Samurai Split is brought to you by NextGen Gaming and is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot – it can be played from 40p to £20 per spin on all devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones. Based on Japanese warriors, it offers split symbols for bigger prizes. There’s also up to 480 free spins to be won!

Visually, Samurai Split has cartoon style graphics with a traditional Japanese village in the backdrop – symbols on the reels include Japanese style A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as bottles, samurai swords, samurais on horses, Japanese temples and masks. There’s also a wild symbol, the emblem, which substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter – it gives you up to 12.5 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

Samurai Split comes with a Split Symbol Bonus feature which is triggered at random – any winning symbol can become a split symbol with the more you have, the bigger your overall win. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 split symbols will give you a multiplier of 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x or 32x!

There’s also a Warrior Spin feature which is played randomly during any base game spin – only wilds, mask, temples, horses, swords, bottles and scatters can appear. Basically, the low value symbols are removed for enhanced wins.

The main attraction is the Free Games feature which is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 scatters appear – this will give you 5, 10 or 15 free spins respectively. Only wilds, mask, temples, horses, swords, bottles and scatters will appear which helps.

Now, if you get a winning combination involving a scatter, you will get a multiplier applied – 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 split symbols in a win will give you a 2x, 4x, 8x, 16 or 32x multiplier respectively! You can also retrigger more free spins with a whopping 480 free spins available in total.

I really like Samurai Split – graphically, it’s not as good as new slots out there but it has a nostalgic feel to it which ties in nicely with the theme. I found it to be highly volatile so you need to be patient – it does offer wins though of up to 5,000 times your stake on each spin due to the 32x multiplier. If you manage a good amount of free spins in the Free Games feature, prepare yourself for huge wins. If you like the theme, I recommend you try NetEnt’s Warlords: Crystals of Power and Novomatic’s Katana.