Zentautus Slot Review 2021

Gameplay and Visuals
Zentaurus takes us to the world of ancient Greek Gods although the unfamiliar name has no particular relation to the Greek myths, even if it does sound suitably mysterious.

As with a lot of games in this genre, there is a foreboding sky forming a backdrop behind the reels along with dramatic music, but as with many of their other slots, Merkur have not dwelt on the visuals here. That said, it is in keeping with their preferences for dark themes, as illustrated by such games as Amulet of the Pharaoh, Vampires and Guardians of the Monastery.

This is a five-reel, three-row slot that offers 20 ways to win and has been adapted to work well with most mobile devices, so you can enjoy this game on the go, whatever your operating system.

The symbols on the reels are an interesting mix of types. The lowest value icons are the familiar playing card royals, which pay up to x16 if you can land five of them on a payline. In rising order of value, you will find a fruit basket, a vase, a harp and a mountain scene that pays x200 your original stake for five on a line. The highest payout is obtained from the Zentaurus Wild, which can pay a handy x5000 if you get a full set on the reels.

Although the game appears to be fairly straightforward on the surface, it is one of those slots titles that is worth a second look, particularly if you are used to the flashier type of modern slot game, which is packed with features and shiny graphics. The gameplay here is solid, with the potential for some good wins. The truly impressive wins come with the Multiplier Wild feature that is part of the base game or from the free spins bonus round, which includes sticky symbol respins.

Bonuses and Features
It is fair to say that Merkur slots are not known for their wide array of bonuses, but there are some good additional features here that will help to boost your winning chances.

The Wild symbol, mentioned above, can have a really significant impact on your wins, as when it turns up on the reels, it will have a different multiplier attached, which will depend on how many Wilds feature in the relevant winning combination.

Even if there is only one Wild in your win, there will still be a handy x2 multiplier attached. And if you land two Wilds on the reels, you will have a multiplier value of x4, while three Wilds will give you a multiplier of x8. The biggest multiplier here, however, is for spins in which four Wilds feature in the successful combination, in which case, you will earn an impressive multiplier worth x16. And if you can combine the highest paying regular symbol (which in this case is the mountain scene) with the four Wilds, you will produce an impressive payout of x3200 your stake.

The Wilds and the Multipliers are not the only impressive feature in this game, however. There is also an excellent Free Spins game that can be triggered when you land three Scatter symbols in any position along the reels.

When the bonus free spin round is triggered, you will have ten free spins to begin with, but it is possible to retrigger this part of the game multiple times by landing another three Scatters on the reels. To further increase your winning potential, you will also be able to benefit from the Wild Multipliers during the free spins round, as well as something called the Streak feature.

This handy bonus is activated each time that you managed to land a winning combination while using your free spins. At this point, all of the winning symbols will become sticky, while the remainder of the reel position is respun. If you manage to add to the winning combination, you will earn yet another respin. This bonus goes on for as long as you continue to bring up winning spins, and it can not only help you to earn plenty of respins, it can also boost your overall payout.

The potential maximum payout here is impressive. The maximum win obtainable from a single spin or free spin is an excellent x10,000, which compares well with many similar games.

Return to Player (RTP)
Online slots players are increasingly aware of the importance of scrutinising a game’s RTP before they start to play and Zentaurus performs respectably in this area, with a good score of 96%, making this one of the better online slots you will find.

It’s always good to make sure you check the Return to Player percentage when looking for a new slot to play. It gives you a better understanding of how much you’re likely to return over a long period of play.