Based on the traditional Japanese doll models, Legend of Daruma is a 5 reel, 50 payline slot from Leander Games. Look out for fireballs that can turn random symbols wild, pop up wilds that fill whole reels, re-spins with wandering wilds and free spins. Play on all devices from between 50p and £30 per spin.

The colourful design in Legend of Daruma combines old and new. The reels are set within a traditional pagoda style building. There you’ll find brightly coloured royal values plus a lotus flower, a coin and a red fan.

You’ll also see a range of different coloured Daruma dolls. The best of the standard dolls is the purple doll which pays 1, 5 or 10 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Those same payouts are on offer from the red Daruma doll which is the wild. This substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. Leander Games has packed in a good range of extras here:

  • Daruma Tower feature – this symbol can appear at random on the bottom of a reel on any spin and pop up and turn a number of symbols wild.
  • Fireballs feature – these can hit the reels on any spin and turn a random selection of symbols wild.
  • Gold Daruma Riding Wild feature – land the wild gold Daruma symbol and you’ll be awarded a respin. The gold Daruma symbol moves one reel to the left on each respin. These respins keep on coming as long as there’s a gold wild on the reels.

Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the dragon scatter on the same spin and you’ll receive 8, 12 or 16 free spins. You can trigger the Gold Daruma Riding Wild feature during the free spins. The gold wilds increase in size during the respins, reaching 2, 3 or 4 symbols high depending on how many scatters triggered the round.

The design in this Asian-themed slot is very nicely done. The colourful visuals are well crafted and combine well with the traditional backing track. The range of features provides plenty of variety too. The free spins round offers the best potential, especially if you’re lucky enough to land the expanded Gold Daruma Wilds.

If you enjoy the Japanese theme, then Legend of Daruma is well worth a look – an alternative is Yggdrasil Gaming’s Hanzo’s Dojo which is excellent.