Take a break from your day to day routine to bask in the glow of the lovely ladies featured in Asian Beauty. Released by Microgaming in 2011, this online video slot offers an RTP of 96.5% and the chance to win up to £20,000. This ‘243 Way Win’ slot keeps things interesting with its Wild substitutions, Scatter Wins, Free Spins and Mirror Bonus Game.
Rare Beauties of the Orient
Asian Beauty is a 3-row, 5-reel, 243 Way Wins online slot. The reels are set against what appears to be a traditional rice paper screen. Along the top of the game screen is a view of the starry, night sky complete with a full moon. The symbols come to life with animations on wins which adds a nice touch to the slot’s overall graphics quality. The music is traditional, Asian instrumental – however, it lacks the depth of quality that music found in similarly themed slots possess (such as with Yggdrasil’s The Legend of the White Snake Lady).
Asian Beauty displays values for Balance, Bet and Win in coins. This online slot allows players to select a Coin Bet ranging from 30-300 coins by choosing a number of Coins/Bet (1-10). A Bet Multiplier of 30x is applied to whatever Coin/Bet is selected. Cash Bets can be selected by choosing both a number of Coins/Bet and a Coin Value (0.01-0.50) giving players the option to wager £0,30-£150 per spin at LeoVegas. Paytable values are listed in coins, and remain fixed despite changes in bet selection. Pays are multiplied by the Coins/Bet selected.
All 10 symbols of Asian Beauty reflect the Asian Beauty theme. There are 2 special symbols: the Asian Beauty Wild and the Chest Scatter. Both special symbols can form their own winning combinations. The Wild can replace any symbol except for the Scatter symbol. The Chest Scatter is involved in triggering/re-triggering Free Spins. There are 8 regular symbols: 4 low value symbols which pay (75, 15, 5), and 4 high value symbols which pay (200, 25, 10). The low symbols include a Golden Bowl, White Bowl, Plum Blossoms and a Pink Lotus. The high symbols consist of 4, nameless Asian Beauties that we see again in the Mirror Game.
Gameplay is left to right with 243 possible Way Wins across adjacent reels starting from reel 1. ‘Way Wins’ is the term for Microgaming’s ‘no payline’ slot design with 243 possible winning combinations across adjacent reels. Get 2+ Asian Beauty Wilds or 3+ of any other symbol to form a winning combination. The single payline profits are average when compared to other online slots. To profit along a single payline, get 3+ special symbols, 4+ White bowls, Golden Bowls or any of the high value symbols, and 5+ of any symbol. Total Wins are boosted when a spin yields multiple wins along differing Way Wins.
The highest value symbol of Asian Beauty is the Chest Scatter. Unlike the Wild & regular symbols, the Scatter pay is multiplied by the Total Coin Bet instead of the Coins/Bet. A 3 Scatter win awards 5x/Total Bet, 4 awards 15x/Total Bet and a 5 Scatter win awards 100x/Total Bet. The next highest value symbol is the Wild which pays (2000, 100, 25, 10) giving the Main game the potential to award up to 20,000 coins along a single payline each spin. Free Spins doubles that potential to 40,000 coins thanks to its 2x Win Multiplier. (That amounts to £20,000 cash with a Coin Value selection of 0.50).
As seen in many Microgaming slots, Asian Beauty’s Autoplay ranges from 5-500 automatic spins. Advanced settings allow players set it to stop either when all wins are completed or if a win meets/exceeds a manually entered amount.
Click ‘Stats’ to view spins played, session time, spins/hour and the 3 highest wins.
Stop the reels more quickly by pressing the ‘stop’ button once the reels are in play.
Asian Beauty Bonus Features
Free Spins: A round of 10, 15 or 25 Free Spins is awarded with the appearance of 3-5 Chest Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. All wins are doubled during Free Spins gameplay. Free Spins can be re-triggered.
Asian Beauty Mirror Bonus Game: The Mirror Bonus Game is randomly triggered during Main gameplay. It is played on a separate screen with Asian Beauties framing 12 mirrors. Win up to 9000 coins by clicking on the mirrors until 3 matching Beauties are revealed. Each Beauty awards a different prize multiplier (30x, 25x, 20x, 15x) that is applied to the Total Coin Bet. This Game is randomly triggered during gameplay.
Summary table Asian Beauty
|Software developer||Quickfire by Microgaming|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||April 2011|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,5%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Mirror Bonus Game, Free Spins, Wild and Scatter symbols|
|Coins/Bet||1 up to 10|
|Coin Value||0.01 up to 0.50|
|Min. / Max. bet||£0,30 up to £150|
Free Spins, Scatter Wins and a Bonus Game = Rewarding Gameplay
While Asian Beauty isn’t the graphical achievement of other Asian themed slots, like Betsoft’s 4-Seasons or NetEnt’s Koi Princess, it has enjoyed some measure of popularity due to its bonus features, flexible bet options and wide availability. Players that prefer slots with a simple gameplay design will appreciate Asian Beauty’s rewarding Bonus Features. For those that prefer Asian themed slots with more complex, entertaining gameplay, either Koi Princess or 4-Seasons would be a better choice. Another advantage to both alternative slot choices is that they offer a higher max win potential.
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