If you look through a catalogue of slot games, you will find plenty of games that have an Asian theme. It’s not surprising with a different and fascinating culture providing plenty of ideas for slot designers. Here’s another one from Novomatic and ‘Asian Attraction’ provides its players with many opportunities to get some winning combinations.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of three rows of attractive and extremely bright looking symbols and has 20 pay-lines. No need to make a decision on how many to play on each spin of the reels as that’s a fixed amount. You do need to work out your stake though and the minimum cost of playing is 0.40 and the maximum is 100. Just make sure that you don’t put at risk any cash that you can’t afford to lose.
The background to the reels is light blue with attractive designs on them. There’s an Asian themed soundtrack which isn’t too bad and didn’t have me reaching for the mute button. The symbols in this game adhere well to its theme though it’d be good if there were more of them. We get a variety of good looking Asian women who are all beautifully dressed. Also, though we get the nine to Ace playing card symbols which is at least one too many in this reviewers opinion. Five of the Asian lady dressed in pink pays you 2500x your line bet and it’s 1500x for the one in green.
The wild symbol in this game is the Asian Attraction logo. That can substitute for other symbols here to help get you winning combinations. That’s really handy when you are one away from a good win but It can’t replace the scatter symbol which is the lotus blossom. You need to keep an eye out for this. If you can get five of them anywhere on the reels, that wins you 5000x your stake, while four has a 2000x multiplier. It has other functions too, more about that when looking at the bonus game this slot has. Even better news is that the scatter symbol can be stacked up on the reels and that can help get you some good wins.
Whereas a lot of games have the control buttons situated underneath the reels, that isn’t the case in this game. On the right-hand side of the reels there’s the spin button, which if you press down for a while sets up an autoplay feature. Above the spin button is a menu that allows you to set your stake and access the paytable. That’s packed with lots of information including details of how much the individual winning combinations pay and the bonus game. Have a few free games too in order to see how everything works without having to spend a penny. The gamble feature control button is on the left-hand side of the reels, more about that later in this review.
Keep your eyes on that scatter symbol because if three of them end up anywhere on the reels at the end of a spin, you receive a total of ten free spins. There’s increased chance of you getting some wins during the free spins due to the upgrade feature. The lady wearing the bronze outfit will transform into a silver lady when it appears on the third reel. The silver lady can turn into gold and the gold becomes a diamond lady. This wins you more free spins to do some damage with. It’s also possible to get three more free spins if the scatter symbol ends up on the third reel. All this can keep the free spins going and make this a lucrative bonus round.
When you get a winning combination, you are given the chance to increase that windfall. Yes, it’s the gamble feature that appears in many Novomatic slot games. It’s not compulsory but if you do go for it, you need to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. Get it right and you can double your win, make a wrong choice and you lose your win. This can be done up to five times but try that with a pack of playing cards and see how difficult it is. Best to use this for small wins and never large ones.
There are other games out there that are like this one. You can give another Novomatic slot ‘Reel King Free Spin Frenzy’ a play. That also has 20 pay-lines, a slightly higher RTP, free spins round and a wild symbol on all the reels. Also try the Ainsworth slot ‘Ming Warrior’ for another Eastern themed game with 20 pay-lines, three scatters needed to trigger the free spins round and a slightly lower RTP.
An attractive looking game that has a theme that’s not exactly original but is well adhered to. The highlight here is definitely the free spins bonus round that can certainly get you some big wins if your luck is in. Be careful with the gamble feature though, it’s always best to keep your wins not immediately return them.