The online gaming software provider Realtime Gaming (RTG) has released a new video slot game – Golden Lotus – built on an Oriental theme. Clearly RTG is aiming to lure Asian players, who tend to prefer Oriental themes more, into its fold.
The game features ornately crafted symbols, representing the Oriental culture. Golden Lotus is the wild symbol. When it appears on a winning combination, it appears as a golden bud, which then blooms to a lotus. Apart from that, the wild symbol offers the highest fixed jackpot of 8888 coins. The digit ‘8’ is considered lucky in Orient, and hence most Orient themed RTG slots offer payouts in 8s. White Lotus is the scatter symbol, and players could win scatter payouts when two or more of these appear anywhere on the reels. Letter, Geisha, Statue, Vase, Chimes, and card symbols Ace and Nine are some of the other symbols. The Letter symbol also offers a jackpot of 8888 coins.
The Golden Lotus slot offers two jackpot high paying bonus features. The first one, Chinese Garden Feature, is triggered when three Golden Lotus symbols appear in the main game. This begins as a bonus game on the second screen, wherein players need to pick four out of eight golden lotuses. Each right pick guarantees 100 times the triggering bet or a number of free spins. The number of freer spins could be 5, 10, 15, or 20. Further, all White Lotuses appearing on the reels during the free spins are automatically converted to the wild Golden Lotuses, and all payouts are tripled.
The second one, White Lotus feature is triggered when or more White Lotus symbols appear anywhere on the reels. This feature offers 8 free spins to the players. The multiplier, which is randomly revealed, ranges from 3x to 5x. As in the Chinese Garden feature, here as well, all White Lotuses appearing on the reels during the free spins are automatically converted to the wild Golden Lotuses. Further, if during the free spins, three or more Golden Lotus symbols appear, then the feature itself is re-triggered.
Last but not the least, Golden Lotus comes with two progressive jackpots, named Major and Minor respectively. These are random progressive jackpots that could be hit after any spin. In other words, no symbols are required to be aligned on the reels for hitting either of the jackpots. Golden Lotus slot game has already gone live in all RTG casinos.