As the ruler of the gods on Mount Olympus and the Greek god of the sky, Zeus 1000 has, perhaps unsurprisingly, sparked a fair few slot games. This one, the low-variance Zeus 1000 from WMS Gaming, has a standard five-reel grid with four rows for the base game. It joins the operator’s other line-up of games on a similar theme, Zeus and Zeus III.
Alongside the standard reels, there’s a colossal 5×12 reel set featuring a hundred Paylines in all, where you’ll find all the bonus lines and where you can calculate your winnings. But don’t worry if that sounds, unlike any slot you’ve played before – it’s all reel-y straightforward!
Zeus 1000 sits on his throne on the top of Mount Olympus, from where he rules gods and people with all his might on display. Let him bestow payouts, free spins, stacked Wilds and more!
How to play
Coin sizes in this game range from 1p to £5, while spins cost from 50p to up to £250 a whirl.
Symbols are pretty much what you’d expect, with icons featuring Zeus himself plus Pegasus, a throne, chariot, vase and helmet making up the higher-value ones.
The typical playing card values Jack, Queen, King and Ace constitute the lower-paying values.
A view of Olympus serves as the Wild, showing up just on the smaller reels. But land a full stack and everything moves over to the colossal reels, where the corresponding reels fill up with Wilds.
Zeus lightning is the bonus, showing up on Reels 1, 3 and 5 on both reel sets. (It becomes Wild on the colossal one.)
This is where the bigger wins are, although you may find they don’t come along that often. So it’s where you’ll want the gods to be smiling on you! (But be warned that some have found it challenging to trigger this round.)
Land three or more lighting bonus symbols anywhere on Reels 1, 3 and 5 of both sets to unlock the free spins bonus. Here you can be awarded as many as 30 free spins, meaning there is the potential for some great wins.
It works as follows:
- Three bonus symbols win you 10 free spins plus twice your stake
- Four bonus symbols win you 15 free spins plus 10 times your stake
- Five bonus symbols win you 20 free spins plus 20 times your stake
- Six bonus symbols win you 30 free spins plus 30 times your stake
During this round, landing four Zeus 1000 icons on the smaller reels means all Zeus symbols on the colossal one payout up to 1,000x extra for that particular spin.
Bonus guarantee feature
This handy little perk means you’re guaranteed to win at least 10x your stake when you play the free spins round.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP here is on the better side of average, at a relatively generous 96%.
Visually, Zeus 1000 may not be that much to write home about. But it’s simple to play and offers something a little different. It’s also certainly innovative and will appeal to both experienced slots players and newcomers, and to all attitudes to risk. We reckon it’s set to be as popular as the other games out there on this theme.