Shogun of time online slot is powered by Microgaming and created by independent game-makers, Just for The Win. The slot’s theme combines ancient Japan with a futuristic, cyberpunk world, and the story centres around a female Samurai warlord and her cybergirl alter ego. The game's design is somewhat odd; the 5th reel is only added during the split reel feature, and there are 81 paylines that increase to 243 when the free spins round kicks in. Intrigued? Let’s continue…
Reel Split Re-spins
When you land a four-of-a-kind winning combination during the base game, it sets off the Reel Split Re-spin feature. All reels then become locked in, and a 5th reel is added to the centre of the reel set, which then re-spins to hopefully give you even more wins. You will also notice that during this feature the paylines increase to 243 ways from 81.
This feature is the slot’s main attraction, and kicks off when you land 3 or 4 scatter symbols, for which you will receive 8 or 16 free spins respectively. All 5 reels are in play here, and you will benefit from a pay-both-ways reel set and 243 ways-to-win. During this round the middles reel also becomes a fully stacked wilds, which will remain locked in place for the duration of the feature.
Despite its odd design, Shogun of Time is a simple slot that, if you’re lucky, can pay out over 2717x your total stake during the free spins feature. JFTW tried something bold with the deduction of the 5th reel, and honestly, we’re not entirely impressed by it.