Powered by Barcrest Games thanks to a licensing agreement with Reel Time Gaming, Thai Flower was already hugely popular in bookies as a physical slot – now you can enjoy the online version.
With an exotic feel and some great bonus features, it’s medium-variance with five reels and 10 paylines. (Its simple structure adds to the appeal.) It’s also playable across the full range of mobile devices, so you can play wherever you are.
The Thailand theme is a pretty rare one in online gaming and the focus for this game is the iconic lotus flower, Buddhism’s sacred bloom, which is found across the land, everywhere from temples to restaurants and ponds.
Meanwhile, the mystical Asian soundtrack may help you kid yourself you’re actually on a dreamy Thai island beach! However, the sounds are more elaborate when you land a win and include a drum beat when the flower appears, and the ‘kerching’ of a till.
How to play
Elaborate decorations frame the reels in Thai Flower. The various symbols are all related to the theme and include a longboat, Thai woman, gold incense pot, traditional Thai house and an elephant. You’ll also find letters and playing card symbols from Ace to 10.
Land five Thai ladies on a payline to bag a thousand times your line bet – she’s the highest-paying symbol. A nice little animation pops up when you win on this symbol, including a spinning umbrella!
The elephant and mansion are the next highest-paying symbols, worth 500 coins when you land five on one line. These are followed by the boat and incense icons (250 coins for landing five) and then the playing card symbols. Landing five of the Queen, Jack or 10 playing card icons only wins you ten times line bet.
Play Thai Flower from as little as 10p or for up to £500 a spin. Adjust the stakes to suit your preference. You’ll also find individual lines clearly marked on the reels.
The Spin button, as ever, sets the reels moving, while there’s also an Autoplay function.
Wild and Scatter symbols
Unusually, the Scatter and Wild are the same in this game, the lotus flower icon. It means it substitutes for all other symbols a Wild, without any exceptions.
Free spins bonus round
You’ll see a preview screen before this round kicks off for real. It’s launched when you land the lotus flower on Reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time. And it rewards you with a dozen free whirls. There are just three types of symbol in this round, the Thai lady, elephant and mansion, revealed at random. Press Start to do this.
While there is potential for a big win thanks to the stacked symbols, with almost every spin apparently a winner, the free spins round doesn’t launch that frequently.
Return to Player (RTP)
At 95%, we should point out that this is a little below the average.
You’ll be keen to play this one if you’ve visited Thailand or have a particular affection for its culture.
Essentially, Thai Flower is a good, solid slot that, if anything, some may find a little basic. While its simple structure is potentially relaxing, bear in mind there’s only the free spins round as a bonus feature and nothing else.
Some have also commented on the somewhat ‘simplistic’ visuals. But take a trip to south-east Asia and decide for yourself.
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