Wed, May 22, 7:59pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:24pm
Night Jasmine is a fragrant plant used for tea. The name comes from the fact that it blooms overnight. This bally pokie has a distinctly Asian theme, though uses an artistic design and unique symbols that certainly make it stand out from other Far Eastern themed pokies.
There are unusual double symbols on the reels, giving you shots at 10 of a kind wins. These are accompanied by coloured frogs and other classics. The main bonus game involves free spins, which can be easily retriggered. Here are the highlights:
It is the highest paying symbols which can come in pairs. These show a lady, or at least an artistic impression of one. When involved in a win, this lady will sip tea!
Some of these show a single head, facing towards the right. Others show a mirror image within the same symbol – facing left. Wins start with 3 singles (from the left-hand reel) as usual. What is different about Night Jasmine is that you can get a 10 of a kind win. This would involve 5 of the double symbols across the reels. With all-ways wins in play, you will sometimes get combinations of doubles and singles giving you 7 of a kind wins (for example!).
Finally, these Asian lady symbols come stacked on the reels – giving you a lot of potential when it comes to multi-line hits.
Bonus symbols appear on the middle 3 reels. These show a logo for the pokie. They double up as wild symbols and bonus triggers. If you get 1 or 2, they count as wild. All 3 will combine the wild with triggering the free spins.
There is an animated sequence, set on a bridge in a garden above the reels. Next you start 10 free spins. There is nothing too different with the game play during this feature. One thing you will notice is that the wilds / bonus symbols appear on the reels more frequently. This will trigger extra wins (as wilds), and also allow you to add 5 extra free spins if you get 3 of them.
With any luck you will be seeing the ‘flower show’. This replaces the coin fountain effect when you hit bigger wins.
With 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols on each reel, you’ll have 243 potential winning combinations using the all-ways system. Bets start at just 30c and go up in multiples of this. Any matching symbols from the left on 3 or more reels is automatically a win using this system. The pay table reflects that wins are easier to come by than on win-line pokies.
The tea drinking lady is the highest paying symbol. This is the only one which doubles up – activating 10 of a kind wins. Other higher paying symbols include a mandarin duck, a flying bird and an exotic bird sat on a branch.
Instead of playing cards or gems, the smaller wins come from a selection of brightly coloured frogs.
Everything from the colour scheme to the shapes which make up the symbols has a high-art feel – making this pokie a visual treat. It almost feels like stop-motion animation at time, with people made of different shapes meeting on a bridge to exchange cups of jasmine tea!
The overall look is dark, with reds and blues almost iridescent on some of the bird symbols. There are plenty of small animations, for example the lady sipping tea when involved in a win. Sounds are gentle and traditional, and small touches like the flowers floating over the reels are unique.
Underneath the high-art design this is a simple poker machine. The only notable feature in the base game involves the double symbols. These do work well with the all-ways setup, giving you the potential for 10 of a kind wins over multiple ‘lines’. The free spins round starts with an animation, and is easy to extend – though is not noticeably different from the main game. Overall, this pokie is a visual treat, and is worth a spin just for the artwork!