Asian-themed slots are becoming more common these days as the Asian online gaming market continues to grow.
The latest offering from Playson is “Pearl Beauty: Hold and Win” and focuses heavily on the Asian theme. The slot features beautiful Asian ladies and it is the goal of the player to see if they can hook up with one of them. The hold and win mechanic that is a favorite of the developer returns in this game.
Players are greeted with a blue background and they don’t know a thing about the game until they start spinning the reels. Fortunately, the theme comes through in great symbols. Additionally, the Asian tune in the background makes it more obvious.
The game features five reels and three rows for its main grid. Besides that, it has 243 ways to win. The symbols themselves are a mix of the card royals and the Asian symbols. The two most valuable ones are the two Asian beauties. Players can check out the payouts of each symbol by hovering their mouse cursor over them.
Players can bet a minimum of 0.20 coins and up to 100 coins per spin. The RTP is pretty low at 95.05 percent and the game has a medium to high variance. This is mainly because of the low basic payouts. Even the most valuable symbol will only give 2.5x a player’s stake.
The real draw of the game is its Hold and Win Bonus feature. This can allow players to get 1,192 times their stake. This is mainly done by scoring the bonus symbol, which is the pearl. When a player lands six pearls, the feature triggers. Every time a pearl appears, it locks on to its position and will grant three free spins.
This is a great bonus since each pearl has a number attached to them. At the end of the free spins, all of the values on the pearls are added up. The player then receives the total of the sum displayed. Lucky players can score a Golden Pearl, which takes all the values of pearls in play and uses that as its total.
Players can also trigger scoring the game’s Bonus Game with the bonus symbol. Players can then play for the three jackpots. The Mini and Major jackpots are easily won but the Grand jackpot is only possible if players full the entire screen with jackpot symbols.
This is an intriguing game that will require your full attention. Do give it a few spins when it shows up at your favorite online casino.