Sword of the Samurai slot belongs to the minority at NuWorks game park where the used symbols are not that cartoonish as if they just stepped out from a book or movie and try to introduce a little bit of Asian style but I have a little problem with it. Because of the name I could imagine a little bit of action type slot game with fight scene bonus or because of its Asian theme a great relaxing environment with very nice and peaceful images but I don’t really get neither of them. Though the symbols the game uses would make possible the second options with bonsai, geisha, snowy mountain top or pagoda but the graphics are not exceptional or worked out in details so somehow the pleasant and attractive environment just can’t be realized while the action rich imagination is even bigger disillusion because the slot doesn’t have any such kind of qualities. So overall, the interface of the slot is little disappointment for me and not just because of what I imagined beforehand but it still would be that if I just consider what I actually got here in visualization.
Unfortunately, the slot hasn’t got the ability to surprise me in positive way by other parts of the game as the game qualities are also not that what I could rave about (excluding the common Jackpots in the system and the great free spin feature). The best paying 5 of a kind win is worth only 2000 times of line bet and it can’t be multiplied by any ways as some other games at this platform offers because that kind of win can be achieved with Wilds. This Samurai icon really just replaces others in wins without multiplying ability and though the Sword of the Samurai logo has paying ability by own but it can be maximum 50 times of total bet which is also not the best on the market.
The best attribute of the slot is it provides two different types of free spins feature (I suppose a little bit compensating the hiatus of the traditional bonus side game). Personally, I like the Sword Feature much more because I find it more profitable and with some luck it really has the ability to save the day at times. After getting 3 Scatters in normal game mode, free spins are awarded where every single spin has one bigger multiplier value than the previous one (first spin is played with x1 multiplier, 2nd spin with x2, third with x3 and so on) until 25 free games are completed or both the first and the last reels contain at least one-one Samurai icons. If I remember correctly I haven’t reached the 8th or 9th spins here but the fortunate arrangements of the symbols of the fifth and sixth spins once gave me barely more than $110 in a session but generally can be said with the increasing multiplier the final results of this kind of free spins usually are satisfying.
The other extra game feature is the Samurai Feature where 3 Samurai icons on the table activate 8 free games where all wins are counted by x3 multiplier and every appearing Scatter acts as a Wild. These game conditions and rules are also sounds great but in my case somehow it never gave that good result as the other one and lot of session went really went unnoticed.
Overall, at the beginning I got from this slot slightly less what I expected initially and since then it still doesn’t live up to my expectations though sometimes it really can show some signs of being a good game. Despite of this, Sword of the Samurai slot can’t break out from the mediocre caste and I miss here a real Bonus side game and I also have some issues regarding the paying abilities and the displaying qualities so at the end of day, I have to say this is just another average, ordinary slot game.