Microgaming's Twin Samurai Video Slot Review

August 30, 2012

 

The samurai were an elite group of Japanese warriors, but they have influenced culture on a global level more than they probably could have ever imagined. Microgaming has used the concept of the samurai in a video slot game called Twin Samurai. As you can probably guess, this game has a Japanese theme with samurai showing up as characters and symbols. Australian players and other players internationally get a lot of enjoyment out of playing this game since it's based on a more down-to-Earth concept than some of the more popular video slots that are branded.

Twin Samurai uses a typical video slot format that features five reels showing three symbols each. Across these five reels are 20 paylines, and players can bet up to 20 coins on each individual payline at once. The coin spread in this game starts at $0.01 and goes to $0.25, and this gives the game a minimum bet of $0.20 per spin with a maximum bet of $100 per spin. Twin Samurai caters to both small stakes players and high rollers with its wide range of available bet sizes. Along these lines, the Twin Samurai theme is something that a lot of players can have fun with, so it isn't confined to a small group of players conceptually.

The Twin Samurai Logo symbol is the wild symbol in this game, and it only appears on the second and fifth reels. However, when you hit a wild symbol, it expands vertically in both directions to cover all three symbols. This expanding wild more than makes up for the fact that it only appears on two of the reels, and it gives you great chances to pick up multiple wins on the same spin. The only symbol that the wild symbol doesn't substitute for is the Geisha scatter symbol.

If you get three or more of the Geisha scatter symbol in Twin Samurai, then you'll get a shot at the free spins bonus round. In this round, you'll get a set of 10 free spins. However, all of your wins during these free spins are doubled with a 2x multiplier, so you get a lot of value. The scatter symbols also give you nice payouts including a 100x payout times your entire bet if you get five of them on the reels at the same time. Overall, Twin Samurai is a balanced game with a nice free spin bonus round and expanding wilds.