Asia Wins from Booming Games: Slot Review - a delightful Orient adventure!
Asia is a much-explored theme amongst software developers as it is a place full of wonder and culture. This latest release from stellar software studio Booming Games is another one to add to the list as it invites players to take in the sights and sounds of the Far East all from the comfort of their own home or on their mobile phone. Booming Games have been on a roll as of late with their continent-based slots such as Royal Wins and Paris Nights doing big business so it was a bit of a no-brainer that Asia would be next on their list. Join us as we take a trip to the Orient and find out what lucrative treasures await us in this game.
Asia Wins is a 5 reel slot with 20 paylines that includes Free Spins, Stacked Symbols, and a Gamble feature.
The first feature to highlight is that the game features Stacked Symbols. This means that identical symbols can display in stacks of 3 which can appear partially or completely on the reels to really boost your chances of landing a big win on the reels. Unfortunately, the Scatter symbol does not come stacked in this game.
The Wild symbol is represented by a neon style image of a Pagoda-like tower. Similar to other Wild symbols, it substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter to help contribute to winning combinations on the reels. If you manage to land 5 of these symbols on an active payline then you will win yourself a nice payout worth 50X your initial wager.
The Scatter symbol is depicted by a neon coloured image of a cat. Land 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels and you will trigger the Free Spins bonus game. In this fun feature, you will be given 10 Free Spins and if you happen to land 3 more Scatters while in Free Spins then you’ll be given an extra 10 Free Spins. Keep a close eye on the Scatter symbol on the reels as it is also the highest paying symbol in the game. Land 5 Scatters on an active payline and you will be laughing all the way to the bank with a whopping 2,000X your total bet!
The last feature to highlight is the Gamble mode. This is activated whenever you form a win on the reels and involves guessing between two objects – a red lantern and a green fan. If you guess the item correctly then your winnings will be doubled. It is possible to gamble up to 10 times in a row or until your winnings reach 10,000 in this fun but risky mini-game. A word of warning, choose very carefully while in this feature as if you choose the wrong object then you will lose all your winnings and be taken back to the main game.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The game features bright and glowing neon graphics. It almost feels like visiting Asia in the near future! The background of the slot is a dark black backdrop which is intentional as it is used to make the neon colours stand out that bit more. Symbols are nicely detailed and consist of a Pagoda Tower, a Cat, a Fan, a Lantern, a Panda, a Smiling Face and some different coloured Lucky Seven icons. The animations are crisp as symbols dart up and down the reels and enlarge and glow when part of a winning combination on the reels.
The music is oriental-based as you might expect and full of harps and percussion instruments. It complements the Asian theme of the game superbly.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 20 paylines, a good RTP of 96%, and a maximum payout worth 2,000X your stake.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet Range: 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.07, 0.08, 0.09, 0.10, 0.11, 0.12, 0.13, 0.14, 0.15, 0.16, 0.17, 0.18..200.00
Based on a bet of 0.20:
- Cat Scatter Symbol: 2.00 for 3X, 10.00 for 4X, 400.00 for 5X
- Pagoda Wild Symbol: 0.40 for 3X, 4.00 for 4X, 10.00 for 5X
- Blue 7 Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 1.00 for 4X, 2.00 for 5X
- Red 7 Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 1.00 for 4X, 2.00 for 5X
- Yellow 7 Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 1.00 for 3X, 2.00 for 5X
- Panda Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
- Smiling Face Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
- Fan Symbol: 0.01 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
- Lantern Symbol: 0.01 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
Our Verdict on Asia Wins
Booming Games created this game and it’s a highly enjoyable trip to Asia. The slot is very easy to play thanks to a simple user-friendly interface and features lots of bright neon graphics to really make this Asian-inspired game stand out from the crowd. There is a nice range of bonus features to keep players entertained for countless hours and it’s just great that symbols can appear stacked on the reels to really enhance your chances of landing a big payout. The main attraction of the game is the Free Spins bonus game and it’s fantastic that you can land extra Spins while in this feature by landing additional Scatters. The Gamble mini-game is fun to play but a risky venture at the same time! I found this slot to be of Medium variance so it won’t take you too long until you land a nice cash payout on the reels. For slots with a similar Asian theme, check out Jade Idol and Fu Er Dai.
Visit the Far East to win an oriental-sized fortune when you play Asia Wins!