By adding just one extra reel, JFTW have turned this cyberpunk Shogun of Time slot into a strangely compelling game.
And we say strangely not in a bad way, but because this extra reel shouldn’t impress us as much as it does.
The reason being is that the Shogun of Time mobile slot is a 4 reel game that starts with 81 ways to win. When you win on a four of a kind, you get a 5th reel and this turns into 243 ways to win games.
And there are millions of 243 ways to win slots out there, why play on one that makes you jump through hoops just to get that extra 5th reel?
Well, because it’s not how many reels you start with that matters, but how you use them in the end.
For one, playing on a 4 reel slot is surprisingly fun anyway. Granted, the wins aren’t out of this world, but this is a surprisingly well balanced Just For The Win slot game.
Mostly because every time you have a 4 of a kind win, you get a chance at catching those larger 5 of kinds by having that extra reel added to the middle of this Oriental sci-fi slot.
And the thing about that reel is that it’s loaded with wilds, so the chances of catching something are pretty high. Not enough to make you sing and dance, but enough to keep you going.
Plus, technically, it means you get a free spin on every single 4 of a kind win, which is always value for money.
And we are not talking about the imaginative theme that sees a beautiful commander-in-chief in feudal Japan jumping through time to a future that is brighter and richer.
That’s awesome, and certainly beats the likes of the generic Amazing Aztec slot or Temple of Tut game, also by the same provider.
But mostly because it feels like a breath of fresh modern air when you hit the free spins and you get 243 ways to win slot that pays both ways. When was the last time you saw that happen?
Add a decent top win of 2,700 times your bet and a minimum wager of 0.10 a spin, and we’d happily recommend this casino slot to beginners and experienced gamblers alike.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Just For The Win|
|Slot reels / paylines||4 Reels / 81 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.98% / 96.02%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||8 free spins / Middle reel wild and pay both ways|
|Bonus rounds||Reel Split Re-Spin, Free Spins, Scatter, Expanding Reels, Wild, Expanded Wild, Pay Both Ways|
Wild: The time travelling Shogun lady is wild and replaces all other symbols to create wins.
Reel Split Re-spin: Any 4 symbol wins can trigger the reel split re-spin. Here an additional reel is added the middle, turning this into a 243 ways to win online slot machine. More importantly, you get stacked wilds just to add an extra zing.
Scatters and Free Spins: Get 3, 4 scatter free spin symbols on the screen award 8 or 16 free spins respectively.
At this point, this turns into 5 reels with 243 ways to win with a stacked wild in the centre reel. Better yet, this now pays both ways, from left to right and from right to left.
The Shogun of Time slot is a 4 reel game with 81 ways to win, where any 4 of a kind win will give you an extra reel with 243 ways to win. It also features free spins with pay both way reels.
We had good fun playing on this Just For The Win game, especially with such an original theme that deserves a little extra credit. It's not every time that we are faced with a time travelling commander in chief in feudal Japan. And she's a looker too.
But it's the game mechanics that won us over, as while it was surprising to play with 4 reels, it was a joy whenever this game expanded to its 5 reels and gave us a little extra.
This Shogun of Time slot is now on our must play JFTW game for real money, right next to the fun Rainbrew slot online.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating