A classic fruit machine with a Japanese twist is what you’ll find in Juicy Ninja, a straightforward 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from 1×2 Gaming. There’s little in the way of features here but the expanding wild can deliver some nifty results. Play on all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.

The set up in Juicy Ninja is very simple. In the background, you’ll see a traditional Japanese village scene and a Ninja ready to pounce. The reels are filled with classic fruit machine symbols. In order of value are the cherries, lemons, plums, oranges, strawberries, grapes, melons, bells and lucky red 7s. One of the few nods to the Japanese theme is the throwing star symbol. This is the top payer. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination then you’ll pocket an award of 1.75, 2.25 or 7.5 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The cartoon ninja is the game’s wild which substitutes for all symbols. Whenever 1 of these lands, it expands to turn the whole of the reel wild.

That’s your lot as far as gameplay goes. There aren’t any features here. Everything revolves around the base game. That’s perfectly satisfactory but can be a little on the dull side. Juicy Ninja isn’t the most volatile of games either. The variance here is in the medium range.

Saying that, you can win 1822.5 times your stake on each spin! The theme here should be pretty unusual. Take the odd hint of the ninja away though and you’re left with a very basic fruit machine. If you fancy a straightforward blast from the past, that’s what you’ll find here.

If you want anything more than that, then Juicy Ninja will likely be a little too vanilla for your tastes. I would much rather play 1×2 Gaming’s I Am The Law or Yggdrasil Gaming’s Hanzo’s Dojo which offer more in the way of bonus features and graphics.