Oriental Themed Online Slots

Published on: August 1, 2012 

Players from the Far East constitute a fair section of online casino players. Therefore software developers make special efforts to cater to these players. One of the steps employed is to offer online slots based on Oriental themes. The Far East has a well defined ethnic culture and online slots using symbols and graphics from this culture appeal to other players as well.

The Samurai is the Japanese warrior and the Playtech online slot game Silent Samurai is dedicated to him. The fire breathing Oriental dragon is the wild symbol that offers the highest line payout. The Geisha girl, as delicate as the Samurai is tough, offers the scatter payouts. The Samurai is the bonus symbol. The Samurai shuriken, a star like weapon, and the Japanese coin are the other thematic symbols. All these symbols exhibit animations, which increase the visual appeal of Silent Samurai. Even the high value card symbols are crafted like Japanese characters. In the bonus game the player has to hit ninjas and collect free spins and multipliers. Players can be awarded up to 27 free spins with up to 8 times multiplier.

Happy Golden Ox of Happiness is a Realtime Gaming Oriental themed slot game. It is based on the Chinese New Year and was released when the New Year was the Year of the Ox. This is a 50 paylines slot game, which means that payout opportunities will be more. An interesting feature is that the payouts end in 8s, which is considered a lucky number by the Chinese. The Ox is the wild symbol and offers the jackpot payout of 8,888 coins. There are many Oriental symbols such as lantern, fan, urn and mask. The Re-spin feature is triggered when the Ox symbol appears in the first and last reels. These two reels are held and the remaining reels re-spin up to 8 times. The multiplier increases by 1 with each re-spin. A regular free spins round and a randomly triggered progressive jackpot are the other features of this slot game.

Thai Sunrise is one of the simpler Oriental themed online slots. It has been developed by the software provider Cryptologic. The Thai girl is the wild symbol and doubles payouts when substituting in a winning combination. The island at night time with the full moon is the scatter symbol. In the animation the sun rises from behind the island giving meaning to the title of the slot game. The other thematic symbols include the lotus, the auto rickshaw, the Buddha and the fan. The bonus feature offers 15 free spins at tripled payouts. The free spins can be retriggered.

Asian Beauty is a slot game from Microgaming. It is a 243 ways to win slot game with ornately crafted symbols. In the forefront are the four beautiful Japanese ladies with fantastic animations. The Asian Beauty logo is the wild symbol and the vanity case is the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol triggers up to 25 free spins with all payouts doubled. The Mirror Bonus Game is triggered randomly. In the center of the screen are 12 mirrors and the four ladies offering different payouts on either side. The player selects mirrors revealing one of the four ladies in each. The lady that appears first in three mirrors offers her payout to the player.

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