Set high on the mount of Olympus, the Zeus 1000 mobile slot is as colossal as it’s double reels suggest, yet… not quite as fun as it’s predecessor.
We should point out that we review mobile slots. That means, we review games made for mobile and tablets.
So we should point out, right now, that if you are a fan of the WMS Zeus slot series, you should 100% play the Zeus 1,000 online slot and add a star to this review.
The Zeus 1000 slot on mobile suffers from the same condition as it’s sister slot Spartacus Gladiator of Rome.
That is that with it’s two sets of colossal reels, where you are basically playing two slot games in one, what you have is an already pretty big 5×4 reels to the left, and an absolutely huge 5×12 set of reels on the right.
It makes for pretty exciting game play… on tablets. On mobile, the graphics are hard to see, and the action hard to follow.
This format does not transfer well to the small screen.
That said, it’s still very playable, and has the wins to back up it’s god-like status, but it’s like watching a pirate DVD footage of your favourite film.
Sure, you know in your head what it looks like, and it will do in a pinch if you are really bored and have no choice, but… ultimately… wouldn’t you prefer to wait and watch it in glorious HD?
If you have the patience to wait till you’re connected to your tablet / desktop, then good. Because Zeus 1,000 is as good as it’s predecessors and completely different at the same time.
The Zeus slot online brought in the idea that during the free spins the highest paying symbol, Zeus, would come stacked. In the Zeus III slot game (2 came out as a social slot only) start playing around with the set up of the reels and gave you stacked wilds and stacked Zeus throughout the game.
How does Zeus 1000 top that up? More reels, more wilds, more Zeus symbols. Up to 1,000 extra Zeus symbols in the free spins in fact, leading to some potentially colossal wins.
We write more about the feature below, but needless to say, this Zeus 1000 slot machine is as well balanced as the two that came before.
It’s just never feels like it’s quite as easy to get the really big wins. Because of the 100 paylines, and colossal reels, you are waiting for all these stacked symbols to line up, and when they don’t, feel instantly deflated.
It’s a hard machine to love, unless you get very lucky, very quickly.
What it won’t do, is eat all your cash quickly. This god wants to keep you, tease you, work you, for as long as you are willing to pray to his capricious ways.
Because if you give him your time, you may suddenly find yourself with a screen, reel to reel, full of Zeus and Wild stacked symbols. Then you’ll be a converted Olympian.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 100 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 250|
|Free spins||Up to 30 Free Spins / Additional Zeus symbols on reels|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Symbols, Stacked Wilds, Colossal Reels, Free Spins, Extra Symbols|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Greece|
Wilds and Transferring Wilds: The temple is the wild symbol and only appears on the standard 5x4 reels. That's ok though, as it's usually stacked, and when it covers a whole reel in the standard set, it will then transfer to the colossal set on the same reel.
It comes on all 5 reels of the first set, and replaces all other symbols except bonus.
Bonus & Wonus symbols: 3 or more scattered bonus symbols will trigger the free spins.
The bonus symbol is now wild during the free spins, which is handy as there's no traditional wild symbols in the free spins, and you cannot re-trigger the free spins.
1,000 extra symbols: During the free spins, Zeus himself will show up to cover reel one, and will then give anything from 400, 500, 600, 700 or 800 extra stacked Zeus symbols on all the other reels.
These Zeus symbols are both the highest paying symbol and wild.
What? No 900 or 1,000? Yes, sorry those two. They just happen so rarely we almost forgot to add them.
Still, even 700 or 800 can lead to some decent wins on the reels, if those symbols line up just right on those colossal reels.
Bonus Guarantee: You'll be surprised how grateful you are for this feature. If after a truly bad free spin round, you haven't even won 10 times your bet, this bonus guarantee will top up your win as a consolation prize.
Very much like you might find in the Raging Rhino mobile slot.
The free spins trigger fairly often, about every 50 spins or so, but can easily bring you 5x your bet or 50x your bet.
Like we said. Capricious.
The fourth in the Zeus slot series, the Zeus 1000 mobile slot is medium variance machine that ramps up the features, with more wilds and more stacked symbols, but not quite more wins.
We would definitely add half a star if playing this as an online or as an Android tablet / iPad slot, but for those of you playing on smaller screens, you might want to see what other, more traditional, WMS slots have to offer.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 5, 2020 - Rating