Cherry Blossoms is a beautifully illustrated Japanese-themed slot from NextGen Gaming. This 5 reel, 20 payline title isn’t just about pretty flowers though. It packs a punch in the features depart too thanks to a free spins bonus feature that offers plenty of extra games and big multiplier wins. Play from between 20p and £40 per spin.

The Japanese-theme is present throughout Cherry Blossoms. Look out for bells, fans, lanterns and a temple on the reels. The latter is the biggest payer of the standard symbols. Find 5 in a row and a 2,500 coin payout will be heading to the cashier. Joining them are playing card symbols from A down to 9.

The images are typical of a NextGen Gaming slot and are perfectly crisp against a white backdrop. Complementing the reels is a skyline scene, filled with the cherry blossom tree and assorted lanterns. Very pretty it all looks too. Cherry Blossoms isn’t just a treat for the eyes though. There are some impressive features on show too.

First up is the Geisha which acts as the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. All wins that feature the wild are subject to a 2x multiplier and doubled. If you’re lucky enough to find 5 Geishas on a payline watch out as a 12,500 coin jackpot awaits.

The Cherry Blossom flower is the scatter and is the key to unlocking the Free Games feature. 3 flowers will give you 15 free games, four offer 20 with 25 free spins yours if you find five scatters. If the Geisha symbol appears on a successful payline, that win will be boosted by a 6x multiplier. The free games can be re-triggered too offering even more chances to win.

Cherry Blossoms is all about the free spins feature which is a cracker. You can get a large number of extra spins complete with a big multiplier boost if the reels fall nicely. It’s a medium to high variance slot so the feature doesn’t hit that often. When it does, the rewards can be very impressive.

Throw in the classy visuals and sleek gameplay and Cherry Blossom is definitely an above average performer and worthy of a closer look. If you like Asian-themed slots, Choy Sun Doa by Aristocrat is popular but I recommend Akaneiro by Odobo which is nothing like you’ve seen before.