Katana Slot Review
Katana is a Japanese-themed slot by Novomatic that centers on samurais and geishas. You will notice that the graphics are a bit dated, but not to worry – they still do a good job in creating a decent atmosphere. In fact, they’re rather charming. The regular playing card symbols appear styled as Japanese hieroglyphics. Aside from them, you will see depictions of the famous Nagoya Castle, as well as brave warriors and a beautiful young geisha. And of course, as the game is called Katana, you will get to see it on the reels, too.
This game features 5 reels and 3 rows, with a total of 20 adjustable paylines. You can bet with as little as 20p per spin and increase that amount up to £40 per spin. Katana is a medium to high variance slot and has an RTP of about 95%.
The Wild symbol in this game is the Shogun himself. As a Wild should be, he is the game’s highest paying symbol and can award you up to 5,000 coins per spin. And of course, the Wild has the power to substitute for any missing symbols that would form a winning combo. However, the Scatter symbol isn’t subject to replacement.
Speaking of the Scatter, it features the game’s most important symbol – the Katana. You will need to gather 3 of it on the reels simultaneously to trigger the freespins feature. It will reward you with 10 freepsins with a little extra. The ‘extra’ are the expanding Wilds that may appear on any reel throughout the feature. In addition, you can gather another 3 Scatters on the reels during the bonus game to gain more freespins.
And as a true Novomatic slot game, Katana comes with a Gamble feature. It provides players with a convenient side game that allows them to double their wins. After any winning spin, you can collect your wins and add them to your balance. Alternatively, you can make use of the Gamble feature and gamble your wins to multiply them. The side game will offer you a separate screen with a deck of playing cards. It will be up to you to guess the color of the top card and that will determine whether you win or not. Guess correctly – your amount double, guess wrong – you will lose your winnings.
Katana is a very pleasant slot, with smooth gameplay and decent graphics. True, it only has the single bonus feature, but it offers you the opportunity of prolonging it and those extra Wilds are sure to guarantee you some nice wins. If you are lucky and get a lot of expandig wilds, you are in for a big win. The Gamble feature is also a very nice touch.