Katana by Novomatic is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot game that takes players back to the life and times of the samurais when they were fighting for the emperor Shogun. Katana in itself is the name of the sword used by the samurais. This Novomatic slot follows the emperor in his conquest for power and riches. Everything in this slot is Japanese-related from the Geisha to the playing cards, to the fonts and the famous Nagoya Castle. More so, if you have ever played Shogun slot in land-based casinos, you will notice a lot of similarities.
On this Linux-friendly slot game, Shogun is wild and he substitutes all other symbols on the reels apart from the Katana Sword (the scatter). Shogun is also the highest paying symbol with 5 of his symbols in a line paying out a massive 50,000 coins jackpot when the max 100-coin bet is employed. The Geisha Girl will also payout some lucrative amounts going up to 40,000 coins!
You will unlock 10 Free Spins when you get at least 3 Katana Swords on the reels. To add to the experience, Shogun expands over all positions on the reels and substitutes all other symbols apart from the scatters. Shogun will expand only if a win can be gained. It remains to be seen what the mobile slot machine experience will be like with regards to this game, but it shouldn't be long before this game is available at most mobile casinos.
If you're thinking about playing real money pokies like this one online, you'll be glad to know that Katana boasts a highly accommodative betting range that runs from a 0.40-coin bet on all 20 paylines, all the way up to 100 coins at the 5.00 per payline level. Katana is a high-variance slot and provides most of its biggest payouts during free spins. You will also need a decent bankroll to take you through the dry spells between payouts.
Katana features nice graphics and smooth gameplay, but it’s not that big on features and action outside of free spins. There are plenty of other Novomatic slots that you might enjoy more, such as the underwater slot Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe or the adventure-style Rainbow King slot.