BlueGem Gaming is a small Netherlands-based studio that is fast cementing its reputation for immersive slots with cutting-edge 3-D graphics and animations.
Zoo Zillionaire is one of BlueGem’s most popular titles, and offers a Progressive Jackpot as well as several other special features. To learn more about this zoo-themed Video Slot, read on below.
The zoo theme is really carried through this game. The usual playing cards make up most of the icons on the reels, and each is expertly rendered to look like a different zoo animal or part of an animal. The Lion is the only non-playing card regular symbol, and also pays out the top Jackpot in the base game.
The reels are set in what looks like the gate to a zoo, and the cheerful background music adds to the atmosphere as well. Authentic land-based Slot machine sounds complete the experience and make it more immersive.
You can activate up to 20 Paylines in this game, and they are played out over 5 reels. At 0.01 to 100’ the betting range should easily suit the pocket of every player, though it is also possible to play for free if you want to practice or just feel like relaxing.
The object of the game is to line 5 of the same symbol up along an active payline, with different payouts for different icons. The highest-paying regular combination is the Lion, which gives you 400x your line bet when it appears 5 times on a line. To maximise your potential wins, you can also set the game to Auto Spin on the days when you’re very busy.
The Scatter Symbols in this game are a Giraffe and a Zebra. They don’t need to line up or be on an activated payline to trigger their rewards; they just need to appear at least 3 times anywhere on the reels.
When you see 3, 4 or 5 Giraffes you’ll get 5, 10 or 20 Free Spins, and 3, 4 or 5 Zebras will trigger a multiple of 5, 25 and 50 times your total bet respectively. More free spins can be retriggered from within the bonus, and the payout values of all symbols also increase dramatically during this round.
A portion of the bets of every player around the world goes into a central Progressive Jackpot, which is awarded to anybody who spins 5 Animal Track symbols on a payline.
To be eligible for the Jackpot you also need to have placed the maximum bet on the Slot. For many players this is a worthwhile risk though, since the potential payouts can really only be described as life changing.
The Wild Symbol in this game takes the form of the entrance to the zoo, and can replace all at any other icon to create winning combinations. This boosts your payout potential considerably, which is why this is one of the best offer for players these days.
The only images that the Wild can’t stand in for are the Giraffe and Zebra Scatters. You will even win something when the Wild is part of a line-up of Animal Tracks, though it will be a reward of 800 coins rather than the Progressive Jackpot itself.
To end every winning spin off on an even higher note, you’ll be given the opportunity to try and double your takings. If you choose to play the Double Up game, you’ll win twice your original payout if you correctly predict the outcome of a coin toss.