Shogun Showdown is 5 reels and 50 pay lines video slot game. And I just remembered why I have played this slot only once so far. It is very difficult to activate the special features. I was okay with the regular wins during the base game but that is not enough. 5 x bet wins are okay to keep my balance from dropping very fast but it kind of takes the excitement out of the game.
The most important symbols, and the keys to the features are the 2 shoguns which are both different and they both activate different features. The scary blue mask symbol is the wild in this game. The shogun with the word ‘bonus’ written on it activates the free sins. You need a symbol on the first, third and the fifth reel to get 10 free spins. I had a really long session and I only managed to activate the feature only once and I won 50 x bet.
The other shogun character activates the bonus game. He actually changes into other symbols when it lands on the reels. There is also a separate game with this symbol. I played it only once, namely the whole third reel was covered with this symbol and I got 4 extra spins and a win of 4.80 euros. During those free spins all the other shogun symbols are held in place and after the feature is over they change into another symbol. It is possibly to win good here but as I said at the beginning it is very difficult to activate any feature in this slot.