The Asian theme is one of the most popular ones in the slot industry. Adding another one to the list is Playtech by releasing Lotus Heart, a game that stands out from the crowd. The 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 243 ways for the player to win, really has a unique style and interesting gameplay. The features are fun and provide the player with some amazing payouts.
With a commonly used theme, it is hard to manage to make it stand out from the others. But the providers have taken their own approach to the Asian theme by making the game about the zodiac signs of their culture. It is definitely something interesting to see and with the payouts added to the mix is worth playing.
The background is quite simple with just the color blue dominating it. It is hugged with green leaves and there can be stars seen suggesting the beautiful sky. The design fits the astral theme with the nature-inspired motives. The soundtrack contributes a great deal as well consisting of calming traditional music which is typical for this type of game.
The symbols are the most interesting part of the game, at least appearance-wise. They are what contributes to the astral part of the theme the most. They include the regular royals designed to match the theme, then there are rabbits, pigs, rats, roosters, and dogs. Just like the game's title says it, the wild symbol is represented by a lotus flower.
The payouts of the game are quite satisfying as well. Players can with a little bit of luck win up to 4,737x the stake in a single spin. The minimum a player can bet is 0,10 and the maximum is 500 coins per spin. In the terms of betting, the game has something for every player. This is a medium volatility game with the RTP set at an average 96,15%. The game should pay off and be liked by most players.
The game has a few very interesting and beneficial features for the player. First to talk about is, of course, the wild symbol. It replaces any other symbol except the scatter and also can expand to fill an entire reel. Both the wild and the scatter symbol can only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4. The wild also has special duties in the free spins round that will definitely amaze.
The Free Spins feature is where all the fun lays and it is triggered when the player lands 3 scatter symbols on the reels. The player then gets 5 free spins and an animated koi carp that swims and stops on a symbol with every spin. This turns the symbol wild hopefully scoring a decent win. Another great thing is that when the koi carp lands on the wild symbol a x3 multiplier gets applied on the wins. A re-spin is also triggered and all the symbols of that particular reel are upgraded and all the low paying ones removed.
The game has definitely impressed both with the design and features. Chinese astrology is not seen or talked about that often which is what makes this game so interesting. Well, that and the great design of it all. The features are quite interesting and make the game that much more fun. Most importantly they result in some pretty amazing payouts. The game is definitely worth giving a try to.