Designed to look like a 3-reel slot machine in a land-based casino, the Southern Fortune Lion video slot from GamingSoft has some classic style, a popular Chinese-inspired theme and a few interesting bonus features that can be triggered when the right symbols stop across the single payline. It’s a fairly simple game that doesn’t bombard you with lots of distractions, but instead allows serious punters to focus on the important matter of landing reliable winning spins.
The simplicity extends to the subtle patterned surroundings to the reels, which is in a nice red shade, while a strip-light effect to the edges of the game are just enough to add a bit of style and movement without overdoing things. Symbols are well-presented and include many of the icons that are so widely used across Chinese themed slot machines, such as firecrackers, cymbals, ceremonial drums and of course, a lion.
Spinners can start landing real cash wins with a stake of only 0.30, an amount that can be steadily raised to suit the bankroll to a high limit of 90.00 per spin, although free Southern Fortune Lion video slots can be found, which could be useful for getting some practice in. There’s a further option to double or triple bets, which you will need to take if you want to trigger a free spins bonus game, but even without it, there’s a good return to player ratio. Other bet options include setting the reels off on Auto-spin for any number of times, although there’s no way to pre-set win or loss limits, so you will still need to keep an eye on the bankroll.