Wasabi – San slot, which is one of newest Microgaming’s slot releases, gets its symbols from Japan, using mostly its delicious sushi foods in its symbols, but also placing an emphasis on some of the local characters. Food themed slot machines which focus on Asian food are not that special, they’ve been around for a long time now, so the advantage here seems to come from the features that they’ve implemented, using the wild symbol, a bonus Puffer with a bonus game, plus a scatter symbol that gives you free spins and a multiplier. There will be a total of 15 lines at most for each round, the prizes reaching top values of $37,500.
Betting and Prizes
You get to decide the number of lines which are active, the number of coins to be used in each case, plus the denomination of all the coins. For the denomination, it will be at most a $1 value. Each line accepts up to 5 coins. If you add up all the numbers, you can use 75 coins each round, and you can spend at most $75.
The most you can win will be $37,500, a prize that will be offered by a combo of five wild symbols, which will give you 7,500 times the line wager back. The 3x multiplier of the free spins can potentially take this amount to $112,500.
Wasabi – San Slot Features
First of all, we have Wasabi-San, with a close-up of a man’s face, colored in green. We’re looking at the wild icon here, which is going to be a great substitute whenever regulars are trying to form some new combo, but which can also pay very well by forming combinations with its own wilds. At that point, you can land a prize of 7,500x with its help.
The Fish Marker Bonus is a feature that you need a Puffer Fish symbol to trigger it. This one has to appear a minimum of three times on a pay line, and depending on the triggering symbols, the rewards will vary. The best possible range will go from 60 to 2,500 coins, and it will come if you have five triggering Puffer Fish.
There is also the usual feature with free spins, 10 of them activated when a minimum of 3 scatter symbols make their appearance anywhere in view. It gets even better though, since the wins during the free spins are all multiplied by 3x. Add to that a payout that could be as high as 400x total bet when those scatters are present in sufficient numbers, and you will have one of your favorite features of this game here.
Theme & Design
Though entirely themed around Japan and food, the game doesn’t leave the greatest impression. It looks like the developers didn’t really want to take the game too seriously here. Still, it’s a perfectly playable slot, which uses icons with logos, with puffer fish, a Bonsai tree, the geisha, a Chinese man washing dishes, plus the various types of sushi.
Wasabi – San slot delivers an interesting theme and set of features, and I can say that I’m a fan of the payouts as well.