The name Matsuri may not ring any bells, but the quixotic Japanese festival has been adapted to a visually rich video slot by Play’n GO. The slot is a feast for your eyes, and with a little bit of luck, will fill your pockets as well. Fair warning: Matsuri is not for the lily-livered or the faint hearted; we even advise rank amateurs to stay away from this one. This video slot is for the big boys only.
You could, if you have the time, simply stare at the game screen and not move a muscle. It is that good to look at. The developers at Play’n GO have taken the colours and lights that make up the Japanese festival and created a rich graphic template that you will probably fall in love with.
It all starts with the welcome screen that features fireworks in the night sky that hangs over a serene lake, which is dotted with yellow lights. The title itself appears resplendent in pink. Moving on to the game, the reels are filled with colourful, lush totems of the festival, and Japan. Delicacies - such as the sumptuous dumplings, takoyaki, and kakigori – appear as sumptuous symbols. Then you have the stunning goldfish symbol in a splash of water and mesmerizing floral decorations. To top it all, there are some beautiful women dressed in traditional kimonos.
For the visual aspect alone, Matsuri is a must play. But the slot has more to offer…
Remember when we warned you at the beginning that this slot is not for the faint hearted? Well, you certainly need some luck and a lot of cash to get anything away from the game. The reels are more volatile when compared to some of the other offerings from Play’n GO. High variance is the term for it. You will need patience and some handy investment to truly enjoy the Japanese festivities. The upside is that the slot attracts only serious players. And once you do get on a winning streak, there is a lot of fun, and money, to be had.
What help unlock the true potential of Matsuri are the Free Spins, the Wild, and the bonus symbols.
The Free Spins, in particular, offer a rewarding experience. They start out nice and slow with eight spins, and then, with a little help from the Wild, you can end up taking home 3000x your bet amount. We are not kidding! But you do need to keep in mind that this is a high variance slot.
Getting started with Matsuri is quick and simple. The options are all placed around the reels and can be selected with a quick click. Bet amounts vary from 0.20 to 100. There are 25 paylines and 5 reels that host the symbols. An Auto Play feature will do all the work for you once you set the desired number of spins.
For those of you who want to test this gorgeous looking slot, Play’n GO offers a free version that will not burn a hole in your pocket. Win, win, we say.