Is it a Secret Garden?
The developer has chosen to add five reels and three rows into the layout of this game, presenting all players with a regular video slot interface. These reels feature the standard A, J, K, Q and 10 symbols, all of which are designed in an ornate, swirled sort of way. In addition, the sole garden reference is introduced in the form of a golden rose, with the only other icons which have any sort of relevance to the name of the game being an emerald-studded ring and a tiara sat on a pink cushion. As mentioned, there are two characters which are included in the game, both of which form symbols. One of a man clutching a red rose, and the other of a woman who looks like she’s just finished shooting the latest L’Oréal shampoo commercial.
Alongside these standard symbols and reels, the game has had 10 different pay lines integrated into it, which can be customised to suit your own personal preferences. Furthermore, if you wish to change the amount you wager per round, this can also be done by using the plus and minus buttons on either side of the amount currently shown. This starts from its minimum of $0.04 and can be increased up to its maximum of $10 per active wager line. Therefore, you’re able to place a maximum overall wager of $100 per round.
Find the Riches and Keep an Eye on the Jackpot!
This game features a couple of different specialities, with the first one being the aforementioned icon of the golden-haired lady. She acts as a wild symbol and in doing so, she will stand in for any other icon on the reels. Should she do so, she will help to create the highest possible winning combination. Should you manage to spin five of these on a winning pay line, you’ll receive a pay out of $5,000. However, that’s not her only perk. She also acts as a scatter symbol for the game, and when three or more of these appear anywhere on the reels, she’ll trigger 10 freespins.
During the freespins round, all of these icons of the lady will be held on the positions that they appear on for the duration. It will still have wild capabilities during this round as well. Additional freespins can’t be triggered as part of the benefits of the feature, however, the progressive jackpot does come in to play as part of it.
You’ll notice the amount of the progressive showing at the top right of the reels, and this is only able to be won as part of the aforementioned freespins round. In order to be on the receiving end of this, you need to be able to cover the entirety of the screen with the icon of the lady. Should this happen, you’ll be paid out the whole amount of the jackpot.
A Theme Gone to Waste?
It seems like an easy thing to say, but if you’re going to utilise a theme to base a slot game around, you should be able to incorporate that theme well enough. Novomatic haven’t managed to do that with this product, and it appears that instead, they have thrown a few different icons into it and given it a garden background. Whatever the case, its progressive jackpot and freespins round do give it some credibility on the whole.