Here's another game from Microgaming that reminds me of Playtech's game, Silent Samurai. Nope, there aren't many similarities between the 2 games, except for the theme, the Samurai, and the Geisha, which are actually common icons used in any Samurai or Ninja themed games. Twin Samurai reminds me of Silent Samurai because of the Samurai word, but everything else about the 2 games are miles apart. Twin Samurai plays with 20 paylines, as against 9 paylines for Silent Samurai, but the Twin is absolutely no match for the Silent one!
The Twin Samurai (but only one Samurai is shown in the icon), is the Wild symbol, appearing only on reels 2 and 4, expands into a full Wild Reel with wins, substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, but doesn't pay anything for itself nor double any wins with it. Not good enough for me! The Geisha is the Scatter symbol, paying the usual 100x the total bet for getting 5 of her, and getting 3 or more Scatters from left to right on the reels trigger 10 free spins with all wins doubled. The Free Spins game can be retriggered, but I don't really like it when Scatters need to be adjacently on the reels from the left instead of the usual scattered positions. This makes triggering and retriggering of the Free Spins game a little harder to get. Not so good. As for the other symbols in the game, the Temple pays 5000x, the Headgear pays 1000x, the Fan pays 500x, the Flower also pays 500x, and the rest pay from 250x to 100x, all per line bet for getting 5 of each kind. An average to low paytable, but not to my liking.
Playing Twin Samurai over 2 games showed the big differences and the reasons why Silent Samurai is miles ahead. The Wild symbol, although expanding into a full Wild Reel with any wins, could not produce any decent wins for me in the base game. In the Free Spins game, only the 2x multiplier helped to create slightly better wins than in the base game, but still far way from being satisfactory. I had 4 Free Spins games in the 2 separate plays on Twin Samurai, but the payouts were 12x, 20x, 16x and 5x my total bet amount. Blardy low payouts I must say. The maximum possible win in the game is to get those 5 Temples during the free spins, for a 10,000x line bet win, or 500x the total bet amount. Nothing more than that. Silent Samurai can pay over 4 times more! Twin Samurai failed to impress me, not one little bit!