Cherry Blossoms Slots Celebrates a Japanese Standard

Framed by a delicate tracery of cherry trees in full bloom, the soft pink outlines of the Cherry Blossoms reels are evocative of Japan’s favourite season of the year. Cherry Blossoms is a five-reel, 20-payline digital slots title developed by NyxInteractive and Amaya Gaming, and it is also Mac compatible. Players can play any number of betlines from 1 to 20 per spin, and vary their bets per line from 0.02 to 4.00 in whatever currency is being used, so it is accessible to all budgets. Players with a limited bankroll can play all 20 lines at the lowest coin setting, to increase the possible winning combinations available.

Game Design Continues the Theme

As the name and the backdrop suggests, Cherry Blossoms draws its inspiration from Japanese history and culture, set during the annual explosion of colour that is the cherry blossom season. The sound effects are quiet and unobtrusive, although the arrival of a Scatter is heralded by a bang, and winning paylines are celebrated with a short burst of Japanese music, along with quick animations if any of the special symbols help make up the win.

Poker Symbols and Japanese Icons

For low-value icons, Cherry Blossoms uses six standard Poker symbols, 9 to A, but the values are paired. In other words, although a player must as usual get at least three identical symbols on a payline, left to right starting on Reel 1, to win a prize, the amount won for three, four or five As is the same as that won for the same number of K’s, Q’s and J’s also have matching prizes, as do 10s and 9s. Low-value prizes range from 5 to 200 times the line bet. In the higher-value prizes, the Fan and paper Lantern also share the same size wins, but the Bell and Japanese Palace have substantially higher prizes. These last two start paying out for just two of a kind, and the top prize for five Palaces is 2,500 times the line bet.

Geisha and Cherry Blossoms Trigger Bigger Wins

A perfectly painted Geisha is the Cherry Blossoms Wild icon, able to replace any symbol, excluding the Scatter, to complete more winning paylines. Wins featuring the Wild are immediately doubled, and combinations of two or more Wilds in succession on a payline win extra prizes; up to 12,500 times the line bet for five of a kind. Cherry Blossoms scattering in the wind form the Scatter symbol, and two or more in any position will pay a multiplier of the total bet for the spin: from 2X for two Scatters, up to 200X for five. Three, four or five Scatters also trigger the Free Games bonus; 15, 20 or 25 free spins, respectively.

Free Games Add Extra Multipliers

During a Free Games round, all wins are automatically tripled. Any winning paylines in which the Geisha Wild is one of the icons creating the win receive an immediate multiplier of 6X. The Cherry Blossoms Scatters continue to fall during Free Games, so it is possible to re-trigger free spins during the bonus round.