About Zeus III
Zeus III has it all when it comes to looks – the background is simple yet effective, using bright sky-blue tones to bring out the action on the base game grid. The reels are shaped a little like a thunderbolt making its way down to earth and the symbols are some of the best we’ve seen on any WMS slot. The stacked Zeus symbols are very clever – the beard of the upper symbols in the stack forms the hairline of the lower symbols creating a strange yet effective look.
WMS have pushed out all the stops to make Zeus III into a high quality audio production. You get the feeling that you’re sitting on top of Mount Olympus as the sound effects swirl round in the air, whistling like the wind. This can be a little disconcerting at times – especially if you’re sitting near a window, as the effects are so real. The reel spin noise has an arcade quality that’s more in line with the traditional WMS titles, but this still works well with the swirling sonic maelstrom that lurks in the background.
The reel arrangement in Zeus III is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. As you look at the reels from left to right you’ll notice that each subsequent reel has one more stop space than the previous one. The first reel has two stop spaces, the second three spaces right up to the last reel, which has six stop spaces. There are a whopping 192 pay-lines spread out across this grid, giving you a ton of winning chances – when you hit your wins a special meter fills up at the start of the grid showing you how many different combinations you’ve hit.
The Zeus Jackpot symbols are stacked on all reels – and in addition to the standard Acropolis wild that appears in the base and bonus games, if you can stop in a complete stack of Zeus symbols across any reel you’ll turn that reel wild for the duration of the spin. This can be especially helpful when it comes to hitting the big combinations wins on the reels of Zeus III. As there’s so much winning potential in this game you’ll find that the pay-table has been trimmed down accordingly and you’ll need to hit massive multi-line combinations to win the best money from this game.
As with all great slot machines of the moment Zeus III gives you a high quality bonus game to complement the action you’ll find on the reels of the base game. Stop in the special scatters on the reels to activate the free spin round – three or more will activate this sub-game, with five scatters awarding the maximum fifty spins. These all take place on the standard reel set giving you a huge amount of chances to hit those special across the board combos. They say that lightning never strikes twice – well they’ve never played Zeus III.