You’ve always dreamed of walking the path of the Samurai, right? No? Not even a little bit? Well, you’ll get your chance to do so with NextGen‘s slot, Samurai Split — a video slot that uses split symbols to help players gain a win through massive multipliers. Imagine what you can accomplish if you give it a try!
While split symbols are nothing new, NextGen incorporate them well here and manage to make them seem fresh and original. Part of that probably has to do with the theme as it is a fairly conventional slot but uses the Samurai concept to great effect. What else does this game do right? Let’s have a look and see.
As you are probably well aware by now, Samurai Split is based off splitting symbols. Pretty obvious, right? It’s in the title after all. Each split allows players to gather 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x multipliers which means that not all every multiplier you get are tiny ones but they can significantly boost your win by a simple turn of the reel.
Because of this larger multiplication in split symbols, however, that makes them less regular than you might expect. On the other hand, you don’t want too much of an unfair advantage because then the game will be too easy and people won’t get much satisfaction out of it.
After getting 5 scatters on screen, each player can use the Samurai Split’s 480 free games. That’s right: 480! Now because that’s a lot, you’re more likely to only get 10 or 20 but that’s still quite a bit.
The Warrior Spin, apart from the main Splits feature is, essentially, the defining aspect and main feature of the game. After one re-spin, players get to remove all the low-paying symbols on the reel. This works very well as many of the symbols are pretty high-paying as they are. Remove the few that aren’t and you’ve got a guaranteed win.
In addition to those, you’ve got wild and scatters. Scatters, of course, lead to re-spins while Wilds can help you win up to 25 paylines but do not replace the scatter symbols. Still, it gives the player an enormous advantage overall.
While Samurai Split isn’t the best-looking slot around, it does look pretty great. The graphics, which are mostly 2D, are cool and unique enough to be entertaining as well as engaging. The sound design’s pretty neat too and the animation is beautifully smooth. While it lacks sophisticated 3D graphics, we hardly need those to enjoy this one.
To Sum It Up…
Samurai Split is most definitely worth your time. It’s different enough not to be too generic and familiar enough not to be too out-there. It’s a strong contender for being one of the better split-symbol video slots and it could actually go up against the likes of slots made by NetEnt and Microgaming. It kills time in the afternoon, that’s for sure. Log into your NextGen casino for your chance to win a massive multiplier!