Oriental themes have become hugely popular in the slot game world and developers have generally fared rather well with each of the titles that they have produced in regards to the genre.
Indeed, Quickspin are no strangers to the theme, however their Sakura Fortune slot game certainly provides players with something a little different.
When looking at what to expect in regards to the gameplay experience for our Sakura Fortune game review, we found that the game is played on a grid that features five reels and four rows in which symbols can position themselves on. There are also 40 fixed paylines available in which combinations of three or more of the same icons will trigger a prize!
Bettors are able to adjust the bet that they place on this game with a variety of different wagers available, however it is important to note that the minimum bet per spin is R0.20 and the maximum bet stands at R100. This will appeal to bettors with all betting balances, though, as almost everyone can get involved in the Oriental action!
Quickspin’s games are generally rather easy to follow, and players who have used the developer’s offerings in the past will already be aware that there are a number of different options available that can further enhance the experience felt whilst spinning the reels. Functions such as the ‘Autoplay’ and the ‘Quickspin’ features can be found on the game panel across the bottom of the playing grid.
There are a number of symbols available on the paytable which players will need to collect in order to earn a reward. As mentioned, at least three of the same icon will be needed to trigger a prize.
The low-value icons come in the form of four different orinetal coins and they are then followed up by five different symbols that can be attributed to Chinese culture and folklore. These include a traditional green statue, a Chinese Dragon, a Samurai Warrior, a Geisha and an Elder; the latter being the most rewarding of the regular icons on the paytable.
The most important icon, though, and the symbol that will trigger many of the Sakura Fortune bonus features available is the princess warrior dressed in red. She is the game’s Wild icon and has the ability to substitute all other icons on the grid to help form winning combinations when previously not possible.
However, she can also trigger some of the great features that are available in the game being played for real money or in the Sakura Fortune Free Play version at the top of this review.
The first thing to note, though, is that she can only appear on reels two, three and four, therefore she does not always appear in the positions we wish she would.
The princess warrior acts as the game’s Scatter as well – in addition to the Bonus Scatter icon – and can trigger a Free Spins round when three of them appear or in a combination with the other aforementioned Scatter.
If she appears as stacked Wilds on adjacent reels, though, she will provide players with at least two respins in order to try and pick up further rewards!
RTP (return to player)
Our Sakura Fortune review found that this game has a 96% return to player (RTP) rate, however players should be aware they are not guaranteed wins. Nonetheless, this game is a little different to many other slot games in the Oriental genre and is one that should be played, at least in rotation.