An incredibly stylish slot, Katana Casino Slot Game by Novomatic is based on the traditional handmade swords from Japan that have been made famous by Samurais and movies such as Kill Bill. This slot however, follows the more mystical route and approach to the Katana and creates an aura of awe and wonder.
Katana is a five reel slot with twenty paylines. As mentioned this is a Japanese styled slot and this is clearly obvious in the choice of background; it is a red lacquered wood. There is also a Japanese style garden and a wooden bridge barely visible in the far off background.
The symbols are all elegantly drawn with the high value icons being represented by a Japanese temple, warrior with a flag, archers and a female character. The lower values are the 10, J, Q, K and A of playing cards and are all depicted in Kanji Style calligraphy. The wild is a bald Shogun with a pair of Katana Swords being the scatter symbol.
The orient is always an exotic draw and Katana Casino Slot Game no more so. However, there are a few basic statistics that players need to make note off before fully enjoying this game. The coin size is set at a minimum and maximum of just one coin. The minimum coin per line is one but the maximum is five hundred. No progressive jackpot on offer here but the regular jackpot is still a good one and sits at a decent one thousand coins. An
of 95.02% rounds off a decent set of features and shows the player that there is a real possibility of getting some of those big wins.
The usual culprit is here right where it should be, the free spins. These can be won if three or more of the Katana scatter symbols land on the reels. This will pay out ten free spins to the player. There is also a Shogun bonus feature at this point as well. This is where the wild symbol comes in. During this phase of play the Shogun wild will expand and cover the reel it is on but only if he is contributing to the winning combo that occurs in the free spin. As with other wilds, the Shogun will substitute for all other symbols barring the scatter. As with many free spins from Novomatic, there is the possibility of activating more free spins by simply landing three or more scatters on the reels during the free spins round.
There is a gamble feature on offer for those that need a little more excitement and danger to their game. Players, when they win a sum, can choose to bet that money on the flip of a playing card. Choosing this option will take players to a new screen and a Japanese card game where they will be asked to guess if the next card is red or black. A wrong guess will lose all money, but the correct one will double it.