When it comes to the far east and slot games there is a wealth of imagery to take inspiration from. Cherry Blossoms has as you may guess from the title been inspired from the tree found across the Orient. NextGen Gaming have created a beautiful slot filled with lots of oriental symbolism and tied it up with a great bonus feature too. All that is needed is for you to read all about this slot before you head on over and give it a go.
Cherry Blossoms is a 5-reel, 20 pay line slot that offers an RTP of 95.37% for players. Looking as if it has been caught in the branches of the Cherry Blossom tree, your reels are bright and as colourful as the tree itself. Symbols include lots of oriental themes and a mix of card symbol too. The only sounds in play is a soft whirring as the reels spin, and a tapping as the symbols land in position. This can be slightly annoying after a while, but in some ways it works really well with the simplicity of the slot. If it gets too much you can always mute the sound if you wish too.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Cherry Blossoms begins at 1p per line in play and can be increased to £5 per line in play. This makes spins vary in cost from just 1p per spin up to the maximum of £100 per spin. You can adjust the number of lines active and the cost per line in play. To do this you will need to use the plus and minus symbols on either side of the lines and bet amount until you reach your desired bet.
Wild Symbol – A geisha is your wild symbol in Cherry Blossoms and she will substitute for all other symbols in the game except the scatter. She is also the highest paying symbol in the game, offering up to x12500 coins as a win for landing 5 on an active pay line. Any win formed with the geisha wild will also be awarded a x2 multiplier to that win.
Scatter Symbol – Your scatter symbol is a pink lotus flower and it can land anywhere on the reels. Landing three or more of these anywhere in view will trigger the bonus spins feature. Scatter wins are also in play here, awarding an extra cash amount for landing x2 or more anywhere in view.
- 2 scatter symbols will award a x2 multiplier to you bet amount as an extra win,
- 3 scatter symbols will award a x5 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win,
- 4 scatter symbols will award a x20 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win,
- 5 scatter symbols will award a x200 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win.
Other Symbols – Higher paying symbols on Cherry Blossoms are the temple, bell, Chinese lantern and oriental fan. Lower paying symbols are the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. Each one is brightly coloured and patterned to make it stand out on the reels.
Bonus Spins Feature – Once you land three or more of the lotus flower scatter symbols on the reels, you will enter the bonus spins round. You will be awarded your spins based on the number of scatters that were present when the feature triggers.
- 3 scatter symbols will award 15 bonus spins,
- 4 scatter symbols will award 20 bonus spins,
- 5 scatter symbols will award 25 bonus spins.
All wins during the bonus spins feature are awarded a x3 multiplier. If you land a geisha wild and she helps form a win, it will be a x6 multiplier. Bonus spins can be retriggered from within the round with no limit to the amount of times that can be achieved.
Gamble Feature – After any winning spin you can choose to hit the gamble button and try to increase your winnings. You will be shown a playing card that is face down and you have to choose the correct colour or suit to win. If you choose the correct colour you will double your win and the correct suit will quadruple your win. Choose correctly and you can choose again up to a maximum of x5 times. But choose incorrectly and you will lose everything you have just won and will be returned to the main game.
Cherry Blossoms is a simple game at heart with just one main feature to speak off. But this adds to the charm of the game and makes it very easy to click into and play. The gamble feature isn’t something we would advise players to use frequently, but as it is available we thought it worth a mention. Wins come often in the base game, as does the triggering of the bonus thanks to the fact that the scatters can land anywhere. This means that if you are playing with one line or all 20, you are in with an equal chance of triggering the feature. Overall Cherry Blossoms is enjoyable and super easy to play, and when that bonus hits it can be very profitable too.