At this year’s ICE Gaming, Microgaming pulled out all the stops. With dancers dressed as shoguns, it unveiled its latest slot – Shogun of Time. We all love a trip back to ancient Japan but Microgaming makes us really love it with this slot release. Created by Just for the Win and Microgaming and part of a glut of hot ICE releases that whet slots fans’ whistles the world over, we’ve now got access to a cool, cyber-punk inspired take on feudal Japan. And it’s awesome.

The Shogun Way To Time Travel

The last time we saw time travelling in ancient Japan was on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III film, when our heroes in half shells teleported all the way back to 16th century Japan. Perhaps Microgaming drew inspiration from this cinema classic? One thing’s for sure – Shogun of Time certainly isn’t just any old Japan-based slot.

This five reel, 243 Ways to Win slot packs in a heap of cyberpunk aesthetics. It combines the look and feel of ancient Japan with technology of the future. We have teleporting stations. We have symbols such as Coins, Fans, Warriors and Face Masks to hammer home the shogun theme. But then the time travelling Cyber Punk is Wild, bringing the power of the future to the past. In fact, this power helps to create the Reel Split Re-spin feature which adds a fifth reel in the middle. The Free Spins brighten things up even further as the middle reel remains Wild throughout.

Spin Away Japanese Style

We’ve always associated Japan with technology and it’s great to see the mixture of past culture and present innovation on this slot. What’s even better to see is the Free Spins round, which can pay out over 2,717 times our stake on every free spin. Boom!