Join a quartet of geisha-style hostesses in Asian Attraction, a Japanese-themed slot from Novomatic. Available on all devices, it’s a 5 reel, 20 payline game whose chief attraction is the bonus feature that offers up to 16 free spins with super stacked symbols and symbol upgrades. Play from between 40p and £80 per spin.

For the uninitiated, geisha are female entertainers and hostesses who specialise in music, calligraphy and the art of conversation. Not the usual suspects when it comes to an online slot. The design here has a traditional feel and is rather good for a Novomatic-powered game.

The plain white reels feature A to 9 playing cards alongside a quartet of classical geisha women – each 1 is flanked by a bronze, silver, gold or platinum frame. 5 of the diamond lady will get you a payout of 25 times your total bet if you land 5 in combination. The Asian Attraction logo is wild, substituting for all other symbols apart from the scatter.

The game comes with a Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the pink lotus flower scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. 3, 4 or 5 pay 2, 20 or 50 times your total bet as well as giving you 10 free spins.

The free spins come with a little something extra too – stacked symbols are added to the reels throughout the feature. If a geisha lands on the middle position of reel 3, you’ll be in line for a symbol upgrade. A bronze geisha upgrades to silver, silver to gold and gold to platinum.

These upgrades last for the whole of the feature and can really boost your winning chances – every symbol upgrade also gives you an additional free spin. Furthermore, if the scatter symbols lands in the middle of reel 3, a further 3 free spins are added to your total giving you a potential 16 free spins.

The theme here is somewhat genteel but Asian Attraction is a feisty little slot – the variance here is in the medium to high range and you can expect lengthy spells when you’ll miss out on triggering the feature. The symbol upgrade can have a big impact when the bonus does hit though and can deliver big rewards quickly. Expect plenty of big swings here.

The traditional design is pretty good for a Novomatic slot – the free spins round is up to the developer’s usual standards too. Combine the 2 and Asian Attraction becomes a playable game, even if the theme seems a bit odd to western eyes. If you like Asian themed slots, Novomatic’s Dragon’s Wild Fire is recommended.