Wasabi-San By Microgaming
There are a number of foods who have risen to stardom all over the world, and are known no matter which country you come from. Sushi from Japan is one such food, and has in fact become so popular that it is now starting to affect the oceans that its main ingredient comes from. For those who don’t know, sushi is a Japanese dish consisting of raw fish, rice, seaweed and other ingredients presented in intricate bite size pieces. Sushi comes with a number of accompaniments one of which is wasabi. Wasabi is a green paste made from the horse radish and is known for its powerful mustardy flavour.
Wasabi-San is a fun little five reel online and mobile slot named after a popular wasabi sauce brand. The game has fifteen reels that can be activated at the player’s wishes. Each line can be bet on for one to five coins, and each coin can hold a value that ranges between 0.05 and 1.0. This means that you can play Wasabi-San for as little as 0.05 for one line, or as much as 75 coins or currency units for all of the lines at maximum bet.
As sushi is a Japanese dish, so has the slot Wasabi-San been designed to have a Japanese feel to it. The reels are bordered by a bamboo frame, which is a popular plant in Japan. There is no background to speak of as the slot has been designed to run on a mobile platform. The lack of background detail means that the game has less to load if you are playing it in browser on your mobile device, and thus has a smoother game play and loading time.
Each symbol is unique and has been designed with quite a bit of detail. The soundtrack which plays all the time is an Asian tune complete with strumming harp. This may get grating over time, but there is a mute button on the screen should you wish to use it.
All of the symbols in Wasabi-San are all unique and based on either sushi or japan in some way. These of course include various kinds of sushi such as nigiri, California rolls, maki and a hand roll. These are the lower paying symbols in the game, and will award you with up to 125 coins for five of a kind on an active payline. Medium paying symbols include the sushi chef, an Asian lady and a bonsai tree. The chef symbol and all of the other each have their own animation that gets triggered when they form a winning combination.
The wild symbol is a rather frightening looking green close up of an Asian man’s face complete with sneer and funny moustache. This symbol not only replaces all of the others but also is the highest paying icon in the game.
Wasabi-San has two main bonus features. The first is pretty standard free spins feature which gets triggered by the Wasabi-San logo. During this round all wins hold a three times multiplier and can be retriggered.
The puffer fish symbol will launch the fish market bonus if you find three or more of them. In this game you have to choose three fish from a slightly frightening looking Asian man with a sneer and a funny moustache. Each fish holds a cash value which will be added to your total.