As a game featuring an incredible jackpot, unmistakable sense of style, and tight gameplay mechanics, Cherry Blossoms Slots is an Asian themed slot that stands above the rest on multiple levels. Playing it is a joy, looking at it is a treasure, and the only thing holding back the experience is the not up to par UI. If you are a fan of Japanese art, winning money, and generally are looking to zen out to the tune of either, then Cherry Blossoms Slots is right up your alley. We enjoyed our time with it, and mostly wished they had put the same effort into the UI as they did the graphics, which is an admittedly minor complaint.
No surprise here, the premise of Cherry Blossoms Slots is that Japanese art is beautiful, and we should all enjoy it. Everything here is ripped from that continent, and fairly faithfully done without seeming trite. The inclusion of English suits of playing cards is an odd touch, but everything else is fairly faithful to the source material, and makes for a nice experience that people of all cultures can appreciate.
The graphics in Cherry Blossoms Slots are the main draw alongside that jackpot, and it is no wonder why. Using a subdued color palette themed after the titular Cherry Blossoms, everything in this slot is clean, clear, crisp, colorful, and inviting. Almost everything, anyway. The background and UI leave a lot to be desired, but they blend in well enough that after a few spins you will likely stop noticing how much better the reel graphics look.
The only odd choice here is the Western suits of playing cards being included alongside things like Japanese fans and assorted art. This would have been the perfect opportunity to use Kanji or something similar, making it feel like a misstep in an otherwise well directed and executed slot game.
Gameplay in Cherry Blossoms Slots is fairly standard, which is not a bad thing. Part of the zen approach to this makes it seem sound in some respects, adding to its charm in ways that in any other context might seem a bit lazy. Being a 5 reel game with 20 paylines, it keeps things interesting as you are spinning.
A host of usual multipliers and scatters and wildcards are present, but the main draws are the accessible betting amounts and the generous jackpot.
The betting amounts are also very accessible, spending as little as a penny a line, with a jackpot that is worth 12,500 coins. For reference, this is a lot, most games topping out at around the 4.5k mark.
+ Wonderful art style
+ Nice jackpot
+ Good sense of pacing
+ Decently accessible betting amounts
- UI is sub par by comparison to the rest of the game
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Overall, Cherry Blossoms Slots is a Japanese themed slot that people of all cultures and creeds can enjoy, provided they enjoy winning money. We are big fans of calm Asian art, so we were hooked immediately. If any of this at all sounds enticing to you, we are sure that you will be as well. If you like what you see, are itching for a big jackpot, and have some time and money to invest in a worthy online slot, Cherry Blossoms Slots is the game for you. We recommend it without hesitation to anyone with half a brain and an ounce of heart.