In a game which promises to take the player from one parallel realm to another, we’re getting a setup which has 4 reels and 81 ways to win. At the same time, the slot works with scatters, wilds and free spins, plus an interesting feature called Reel Split Re-Spin.
If we look at the futuristic side of the game, we find a cyberpunk version of Neo Tokyo, which is the point where you start things off. You have to join a shogun which time travels, and you discover that the game offers on its reels beautiful symbols which show you various artifacts and cherry blossoms, quite well designed. Coins, armor pieces and helmets are among the symbols that you’re going to get here. In order to win during paid spins, you need three symbols of the same type, to land left to right.
Should four symbols appear, rather than the minimum of three, you will get better wins, thanks to a Reel Split Re-Spin. When activated, the time portal of the shogun, which is available at the bottom, comes to life and adds a 5th reel in the middle of the game area. While the other reels are locked, this new reel spins once and may get you new symbols for your combination.
To get to the free spins, a favorite feature for a lot of players, you need 3 or 4 scatters on just as many reels. You travel through time then, to medieval Japan. At this point, the slot has 8 to 16 free spins to give you, which will be played with 5 reels & 243 ways to win. Even better, the winning combinations can form both ways. The Hero icon is on the 3rd reel, as a stacked wild for the entire duration of this feature.
This new slot machine has been announced by Microgaming during ICE 2019, at their stand. They had an entire show for this announcement, with three samurai warriors present and with a DJ to provide the entertainment.
Shogun of Time, the tenth slot machine provided by JFTW to Microgaming’s operators, is already available on their platform, since February 13th, 2019.