Take a trip to Japan and spin your way to massive wins with this slot machine from Yggdrasil entitled Hanzo’s Dojo. This unique machine comes with one five-reel slot and an extra three-reel machine up top that helps you increase your chances of winning.
Hanzo’s Dojo Online Slot Review
Progressive Jackpot: No
Reels: 5 + 3
Hanzo’s Dojo is a slot machine game from Yggdrasil that takes things one step further with its addition of an extra reel on top of the main 5x3 reel. This extra reel, which is a 3x1 machine, carries the Blank, Hanzo Spins, Free Spins, and Wild symbols in it. These can affect the symbols at the bottom, giving you more chances of winning. These also help make the game more exciting.
The game is indeed one that takes you all the way to Japan where you will find old temples, cherry blossom trees, and paper lanterns hanging from above. These can be seen on the game itself, with the game’s frame being that of an ancient temple complete with lion statues on each side and paper lanterns hanging from its roof. The game’s background is a foggy mountainside with the iconic cherry tree with its pink blooms to one side of the machine and another tree balancing out the design on the other side.
The control panel comes with the usual buttons and fields that come with any Yggdrasil slot machine. To the left side are the active lines, coin value, and cash bet fields while to the right are the win and balance fields. In the middle are the Spin button, Max Bet button, and the Auto Play button. Change your bet by clicking on the plus and minus symbols on the coin value field to increase or decrease your bet. Maximum bet is at €125.00.
In keeping with the theme of a dojo in Japan, the symbols in the game are very synonymous with Japanese culture and ideas. The high paying symbols for the game include the Sumo wrestler, the Samurai warrior, the Geisha, and the Ninja. Lower paying symbols are Japanese ink paintings that include one of a bonsai tree, leaves, waves, and clouds.
Other symbols in the base game are the wild symbol and the free spins symbol. In the rooftop reel, you will find four symbols, namely the empty symbol which is represented by crossed wooden planks, Hanzo himself, the Wild Symbol, and the Free Spins symbol.
This game comes with two chances to win bonus games and that is via the rooftop reels and via the base game itself.
Get the Free Spins symbol 3 times in the rooftop or the main reels and you get free spins according to the number on the gongs on the reels. If you get +3, +3, and another +3, that means you get a total of 9 Free Spins. If you get +4 on the rooftop reel and a trio of +3s on your main reel, you get the total number of spins that these add up to.
With the free spins round, you also get a few extra features for each Free Spins symbol you land. These can include:
When the Wild symbol appears on the rooftop reel, it drops down to create stacked wilds on the machine below. It creates these stacked wilds on the second, third, or fourth reel, depending on where it appears on the top reels.
This is another version of the Free Spins but with a twist. When you get Hanzo’s Spin up top on all three squares of the rooftop slot, you get a 3x3 revealed symbol that is locked in on the lower machine. You then get 3 free spins for this.