As you’d expect from the title, Geisha Story is a Japanese-themed slot. Played using a 5 reel, 15 payline game engine, this Playtech-powered slot features delightful sound and visuals and a cracking bonus round that offers plenty of free spins and big multipliers. Play from between 15p and £150 per spin.
The design here is really rather nice – there’s a traditional feel to the imagery but it has a modern look. You’ll see parasols, tea pots, bonsai tree, wooden shoes, fans, koi carp and temple symbols spinning around the reels. The long-haired man is the wild and comfortably the top payer – land 5 of him on a payline and you’ll pocket a cool 666.66 times your total stake.
The wise old bearded man is the scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of him anywhere on the same spin and you’ll receive an award of 5, 10 or 50 times your total stake. You won’t trigger the feature round though. For that, you’ll need to land the bonus symbol (the woman) on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously.
You’ll then open up Geisha’s Garden Bonus feature and taken to a new screen and presented with 6 fans. Pick 1 – each pick will reveal between 4 and 20 free spins. You’ll then be offered another selection of fans – pick again to reveal a multiplier that can boost payouts by anything from 2x right up to 10x. Land 2 bonus symbols during the feature and you’ll receive a random number of free spins as well as the same multiplier from the original set of free spins.
Playtech has really excelled as far as design is concerned. There’s a slight blocky retro feel to the graphics but they work really well. Likewise, the rhythmical soundtrack which is very catchy. The range of extras isn’t wide and the feature isn’t the easiest to trigger. Land a big multiplier and it can be well worth the wait though. We put the variance on the high side of medium.
Asia is a very popular theme with developers and players. This Japanese-themed game is a good one and this Geisha Story is certainly one worth tuning in for. If you like the theme, Samurai Split by NextGen Gaming is recommended.