Ascend into a transient state to find your lucky mojo on the slot from Thunderkick. Divine Lotus is an apparent marriage of two previous creations, Pink Elephants and Dragon Horn. You will be taken to a heavenly world full of suspense and surprises coming from mystery symbols and a free spins round with progressive symbol elimination that can lead to wins in excess of 8,700 times your bet.
Divine Lotus is a video slot with six reels, four rows and 4,096 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Ascend into the divine heaven on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.14%.
A heavenly scene with floating islands on a picture-perfect sky with blue and pastel colours is in the background of the intricate game window. It almost feels like an Asian Nirvana with temples and waterfalls up in an enlightening heaven. Baby dragons feature prominently on the reels under the watchful eye of the dragon mother. A Chinese inspired soundtrack provides the main audio.
Open the game to find the usual card royals from 9 through to A at the low end, although they appear beautifully crafted in a style that resembles dragon scales. A single five of a kind will award 2.1x to 3.4x your stake. They are followed by four baby dragons in blue, green, yellow and red colours, paying 4.2x to 5x your bet when five land across the reels.
The top symbol is the dragon mother with 10x your stake for a five of a kind while an intricate icon marked with “W” acts as the wild symbol. Completing the set is an open lotus flower as the mystery symbol and a golden icon with a lotus gem acting as the scatter.
As mentioned, Thunderkick united on Divine Lotus pay mechanics from previous slots. The mystery symbol has featured already on Raven’s Eye and Dragon Horn, while the latter as well as Pink Elephants had a progressive symbol transformation at the core of their free spin rounds.
Mystery symbols can land on any spin in the base game and free spins. They will reveal a common symbol including the wild and scatters once the reels have stopped. In the base game and free spin, they will not transform into low-value royals, while in the free spins scatters are excluded as well.
Hitting scatters on at least three reels will trigger the free spins feature. The game will award initially 2 free spins plus one free spin for each scatter in view on the triggering spin. During the bonus round, any reel containing at least one scatter will get you +1 free spin, up to three per free spin. Plus, every level completion will get you one additional free spin for each of the four levels.
The aim in the bonus round is to collect lotus gems to progressively turn baby dragon symbols into mystery symbols. Any landing on a free spin will be added to the meter on the left of the game window. Every seven collected lotus gems will see one baby dragon symbol in the order blue, green, yellow and red being removed from the reels and replaced with mystery symbols, significantly increasing the chance to land stacks of mystery symbols across the reels and score big wins. The maximum win in a single free spins round recorded in one billion test spins was 8,709 times your bet.
Well, is this a marriage made in heaven or hell? I would opt for the former. While we expect game providers to surprise us constantly with new exciting pay mechanics, it is sometimes not a bad thing when they recycle their existing ones, especially when they can lead to such mega wins. Overall, Divine Lotus is a well-designed that has plenty of things happening even when the mystery symbol reveal often ends with no win, but at least you get the impression that there could be something big just around the corner.