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Samurai Split

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Samurai Split

The Monkey Summary

NextGen Gaming’s Samurai Split slot transports us to ancient Japan and the legendary time of the Samurai. Try out your martial-art skills in the game’s 3 bonuses – one of which has an enormous 480 free spins up for grabs!

The Basics

Well people, this game is quite literally LOADED with extras – including the imaginative Split Symbol feature (with a x32 multiplier) plus Warrior Spins and a Free Spins round.
As a black belt in karate, taekwondo and jujitsu – I know a thing or two about Samurais. So, I’m keen to see how these sword-wielding warriors fare on the reels…

The Graphics

The overall look and feel of Samurai Split slot is one of a traditional Japanese animation. The background of your game play is a stylised cloud and mountain scene with dramatic orange sky, intricate temples and ornate buildings. Very pretty indeed, we´d say it´s right up there with the likes of 9 Masks of Fire and Lara Croft Temples and Tombs.

The Play

Samurai Split slot is played over 3 rows, 5 reels and 25 pay-lines: the same as the Irish Luck slot and a few more games I can think of.
This is a pretty traditional game (unlike the Sidewinder slot and others), but sometimes traditional is good!

The high value symbols are made up of Oriental paraphernalia including the painted Samurai mask, the tiered far-eastern temple, the samurai warrior on horseback, a decorative dagger, and an ornate flask.

The Ace through ten of the playing card deck are the lower value icons on the reels and are decorated with ancient characters.

The Samurai Split Wild is the word “Wild” and will substitute for all other icons except the Scatter – which is the fighting banner rippling in the breeze.

It’s all rather relaxing to look at really…

The Bonuses

Samurai Splits
The art of the Samurai is their ability to surprise, and in the Samurai Splits feature, this stealth will be the key to your wins.
Out of nowhere – after any spin – an armoured Samurai warrior charges onto the reels and uses his sword to slice symbols into two, thus increasing the number of icons able to make winning combinations.

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 split symbols will give you a multiplier of 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x or 32x! Yes, this simple slice and dice technique means you can expect some big payouts.

Warrior Spins
Another treat that Samurai Split slot has in store for you are the Warrior Spins. During the base game the low value icons are randomly removed from the reels leaving only high value symbols to make bigger wins. How very generous of you NextGen!

Free Spins
3x, 4x or 5x Scatters on the reels will unlock the Free Spins feature where you will be given 5, 10 or 15 free spins respectively – and these spins can be re-triggered.
But there’s yet more loot to be had! If all 5 of the Scatters are split by the Samurai during play then you could potentially end up with 480 free spins. Which is something this Doctor of Game Theory likes to see!

Monkey Verdict

Samurai Split slot is a fairly volatile game my friends, but there’s hard cash to be won in the 3 bonuses if you have the steel for it.
I loved the slice and dice of the Samurai Split bonus, and the game’s tranquil design makes for an enjoyable spin experience. This is imaginative gaming at its best…

4.5 out of 5 bananas.