Royal Lotus is a 5 reel, 50 payline slot from Novomatic that can be played, on all devices of course, from 50p to £100 per spin. With an Asian theme, it’s based on the infamous lotus flower which stands for purity, love and spiritual enlightenment. It comes with a Free Games feature where you can play with up to 15 free spins with extra wilds across 4 reels.

Beautifully designed, you’ll see a misty valley in the backdrop – symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals as well as fans, swords, money pouches and treasure chests. There’s also a princess symbol which is the most rewarding – 5 across a payline will give you 20 times your total stake. If you fill the reels with princesses, you’ll pocket 1,000 times your stake.

The pink lotus flower, of course, is the wild symbol which replaces all symbols bar the scatter – it only shows up on the last 3 reels. That scatter is the dragon symbol which, again, appears on reels 1, 2 and 3. When you get a scatter on each of the first 3 reels, you will trigger the Free Games feature.

Beginning with 10 free spins, you can retrigger the feature to give you an additional 5 free spins (so you can play with 15 in total). More importantly, the lotus flower wild can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 – after each free spin, an extra wild is added to those reels to increase your winning potential.

Royal Lotus is quite a simple slot which is about the lotus flower wild appearing more frequently during the Free Games feature – it’s a medium variance title with maximum wins of 1,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin (if you fill the reels with princesses). It’s not Novomatic’s best slot but it’s a decent effort – I would rather play something more volatile like Eye of the Dragon of Kingdom of Legend.