A great storyline, with beautiful graphics, yet Akaneiro mobile slot doesn’t quite have what it takes to defeat the forces of darkness.
When we first loaded this Odobo slot game, we fell in love. Maybe it’s the inner geek in us, maybe it’s a lifetime of growing up on Japanese anime, but we loved the theme.
Yet, as we started playing we immediately saw the huge flaw in this Akaneiro video slot.
But more on that in a second.
That’s what will draw you in. As you load this machine, you’ll meet a bizarre set of characters, all set to the backdrop of late Edo Japan.
First up is Little Red Riding Hood (who is wild and comes with a 2x multiplier… but not often). She’s the legendary founding member of an ancient group of elite demon hunters known as the Order of Akane.
You’ll find strange monsters from Japanese folklore litter these reels, and yet destroying any of them, short of a 5 symbol win, doesn’t seem to pay very well at all. Demon-hunting, it seems, is not a cash-rich career move.
We’re not saying it can’t happen. There’s free spins, and bonus symbols with a click me feature that can get you up to 100 times your bet.
But that’s as likely to happen as it is for you to get the actual big bad wolf in your living room. Which, if you live in Northern Canada, might be possible, but for the rest of us, it’s just spinning and spinning, for nothing much.
The click me bonus is where your biggest chance to get a big win, but the chance of you getting the fourth symbol is less than 10%. And getting the 100 times your bet thereafter, is 10% of that exactly.
More than likely, you’ll win 3 or 7 times your bet. That’s best case scenario.
The big win is in there at least. And we did get 50 times our bet, that one time, when we had to re-trigger the free spins 3 times.
But even then it was a lucky one in a million spin that did it.
At best we’d have to say that you won’t lose much money with Akaneiro if you know how to budget.
But as pretty as it might be, that’s not enough for us. We need excitement and entertainment, much like we find in the Miss Kitty slot.
However if you’re after something safe, then (ironically enough), demon hunting on the Akaneiro slot could be your best bet.
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 25 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.94% / 96.06%
|0.01 - 1.00
|0.25 / 25
|10 Free Spins / No Multipliers
|Click Me, Free Spins, Wilds
Wild: The coin is wild and replaces all other symbols except the bonus symbols. This is the wild you'll get 99% of the time.
Multiplier Wild: Little Red Riding Hood is also wild and comes with a 2x multiplier. She's a rare creature, and so rarely useful.
Bonus Scatter: Three blue scatters anywhere on the reels trigger the click me bonus feature.
Here you'll get four characters, and which you get is mostly down to luck, though we seem to get Gato almost all but once.
Mostly you'll get the lower than the higher end of the scale.
Free Spins Scatter: Get 3 red crystal scatters and you'll trigger 10 free spins. They'll need to land on reel 1, 3 and 5, but then the symbol only appears on those three reels.
There's no need to save your budget to trigger it, because the wins are no more significant than in the base game, what with no multipliers or special features available.
On the bright side, re-triggering this feature once you're in the free spins is easier.
It's not often that we're surprised by an imaginative theme, but Akaneiro mobile slot did just that.
Slightly dark and most definitely Japanese, but with a familiar western fairytale twist, we got drawn in straight away.
However, your budget stays pretty much the same, and whilst there's a couple of hopes for some decent wins, mostly it's just a yo-yo game of going nowhere.
Give it a try if you fancy it, but if you're after an Asian slot play Ninja Chef for some far more fun low risk spins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 3, 2020 - Rating