Yet another Orient theme to tempt us online slots fans, and to be fair we are used to the assumption that we love all things Chinese. Truth is, there’s a certain comfort that comes from these recurring images that one can’t quite explain, so maybe they’re onto something. Booming loves a good wedding, and here’s another, in China.
Presented on the standard 5x3 setup with a tasty 50 paylines, the bright red imagery of Lotus Love aims to squeeze all the possible luck out of the ancient Chinese belief that red is the colour of good fortune.
Theme related symbols look the part
Spinning on a red frame with a backdrop of red lotus flowers this theme is alive with colour, even if it mainly just the one. The high-value symbols found across the reels have Chinese gift envelopes, the bride and groom for the wedding and then two Chinese symbols that presumably mean luck, happiness or something similar. Low value symbols are represented by 6 to 9 of the playing card deck.
The wild in this game comes in the firm of the obligatory wedding cake, flanked with flowers this icon will substitute all other symbols to form wins, except for the scatter. The scatter is a bouquet of red roses and triggers the main feature as expected. The scatter is worth a potential 50x your stake should you get five across the reels.
The bonus features
Triggered when you get three or more of the rose scatter symbols anywhere across the reels, you’ll then get ten free spins as well as the scatter pay-out.
Get three or more of the cake wilds across the reels to trigger this feature, then for the next ten spins you can form winning combinations from right to left as well as left to right. Triggering free spins during this round will suspend the features but it will resume when the spins are over.
Always a danger, the gamble feature haunts many a seasoned slot player. Hit gamble on any win to play a double or nothing round, giving you a choice between a banknote and a cheque. Win up to ten times in a row or 10000 coins, if you’re lucky – and you won’t be so don’t get greedy.
There is an originality about Lotus Love in such a crowded space theme-wise. Graphics are tasteful, soundtrack is bordering on pleasant and the gameplay is smooth. There are some great chances for winnings here, and those bonuses are well thought through.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring