Powered by Play ‘N Go, Matsuri is a highly volatile game featuring five reels and twenty-five paylines based on a traditional Japanese festival with a Kingyo Sukui Bonus feature where players try to catch goldfish to win cash prizes.
Matsuri benefits from a superb Free Spin round where players can get up to twenty free spins in total – the ornate lamp wild mutates into a giant lamp wild reel and moves one space to the left on every free turn.
Visually, Matsuri looks phenomenal – the game honours East Asian culture and traditions and has a summer night feel to it. On the reels, players will notice eleven icons – dango dumplings, tangy takoyaki, cool kakigori and a trio of female festivalgoers.
The ornate lamp is the wild icon and replaces for all other symbols, except the scatter, to help players form more winning combinations – it will appear on all the five reels and is the most lucrative rewarding with twenty-five times their total stake if players manage five across a payline.
Matsuri has a Kingyo Sukui Bonus feature that is played by getting three goldfish scatter icons on the middle three reels on the same turn. Here, players need to catch goldfish by scooping them up using a fragile paper spoon – each goldfish caught will give players a cash prize. The round continues until players have captured all goldfish or if their spoon breaks.
Matsuri is all about the Free Spin round that is played when players obtain three festival mask scatters simultaneously on the first, third and fifth where players can receive eight free spins.
Critically, players should look out for wilds during this round as these will expand into one large lamp banner that covers the entire reel. On the next free spin, this expanded wild moves one reel to the left until it disappears from the reel set. If players get three or more wild reels at the same time, they should prepare themselves for huge wins – up to 3,000 times their placed stake on every free spin!
If players are seeking an oriental slot machine with a difference, then Matsuri might is a slot for them. Unlike most Asian slots that are Chinese-themed Matsuri heads across the Sea of Japan to the Japanese archipelago.
With a jackpot worth up to 1,000x the value of a line bet and a medium variance level, Matsuri is sure to provide plenty of exciting spins intermittently broken up with several attractive side games, an interactive bonus game and free spins.
Are you ready to join the Japanese party?
Words: David Bailey-Lauring