So Much Sushi Slots
This review starts off with a warning. If you’re hungry, this might not be the slot for you, as you’ll only get hungrier when playing this food filled slot. Reels filled with sushi will certainly have you salivating, but when you realize that the Sushi can multiply, it’s only going to become worse – each piece of sushi having the ability to transform into five pieces. This leads to a scenario where you could actually gain up to 25 symbols in a row which will in turn give you some huge wins – and things only improve when the free spins round comes along.
This game has something of a basic, uncluttered look, which certainly cannot be said of many games today. The control panel is smaller than you’ll usually find, so the reels take centre stage here, rightly being the prominent feature. The backdrop to the reels is the wooden slats which you’d find at a Sushi restaurant, the brown colour providing a nice contrast to the very colourful symbols. Joining the sushi on the reels are the playing card symbols from 10 to Ace, each of these big and bold with a slight Oriental look, the ‘K’ in particular looking like it’s ready to partake in one of the Martial Arts. This Far Eastern theme is continued in the accompanying sound, especially when a scatter appears or a win is gained.
Your first impression of the slot might be that it’s very much a standard game, as there are five reels and 25 win lines. In fact, when landing the playing card symbols, the game continues as many others, where you’ll need to land 3 or more from left to right on a win line to achieve a win. However, the game changes dramatically when it comes to the Sushi symbols.
You’ll notice on the pay table that you’ll need at least 6 Sushi symbols in a row to gain a win and that the table goes all the way up to 25 symbols. This might sound a little tough on a 5 reel slot, but when 3 or more sushi line up on a win line, each one might randomly split into up to 5 symbols. For example, you might land 4 Sushi in a row, and each one splits into 4, giving you 16 Sushi in a row. 25 in a row are possible if you land 5 in a row and they all split into 5.
Gaining the maximum 25 in a row is tough, but the rewards are certainly there. The top paying Sushi is one surrounded in white rice with a variety of vegetables inside and wins you a huge 16,000 coins if gaining the maximum win. The other Sushi pays out between 14,000 and 8,000 coins for the maximum.
Sushi wouldn’t be complete without Soy Sauce and Wasabi and these represent the scatter symbol at the game. Land two or more of these across any of the reels and you’ll gain an immediate cash win, but land three or more and you’ll enter the free spins feature. This round starts by asking you to choose one of the Sushi pieces. The selected piece will now replace all of the other Sushi at the reels. The more valuable the symbol the fewer spins you’ll have, with the top paying symbol giving you just 8 free spins, while the lowest paying gives you an impressive 16 spins. As a nice added extra, should you land the scatters during the feature, it can be re-triggered.
Slots come in all shapes and sizes, but the base games of many can be very similar at time. This is not an accusation that can be levelled at this MicroGaming slot however. The fact that the symbols can split gives the slot an added dimension and furthers the excitement, where a huge win might only be a spin away. The free spins round takes this one step further, where a single symbol will fill much of the reels – the fact that you’ll choose which symbol adding a level of strategy to the game too. This is a recommended slot – will you take the bait?