It’s amazing how many people think that sushi is just about raw fish, there are few places around the world where food laws allow this. Most us will experience a cooked, smoked or cured version and is why sushi is now one of the most popular take-outs around Europe and Russia. Betsoft have jumped on the bandwagon and join a several others in celebrating this theme with Sushi Bar.
Presented over a 5x3 setup with 25 paylines, this slot introduces us the restaurant owner Chef Haru, a cheeky and witty character that you’ll come to love. Positioned to the right of the wooden-framed reels in his rustic looking joint, Chef Haru is your key to big wins, along with his delicious food.
The visuals and the theme
The high-value symbols across the reels include a Japanese tea set, some knives, an empty plate and a range of sushi. Low-value symbols are covered by the usual range of playing card icons, here spanning from Jack to Ace. A nice extra touch for these icons being the design, they take on plated sushi images, making the whole experience nicer.
The wild in the game comes in the form of a bottle of dark soy, substituting all other symbols to form wins – except the scatter - as well as doubling the wins it helps to form. The scatter is a Japanese fan and serves only to trigger free spins.
The free spins bonus
Usually we’d go through a range of bonuses here, but sadly in this game there is only one. Get three or more of the scatters to set them off and see some predictably generous – if only for the fact there has to be something of value in the slot – wins related to the number of scatters you land.
Three of the ornate Japanese fans will get you eight spins, four will get you 12 spins and five will get you 20 spins. Every additional win that you get during this round will be doubled, making this a valuable trigger. If you’re not lucky enough to get three scatters, only two, that will still get you 150x your line bet as a booby prize.
Whilst Sushi Bar is a little simple in its mechanics, it does have some decent ways of compensating for this. Those doubled free spin wins and the two-scatter prize can really add up, making this slot worth your time and money. Betsoft are known for complex games, so this comes as a welcome break for those wanting a clean and simple slot game.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring