Try and cook up a tasty dish of coins in Ninja Chef, a bizarre food/martial arts themed slot from iSoftBet. This 5 reel, 30 payline slot comes with multiplier wilds as well a bonus feature that offers a selection of free spin and multiplier combinations. Tuck in from between 30p and £6 per spin.

The imagery on show in Ninja Chef has a decidedly Japanese feel – joining the low value playing card symbols are a selection of ingredients and dishes you’d encounter in an Asian restaurant. Look out for lobsters, bowls of soup, sushi style salmon, seared beef and a fat puffer fish. The portly fish is the top paying standard symbol, awarding 1,000 times your line bet if you land 5 on a payline.

In addition to the standard wild, there are also a range of multiplier wilds spinning around the reels. These can boost your wins by 2x, 3x or 5x. Land more than 1 of them in a successful combination and those multipliers will be combined to really get the coins flowing to spectacular effect.

The Ninja Chef appears in the bonus symbol – land 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature – once active, a trio of ingredients will float onto the screen. Chop them with the knife. Once you have 3 of the same you’ll be awarded that feature.

The fat fish will get you 15 free spins with a 1x multiplier. The beef offers 8 free spins with a 3x boost with the salmon sushi offering 5 free spins with a 6x multiplier.  Look out too for the standard multiplier wilds that can hit during the free spins as well as the base game. When the wild lands during the free spins, it can stack to fill the entire reel, then stay frozen in place for the remainder of your free spins.

iSoftBet has served up something extremely tasty in the form of Ninja Chef – as usual from this developer, the visuals are spot on and the gameplay is nice and crisp – likewise, the backing track. There’s nothing generic here and the sound really boosts the atmosphere. Of course all that would be for nought if it didn’t possess any decent features but thankfully this medium variance slot comes up trumps too.

The wild multipliers offer plenty of opportunities in the base game so it’s not absolutely crucial to trigger the feature to enjoy Ninja Chef. Of course it’s great when it does come along. Japanese isn’t usually our cuisine of choice but there’s enough goodies on offer from Ninja Chef to make us change our mind. If ninjas and food are your thing, Ninja Fruits should be tried.