The interest in organized crime is nothing new, but using the Japanese Yakuza as a central theme for a slot machine is certainly a new twist on an old classic. Yakuza Slots offers a look into the very secretive world of the Japanese Yakuza and is sure to provide excitement, entertainment and more than a bit of intrigue.
As can be expected with the new slots the graphics and game design makes it a visually engaging game. However, it is the great winning potential combined with the mystery in identifying the betrayer of the organization in the characters on the reels that adds real appeal. This is a progressive slot with not one but two different jackpots that pay out when the totals reach specific amounts.
Playing Yakuza Slots is not at all complicated, even for a first time online slot player. This is a 5 reel 25 payline slot, although the game itself looks a bit different than some online slots.
Wagering is very simple and the controls to change the wager amounts are found below the reels. Players will use the up and down arrow keys to set the number of lines to play and the wager amount.
The theme of the slot is well developed through the graphics around and on the reels. You will see the high cards from nines to aces all done in Asian themed fonts. You will also see the gang members. These characters will be very important in the feature game on this slot. You will also find the Yakuza boss, the police detective and some very impressive looking weapons.
The important symbol to watch for is the sword. This is the wild, and it will automatically provide players with a re-spin when it appears on the reels. With each of these re-spins the sword will shift to the reel to the left. The re-spins and the winning possibilities continue until the sword moves off the reels. Winnings including the wild sword are multiplied by three.
The gangster in his suit is the scatter. Seeing three of this symbol will trigger the bonus game. This is a pick game where, as the Yakuza boss, you will select one of the gang members to reveal if he or she is a traitor, mole or a loyal gang member.
Finding the traitor earns you a full 50 times the bet, the mole is also a bonus, and if you are lucky enough to find three loyal members of the gang you will be awarded an additional winning of half of the value earned in the bonus round.
Don't forget; Yakuza Slots offers two progressives as well as these great winning features on the reels. This is a very well-designed game with excellent graphics, story and audio, making it a game you will want to play from your computer or your mobile device.