Katana Slot Machine
This slot is themed on ancient Japan, where Shoguns and Geisha’s were commonplace. Compared to many Novomatic slots, the graphics and animations are excellent. At the same time this is a simple slot by the standards of others around today. There are wild symbols, scatters and a free spins bonus feature – and that is about all. If the lower intensity (less interactive) slots are your preference, and you enjoy the solid Novomatic gameplay – then this might be a great pick for you.
The graphics are much better than other slots from this maker, the attention to detail and animations after wins are both excellent. These include some nice glowing animations for the playing card symbols, as well as more subtle effects like the Shogun occasionally blinking. You’ll either love or hate the standard sound effects on these games. The computerized bleeping noise when you spin the reels drives me crazy – though it can be switched off. There are some more Japanese sounds on top.
Expanding wilds was probably a new concept when this slot first game out. These are reserved for the free spins bonus round, when you get the Shogun during this game, he expands to cover entire reels. This can result in some significant wins, especially when you are lucky enough to land 3 or 4 reels at once.