Golden Lotus Slots is a lovingly made Asian themed game that looks and plays as good as the title sounds. It succeeds in everything it tries to do, and there really is not much to fault about it, other than the fact you will not always win from it by default. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that
The premise of Golden Lotus Slots is an Asian aesthetic that pays you the longer you play it. We are all for that, being big fans of well done Asian art ourselves, which this game offers in droves. The style is not quite authentic, but we still think it looks great and captures the cultural vibe they were going for without being overbearing or racist.
Graphics in Golden Lotus Slots are gorgeous. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. If you are a fan of Asian themed games, you will love this. If you are not, we still think you will like it because it looks so great. We wish they would have opted for Kanji instead of suits of playing cards to match, but this is a minor complain about an otherwise really well done visual game.
Gameplay in Golden Lotus Slots is very decent. At 5 reels and 25 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect.
Betting here ranges from a penny to $5, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $125, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
The Bonus round here is called the Chinese Garden Feature, which is elegantly done and a nice addition as well. We particularly enjoy the progressive jackpot, however, which overshadows everything else about the game because we all know the real reason we are playing these slots.
+ Beautiful graphics
+ Wonderful theme
+ High production values
+ Respectfully handled
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Golden Lotus Slots is one of our favorite Asian themed slots. There are admittedly many of them, but few with the quaint charm that Golden Lotus Slots has to offer, or the payout potential. With progressive jackpots, nice bonus rounds, and a decently zen feel for long play throughs, we consider this game to be a gem. There are certainly better looking games out there, but we still really enjoyed the way everything in this one came together, including the oddly plashed Geishas given the somewhat Chinese look they were going for. If you are a fan of money and good slots, you are in for a threat. We can recommend this one without hesitation, and only suggest that you start your first spin as soon as you can before we win all the money from this one while you were idling around!