Cherry Blossoms Slot from Amaya
Cherry Blossoms is an Asian themed slot, where the colorful pink flowers are a recurring theme. They appear in the backdrop to the reels, they act as the scatter symbol and are also found as the pattern on a Far Eastern style fan.
On the reels you’ll also find an ancient temple, a prayer bell, a Chinese lantern and the highest paying symbol in the Geisha Girl. There is no doubt that the high point of this slot is the bonus round, where you’ll gain a huge number of spins alongside a large multiplier – the best of both worlds.
How to Win on Cherry Blossoms
The highest paying of the symbols is the Geisha Girl, which pays out an incredible 12,500 coins if you hit the maximum five in a row, with a noteworthy payout of 2,000 coins for landing four in a row too. This symbol gets even better, as it is also the wild symbol, substituting for any other symbol apart from the scatter. It gets even better than this, as every time you land a win using the wild symbol, you’ll find the win size doubled due to the 2x multiplier in place.
The other high paying symbol is the temple, which is worth 2,500 coins for a full house of 5, while the prayer bell is worth 500 coins and both the lantern and fan will pay out 300 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Each time you land a win, you’ll have the opportunity of taking a gamble. An overlay will appear which shows a face down playing card. You now have a choice. Firstly you can try and predict the color of the card and if you are indeed correct, you’ll double your win amount. However, you can also aim to multiply your win amount by 4 by predicting the suit of the card. Of course, if your gamble attempt is wrong, your win is now no more.
Scatters and Free Spins
The final symbol on this flower themed slot is the cherry blossom itself. This acts as the scatter symbol and you’ll gain an immediate win if it appears twice or more across any of the reels. These payouts are based upon your total stake, where 2 scatters will see you double your stake, rising up to 200x your stake for the maximum 5. However, should you land 3 or more scatters, you’ll also find yourself taking part in the free spins bonus round.
The minimum 3 scatters will see you given 15 free spins, while each additional scatter will see another 5 free spins added to your total. Every time you win during the feature, you’ll find that a 3x multiplier is applied, making for a highly profitable feature, made even better by the fact that any wins using the wild will be subject to a 6x multiplier.
Design and Setup
Cherry Blossoms is something of a no frills game. The symbols all have a basic design and you’ll not find much animation on the reels, the only exception being the limited animation of the Geisha Girl. The playing card symbols dominate the reels at times and these are very straightforwardly designed, with no tie-in to the theme. The cherry blossoms in the backdrop, the symbols and the win line indicators do make for a slot with a great amount of color however. The gentle, Far Eastern style soundtrack is a nice accompaniment to the slot too.
This is a five reel slot with a total of 20 pay lines, although you do have the option of playing any number of lines between 1 and 20. The minimum stake per credit is just 2c and this ranges all the way up to $4. You’ll be able to set both these options to the upper limit by hitting the ‘Max’ button. The auto play option is quick and easy, simply click the button and select a number of spins between 5 and 500 spins.
If you’re looking for a slot with amazing visuals and a great variety of features, Cherry Blossoms does fall a little short, this game features very basic graphics and just the one feature. However, it has to be said that the feature is a good one, offering both a large number of spins and some particularly large multipliers. There are better Asian themed slots out there, but the bonus feature might be enough to make this one worth playing.