Golden Lotus Slots

Golden-LotusGolden Lotus is an RTG game that takes a popular theme, the Chinese people and their culture, and creates a beautiful slot out of it, with interesting action and with features that naturally focus on the beautiful lotus flowers. The Chinese are capable of creating great beauty, as evidenced by the beautiful art they’ve created in time, by the gorgeous gardens they have, the jade statues and porcelain vessels. The game includes many of those elements, so fans of the Chinese will enjoy their time with it.

There are a couple of things that recommend this slot, besides the graphics and theme that we already covered a bit. I’m talking about the features offered in this 5 reel game with 25 lines. Both major types of feature symbols (the wild and the scatter) are present here, along with the main type of feature game they trigger (the free spins) and a chance to win even bigger prizes than normal (thanks to multipliers). Prize wise, the game gives you a jackpot worth $44,440 plus a couple of progressive prizes.

Features of Golden Lotus

The Lotus flower is the one that the focus is mostly on, so both types of feature symbols available here use it as their representative. The color is the one that differs between the two, with the Golden Lotus being a wild, while the White Lotus is a scatter.

Golden Lotus symbols can appear anywhere in the game and whenever they can act as a substitute for another symbol, they do so. There is only one symbol that the Golden Lotus can’t substitute for, and that’s the White Lotus scatter. As is often the case, the wild symbol is also responsible for awarding the slot’s top jackpot. You can win up to 8,888 coins with its help. The focus on the number 8, considered lucky, is another element that indicates the Chinese inspiration.

White Lotus is the second part of the feature list, a scatter symbol whose main point of attraction is the huge payout it can offer you. Whenever you have multiple scatter symbols on the reels, no matter in what position they are, you are rewarded handsomely. The prize goes up to 500 times the value of the wager you made that round, but you need all five White Lotus symbols present for it.


White Lotus Feature

The same White Lotus that rewards you with prizes will give you access to 8 free spins, as long as 3+ symbols of this type are around. The scatter turns into wild or Logo symbols as the free spins are used. A random multiplier, between 3x and 5x, will be applied to each free game.

Chinese Garden Feature

The symbol responsible for this second type of feature is the Golden Lotus, the wild of the slot. Once again, a minimum of three symbols are needed and they can be in any position as long as they appear in the same round.

On the next screen, eight Golden Lotus will be shown and you have to pick four of them. The reward from each lotus flower picked is either cash or free spins. The cash prizes go up to 100 times the bet, while the free spins consist in either 20, 15, 10 or 5 rounds.

If you happen to get free spins, you will find that the White Lotus becomes either a Logo or a Golden Lotus for their duration. On top of that, you benefit from a 3x multiplier for all prizes awarded during those spins.

Betting options and jackpots

As far as betting is concerned, Golden Lotus is a typical slot machine, where 25 lines receive an equal number of coins if they are all selected. The option to change the value of the coins is there, the range being $0.01 to $5. A $125 wager is not something that everyone can get on-board with, but you can always reduce the wager as much as you need ($0.01 is the starting point).

The jackpots are the ones that definitely have Chinese inspiration. There are two ways to get paid with 8,888 coins here. One of them is through five wild symbols on a line, while the second method requires five Logo symbols. $44,440 cash is the highest amount offered, if the coins used were worth $5.

Design and symbols

The Chinese inspiration in this design is easily visible, but it’s tastefully done and it shouldn’t be a problem, even if you’re not necessarily a fan of theirs. There is a mix of playing cards and Chinese objects on the reels, with the background image being that of a lotus covered lake, with a pagoda nearby and with a tree on the margin.

Symbols: Golden Lotus (wild, 8,888x), White Lotus (scatter, 500x the bet), Logo (8,888x), Woman (1,250x), Jade Statue (800x), Vase (800x), Lantern (800x), Ace (300x), King (300x), Queen (200x), Jack (200x), Ten (100x), Nine (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

You will find that there is no shortage of Chinese themed slot machines out there, of all qualities and types. That being said, give Golden Lotus a chance for its features, especially since both the scatter and the wild can give you free spins with multipliers. The game has good jackpots as well, not to mention two progressive prizes that you might get with a bit of luck. The graphics don’t stand out in a big way, but they are above average.

This Golden Lotus slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.