The theme is the same and probably a huge reason for its popularity. Zeus sits high on Mount Olympus ruling over Gods and Men with his incredible power. Graphically it’s not as sharp as some of WMS’ newer titles (like Super Monopoly Money for example) but this adds to the appeal in my opinion.
Look out for 4 stacked wild symbol on the main reel set which will transfer over to the corresponding reel on the 5x12 reel set giving you a fully wild reel – so wild reels transfer over and expand to cover an entire reel. However, the bigger wins will come from the Free Spins Bonus feature.
This is triggered when you get 3 or more Zeus’ hand symbol (he bears a lightning bolt) on reels 1, 3 and 5 of either reel set. The number of bonus symbols and cash prize you initially receive will give you a different amount of free spins as set out below:
- 10 free spins & 2 times your bet for 3 Bonus symbols
- 15 free spins & 10 times your bet for 4 Bonus symbols
- 20 free spins & 20 times your bet for 5 Bonus symbols
- 30 free spins & 25 times your bet for 6 Bonus symbols
In terms of the cash prize, this is awarded straight away which is good. So if you’re lucky, there’s up to 30 free spins and 25 times your stake! During the feature, the Zeus feature will trigger at least once. If 4 stacked Zeus symbols show on the first reel of the 5x4 reel set, all Zeus symbols turn to Zeus Ad and adds a total of 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 or 1000 Zeus Add for that particular spin!
If you’re not lucky enough to win big in the free spins feature, Zeus 1000 also uses the Bonus Guarantee feature which is deployed in other WMS slots such as Viking Vanguard. You will always win a minimum of 10 times your stake in the free spins feature – if not, it’s topped up. Simple really.
All in all, Zeus 1000 is a great slot game combining the very popular Zeus theme as well as the volatile Colossal Reels engine – seems like a match made in heaven to me. I found Zeus 1000 to be between medium and high variance which is perfect in my opinion. The bigger wins will come in the free spins feature though so be patient. If you like Colossal Reels slots, Giant’s Gold is highly recommended.