White Orchid slot is another online conversion from a popular IGT brick-and-mortar casino game. While some might associate this flower with purity, the scantily-clad man and woman characters, give the game the Garden of Eden feel.
White Orchid is a Multiway title, and allows you to choose from the conventional 40 paylines game or 1,024 ways to win. Of course, if you choose the latter, the betting window doubles, but your winning combinations can increase insanely. Both paylines are played on the same 5-reel, 4-row grid, and requires you to land 3-5 identical symbols across the reels from left to right. The imagery and graphics reflect the esthetics of the eighties.
Symbols on the reels range from the staple card game royals to leopards, frogs, fish, small birds, and butterflies. The two human characters are a mix of Tarzan & Jane and Adam & Eve – which is an interesting combination. The white orchid logo is the game’s wild and can land anywhere except on reel 1. When it does land, it can substitute all symbols except the scatter to help form winning combinations, just like the joker does in card games.
That will depend on whether you choose to play on 40 paylines or the Multiway 1,024. White Orchid has a return to player ratio of 95.03%, which may seem below the industry-average, but it covers both payout mechanics of the game. However, the game more than makes up for this technicality, with the potential to pay out 5,000 times your stake on a single spin. Still, the base game can have its share of low, monotonous wins and some dry spells as well.
The volatility of White Orchid again depends on how many paylines you’re playing with. The standard 40-payline game plays out in medium volatility. If you opt for the Multiway 1,024 ways to win you’re in the low-to-medium window. All winning combinations require identical symbols to land on at least the first three reels.
As usual, the card royals are the least valuable. The Jack will pay out 10 to 150 coins for landing on reels 3-5. The corresponding values for Queen, King and Ace is 10 to 150, 15 to 300, and 15 to 300, respectively. Next are the frog and butterfly, with 50 to 500 coins, the leopard with 75 to 1,000 coins and the man, with 100 to 2,000 coins for landing on reels 3-5.
The woman pays out the highest at 5,000 coins for landing on all 5 reels. These figures are for the 40-payline. The Multiway game has a slightly different paytable.
The White Orchid image is the scatter of the game. Get at least three white orchids to land anywhere on the reels and you get a number of free spins depending on how many scatters landed at once. This is the conventional free spins feature of White Orchid, with higher multipliers attached to all line wins. Here too, the prize configurations are different for the 40-payline and Multiway games.
This is the big brother of the conventional bonus round, but is triggered somewhat differently. Get a stack of 2, 3, or 4 white orchid scatters on the center reel and you get 10, 15 or 20 free spins. The White Falls mnemonic becomes the wild symbol of this mini game, but works in the same way.
The White Falls feature plays out on an enhanced grid of reels and offers higher payouts than in the traditional free spins round. If you re-trigger the White Falls feature within the same mini game, you add another 10, 15, or 20 free spins. You can get up to a maximum of 130 free spins in this bonus game.
White Orchid has three versions – a smartphone version, a tablet version, and is also designed for PCs. This gives you a game tailor-made for play as you go. The smartphone and tablet games are optimized for platforms like Android and iOS respectively. Hence, White Orchid can be enjoyed on any device that runs on these or similar platforms.
The smartphone and tablet adaptations are coded in HTML5, which enables the game’s platform to automatically adjust the graphics and audio to the small screen. Thus, you can enjoy the game’s graphics and soundtrack in full clarity. Since you will be playing White Orchid online, you will need to ensure that there is stable internet connectivity for an uninterrupted gaming experience.
White Orchid is a conventional slot with straightforward game play, the choice between 40 paylines and Multiway 1,024 ways to win. The relatively lower return to player ratio may deter some players. Therefore, it’s worth re-iterating that the RTP is a combined figure for both payline configurations, and is only the theoretical average, which does not reflect the game’s actual payout potential.
IGT is sticking to the tried and tested to win over players in the online realm. The game may have retro-style graphics since it is a converted online slot, but the imagery is consistent with the nature-based theme of the game. On the whole White Orchid provides a combination of entertainment and some fine winning potential. The Multiway option, along with the huge betting window it provides, can be ideal for both conventional gamers and high rollers.