Do you think you have what it takes to become a real samurai? Then join these mighty warriors in the mountains of ancient Japan, where they are perfecting their sword skills by splitting all symbols into two identical pieces. Samurai Split is a five-reel, twenty five-payline slot recently released by NextGen Gaming.
The reels are set in a traditional Japanese village, and the slot boasts comic book graphics and a fitting soundtrack. Wait for the Samurai to enter the screen and start splitting symbols with his sword, so as to boost the winning multiplier up to 32x.
The Free Games feature offers up to 480 free spins, and there is also the Warrior Spin that can be triggered any time during the main game. This action-packed game is playable from $0.40 per spin.
Being founded back in 1999, NextGen Gaming is considered to be one of the pioneers of the iGaming industry. The software development company from London offers more than 100 slots in its library, as well as lots of table games.
NextGen products can be found in more than 160 online casinos across the globe. In 2011, NextGen teamed up with NyX interactive and is now part of the NYX Gaming Group. As for the most popular products, try out Doctor Love, 300 Shields, Medusa and Mad Mad Monkey.
How to Play it
The 2017 release features a standard 5×3 layout and offers 25 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, beginning from the far left reel. Every spin costs 40 coins, but gamers are allowed to alter the coin denomination, which ranges from $0.01 to $2.5. Betting starts at $0.40, and the biggest possible wager cannot go over $100. So, a pretty wide betting range that will attract both high rollers and penny punters. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts, except when it comes to the Warrior and the Temple, which will also pay for two of a kind.
As for the symbols populating the reels, we already mentioned the Warrior and the Temple. Players will also come across the Horse, Sword and the Bottle, and that’s all when we talk about high-value symbols. The low-paying ones are represented by standard 10-A playing cards. The Wild is the symbol that pays the most and also substitutes for all regular symbols. The Red Banner represents the Scatter that triggers the Free Games feature.
The NextGen product offers lots of fun and rewarding special features, including Split Symbol Bonus, Warrior Spin, ant the Free Games feature. Every now and then a Warrior will come to life during base game, and he will start splitting symbols in half. Any of the winning symbols can become a split symbol and, depending on how many symbols are split in half, the prize gets bigger and bigger. Total prize can be multiplied by up to 32x, depending on how many split symbols are included in the winning combination.
The Warrior Spin feature is introduced in order to secure bigger wins for gamers during base game. Any spin is a potential Warrior Spin, since it is triggered randomly. During the Warrior Spin, only high-value symbols appear, alongside Wilds and Scatters.
The Free Games feature is destined to be a huge hit among gamers, because it is possible to trigger up to whopping 480 free spins! First things first, punters need to land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters in order to win 5, 10 or 15 freebies. Now, here’s the best part: the Warrior may appear and start splitting Scatters in half.
If you are lucky enough and if you land all 5 Scatters on the reels, the Warrior just might split all of them in half, thus rewarding you with 480 free spins. It is also possible to retrigger the feature. During free spins, only Wilds, Scatters and high-paying symbols appear, just like in Warrior Spin, so expect big wins.
Sky is the limit when it comes to payouts in Samurai Split. If we did our math correctly, gamers can expect up to 400,000 coins in a singles spin! The Wild is the most lucrative symbols, offering 500 coins for five of a kind.
Lots of possible multipliers are included, so huge payouts can be expected even during base game. The Free Games feature is where spinners will win the most, due to the fact that only high-value symbols appear.
We believe that there will be plenty of samurais looking to perfect their skills with swords thanks to the NextGen product. Even though Samurai Split is yet another Asian-themed game, in our humble opinion, the 2017 release has what it takes to stand out from the crowd.
With three rewarding special features incorporated, the slot will attract plenty of action junkies, especially because all of them can produce mind-blowing payouts. So, all of you fearless warriors prepare for a fun trip down to traditional Japan, where plenty of winning opportunities await.