You can expect beautiful sound and visuals and some top extras in Lotus Heart, an Asian-themed video slot from Playtech. It’s a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game that comes with expanding wilds and a free spins feature that also offer re-spins with upgraded reels and potential 3x multipliers. Play the lovely looking Lotus Heart from between 10p and £500 per spin.
Inspired by the Chinese zodiac
The design in Lotus Heart is very elegant and understated. Instead of flashy gold and red which you usually find in slots with this theme it’s blues and greens that dominate here. Joining the lower value royals are symbols associated with the Chinese zodiac. The best of them is the pig which pays 1.2, 2 or 6 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjoining reels. The lotus flower is the wild. When this appears on reels 2, 3 or 4 in the base game, it expands and turns the whole of that reel wild in the Expanding Wild Reel feature.
Free Spins feature with koi carp
The Free Spins feature is active by landing 3 scatters on the middle 3 reels on the same spin. You can then look forward to 5 free spins. During the free spins, you’ll see 3 animated koi carp swim around the reels. Any symbol they land on turns into a wild.
Re-spins & multiplier wilds
If 1 of the animated koi carp land on an animal symbol during the free spins, then a re-spin is awarded. During that re-spin, any reel where a koi landed an animal symbol is improved so that they only include higher value symbols. Hope to see a koi land on a wild during the free spins. This delivers a 3x multiplier and trebles your payout. The only downside here is that the free spins can’t be retriggered.
Novel take on a classic theme
We’ve lost count of the number of Chinese-themed video slots we’ve played. It’s fair to say we haven’t seen anything quite like Lotus Heart before. The unusual visuals are superbly done, backed by a haunting backing track. The gameplay doesn’t quite hit the heights of the design but it’s still a very playable game thanks to the cracking range of extras.
Get lucky with those koi carp in the free spins and Lotus Heart can serve some classic Asian action – the 3x multiplier wild can lead to wins of 4,734 times your bet on every free spin.