Playtech's Geisha Story Pokie Review

January 2, 2015

 

Asian cultures have fascinated the Western world for a long time, and the great distance between these two parts of the world have only been connected through technology for a very short period. Along these lines, there still lingers a bit of mysticism about a lot of the beliefs and customs of this part of the world, and Playtech has captured a good bit of this with their Geisha Story pokie. This game is great for Australian players because it really fits with the type of high volatility gameplay that people from this part of the world tend to like.

Geisha Story uses five reels with three rows like most games in this category. However, with 15 paylines, it's a big atypical in this particular regard. Along these lines, you're going to have a different experience than you might be used to with games that have more ways to win on each payline. This plays into the higher volatility of the game and gives you a chance to get in some flexible wagering since coins go from $0.01 to $5 each. Betting up to ten coins per payline is permitted to give you a great selection of bet sizes that start at the super-low $0.15 per spin that anyone can afford.

The man is the wild symbol in this game, and it substitutes for all of the normal symbols. It's also the key to the top payout of 10,000x when you score five of them all at the same time on an activated payline. There are a number of fun wins in this game other than the wilds such as a 7,500x line bet (or 50 times your total bet) win with five of the old man scatter symbol which is the second-highest win that you can get in the normal play of the game.

The Geisha will show up on the first and fifth reels only, and getting one of them on both reels at once will trigger a bonus feature. This starts with a pick a box style game where you choose a number of free spins and a multiplier. You'll earn a maximum of 20 free spins and a multiplier as high as 10x, so you can score some pretty crazy wins worth up to 100,000x if you nail the top jackpot with the top multiplier during the bonus feature. Overall, this gives the game a dynamic bonus feature with great gameplay.