Asian Beauty Slot Review
Four tender Oriental ladies with good payouts, a random bonus game, free spins and other profitable features are offered in this 5-reel Asian Beauty slot by Microgaming. You have 243 ways to create a winning combination so Lady Luck will certainly shine down on you and make your bankroll grow. With very flexible betting options and pretty low volatility, the slot will allow punters to enjoy high hit frequencies with smaller winnings. During free spins, which are the most wanted special addition in the slot, you can expect a handful of massive wins and a thrilling gaming experience.
The slot has five reels, three rows and no pre-determined paylines. Instead of multiple fixed patterns that the matching symbols must complete to form a combination, the slot utilizes an alternative system known as ‘243 ways to win’. How it works? Three or more identical pictures must land adjacently beginning with the first reel, and their position on these reels is not a qualifying factor. For example, one of the matching symbols can be located on the third row, another symbol on the first row, and one more symbol on the central row. The key requirement for these symbols is to appear on neighboring reels. This approach to slot building increases the number of potential wins for each spin.
Payouts and symbols
Since there are no paylines, you are not able to minimize a spin bet down to one cent and the lowest bet size in Asian Beauty is $0.30. Clicking a Coins button you toggle between the amounts of coins (1 to 10), and clicking small buttons marked as ‘+’ and ‘–‘, you change a coin value between one cent and half a dollar. The top bet available for players is $150 per spin, and this may be of interest to some high rollers.
Low-paying symbols in the game are Lotus Flower, Sakura, Silver Cup and Golden Cup. Their payout schemes are nearly identical; three matching images award x5, four pay x10 or x15, and five pay x75 times a bet. Four different Asian women are the most lucrative images amongst all non-feature symbols as three, four or five of each kind pay out x10, x25 and x200, respectively. So the best possible reward is $1000 on a five-of-a-kind combination of any of the four ladies. This is not impressive enough but one must not forget peculiarities of the 243 Ways To Win mechanics in which you will often have numerous winning combos on one spin. Taken together, these small-sized wins will give a decent coin prize. Besides, special symbols reviewed below are able to produce much more alluring wins than regular symbols are.
Wild and scatter symbols
You will easily spot a wild on the screen since it is represented by the ‘Asian Beauty’ words. The wild here replaces all basic symbols and completes its own combinations. Two wilds stopped on adjacent reels pay off x10 and five of them add the maximum of $10,000 to your game balance.
Scatters pay when in any position. You’ll receive your set award even if the scatters are on reels 2, 4 and 5, for example. Five scatters bring you a hefty $15,000 if playing at the maximum stake.
Asian Beauty features a free spin bonus with 15, 20 or 25 free spins, during which all prizes are doubled from their usual paytable values. The number of free spins is determined by the amount of scatters (3, 4 or 5) that have triggered the feature. Free spins can be retriggered under the same conditions.
Asian Beauty Mirror Bonus
This is a randomly activated bonus that can start at any time during a normal game (not in free spins). On a new screen, you will be presented with 12 mirrors that reveal one of the four Asian beauties when clicked. You continue picking the items until collecting three of the same women. Each beauty has a prize associated with her and your ultimate trophy will be x15 to x30 times a total bet in the preceding base game (up to $4500).