White Orchid Slot
White Orchid is a 5-reel, 4-row max 1,024 pay line online slots game from IGT. The theme of this game is a little hard to pin down as the reels are filled with an odd assortment of animals – a frog, a butterfly, a leopard and a scantily-clad man and woman. These symbols are joined on the reels by playing card symbols jack, queen, king and ace. We're kind of guessing some kind of Amazon Jungle theme is probably the most likely. Anyhow, the most important thing about this slot is that it was one of the first to introduce the concept of 'all ways pay' – that as long as you landed identical symbols on consecutive reels, it didn't actually matter which position each symbol landed upon. With four rows (as this slot has), this gives a maximum of 1,024 pay lines.
There are two ways of playing this slot – either a normal 'lines' way, or the 'all ways pay' way. Both have their own pay table. If you go for lines, you can choose 1, 10, 20, 30 or 40 lines, at one coin per line. If you go for 'all ways pay', then your potential payouts are reduced, but choosing 1,024 pay lines only costs you eighty coins.
You start the game off by choosing your coin size, which you can change at any time. This can be anything from 0.01 to 200.00, as long as your total wager does not exceed 400.00. When you're ready to see if it's a jungle out there, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
In 'all ways pay' mode the lowest pay out is for four identical playing card symbols, at ten times your line bet. The jackpot is for five of the lovely amazon beauty (the female one!) at 500x your coin size. In 'lines' mode the lowest payer is three identifcal playing values at 10x, and the jackpot for five jungle lovelies is 5,000x.
In both settings the 'White Orchid' logo acts as the wild symbol. It substitutes for all other symbols. It appears in columns two to five only.
if you land two or more wild symbols in any position in column three, then you trigger a free spins bonus. Two wins you ten free spins, three wins you fifteen and four wins you twenty. You can re-trigger free spins during your freebies, up to a maximum of 130.
'All ways win' was quite an inventive feature when it was first rolled out in this slot, but it has since been copied by many other slots, although saying that most slots only have three rows. This gives a maximum number of 243 pay lines, as opposed to the 1,024 available here, so at least White Orchid has that going for it. Unfortunately, in this day and age (as this slot was released in 2010) this is all this game does have going for it. An oldie, but no longer a goodie, sadly.