Set in feudal Japan, this 5-reel, 20-payline slot from Novomatic is a high-variance slot that can deliver some pretty big wins. Join the samurais as they follow the emperor on his quest for riches and power. Enjoy the colourful graphics and get the opportunity to share in the emperor’s loot when you spin the reels in this online slot game.
Progressive Jackpot: No
Most Oriental-themed slots generally have a Chinese look and feel, but this 5-reel, 20-payline offering from Novomatic is predominantly Japanese in its design and graphics. It offers a pretty straightforward gameplay with a high potential for delivering big wins. Go on a journey to feudal Japan and fight alongside the samurais when you play this game, following the Emperor in his quest for riches and power. And if you happen to play on your lucky day, you just might share in the emperor’s loot.
Gameplay begins with setting your bets. You may start by clicking on the Lines +/- tabs to set the number of lines you want to play. You may then click on the Bet/Line +/- tabs to set the amount you want to wager per payline. To set the reels into motion, click on the Start tab at the rightmost end of the control panel. If you want the reels to spin automatically, click on the Autoplay tab at the leftmost end of the control panel.
The game’s low-value symbols are represented by familiar playing card symbols in oriental font and a variety of colours. You will see a purple 10, blue J, green Q, red K, and golden A. The game’s high-value symbols are all theme-related. They are represented by a Japanese temple, a pagoda, an army of archers, a warrior atop his horse with a war banner, and the female lead character.
The game’s Wild symbol is represented by the shaven-head Shogun. This symbol pays out handsomely on its own, and can also substitute for any of the other base game symbols, with the exception of the Scatter symbol. The game’s Scatter symbol is represented by a katana on its display stand. This symbol also pays out on its own, and is key to the game’s main bonus round.
The game’s main bonus round is the familiar Free Spins feature. This is activated when you land at least three Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You will be rewarded with ten free spins and the Shogun Bonus will be activated. The Wild symbol will become an expanding Wild during the bonus round, if it becomes part of a winning combination. You will also have the opportunity to re-trigger the bonus round by landing three more Scatter symbols on any of your free spins.
The game also has the Gamble feature, which is part of many Novomatic slots. Every time you land a winning combination, you will be given the option of whether to collect your prize or gamble it. If you choose to gamble, you will be taken to a mini game where you will need to guess if the next playing card to be drawn is red or black. If you guess correctly, your prize will be doubled and the mini game continues. If you guess wrong, the mini game ends and you will lose your total prize for that round.