Land a 'big one' when trolling for Lion Fish!

Feb 17, 2009 5:11 PM
Slots of Luck by L. Sabin |

One of the oldies but goodies in multi-denominational games is the Lion Fish, a 5-reel, 9-line video slot machine produced by IGT.

Lion Fish is a good game to play sitting at the bar, since most players choose to go with some type of video poker. With not many customers choosing Lion Fish, I think you stand a pretty good chance of getting some money.

My last attempt at Lion Fish was at Monte-Lago Casino, one of the real classy spots in Las Vegas. It’s easy to find the games at that casino and the atmosphere is great. Anyway, I felt a bit lucky that day so I decided to play quarters instead of my normal penny or nickel tries.

In this slot game, the Lion Fish are wild with all the symbols on the reels, including the scatter (aka The Snorkeler). There is no secondary bonus game, but plenty of opportunity to score.

The first attempt at quarters (9 lines at $2.25 a roll), I came away with a push. The second spin I got four of the scatters, which are 10 times your bet. So with a nine coin bet, I received 90 quarters. Shortly afterward, I hit another four scatters.

As I continued, I hit four starfish which paid $72.50. When I finally called it a day, my $20 investment paid back $132. The Lion Fish game on the multi denominational Game King machine is similar to Black Rhino and Double Bucks – other choices on that particular slot.

What I like about the Game King machines is that you have a number of different games to play at varying costs – penny, nickel, dime, quarter. Lion Fish happens to be a favorite of mine, especially when making a $112 profit.