9 Lions is a September 2018 Wazdan-owned video slot. An award-winning game, its themes are: oriental, Chinese mythology, Feng Shui concept, Hanzi writing system, Ayurveda elements, Chinese architecture, gold, dragon gods, and Chinese constellations symbols. Wazdan’s other relatable slot games include: 9 Tigers (April 2020), Sic Bo Dragons (June 2020), Dragons Lucky 8 (August 2019), Fenix Play 27 Deluxe (September 2017), Butterfly Lovers (October 2019), Fenix Play Deluxe (September 2017), Double Tigers (September 2018), Fire Bird (June 2012), Fenix Play 27 (June 2012), and Fenix Play (June 2012).
9 Lion’s rival slot games include 4 Symbols (May 2018) from GameArt, The Ancient Four (May 2020) from Platipus, and Elemental Dragon (May 2019) Greentube. Chinese guardian lions inspired this video slot. Ten symbols (guardian lion, Black Tortoise, azure dragon, Vermillion Bird, tiger, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, or ten winning combinations. One symbol (fire dragon) requires three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine winning combinations.
9 Lions Game Characteristics
9 Lions has a celled red 3X3 main grid that is embedded on the window panes of a purple-roofed pagoda; there is a suchlike smaller 3X3 grid on the top right. There are nine fixed paylines, eleven symbols, 33 total bets, two bonus games, four special features, locked symbols, collectible lions, side game, free games, changeable volatility indexes, and regularly pays from $0.10 to $45000.00.
9 Lions has two special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the lions bonus spins-triggering feature is an open-mouthed red-eyed golden Imperial guardian lion statue; and the dragon bonus-unlocking feature is an open-mouthed red-eyed red-and-golden fire dragon.
The ordinary symbols comprise of the four Chinese constellations-associated creatures and five playing card values. The fancy gold-framed creatures are: the northern Black Tortoise god of winter on a green background; the eastern Azure Dragon god of spring on a purple background; the southern Vermillion Bird god of Summer on a red background; and the western White Tiger god of autumn on a golden background. The Hanji-inspired playing card values: golden-and-red A; golden-and-red K; golden-and-red Q; golden-and-red J; and golden-and-red 10.
9 Lions total bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.30, $0.35, $0.40, $0.45, $0.50, $0.60, $0.70, $0.80, $0.90, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $7.00, $8.00, $9.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $40.00, $50.00, $60.00, $70.00, $80.00, $90.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
Based on the $90.00 bet, these are the 9 Lions payouts. Three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine fire dragons pays $90.00, $180.00, $270.00, $360.00, $450.00, $900.00, and $1350.00. Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, or ten winning combinations: 10 pays $90.00, $180.00, $270.00, $450.00, $1350.00, and $2700.00. J pays $180.00, $270.00, $450.00, $900.00, $2250.00, and $5400.00. Q pays $180.00, $270.00, $540.00, $1080.00, $2700.00, and $7200.00. K pays $360.00, $450.00, $720.00, $1800.00, $4500.00, and $10800.00. A pays $360.00, $450.00, $900.00, $2250.00, $6300.00, and $13500.00.
Tiger god pays $360.00, $450.00, $1080.00, $2700.00, $8100.00, and $16200.00. Vermillion Bird pays $540.00, $900.00, $2160.00, $4320.00, $9000.00, and $18000.00. Azure Dragon pays $900.00, $1620.00, $3150.00, $5400.00, $10800.00, and $22500.00. Black Tortoise pays $900.00, $1800.00, $3600.00, $9900.00, $18000.00, and $31500.00. Guardian lion pays $1350.00, $2700.00, $4500.00, $13500.00, $27000.00, and $45000.00.
The four special features: Lion Bonus, Dragon Bonus, Block Symbols Mode, and Gamble Feature. Lion Bonus: lions on the main grid’s reel are relocated to its counterpart reel on the small grid—relocating lions on reels one, two and three fills the smaller grid, thus paving way for the fourth relocation that unlocks nine bonus spins. The dragons bonus is unlocked by dragons appearing on the central reel, prompting a pick-and-reveal game.
In the optional seven-round gamble side game, players risk their current win by selecting one of the two Feng Shui coins—the payout is nullified if the revealed coin breaks, but doubled if a sparkling golden coin is revealed. The non-progressive jackpot is X1000, which (1000X100) is $100,000.00.
9 Lions’ software is advanced. It supports desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. Supported OS: Windows, Apple, Android, html5, and iOS. It is available in 19 languages. Players can choose standard, low or high volatility modes. There are switchable “ultra lite” and “high quality” modes. Has optional slow, average, and fast mode 5-1000 autospins with up to $1000.00 cash decrease or cash increase or win limit.
Ambient background: Chinese instrumental. Sound effects: chinking coins. The exciting animated 3D graphics include ascending glitter effect, dolly zoom, whirling golden glow, sparkling symbols, spinning God rays, gushing coins, ascending flower effect, swinging Chinese lanterns, and casually blinking dragons.
Luck in 9 Lions
On average, the RTP rate is 96.59% and the house edge is 3.41%. 9 Lions is a game of chance.