There have been a number of slots from different software providers themed on the Orient and its mystique. Katana is an online slot from Novomatic to honour and pay tribute to the traditional hand-made sword of Japan. The game looks fantastic and comes with 5 reels and 20 adjustable paylines. The minimum bet in the game is 1p for a single coin bet on one payline (20p for all 20 paylines) and the maximum bet is £100 per spin.
The Katana is a traditional sword made famous by the legendary Samurai of Japan. This is the sword that is the theme of this slot so it is only natural to see a lot of symbolism involving the Samurai and other traditional and cultural aspects of ancient Japan on display. The slot is set in a Japanese garden with the reels positioned on a wooden frame. The symbols in the game are a Japanese princess, archers, a mounted warrior with a flag, pagodas, and the numbers 10, J, Q, K and A from a deck of playing cards. The shaven-headed Shogun is the wild symbol in the game, while the Katana is the scatter. The wild symbol replaces all other symbols for wins except the scatter.
The bonus feature in Katana is the free spins bonus round, which contains within it the Shogun Bonus feature. The free spins are activated when you land 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols across the reels and you get 10 free spins. During the free spins the Shogun bonus feature may also trigger: the Shogun wild symbol becomes an expanding wild during the bonus free spins round whenever it is part of a winning combination, thereby giving you bigger wins. You can trigger more spins from within the bonus round by landing more scatters while the free spins bonus is in progress. You also get the customary Gamble feature to try and double your wins at the end of a spin during the base game and bonus game.