Playtech’s Kanpai Banzai Slot Review

Kanpai Banzai is a Playtech-powered slot with 5 reels, 4 rows and 1,024 ways to win. Based on sushi and playable from 10p to £500 per spin on all devices, it’s all about consecutive wins which adds wild reels and multipliers into play. There’s also a Tasty Fish feature where you slice fish for cash prizes. The RTP is 96.09%.

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Kanpai Banzai Theme/Symbols

The Kanpai Banzai slot game has a unique sushi theme. Set on a conveyor belt roll, it’s colourful. Symbols include Asian style A, K, Q, J and 10 royals – you’ll also see 5 different sushi dishes. The most rewarding (the rice with the tuna) pays 1, 2 or 5 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

To help you achieve winning combinations, there’s a pot wild symbol – appearing only on reels 2 and 4 in the base game, it substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. You will notice the reels spin horizontally rather than vertically which is rather cool – the follow the pattern of the conveyor belt roll.

Cascade feature

Any winning combination in the base game will activate the Cascade feature. All winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones which fall from the top of the reels. Each cascade will give you extras like wild reels and multipliers:

1st Cascade – standard spin 6th Cascade – reel 1 is wild
2nd Cascade – reel 5 is wild 7th Cascade – reels 1 and 5 are wild
3rd Cascade – reel 4 is wild 8th Cascade – reels 2 and 5 are wild
4th Cascade – reel 3 is wild 9th Cascade – reels 2 and 4 are wild
5th Cascade – reel 2 is wild 10th Cascade – reels 2 and 4 are wild and a 2x multiplier applies

If you get 10 or more cascades, you will continue to spin with 2 wild reels and a 2x multiplier.

Tasty Fish feature

Look out for the golden koi carp symbol as this is the scatter – 3, 4 or 5 will give you 2, 5 or 8 times your stake as well as triggering the Tasty Fish feature. You then play sushi chef as you choose a section of the fish to slice. If the choice is tasty, you’ll win a cash prize that is multiplied and you slice again.

This continues until you choose a poisoned piece of fish or if you complete all 9 slices successfully. Your total prize is then applied by the multiplier reached.

Kanpai Banzai thoughts

The Kanpai Banzai slot is unique in the way it looks and plays out. Well designed and different, the best winning opportunities come from the Cascade feature as you can benefit from wild reels throughout. The key to winning big is to get 10 or more continuous cascades as the 2x multiplier will come into play.

The most you can win on each spin is 5,120 x stake – apply the 2x multiplier and the max win can reach 10,240 x stake per spin. With an RTP of 96.09%, Kanpai Banzai is unique and offers big payouts if you get on a roll. I highly recommend this game as it offers something different to what’s already out there.

If you like sushi, Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania by Nolimit City is worth tucking into. Feeling hungry now? Sizzling Spins by Play ‘n GO has a barbecue theme and offers 5,000 x stake wins.

Kanpai Banzai Slot Information

  • Game:
    Kanpai Banzai
  • Software:
    Playtech
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    1,024
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 500
  • Jackpot:
    10,240
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (2)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    NA/NA
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.