We’ll start this review of Silent Samurai with the basics. It’s a video slot from Playtech with the standard 5 reels and only 9 lines. There is a bonus feature where you can earn up to 27 free-spins with a x8 multiplier as well as a gamble mode, where you can double up your win until you hit the limit of £450 or you’re out. As you’d expect with a name like this, all the symbols have a Japanese theme, including a dragon, geisha girl and the Samurai of the title.
Gameplay is pretty standard, and when we were playing for the review, we didn’t really hit any stellar wins – more slow and steady wins the race (though with a potential maximum 8x multiplier on the free-spins, this could conceivably be where these might come).
Wild – This is a dragon and is the highest paying symbol in the game, with a maximum payout of 5,000. It substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter and bonus.
Scatter – A geisha girl acts as the scatter symbol, though it doesn’t trigger any special features.
Bonus – The Samurai appearing on reels 1 and 5 pays out x5 of your original bet and activates the bonus feature described below.
Here you’ll confront the Samurai’s traditional enemy – the ninja (ooooh….scary). You’ll pick ninjas from those that face you and if they explode, you will be awarded with either free spins or additional multipliers. Find a ‘magic ninja’ and 3 further ninjas will explode for free, but hit an ‘evil ninja’ and the feature will end and your spins start