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In Bloom Slot Review


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Being brutally honest, given that we live in a world where online gamers demand more excitement, more action, more dynamism on screen than ever before, a slot about flowers seems somewhat incongruous. However, the fantastic In Bloom slot, which you can play now at Bet365 Games, will likely surprise many people given its high quality presentation, enjoyable bonus games and somewhat unique approach to the slot genre.

Developed by IGT,  In Bloom takes a traditional looking 5×3 reel slot and gives it a little twist. Instead of having three reels, what you appear to have is 15 individual reels, arranged in the familiar 5×3 matrix and not only that, there is no Wild symbol on the reels. The playing card lows from 9 through to ace are present and there are four different flowers, Cala Lillies, Water Lillies, Poppies and Roses that are the higher value symbols in the game, but with these symbols comes a twist.

That’s because when you land a payline with the flower symbols, the flower can bloom from a single flower on a reel into two, three, four or even five flowers on a single symbol spot. This increases the number of symbols in your winning payline and as such, can increase the value of your payout.  Payouts start at three symbols and progress up to 15 symbols for each flower with the Poppy being the highest value symbol offering a 1000 coin jackpot.

In Bloom Bonus Features

The first bonus feature available on the In Bloom slot is the Scatter symbol, which is a beautiful yellow butterfly. This offers you two different bonuses. First up three of the Bonus symbols appearing on column 3 of the reels will trigger an immediate 60x your total bet payout which is a nice enough sum.

If you land two or more butterflies in any position, you also trigger the Garden Bonus. However, if you land just one butterfly scatter symbol on the reels, then another butterfly may land on a different symbol on the reels to trigger the bonus, although this feature is only triggered on a random basis.

For the Garden Bonus game you get to choose one of the four flowers to have as your symbol. However, the lower paying flowers have more free spins (the two Lily flowers have 12 and 10 free spins), while the two higher paying symbols have fewer free spins (Poppy has 5 free spins, Roses have 8 free spins). When you select the flower of your choice, your flower will be the only one on the reels during free spins which of course, increases the likelihood of you landing a decent sized win.

Finally, after the Free Spins round has been completed, the Bonus Bump feature starts and here you can pick one item from the flower bed, which will then offer you a payout of between 1 and 50 times the total bet from the spin that triggered the initial bonus round.

4.5

Editor's Review

Don’t be fooled by it’s seemingly genteel subject matter, In Bloom is a fantastic slot that packs as much action into a game as any of the superhero or film-tie in slots you can play. The way the reels play is innovative, how the symbols can grow in number on each winning spin to increase your win is a great idea and the bonus games are cleverly thought out and offer players a great chance of a big win. This is a medium to low variance game that offers punters a chance to sample the nectar, without the threat of a Venus Fly Trap.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:40
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:IGT