NOTE: Nov 28th, 2012: Sorry but WMS have added code to block play on Zeus from countries where Jackpot Party
does not curently operate so if the game isn't working for you, that will be why :-/
Ever been to Las Vegas, stood in the middle of the slots section and closed your eyes? If you have, you'll know exactly where I am
headed with this one. WMS have started to launch their Vegas slots into online casinos and the Zeus Slot is
one of the first to land. WMS are famed for their Jackpot Party progressive slot game and the unique gameplay of their
"Hot Hot Super Respin" slots series with it's very distinctive sound engine that sounds like a jet engine warming up at times!
The Zeus slot was a precursor to one of my favourite games, Zeus 2, which I first played at the
Venetian casino in Macau back in 2007 and again more recently on a trip to Vegas at the Encore. Like
one of it's cousins, the Palace of Riches slot (2nd edition), the Super Respin series actually pulled me away from
IGT slots like my favorite Cleopatra slot and
the excellent DaVinci Diamonds for the first time ever LOL.
It looks like games such as Zeus, the amazing Star Trek slots, the Wizard Of Oz series, Lord Of The Rings
and the excellent "Colossal Reels" games (Spartacus, Lil Red, Van Helsing etc) have propelled
WMS right up there alongside IGT and in fact, 2011 saw them overtake IGT in floor space at one popular
Las Vegas casino and even launch some of the games online on their very own Jackpot Party site
(full review here).
Anyway, onto the Zeus slot itself. The video below is a promo for the new online version which is available at
Jackpot Party casino (doesn't take US players right now). I say new, but bear in mind that this is the
original Zeus slot and the Zeus II slot will probably be forthcoming once WMS are settled in online. The slot itself has stacked wilds on every
reel and the obligatory free spins feature. The free spins are triggered by getting the blue bonus symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 for 10 free
spins but here's the twist. If you get all 5 of these symbols then you get 100 free spins! Now that my friends, is some bonus! But lets
be honest it's not easy and I've yet to see it happen.
For more information on all the latest games from WMS, check out the Slotjunkies video slots reviews
which have videos of most of their online games including the Wizard Of Oz slots, Kronos, Bruce Lee, Star Trek, John Wayne
and of course, the Zeus slot.
Below is a "Big Win" video for each of the 3 Zeus slots that are available in Vegas casinos. As I write, only the original Zeus game is
available to play online at Jackpot Party (for free or for real but only
for players from certain countries right now) although it wouldn't surprise me to see "Zeus II" (Super Respin) appear at some time
as they already have 3 other Super respin slots online as I write: Hearts Of Venice, Griffin's Gate and Plataea.