Some people think out of pure ignorance that Japan is a country of concentrated workaholics that in rare moments let themselves have rest, composing the classic three-lines poems and at the same time practicing calligraphy while writing these poems in Japanese characters. Undoubtedly, to some extent this is true. However, only to a very small extent! In fact, Japan is the birthplace of the samurai, fearless and brave adventurers for whom the main guarantee of good fortune was their faithful katana - a long samurai sword. With the help of it the samurai makes his way to glory, often posthumous. Lady Luck travels with the katana but pray for her not to turn away in the fatal moment. Now, thanks to Novomatic players get the chance to learn what it’s like to be a samurai and feel the tart taste of genuine risk - at least for the moment playing Katana slot machine. If you like Asia-themed slots, check out the Dynasty of Ming slot.
Gameplay and features
The theme of Katana slot machine may seem unusual and alluring, however in fact the slot is extremely simple and this is totally not what you expect looking for an exciting slot. The aim is just like in any other gaminator - receive as many winning combinations as possible. The gameplay is standard: 5 reels, 20 paylines, a functional panel below. There you can control the number of active paylines and the value of bet per line.
Apart from these functions, there are such essential buttons like ‘Spin’ and ‘Paytable’ so that you could check payouts before starting the game. Moreover, after each successful combination, the ‘Gamble’ button becomes available thus letting you to start a game of chances in which you can double your last win. For those who’d like to relax watching the reels spin on their own, there’s an ‘autoplay’ button.
In the reels you’re going to see symbols themed after the samurai’s life. Even the standard play cards symbols are drawn in a style reminding Japanese characters. All of these symbols pay different sums but only two of them are special. The image of the samurai is the wild which can substitute for all symbols except the scatter. The scatter depicts the katana and it can award players 10 free games and a Shogun bonus.
To sum up, Katana slot is a conventional sample of gaminators but still the graphics is fine and payouts are rather high so it can make up for the lack of thrill in the plot line.
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