so as to avoid the boring ol’ A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols. Instead, we’ve got pretty much what you’d expect in a Greek-flavored slot: Herein are lyres, Pegasi, coins, battle gear, ships … you get the idea. Zeus himself, a white-bearded old dude, is the highest-paying of the lot (Wow.)
The wild symbol is an Olympian building fronted by WILD; this works in the usual way. The hand-holding-lightning symbol is the scatter, which actually awards some interesting free spins.
For landing three, four or five scatter symbols in a single spin of the Zeus slots game, the player is rewarded with 10, 25 or 100 free spins, respectively. In addition, the reels are changed to a slighter higher-paying symbol set. While this all sounds well and good, the Zeus slot is high-variance enough so that the free spins bonus round tends to stay out of reach for spins upon spins…
Per payline, you’ll be paying between 1¢ and $5 for a total bet of between 30¢ and $150 per spin. However, the top payout on a single payline is only 500 coins, so you’d best be calling on the gods of Mount Olympus to send Tyche, goddess of luck, your way. The only way to truly win big on the Zeus slots game is to enter the free spins bonus round.
Look, we don’t want to put too fine a point on it, but Zeus is in general a seriously disappoint slot game. Come on, the makers of this thing are WMS, a software designer whose experience in the electronic gaming industry goes back to the 1940s. These are the folks who invented Defender, for Bushnel’s sake! They’ve got licensing agreements with the Elvis Presley estate and the tin-plated dictators who own the mammoth Star Trek franchise! Certainly, they can do better than this slto game.
The only thing we can figure is that the Zeus slot game was WMS’s ruse to get you ready for the next one – you know, kinda like a Marvel Comics movie…