Story of the Samurai

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Overview Story of the Samurai

Story of the Samurai is the latest game to be produced by Spinomenal. This game combines the pleasing aesthetics of ancient Japan with the exciting and dynamic mechanics and fast-paced gameplay of a modern slot machine. Spinomenal’s free slots always seem to have a touch of quality about them that other providers can’t quite match. This superior quality touches all parts of this game, from the exquisite background, to the incredibly detailed symbols and excellent features.

Speaking of features Story of the Samurai has them in abundance. These include mystery symbols, stacked symbols, re-spins, stacked wilds and sticky wilds. This game also comes with a fantastically rewarding free spins game. This last feature can also be purchased as part of the game’s bonus buy option. In addition, the free spins round also starts with an option that allows you to select the number of free spins granted (up to 20) and the placement of a stacked wild for the duration of the feature.

Theme and Symbols

The theme for this as mentioned is ancient Japan, or more specifically the life of a Japanese Samurai warrior in ancient Japan. The game touches on every part of a Samurai’s life and culture, from the elaborate palaces they were deigned worthy to enter to the Geisha consorts that they courted throughout their lives. Also included are references to the ornate and beautifully detailed armour that they wore into battle.

The background for Story of the Samurai is a typical Japanese scene – that of a cherry blossom tree scattering its beautiful petals on the wind. This delightful visual is backed by a purple/pink sky which mirrors the delicate colours of the blossom tree and its glorious petals. At the very bottom of the playing screen, you can just see the very top of a palace or home that might be one of the Samurai’s permanent abodes.

The playing board, like the background, is quite delicate in that its golden frames are carefully drawn in thin precise detail. The interior of the board is translucent in appearance so that players can see the rest of the magestic background through its visage.
Symbols as usual are split into low-paying card symbols, created in the style of Japanese characters and more valuable symbols that are pictures of various thematically appropriate imagery. These symbols include a Japanese fan, a Samurai Helmet, a Katana (the sword) as well as a temple and a pair of slippers. The wilds which come in both regular and stacked formats are represented as a Samurai warrior in an attacking pose. The free spins bonus scatter on the other hand is the Geisha women fanning herself. There are also mystery symbols and a sticky countdown wild re-spin bonus symbol which looks like a compass.

Game Play

Story of the Samurai is played on a 5-reel, 3-row game with 50 available pay lines. To create winners in this game, players must match a minimum of 3 symbols across a pay line starting on reel 1. The betting range for Story of the Samurai is 50p and £500 per spin. To change your betting level per spin, click on the casino chip button located to the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

Further information regarding the slot, including a display of the paytable, can be accessed by clicking on the settings menu. The spin button sits just to the right of the reels next to the casino chip button. The auto-spin button can be found just to the left of the main spin button. The volatility for Story of the Samurai is not yet available. The return to player percentage for Story of the Samurai is 96.01%, which is roughly average for free casino slot games for fun like this one. The biggest payout that players can win on one spin is 1,000x their stake.


Unfortunately, few details have been released about how exactly each of this slot’s features work, however, what we can tell you is that Spinomenal will be offering a massive range for this game.

One of the most obvious features that doesn’t need too much explaining is the wilds bonuses. Wilds in this game come in both standard one position sizes and stacked format sizes. Both can replace other symbols barring the scatter and other special symbols to help create winning combinations.
Mystery symbols are also part of this game. They appear at random and transform into the same symbol to hopefully match up with other symbols on the board to create wins.

The re-spins bonus we believe is linked to the special compass looking symbol. Landing 3 or more of these will take you to a special re-spins screen where players are given several re-spins with a multiplier bonus attached to any winnings.
Finally, there is the free spins game, this bonus is triggered when players land 3 or more of the special Geisha free spin scatters. Doing so will give you the option of several free spins and a sticky wild to be placed on one of the five reels. The further away from the first reel you place the wild, the more free spins you can use. This is the feature that will be triggered if you choose to select the bonus buy option in this game.


Although we are still waiting for a few more details regarding this slot, what we have so far looks promising. This could be another top slot produced by Spinomenal. Indeed, the graphics are stunning, the theme is very strong, and the features are both varied and exciting. The only let down is that the max win is pretty poor compared to other slots with these kind of features on offer.

Frequently Asked Questions Story of the Samurai

How many pay lines are active in this slot game?

There are 50 available pay lines for this slot.

What is the betting range for Story of the Samurai?

The stake range for Story of the Samurai is 50p and £500 per spin.

What is the return to player percentage for Story of the Samurai?

The RTP for Story of the Samurai is 96.01%.

What is the maximum win that is achievable for this slot?

The top win that players can get on one spin in this game is 1,000x their stake.

Which studio created this online slot game?

This game was created by Spinomenal.



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