Its Silver Lioness 4x Slot time. Get ready to prowl the African savannah, not only in search of vibrant wildlife but also on the hunt for big wins across these five reels with 1,024 Ways to Win and Wild multipliers left, right and centre! Fans of Lightning Box’s Silver Lion will no doubt recognise the styling and setting, but why shouldn’t the females of the pride have their very own online and mobile slot to share the limelight? After all, who runs the world? Girls! Or, in this case, the Silver Lioness.

Gameplay

No sequel or addition to a franchise can stand alone without comparison to its predecessor, so Silver Lioness 4x has plenty to stand up to in the original Silver Lion slot release. Fans of that original will recognise the 9s through Aces that start the bidding off as the game’s lower-paying symbols, while the Meerkats, Hippo and Zebra that guided us up the pay table ladder also return. But this slot celebrates the female of the species, and it’s not just the Lioness that gets the nod as our very top-payer.

A female Tribal Warrior counterbalances the male Tribal Warrior of the original Silver Lion slot as the game’s other top-paying symbol. All high-paying symbols once more require only two adjacent symbols across Silver Lioness x4’s 1,024 Ways to Win pay system to score basic wins, though, as ever, the more symbols the merrier as we seek out big winning combos.

Bonuses

Landing an Acacia Tree Wild in a winning combo during the base game completes those combinations, but it is in the Silver Lioness x4 slot’s Free Spins bonus feature that the x4 of the game’s title really becomes apparent. The Wilds in Silver Lion expanded to become stacked multiplying Wilds during the Free Spins feature, but in Silver Lioness x4 we are treated to more instances of multiplier Wilds.

We trigger the feature when we land three, four or five Diamond Scatters, awarding 8, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. The Wilds during the bonus feature now feature various numbers of Lion Cubs, and it is the numbers of Lion Cubs appearing on the Wilds that determine the multipliers they grant when they complete winning combos. Two Lion Cubs award a x2 multiplier, three Cubs deliver a x3 multiplier and four Cubs on a Wild grant us a x4 multiplier. These multipliers can multiply each other if they land on multiple reels, potentially boosting wins by up to x36! We can also win additional spins during the Free Spins feature when we land two or more Diamond Scatters.

Summary

It’s nice to be introduced to the whole pride of lions that make up the Silver Lion and Silver Lioness x4 online slot family. It’s also nice that Lightning Box has diversified the Silver Lioness x4 game-play and bonus features enough to be different, while keeping enough elements the same to be unified. Which version of the Free Spins feature do you prefer? The expanding stacked Wilds of Silver Lion or the multiplying Wilds of Silver Lioness x4? There is surely only one way to answer that question. Play them both to compare.