Bright, beautiful and sharp, the Ninja Chef mobile slot has plenty to offer the casual gambler looking to up their real money game.
iSoftBet’s take on the popular mobile app, this is not the first rendition, with Play’n GO doing a similar theme with the Ninja Fruits slot. It seems that the game where we slice random food products on a touch screen is still tantalising to mobile players to this day.
So much so, that that’s exactly how you pick which of the free spin rounds you want – by slicing sushi, blowfish or steak. It’s a gimmick that works. Say what you will, but there’s a reason why the original iPhone app was so popular. The theme is fun and the graphics explode, taking up your whole screen, making playing on your Android phone or iPhone a joy.
Usually a casino game like this would be better on iPads and tablets, but iSoftBet have done a great job to make it as enticing on any device. The sounds are original and it’s incredibly easy to play – even if you suffer from fat finger syndrome.
In order to get the top winning prize of 1,000x your bet you will need a couple of blowfish symbols and all the different wilds (2x, 3x and 5x,) lined up in a row. These will accumulate, giving you, effectively, a 10x multiplier.
The hope is there of course, but that’s mostly what that is. Usually you are grateful for any one of the wild symbols with a multiplier showing up at all, never mind three in a row.
But at least the hope is there. And to be honest, it’s the free spin games which hold the key to our culinary heart.
We were fully prepared to like the Ninja Chef slot machine as a fun casual little game. It didn’t need to offer big wins; just entertainment and the hope to come out on top. Which it did.
And then we got a 263x our bet win in the free spins and we reeled from this unexpected twist of events.
You have three choices of free spins (see feature section below for more) and mostly we were happy walking away with about 20 to 30 times our bet as the top standard. Because the free spins come fairly frequently, at least once every 50 spins if not more, you knew that mostly the amounts to be won here were fairly low.
Which is true most of the time. Then you get one or two blazing rounds where you get two expanded wilds on the five reels with a 6x multiplier and everything turns a beautiful sushi rose colour.
Ultimately that’s probably not how you should walk into the Ninja Chef slot game. You can’t expect those moments, as this game is mostly about entertainment. But it’s nice to know that those moments are there and the surprise left a very sweet taste in our mouth.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.83% / 95.17%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.30 / 300|
|Free spins||Up to 15 Free Spins / Up to 6x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins|
Wilds: The explosive symbol is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols except the scatters. It also shows up in the base game with multipliers, from 1x, 2x, 3x to 5x. They can multiply each other, meaning you can potentially get a 10x multiplier in the base game alone.
Scatters: The Ninja Chef slot logo is the scatter and pays when it shows up anywhere on the 5 reels. 3 gives you 5x your bet, 4 x10 your bet and 5 x25 your bet.
Bonus and Free Spins: 3 or more Ninja Chef symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger a mini game where three types of food will be thrown at you and you'll have to slice carefully to ensure you get the symbol you want.
Don't make our mistake and slice at the first symbols that show up - if you don't like the ones on the screen, let them fall and let the game give you new, better ones. As far as we could tell, it will keep throwing food at you until you decide which of the free spin features you fancy.
During the free spins an expanded wild (usually one, but can be multiple. We've only ever seen two at once) can show up at any point and remains sticky on the screen until the end of the free spins.
If you slice three blowfish you'll get 15 free spins with no multiplier. This might seem like the poor man's choice, but we actually got some of our bigger wins during this feature, namely because the expanded wild is pretty much guaranteed to show up at some point.
Three steaks gives you 8 free with a 3x multiplier, and though middle of the range people might be tempted by this one, it was our least successful statistically. Clearly the game doesn't like people who play it safe.
Three salmon sushi is the most dangerous and most likely that you'll walk away with nothing. You only get 5 free spins but with a 6x multiplier and we've had some abysmal wins here. We are talking 1x to 2x our bet.
And then there's the 263x our bet win we mentioned earlier.
We recommend you use this feature sparingly. The free spins come around frequent enough that it's worth playing around with the different levels so your budget doesn't disappear too quickly.
Then again, you could be a thrill seeking knife juggling chef who likes to play with dangerous food. In which case, carry on.
Looks good and tastes good. This sneak masked culinary artist is here mostly for entertainment, but every once in a while he cooks up something truly marvelous and unexpected.
The Ninja Chef mobile slot is the perfect balance of entertainment with a genuine hope and feel that you could win some decent cash. One of the better iSoftbet slots you can play online.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating