Sushi Slot Review
The rise of popularity of Sushi in the west has coincided with an increase in parasitical infections. MMMMM..yes all you Sushi lovers, just carry on believing it's coincidental! British doctors recently warned of parasitic anisakid worms that can occur from ingesting undercooked or raw fish. (The country with the largest amount of infections is Japan….mmm… another coincidence?) Once, I passed a Sushi stall where the guy making the Sushi was using his bare hands to get money from a paying customer, then returning to roll the Sushi…. Ever since then, it's been taboo for me.
Ok – now that I've ruined your “half price Sushi night”, let's take a look at this “Sushi” video slot by Endorphina. You can take-away your Sushi on a mobile device, P.C or tablet. What struck me right away was the intense photo-realism. Fans of raw fish will be salivating at the beautiful presentation of their favorite treat. For me, it was mixed feelings. I enjoyed the sensation of feeling like I was sitting in a Sushi Bar in Japan but wasn't keen on the prospect of eating what was in front of me – no matter how gorgeously prepared.
Much like parasites in the stomachs of many patrons, this slot is highly volatile, with 5 reels and 5 paylines. A Sushi VIP gold card is the scatter and happens to be the only symbol that the wild cannot replace. The wild is a Wasabi Shoga but is ONLY wild during Free Spins.( In regular play there is no wild) Standard symbols are various Sushi dishes: Jura, Tabiko Shake, Magura Tobiko, Avocado Tobiko and Hotaka Tobiko.
While the controls are a standard Endorphina design, their minimilist style blends in superbly with the game.. Up top are your Credits while down below you can find everything else: Bet, Menu (including Paytable and Autoplay Advanced Options), Total Bet, Auto, Spin and Lines. Eat your meal slowly because there's no Turbospin.
After each winning spin in regular play, a “Take Risk” option is offered. This is a gamble feature in which you can wager your profits on a double or nothing high card choice against the dealer.
3 scatters anywhere activates 20 Free Spins with Wasabi Shoga as the wild.
The Maximum Win in Sushi is 320 000 coins. Now that can buy you a lot of raw fish! (And medical attention afterwards)
The graphics are so realistic that sushi lovers may try and reach into the screen and grab a dish. The music is traditional Japanese while the sound effects do their job well enough without being particularly memorable. I put Sushi through a few tests, and it came through every one of them with flying colors.
Well – there's no accounting for taste. If you're one of the millions worldwide who like eating Sushi, then this will be like a homecoming. For the rest of us discerning diners, this game will still appeal as a fun way to pass the time and get some plentiful Free Spins.