Oriental Themed….With a Difference
Most games with an Oriental theme focus on either China or Japan, but Thailand is a country which offers just as much beauty and history, and this game celebrates just that. With the background to the reels providing a scenic ocean view, there’s a tropical feel to the game from the moment it loads.
The gameboard itself is elegant yet minimal with gilded decoration and a whole host of symbols which are traditional for the country. Fans featuring lotus flowers, a golden buddha, an elephant bearing the customary headwear, a pagoda, a simple fishing boat and a beautiful Thai women, the princess herself no less, all appear on the reels, waiting to be spun along with letters from playing cards.
Spin the Princess
The Thai Princess may look majestic but if you want to win some cash you’ll need to send her spinning around the board! There are 5 reels which include 20 fixed paylines so you can’t pick and choose how many you want to play with. You can still set up the value of the bet by choosing how much to wager per spin. The total max bet is a generous 400.00 but if you’re on a low budget this can be reduced to 0.20.
As well as being a game which is easy on the eye, there’s some fun features which come along in the form of free spin bonuses. On the main reels there’s the wild, represented by the Thai Princess, which stands in for other symbols and helps to line up winning combinations. There’s also the scatter symbol, the blooming lotus flower and you’ll need to spin at least three to open the Lotus Flower Bonus.
This free spins bonus round is quite unusual because your rewards are based on how many lotus flowers you can collect, and eradicates lower value symbols from the reels. At its lowest level, once you collect 12 you’ll release the expanding wilds the free spins phase; these can be very valuable in helping to make matches. If you collect 18 lotus blooms you’ll get the expanding wilds plus the 10, jack and queen cards will be eliminated, leaving only the more valuable symbols on the board. If you manage to accumulate the most lotus blooms recognised – 24 – you’ll get the expanding wilds plus all the cards from the 10 right through to the ace will be removed from free spin play. This leaves only the top prizes and the expanding wild left, increasing your chances of a big win!
Stay in Thailand
There’s much to see and do in Thailand so the good news is that there’s more slots which are based on this beautiful nation. Barcrest’s Thai Flower is a game that looks very similar to Thai Princess with some symbols which are almost identical! There are 5 reels, 10 paylines and an RTP of 95% making it a simple yet fulfilling play. Thai Thai from Paddy Power is another game which features the very best of the nation, as well as offering 10 paylines and an RTP of 94.79%. All three of these games offer free spins and/or respins so there’s plenty of chances to extend your winnings without spending a small fortune.
Relax and Play
Thai Princess from Blueprint Gaming is an online video slot which takes a trip to the Far East but not to any of the usual locations. An interesting bonus structure with medium volatility, there’s plenty of prizes to be won and the play is simple enough for even total novices to be able to follow with ease.