Lotus flowers and lanterns, which are among the symbolisms central to key Chinese beliefs, form the basis for this Aspect Gaming-owned video slot named Lotus Lantern. Thus, when Lotus Lantern was released on February 8, 2017, it promised thematic diversity—oriental, Chinese folktale, and Feng Shui ideology.
Apparently, Lotus Lantern is a slot game adaptation of the 1999 animation film titled “Lotus Lantern” (also Bao lian deng); it features Chinese actor Jiang Wen as Er Lang, and Chinese actresses Xu Fan as San Sheng Mu and Ning Jing as Gamei.
The Wild/substituting sacred flower does not need winning combinations. 5 Ghosts (August 2016) and Ba Xian Chuan Qi (February 2018) from Aspect Gaming have some similarities with Lotus Lantern. Rival games include Golden Lotus from Real Time Gaming, Green Lantern from Playtech, and Big Red Lantern from Bally.
The halberd-like stone ax requires two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eleven symbols (San Sheng Mu, Gamei, Er Lang, Er Lang’s dog, magical rock atop lake of fire, A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9) requires three, four, and five winning combinations.
Lotus Lantern Game Characteristics
Lotus Lantern’s 5X3 grid contains thirteen symbols, 30 fixed pay lines, up to 15 free games, eight winning multipliers offering up to X15, four total bet multipliers offering up to X100, and regular payouts ranging from X5 to X500. The two Lotus Lantern special symbols: the Wild and substituting symbols is a purple-and-green divine lotus flower in a flower vase; and the scatter that offers the free games is a halberd-like stone ax.
Outlined in purple, the five high-paying symbols are: immortal goddess San Sheng Mu, dressed in green; dressed in purple is Gamei, the mortal’s daughter kidnapped and hidden in heaven; chief god Er Lang in yellow-and-brown clothes; Er Lang’s dog; and a magical rock atop the mythical lake of fire. Outlined in red, the six low-paying symbols are: a pink A, an orange K, a yellow Q, a blue J, a red 10, and a green 9.
Lotus Lantern coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.04, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, and $5.00. Lotus Lantern bet size options: $0.30 (minimum bet), $0.60, $1.20, $3.00, $6.00, $15.00, $30.00, $60.00, $90.00, and $150.00 (maximum bet).
The Lotus Lantern payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. High-paying symbols: goddess San Sheng Mu pays X50, X250, and X500; Gamei pays X25, X100, and X250; Er Lang, or Er Lang’s dog pays X10, X25, and X125; and magical rock pays X5, X25, and X100. The low-paying symbols: A, or K pays X5, X20, and X100; Q, or J pays X5, X15, and X75; and 10, or 9 pays X5, X10, and X50.
Two axes offer X2 total bet multiplier, three axes offer X5 bet multiplier, four axes offer X50 total bet multiplier, and five axes offer X100 total bet multiplier. Three, four, and five axes offer eight free games, ten free games, and 15 free games, respectively.
The Lotus Lantern software is good, with magical sounds, up to 100 automatable spins and the usual Wintrack for displaying lost and won rounds. The exciting 3D animated graphics include the blossoming lotus, shiny ax, winking San Sheng Mu, the dog barking silently, the glittering Gamei, and the magical rock emiting steam.
Luck in Lotus Lantern
Lotus Lantern is a game of chance; its RTP rate is 94.03% and the house edge is 5.97%.