Few parts of history rival Ancient Egypt in the casino industry, but one place that does a great job of doing so is the Orient and if you fancy entering a world of Samurai warriors and geisha girls then Katana is your portal to a truly incredible gaming experience. Novomatic has brought together all of its knowledge of making high quality themed video slots to create one of the truly stunning games of all time, mixing in all of the action that you would expect from such a theme with truly high quality graphics. Indeed, the attention to detail on this game is truly spectacular, with even the playing card icons that appear on just about every slot from the developer apart from the fruit themed ones receiving an overhaul that allows them to look anything but out of place. It all works together to give players the experience not only of a great slot game but also a true taste of the culture of respect that was at the forefront of the time period. With the atmosphere certainly of the highest quality, all that remains to be seen is how the game is played and how the features play out and we feel that you certainly won’t be disappointed with what you find!
When you've finished marvelling at the graphical quality on offer on Katana, you'll want to sink your teeth into the game itself and the aforementioned quality certainly doesn't end at the looks. The game is played over a typical twenty win lines, five reels and three rows of symbols, meaning that you'll never be short of a prize or two whenever you give it a spin. Those prizes are of course dictated by your stake, and the game is fully flexible in this regard with the opportunity to adjust them in small amounts or bump them up to the top level of ten credits per line for the biggest prizes that the game has to offer.
When that's all in place, you'll be on the hunt for matching combinations of symbols. The playing card icons that we're so fond of take on their traditional role of the lower value symbols, and it is when the feature icons come into play that you can expect the very biggest wins. Various temples and human characters make up the bulk of the action, with Shogun being the undoubted star of the show. He not only pays out a large cash prize in his own right, but can also adapt to become any other symbol other than the scatter, with the potential to fill in for more than one symbol at the same time. This always comes in handy on slots with so many win lines, so you'll be hoping that the Shogun appears as frequently as possible!
The only symbol that the Shogun cannot fill in for on this slot is the Katana itself, with the prized sword being in a league of its own as far as the rewards are concerned. Not only will it pay out when it appears three or more times on a spin regardless of the win line pattern, but it will also lead players to the free spins bonus round. There, you can sit back and relax as ten completely free spins play out in the knowledge that your credit amount will only be heading upwards!
Rounding off the action on the Katana slot is the old Novomatic favourite: the gamble game. The button on the game itself will light up whenever you land a winning combination and you can then take your pick of red or black for the colour of the next card drawn. Guessing correctly will award players double their bet amount, which can then be collected or gambled once more on the turn of a card.