We’ll be honest with you, this isn’t your everyday flower-themed slot. This is NetEnt trying to sneak a horror game in the guise of seemingly friendly flowers. The concept of uncanny valley is definitely strong in this release. Once you come across the sunflower, the Wild and the Scatter, you realize you’re dealing with cold-blooded murderers. At that point, you flee for the woods, vowing off technology forever! Well, maybe we’re exaggerating that last part.
There’s usually no music at all playing while you spin the reels. Flowers’ RTP is 96.32%, which is slightly higher than the current average. These murder-flowers come with multiple unnatural powers that can be quite helpful in achieving a win. Most symbols can appear double on the same reel. You also have free spins with a 3x multiplier and stacked Wilds. If you make good use of the special features, you can win up to 5000x your total stake!
We really aren’t sure how to tackle this slot. It’s an older game, but it still looks quite nice. Obviously, it lacks the modern bells and whistles like fluid animations and detailed backgrounds. The only real problem we have is the design of certain icons. Gameplay is somewhat varied thanks to the inclusion of double symbols. Add free spins into the fray, and you’re in for a fun time!
We already went into detail over our dislike of the symbols, so we won’t bore you with it here. If the developers ever re-visit the slot, we hope they make adjustments to make these icons feel less creepy. Playing card royals also really don’t fit the theme at all, but they are distinct from the flowers. As a result, you can easily memorise that they cannot appear doubled, while all flowers can. Your maximum win can go up to 5000x your total stake if you’re lucky enough!
Double symbols: The Scatter icon and all flower symbols have a chance of appearing double. Despite occupying one space, they will count as two icons, allowing for ten-of-a-kind wins. This increases your odds of winning big, but also makes the jackpot that much harder to hit.
Free Spins: Four or more Scatters in any position will activate free spins. This symbol can also appear doubled, but only on the second, third and fourth reel. Depending on the number of Scatters that trigger the bonus, the accompanying multiplier will increase or decrease accordingly. You start with a 2x multiplier, and only get 4x and 8x for seven or eight Scatters, respectively. This is in addition to the 3x multiplier all free spins wins are subject too.
Stacked Wilds: During free spins, there is a chance Wilds will appear stacked. Wilds can both substitute for other symbols, or award a prize by creating their own win.
Anthropomorphic plants and animals always run the risk of slipping into the creepy category, and that’s exactly what happened here. The graphics are good for the year Flowers was released in, but it just looks below average nowadays. Especially when you compare it to other NetEnt releases – it really cannot hold a candle to modern games.
Gameplay shows a lot of promise, however. Double icons and free spins are an interesting combination, and one we had lots of fun with. The medium-high volatility will be a turn off some gamblers, as it can take a while for a decent win to appear.
Our final verdict is positive. If you don’t mind the dated visuals, this slot is still very lucrative if you get lucky.