This Asian themed slot game is one of the better ones out there and shows real uniqueness. Released by Playtech, Kanpai Banzai is a refreshing addition to the slot game market. It has 5 reels, 4 rows and 1024 ways to land a winning combination active on any spin. With some simple features and a very tempting top payout, the game should gain the likes of many players out there.
Appearance-wise the game is something completely different than what we are used to seeing. The reels would have to be the star of the show since they spin horizontally. The providers chose sushi to be the theme of the slot which is a great angle to use, especially with the symbols. Lovers of Japan’s traditional food will definitely approve of this one.
The background is very well designed with blooming trees framing it. There are also some lanterns hanging from them and boxes of fish can be faintly seen in the back. The setting sort of reminds of a sushi factory and the reels look like moving factory tapes. The player will feel as if they are the sushi chef preparing all the delicious goods. The soundtrack is very cheerful and kind of groovy. There are also some traditional instruments added as sound effects that really go well together with the upbeat music.
The symbols are what contribute to the theme the most and have a very creative design. The lower paying ones include colorful royals decorated with fish scale and served on plates. The higher-paying ones are all different Japanese delicious dishes and include rice, different sushi rolls, shrimp and tuna. The wild symbol appears as a colorful cup and the scatter as a golden fish statue with a knife stabbed into it.
The game can definitely be a risky one considering the high variance and the wide betting range. The minimum a player can bet is 0,10 and the maximum is 500 coins per spin. The game can take you anyway so watch out. The payouts are satisfying as well and players get the chance to win up to 10,240x times the stake in a single spin. It also offers a 96,10% RTP which is just fine with me.
The game does not offer very many features, but they cause a very joyful and thrilling ride that players are going to enjoy. The main feature that the game offers is the Cascade feature that is activated every time a winning combination has occurred. All the winning symbols are removed allowing new ones to drop in and hopefully create a new winning combination.
Every cascade, starting from the second, awards wild reels. The reels turn wild from the fifth to the first which is the most useful one. When the player reaches the seventh cascade 2 reels come in play with a x2 multiplier applied on the wins from the tenth cascade.
The game also offers a Tasty Fish feature that is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This awards the player with a 2, 5 or 8 times the stake win and some very interesting prizes while cutting through different kinds of fish. The player gets to choose up to 9 times, which awards quite delicious prizes when reached. The catch is that there are poisonous fish as well and by choosing them the feature ends.
A great sushi chef and his amazing food that makes a lot of money is a great story, and that is exactly what is happening in this game. It has a betting range intended for all different types of players and a decent RTP. With an interesting design and some very high paying features, the game is definitely worth the risk.