Shogun of Time Slot Machine
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Microgaming has a new release developed by its game studio Just For The Win. It is a cyberpunk-themed slot with elements of the Japanese culture. Therefore, you should expect Japanese-style symbols in a futuristic setting. You should also expect several special features that will help you get decent payouts.
The first thing you will notice in this slot is its unusual setup. In the beginning, you will see only 3 symbols across 4 reels, which will give you 81 ways to win.
In case you form a winning combo with 4 symbols in a spin, you will get a Respin. During the Respin, you will see the Reel Split feature which will add a reel in the middle of the reel set, while the other four reels will stay locked in place. Now, you’re getting a new setup which includes 5 reels and 243 ways to win.
Now, out of the special features involved, you will first see the Wild, the Cyberpunk Girl. It will replace for other regular symbols in the formation of winning combos, but it will be most beneficial for you if you manage to make a combo with 5-of-a-kind Wilds. This way, the Wild will deliver a great reward.
Another feature you will see is the Scatter. Should you manage to land 3 to 4 Scatters, you will get 8 to 16 Free Spins. During the Free Spins, the 3rd reel remains locked in place and fully Stacked Wild, while the other four will continue spinning.
Theme & Design
Shogun of Time is a well-designed slot. It is a perfect mix of the future and the past and it presents a female Samurai along with her alter ego, the cyberpunk girl, present on the reels as one of the most important symbols. Then you get several logos, armour pieces like chest-plates and face masks, samurai helmets, coins, flowers and playing card Royals in neon-style.
Wagering & Paylines
As mentioned earlier, you get 81 ways to win in Shogun of Time at first and then the one-reel addition gives you 243 ways to win. For this unusual reel set, you get a betting range from $0.10 to $100.00.
Out of the single symbol winning combos, you will get the most out of the game’s logo and the Wild Cyberpunk Girl. They will give you 12x the stake payout for 5-of-a-kind. However, the maximum potential in this slot is 2,000x the stake, which means $200,000.00. Of course, you will have to have triggered all the features and have all the 243 ways to win active in order to get this payout.
Our opinion is that Shogun of Time has a rather simple gameplay. There are no cool features involved as we're used seeing in Microgaming releases. There is, however, a solid payout potential if you manage to trigger all the features and get the 243 ways to win. In addition, the theme is somehow fun, since you can see ancient Japan elements with a futuristic touch. In all, this may not be the top product of Microgaming’s collaboration with Just For The Win, however, it is a decent one.