Flowers is a slot title from Net Entertainment, or NetEnt, with 30 pay lines, adjustable from 1 to 30 in single units, and bets per line ranging from 1 to 250 coins. The slot’s garden theme is rendered very simply, with five transparent reels on a wooden frame spinning against a clear blue sky. Hanging chains of flowerpots left and right of the reels house the pay line numbers, and the flowery reel symbols are the final nod to the theme.
The feature that piques the most interest for slot game fans is the double symbols. All the Flowers icons except for the Wild and the Poker symbols can appear singly and in pairs, at random, on each reel’s three windows. This makes forming three-of-a-kind matches easier, and also allows the title to pay prizes for combinations as high as ten of a kind.
Four Poker Symbols and Five Flowers
Crisp, clean lettering is used on the J, Q, K and A symbols, all in bright contrasting colours. All four of these icons pay 5 coins for three-of-a-kind matches. For four of a kind, the J and Q pay 15 coins and the K and A, 20 coins. For five of a kind, the J pays 100, the Q, 125, the K, 150, and the A, 200 coins. In ascending order of value, the floral symbols are goofy-looking bluebells, apprehensive peonies, angry Venus flytraps, friendly sunflowers and belligerent roses.
Bold 3D graphics make all these icons amusing characters, and with each double symbol worth two single symbols in combos, wins are paid for consecutive runs along a pay line from Reel 1 when the player matches any number of symbols from three to ten. Flowers’ top-scoring roses, for example, pay 20, 40, 160, 250, 400, 600, 1,000 or 2,000 coins for three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten matches, respectively.
Special Symbols Continue Garden Motif
Flowers use two special symbols to trigger bonuses. The Wild is a cheerful, hard-working sun, and the Free Spins Scatter is a grinning cloud ready to shower the flowers with rain. Like the floral symbols, the Scatter also appears singly or doubled, but the Wild does not.
When the Wild substitutes for doubled symbols, it does so only singly, but it can replace any symbol except the Free Spins Scatter. Consecutive Wild combos starting on Reel 1 on the same pay line also win coin prizes: 200, 1,000 or 5,000 coins for three, four or five matches.
Multipliers and Free Spins Added by Scatter
Because the Free Spins Scatter can appear as a doubled symbol and it also occurs on up to four windows anywhere on the reels at the same time, there are bonuses to be won with any number from three to eight Scatters like punters enjoy in online cricket betting. For three, four, five or six Scatters, the player wins a multiplier of X2 on the bet per spin. For seven or eight Scatters, this multiplier increases to X4 and X10, respectively.
Four or more Scatters also activate a Free Spins round, with the backdrop switching to a starry night. Four matches yield 10 free spins, increasing in increments of 5 up to 30 free spins for eight Scatters. During free spins, the Wild can arrive in stacks of two or three to trigger more wins, and all prizes are multiplied by X3. Another four or more Scatters can retrigger free spins during the round.