Lions. They’re the cats you’re not allowed to pet. They’re also one of the most common animals you’ll find in the LeoVegas online casino. Today, we’re going to introduce you to a litter of our favourite lion slots from all the developers in our catalogue, so that you can plan your own safari around our site.
First, let’s take a look at why the lion is such a popular cat on the casino floor. The lion has long been associated with royalty in Europe (there are ten depicted on England’s coat of arms), but the lion motif can actually be found throughout Europe and Asia, from Scandinavia to China.
Game creators use imagery of the lion to give their games a hint of nobility. Alternatively, the beast might be used to suggest an unrestrained wildness. With all that in mind, it’s time to fulfil all our feline fantasies. Let’s get ready to scratch the furniture and set fur flying with LeoVegas lion slots. Oh, and before we forget, we’re also named after a lion.
All the games below can be found in our slots section.
Falling squarely into the retro niche, despite a release date in 2022, Playson's Lion Gems: Hold and Win offers a beautiful rendition of the African savanna, sun-soaked and dusty. The acacia tree serves as this game's Scatter, providing much-needed shade to the rhinos, zebras, and flamingos on the reels. As you might be able to guess, lions are the Wild in this slot.
The Hold and Win feature is a bonus round that appears whenever three Diamonds land on the game board. Diamonds are held and the player gets a trio of free spins to use on finding more special symbols. Another free spin is added every time a fresh Diamond symbol appears. Other than that, Lion Gems: Hold and Win is as straightforward as they come.
A lion strike might be the last thing you’d like to experience at home, but Rabcat’s Lion Strike slot might make you change your mind. Lion Strike is similar in execution to Lion Gems: Hold and Win, with a sun-scorched background and a host of African animals on the reels, but it has a huge 14,580x your bet prize tucked under its collar.
Respin and free spins features can also be found in Lion Strike, which are triggered with three stacked Lion symbols and 3, 4, or 5 free spin Scatters, respectively. In the case of the free spins round, you’ll also gain an extra row to make winning combinations. It’s a familiar slot at heart, but the extra bells and meows do make it worth checking out.
5 Lions is one of our lion slots themed around Ancient China. The lions in this Pragmatic Play game are accompanied in their pride by frogs, eagles, turtles, and fish. It's a unique, colourful game with a soundtrack worthy of downloading (if you could!). Oddly enough, there’s only one lion in 5 Lions and it’s Wild.
The second version of the game on our site - 5 Lions Megaways - is much the same lion slot but with Big Time Gaming’s iconic Megaways feature. This means that the 5 reels of the original game are now six reels, and every one can have between 3 and 7 symbols on it. In addition, you’ll now find 117,649 paylines on the board.
The Nemean Lion borrows its name from mythology, specifically, a story about Heracles defeating the Nemean Lion, who had fur protected from mortal weapons. Blue Guru Games immortalized this story in their debut slot, which has a rare cubic (5x5) grid.
The Nemean Lion has a cartoon/comic book aesthetic that features highlights from Heracles’ battle as symbols. It has a maximum jackpot of 25,000x your wager, as well as a pair of special functions, namely, a Scatter collection game and a free spins round. Blue Guru Games is widely considered to have hit the ground running with this one.
Lions galore, 9 Lions is a Wazdan game. Now five years old, this lion's mane isn’t showing any signs of age thanks to its unique premise. It’s a 3x3 game that’s based around sticky symbols. Get three of any image and they’ll remain on the board for one more spin. The novelty of 9 Lions comes from its bonus features though.
9 Lions has a Dragon bonus and a Lion bonus. The latter feature involves a second 3x3 grid to the right of the reels. Each time a Lion appears on the board, a symbol will be added to the smaller grid. Much the same applies to the Dragon bonus, however, you’ll only need three symbols this time. The Lion bonus gives the player free spins while the Dragon bonus lets you choose from three special prize eggs.
Chinese superstition often deals with the concepts of luck and fortune - and that’s precisely what this slot from Pocket Games Soft is going for. Prosperity Lion tells the story of a lion’s roar that blew a disease away from an ancient village. It’s a 5x3 game that has a handful of bonus features secreted within.
These special occurrences are the Lion feature, which offers multipliers of 5x or 10x when a pair of lions appear on the reels, and the unique Lion Dance. This second one is almost like a magic trick. When a lion and a ball are found on the gameboard, the lion dances its way to the ball, turning everything it touches Wild.
Mega Moolah is the cat’s whiskers. While not one a lion slot in the most traditional sense, Microgaming's contribution to our jackpot games is probably the most famous casino experience on the internet. Mega Moolah, a world record-holding slot, has a lion as its mascot, as well as a cheerful cast of African animals.
With fifteen paylines and up to 15 free spins up for grabs, Mega Moolah is already a generous game at the outset. Its Jackpot Wheel is capable of handing out a top mega cash prize seeded at $2 Million. Its main prize was reportedly won at least eight times in 2020, and was even won by a Canadian who was awarded a whopping $16 Million+. And yes, you read that correctly. Remember, this is a progressive game so the jackpot rises all the time.
The lion slots at LeoVegas tend to share a theme - not just having lions in them but a wider exploration of the Serengeti plains. In Serengeti Gold from Microgaming, you’ll be able to take advantage of the Streak Respins feature, which holds triggering symbols on the game board, allowing you to respin for more spins and wins.
Serengeti Gold has a jackpot structure that should be familiar to slot gamers. It has Mini, Major, and Mega prizes, with the latter worth 2,500x your stake. There’s also a bonus round that can net the player a 5x multiplier. Otherwise, it’s a fun safari full of lions, elephants, rhinos, and water buffaloes. Just make sure you keep the doors locked.
Another Microgaming title, African Quest pits the player against the king of the jungle, the almighty Kubwa the Lion. This is an easy-to-play 6x4 slot game with 1,024 ways to win on the game board. The usual cast is all here too. Line up some of the Big 5 animals and follow their tracks to a maximum prize of 84,000x your bet.
African Quest boasts all the treats you could possibly want from lion slots, such as Wilds, spins, and respins. The Hyperspins feature effectively adds as many respins as you have reels so you can keep playing for a winning combination up to five times. Find three African Coins for access to the free spins round.
As with many lion slots at LeoVegas, the big cat is - you guessed it - Wild in Pragmatic Play’s Hot Safari. Try this 5x3 game at LeoVegas and play for coins across 25 paylines. An extra reel on the left-hand side offers multipliers. Get up to x10 and land five Lions across the second row of reels to win the biggest prize - 100,000x your stake.
As the only game on our list of lion slots to feature a baboon and a meerkat, Hot Safari was already king of the swingers (a jungle VIP). However, the baboon actually has a purpose within the game. Find three or more on the reels to get ten free spins. These spins combine with the multipliers to keep the coins rolling in.