Microgaming and Just For The Win combine forces once again to give us Shogun of Time Slot. A tale of time travel, cyberpunks and shogun warriors all intertwined across four reels and 81 paylines. Just For The Win is known for giving its slots fans games that are quirky in nature. And it does it all over again on this Japanese-themed slot.
Microgaming has an interesting way of combining feudal Japan with future cyberpunks and it doesn’t involve a futuristic character running rampage amongst samurais. Instead, it’s a subtle time travelling affair. In fact, the slot takes place inside a teleporter room and the main symbols are comprised of Body Armours, Face Masks, Fans, Coins and card values, along with the Cyberpunk Wild. And there we have it – the perfect way to combine cyberpunks with shoguns.
The betting options, information and spin buttons are all neatly sectioned to the right of the screen. It makes it easy to find out all we need to know about winning paylines symbols and we can easily select our betting range before any given spin. As a medium variance slot, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. And who doesn’t love a bit of future beats playing in the background?
The Cyberpunk Girl is the Shogun of Time’s Wild and helps to create the winning combos we love so much. But it’s the Shogun of Time Slot logo we want to watch out for, as it can grant us 12 times our stake when it appears five times across a payline. The real nitty gritty of the game is during the Re-spins. When we match four symbols, Microgaming and JFTW treat us to the Reel Split Re-spin feature. A fifth reel appears in the middle, triggering a re-spin. If we get three or four Scatter symbols, eight or 16 Free Spins come our way. Even better, while we have five reels, the paylines now extend to a whopping 243. As we spin away, the new middle reel can become fully stacked and locks in place during the bonus round. When this happens, we have the chance to win 2,717 times our stake, the reward for being a true shogun.
The combination of Japanese warriors with cyberpunk time travellers is an interesting and innovative one. The teleporter room acts like the TARDIS – all the main action happens inside, so we don’t need to head outside and explore. The expanding paylines and free spins features give this slot a bit of needed oomph. Without it, the game would rely heavily on the visuals and funky soundtrack (which are awesome!). But, combined, it works superbly to create something unique. And, as a medium variance game with wide betting options and generous rewards, there’s something for slots players of every level to enjoy.