Katana Slot Review
Katana slot is a Novomatic-powered slot set in feudal Japan at the times when samurais were fighting for the emperor (shogun). This 5 reel, 20 payline video slot is named after the sword used by samurais, namely Katana. We follow the emperor in his conquest for riches and power. Everything in the game is Japanese related from the fonts of the playing cards, to the geisha symbol and the famous Nagoya Castle. If you play Novomatic slots at land based casinos, you will notice it’s actually the game Shogun in disguise.
Katana is a very volatile game you can play a quite a number of spins without a win but when you win you win big! The minimum bet amount is 40p and the maximum is £80 per spin for 20 enabled paylines. Katana features scatters, wilds, expanding wilds, a free spins feature as well as a gamble feature.
The most lucrative symbol is the shogun symbol – get 5 of them on an active payline and you will win 5,000 coins, the second best symbol is the geisha which pays you 4,000 coins for 5 of them on an enabled payline. The shogun is the wild symbol in the game. It can replace all other symbols to form winning combinations except for the katana sword. The katana sword is the scatter symbol which pays you a cash prize for two or more scatter on the reels if they complete a win.
To activate the Free Spins feature, you must get 3 katana sword symbols on the reels – this awards you with 10 free spins. However, expanding wilds could appear on any reel. When the shogun symbol appears on a reel, it expands to the whole reel to help you win money. Additional free spins can be won with 3 swords appearing during the feature. There’s no doubt that this feature is a good way to win money as you spend none for those spins.
Finally, there is a Gamble feature which is optional – you can double your winnings but you can lose them as well. This is a good way to increase your winnings, but it’s a 50/50 gamble. Katana slot is a good game and can give you some big wins is you are patient and lucky. Saying that, the big wins will come in the Free Spins feature but don’t expect to trigger it often – I quite like the challenge though!