Scratch Cherry Blossoms

Japan is known across the world for the industriousness of its people. We also know them as the makers of small cars and fast bikes. NextGen Gaming has taken up a Japanese theme for their Cherry Blossoms scratch card game. But the theme does not deal with any of these. As the name suggests, the famous cherry blossoms of Japan are the inspiration for Scratch Cherry Blossoms. The Japanese theme involves several other well-known Japanese icons and images. Just like the Japanese, this game is also pretty minimalistic. It has just 5 base symbols. There are 5 reels and 20 paylines in this game. With attractive bonus features and a gamble option, this game is another good offering from the House of NextGen Gaming.


Scratch Cherry Blossoms – RTP and Maximum Win

Every scratch game has a minimum bet amount, in order to give a sense of participation and ownership. For Scratch Cherry Blossoms, this minimum is just 0.02, which is practically like playing for free. Once you have played a few times, you will gain confidence. The game is quite simple, as we said earlier. So you can quickly move up to higher bet amounts. The highest bet amount here is 5. We earlier told you about the 20 paylines in this scratch card game. The nice thing is that you can choose how many paylines you want to play with. So with 20 paylines, your maximum bet would be 100 coins. In a subsequent section, we will tell you about the bonus and gamble rounds. These allow you to go above and beyond the standard script and win big. This is the reason Scratch Cherry Blossoms has an RTP rate of 95.77%.


Scratch Cherry Blossoms Symbols

You will not take too long to familiarize yourself with the symbols of Scratch Cherry Blossoms. All of them would remind you of the Land of The Rising Sun in some way. The lilting Japanese music in the background also helps get the feel of Japan. Let us begin this section by listing some of them down. Watch out for these symbols for you to click on and ‘scratch’:

  • Card symbols Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine
  • Japanese Temple
  • Prayer Bell
  • Japanese Lantern
  • Fan

As you can see, every one of these symbols (except the cards, of course) takes you back to Japan. Of the symbols listed above, the Temple is the most valuable and gives you 2500 coins if you scratch and cover 5 of them in a line. The Prayer Bell answers your prayers by returning 500 coins for 5. The lantern and fan are the most commonplace symbols. Land 5 of either of them and you will get 300 coins back. The cards bring up the rear, as expected. You can get anything from 15 coins to 200 coins for scoring 5 of them.

There are two special symbols in Scratch Cherry Blossoms which you should be aware of. The first is the Wild symbol. It is represented by a Japanese Geisha girl. She brings you monetary rewards as listed below:

  • 2 Wild symbols – 10 coins
  • 3 Wild symbols – 200 coins
  • 4 Wild symbols – 2000 coins
  • 5 Wild symbols – 12500 coins

The Wild symbol also benefits you otherwise. It would double all wins when it is a part of the winning combination you score. In case one symbol is stopping you from a winning combination, scoring a Wild can help you substitute that symbol. This is possible for all symbols except the other special symbol called the Scatter.

The cherry blossom, after which this game is named, is the Scatter symbol for Scratch Cherry Blossoms. Like the Wild, it also brings you nice rewards. If you score 2 to 5 of them, you stand to win anything from 2 coins to 200 coins. Apart from these rewards, the Scatter also triggers the bonus rounds.


Scratch Cherry Blossoms Bonus

When you get at least 3 Scatters, the Free Spins bonus round is triggered. Anything you win during these free rounds will get tripled. If the Wild symbol is part of any of these winning combinations, then the multiplier doubles to 6x. The free spins can be retriggered until you keep winning. These are the number of free spins you are eligible for:

  • 3 Scatter symbols – 15 Free Spins
  • 4 Scatter symbols – 20 Free Spins
  • 5 Scatter symbols – 25 Free Spins

There is also a bonus gamble feature. It involves guessing the color of a face-down for doubling your win amount. If you are also able to guess the suit, your winnings are quadrupled.



Don’t get taken in by the soothing music and the cute symbols. This game will provide enough excitement to have you hooked for hours. The storyboard is simple but the wins are substantial if you can keep at it. The bonus rounds are attractive without having multiple layers and complications. So what’s not to like about Scratch Cherry Blossoms scratch card game?