There aren’t that many games that have sushi as the theme for its game so I might be bit raw previewing ‘Wasabi San.’ This is another slot from Microgaming and it’s a bit of a saucy one in a way because the game is named after a very hot sauce that’s added to many a tasty dish.
This is a five-reel game that has three rows of symbols and you can play up to 15 paylines. It’s entirely your decision just how many paylines you play on each spin of the reels. The cost of playing the game ranges from £0.01 if activating just one line at minimum stake all the way up to £375 for all you high rollers out there. Just go for a stake you can afford to lose and enjoy the game.
The reels are enclosed inside a bamboo frame. Symbols all relate to a Japanese restaurant and for a change there are no playing card symbols padding out the reels. There’s some tasty dishes being used for the symbols so if you like fish that hasn’t been cooked, fish, vegetables and rice. We also get a male and female character and a bonsai tree.
The green Japanese chef is the wild symbol in this game, why he’s green I’m not too sure. Perhaps we should check the hygiene rating of this restaurant before popping down there for a meal. The wild is a really handy symbol as it can substitute for other symbols to get you some good wins. It can’t substitute for the two bonus symbols in this game which are the yellow puffer fish that you definitely have to be careful eating and the Wasabi-San game logo.
Take some time to have a look through the paytable before putting some real cash into this game. That’ll teach you about winning combinations and bonus games. Then have some free games to see just what this game is all about.
To get some free spins you need to be seeing at least three of the scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels when they stop spinning. That means it’s not imperative that you are activating all the paylines. The free spins can get you some big wins as all wins are tripled. Even better news is that they can be re-triggered at any time during the free spins round.
The Fish Market Bonus is triggered if you can get three or more of the deadly puffer fish on an active payline. When this happens the fish start to swell up and we head off to the fish market. There’s a rather cheery stall holder there and you have to choose three of his tasty looking fish to reveal cash wins.
A good little game from Microgaming, I can’t say I’ve ever had sushi being more a Harry Ramsden’s guy myself. This is a good looking game though and the bonus games are entertaining and profitable enough to keep me playing the game for a while.