Flowers (NetEnt): Overview
Sometimes, it’s better to just keep things simple and go with a title that automatically describes what a slot game is all about. Flowers by NetEnt does exactly that, providing you with a set of reels that are filled with…well, flowers! Some of them look quite happy, others fairly angry and one of them looks plain vicious. At the end of the day, they’re all flowers though. Fortunately, we know that NetEnt isn’t all about standard base gameplay, so you can expect to see some impressive features come into play while spinning the reels.
First of all, let’s take a look at what the layout of this slot game looks like. It’s got a total of 5 reels, which are joined by 3 rows. This works as a very standard video slot layout, so everything should look quite the norm in this area. Additionally, Flowers has had a total of 30 paylines added to it, which are all fixed in position, so you cannot customize them. You do, on the other hand, have the possibility of changing the bet around that you bring into play. First of all, you need to choose a coin value between 0.01 and 0.50. Then, you can adjust the bet level between 1 and 5. This means that when playing Flowers, you’re able to place bets between the 30 cents and upwards to the maximum of 75€ per spin.
While it might look a bit dated today, Flowers, like many other classic slots developed during NetEnt’s glory days, was breaking new ground in terms of visual appearance. Simple, but elegant, the backdrop features green grass flanking the reels along with a clear blue sky. Then, upon the reels, you’ll see that the first of the slot’s symbols are present in the shape of the playing card additions running from J through to A. Then come the high paying symbols of flowers, with the bluebell and the lily being the first ones. Then comes the Venus fly trap and the sunflower. The angry rose is the highest paying standard symbol in the game though, which can provide a maximum reward of 66 times your stake.
What makes Flowers so much more than a basic slot game though, is the inclusion of its special features, which is something else that NetEnt does well in all of its slots. There are a couple of perks here to ensure you have a fully enhanced gaming experience.
Flowers (NetEnt): Features
One thing that you may notice about Flowers as soon as you start playing it, is that some of the symbols appear in double versions of themselves. So, there’s a single sunflower icon and one that has two on it. This is true for all of the flower symbols – they all appear as doubles on the reels as well. Double symbols count as two standard symbols, meaning that you’re essentially able to form winning combinations from a single symbol and a double one of the same type.
To add to this feature, you’ll get to see a Wild Symbol appear on the slot’s reels, too. This one will act as a substitute for all of the standard symbols. Keep in mind, this won’t substitute for double symbols, only single ones. To make this addition a little more exciting, it’s also possible for it to appear in stacks on all five reels.
Something else to keep an eye out for is the game’s Free Spins round. There’s a specific symbol that can trigger this, which is the image of the smiling cloud. These can also appear as single and double symbols, providing greater opportunities to trigger the free spins feature. You need to ensure that four or more of them come into view before this feature round will activate. Up to 30 free spins can be earned from the appearance of up to 8 free spins symbols (when you factor in the doubles). All wins in the round are multiplied by 3x, but when three or more free spins symbols show up during the round, the bet amount is multiplied by a bet multiplier of up to 10x.
Flowers (NetEnt): Verdict
If you had asked us what could be so interesting about a game surrounding plant life beforehand, we would probably wouldn’t have been able to provide such a highly positive response. Fortunately, Flowers takes any kind of indifferent notion about the theme and gives it quite the boost. With stunning graphics on display and some great base gameplay as well, this NetEnt offering certainly kicks things off to an awesome start.
Yet, it’s the inclusion of all the extras that really bring it up to top gear. The double symbols, the free spins round with bet multipliers and the game’s wild symbol all combine together to ensure that gamers have a truly fulfilling time spinning its reels. From playing the game, you’re able to receive maximum pay-outs of 15,000 times your stake, which is also nothing to be sniffed at. What we can say about Flowers, is that it is one of the best additions to the NetEnt catalogue of games, and it’s one that has kept players coming back for more, year after year.