NetEnt’s Koi Princess will delight fans of Japanese manga, set as it is in a land where a doe-eyed princess is the key to unlocking the keys to your very own box of cash delights. And she hasn’t come empty handed: she’s given us a game with four bonus features to kick over too. NetEnt are famous for their graphics (check out our Jumanji slot game if you don’t believe me) and this slot is no slow coach in that department.
This anime game has four randomly triggered bonus games in the base game alone and a bonus feature that offers four further side games- prepare yourself for bonus heaven!
This game is a homage to the manga style and very nice is is too. Big eyed heroines, acres of scantily clad legs and picture perfect oriental backdrops makes for a visually attractive game. This Japanese princess is definitely looking more coy than our spymaster on the Agent Jane Blonde Returns slot. The reels you spin are set against the peaceful background of a temple and a gently undulating waterfall. Think calm thoughts and off you go.
I have been too Japan many times, it doesn’t take me long to get into the Zen Zone.
The Koi Princess slot is a 3 row, 5 reels and 20 pay-line Japanese themed slot packed with enough extras to make you dizzy! If it’s a Ways to Win mechanic you are after then you’ll need to head for something like the Avalon II slot machine – this one is pure pay-lines!
The game’s Wild is a swirling wave (a bit like Hokusai’s famous “Under the Wave off Kanagawa” for those art lovers out there). If you land five of these on an active pay-line you’ll feel a 500 coin bonus wash over you. The other high value icons are the Princess Koi herself, a traditionally styled lion, a turtle and ribboned traditional coins. The lower value icons are the Ace through ten of the card deck in bright oriental style letters.
There is also a Bonus icon to keep your eyes peeled for and that’s a smiling dragon with the word Bonus. Not all symbols we see are as easy to spot!
This game comes with a nifty feature, the Bonus Bet where you can double your bet level and in return you increase your likelihood of activating the bonus games and upping some of the pay-outs too!
At random during the base game you will find that you may have to pick some fish to reveal which one of the four random bonus games will launch. These games include the main Bonus feature which itself contains four further games- I warned you not to get too dizzy with all the choices you’ll get your hands on.
First up there’s a 5 Hit Random feature where you’re guaranteed a win from a single free spin using the five symbol.
Then the Random Wild feature gifts you a free spin with an upper limit of 9 Wilds added generously to the reels to help generate a nice little boost for you.
And then there’s a Wild Reels feature gets the winning underway with a free spin where up to 5 whole reels can turn Wild- that’s frankly a monkey making scandal it’s so good!
The Bonus feature come with its own slew of games that will have you thirsting for more big win fun. Spin a special wheel and discover which one of four side games will launch.
If you choose to enter the Bonus feature via the Random Bonuses then lucky old you, if not, the other way to unlock the main event is by landing three of the Bonus icon, the smiling dragon on reels 1, 3 or 5.
Sure Win Free Spins starts you on your winning way with a generous ten free spins. Not only this, but there’s a win guaranteed in this side game, and each one will at least match the last win you made, and could be bigger!.Now that’s worth a polite round of applause in my book!
Wild Reel Free Spin gives you a rather reasonable ten free spins where up to five reels can turn completely Wild thanks to a useful overlay.
We haven’t finished yet! Bonus Wheel is a where you’ll see three wheels each divided into segments: you can win coins and also play two different free spins games, using dice to move around the wheels.
And last, but not least, Coin Win does what you’d expect, giving you a ever- welcome coin win.
With the Bonus Bet, and all of these different features and bonuses, the Koi Princess slot stands head and shoulders above most games in the fun stakes. The anime theming of the game is something a bit different from NetEnt and it works. The game is easy on the eye and loaded with so many bonus extras that you’ll need a holiday after playing this oriental themed pleaser.