Samurai Princess, as the name would suggest, is an online slot game featuring a Japanese theme. More specifically, the game focuses on a female samurai, both beautiful and deadly, who looks well capable of wielding the twin swords she grasps in both hands.
The graphics of the game are indeed high quality, with each symbol brought to life in stunning high resolution. As a whole, however, the game does feel a little lacking in comparison to more richly designed modern casino slot games. The images do not animate, which is all but expected these days, and the soundtrack loops a bit more obviously then one might like, soon becoming grating. The player will find themselves looking for the options menu rather quickly, in an effort to turn off the sound and bring relief to their ears, which is never a good indicator of audio production value.
The game itself, featuring five reels and forty play lines, is fairly standard, with no major innovations of any kind. All in all the game is enjoyable, however, and worth a shot, even if just to appreciate the breathtaking symbol designs. Samurai Princess is available on desktop computer, mobile phone and tablet, with touch screen support fully implemented for all modern mobile devices.
High Quality Symbols
As already mentioned, the major picture symbols of Samurai Princess are masterfully created. They include the princess herself, easily identifiable by her unforgiving scowl, who doubles as both the most valuable symbol in the game and the wild symbol. She may be matched with herself the maximum of five times, and minimum of three times, with payouts being enough to put a smile on the face of any online punter.
The next most valuable symbol is the dragon, followed by the crossed swords and the water lily. The least valuable symbols are the traditional eight, nine, ten, jack, queen, king and ace of playing cards. The image designs, although easy to identify, are disappointingly generic, and not nearly on the same level as the other symbols. The game also includes a number of bonus symbols, which are where the biggest wins on the game can be found.
Bonuses and Mini-Games
Keep a sharp eye out for the armoured horse of the Samurai Princess, who can grant not only a huge instant payout, but also seven free games if appearing on reels three, four and five. What’s more is that during free spins an expanding wild has a chance of appearing, which will occupy one entire row in the play area. Any winning matches created with the expanding wild will payout an amazing twelve times the normal amount, which certainly spells a fat wallet for the player. It need not be said that in the case of this game, the horse is mans best friend. The bonuses in the game are generous without a doubt, but like the rest of the game lack a certain level of spectacle that modern game players will have come to expect. All in all, however, the game is an enjoyable experience, and definitely suited to those who prefer substance over sparkle.