Zeus III Pokie
Zeus III is the third game in WMS Gaming’s Zeus franchise. It is far better looking than its predecessors, and offers a very unique gameplay structure. We shouldn’t be too surprised by that, though, most pokies from this developer have their own creative gaming engines. Greek god Zeus is the inspiration for this pokie, which also contains other elements of Ancient Greece to complement its playing card suit symbols.
Zeus III is played over a total of 6-reels, with each reel larger than the one before it. A total of 192 lines can be found on those reels. These cannot be adjusted. Players are instead going to have to choose a bet multiplier button to adjust their stakes to anything from the minimum of 0.40 per spin, up the maximum of 80.00 per spin. Zeus III was released in 2013, and is an improvement on WMS Gaming’s previous Zeus games.
Coins Range:0.01 - 2.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:x5
Wild symbol: The Parthenon acts as the wild icon in Zeus III. It isn’t a cash paying wild, and its sole purpose is substitute itself for all symbols, save for the feature icon. However, in the base game, if a full set of Zeus icons appear on a reel, it will transform that reel into a wild reel. Wilds are common enough to be enjoyed fairly frequently.
Scatter icon:This pokie’s scatter icon is a thunderbolt. When Zeus holds these aloft three or more times on the second to sixth reels, then the player will trigger a free spins bonus round. The feature icons only appear on the first through fifth reels in the bonus.
Free spins:After triggering the free spins bonus, players can win additional free spins by bagging more scatter icons. Players will start with either 10 free spins for finding 3 scatters, 25 free spins with a 10x total bet multiplier for 4 scatters, or 50 free spins with a 50x total bet multiplier for 5 scatters. As we’ve said, you can win more free spins by finding more scatters, but they appear on different reels in the bonus. The free spins bonus is rewarding, though it is not easy to trigger, even with all those symbol spots upon the reels.
Playing Zeus III on the maximum wager can see you pocket as much as 800 coins from a win. Players will need to land a total of 6 Zeus icons on any active line in the game in order to do this. With 192 paylines, though, it isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Naturally, if you’re playing with a smaller wager, then this pokie will pay less for the same combination of symbols.
Zeus III has its own unique gaming engine, which makes it stand out not just from its two predecessors, but also all other WMS Gaming developed slots. Zeus III is good fun, and it can be very richly rewarding if you strike the rich combinations, but don’t expect miracles from its lower paying symbols.