Japan-O-Rama

Slot Info

Software Rival
Reels5
Paylines20
Min Bet Per Line0.01
Bet Range0.20 - 50.00
Game FeaturesWild Symbol, Free Spins, Bonus Feature
RTP93.71%

The I-Slots games from Rival Gaming are something of a unique entity in the online gaming world. They usually tell very precise stories, and the Japan-O-Rama one doesn’t defer from this. You’re catapulted into the culture of the country, with a variety of imagery appearing on the slot’s reels and in its background synonymous with Japan, including an oriental soundtrack. Japan-O-Rama utilises some wonderful graphics to help push the point, whilst also incorporating a selection of specialities to give you a well-rounded slot experience.

The game takes place on a setup that most video slot fans will find to be familiar, which consists of five reels and three rows. Across this setup, Rival has taken the opportunity to add a total of 20 pay lines, although these are not fixed in place so you will be able to customise them. You also have the chance to change the value of your bet. First, choose a coin value between 1p and 25p before bringing up to 10 coins into play per line. This will afford you a maximum bet possibility of £50 per spin in Japan-O-Rama.

The Land of the Rising Sun is never more visible than in the symbols that are found upon its reels. These start out with the image of sushi and another of a mobile telephone. Then comes a white waving kitten as well as a video game controller. The latter of those can multiply your wager by up to 80x over. There’s also a symbol of a high-speed train and another of an anime girl. The last two symbols of the game are of the robot and the ninja. You’ll be able to win up to 600x your wager from the second of those.

Special Features

Samurai Sword

What Japanese mainstay is missing from our list of symbols? A samurai, of course. And what does every samurai possess? A samurai sword! It is the hilt of this sword that works as Japan-O-Rama’s jackpot symbol. This means that it is able to provide players with a huge pay-out if it shows up on the reels.

You only need to spin two of them into view for this to happen, however, should you manage to spin five of the jackpot symbol into view, you’ll see your bet multiplied by 1,000x.

Geisha Girl

Another symbol which will instantly invoke imagery of Japan, is that of the beautiful geisha girl. She is the slot’s free spins scatter addition. If you spin three or more of this symbol into view anywhere you will activate the game’s free spins round.

You’ll get five free spins if three of the geisha symbols come into view, while 10 free spins are handed out for four of them. You’ll be the recipient of 20 free spins when five geisha scatters come into view, which is the maximum number you can receive. While this round is in operation, you’ll see your wins receive a 3x multiplier.

Godzilla

You might think Godzilla is an American movie, but it is actually a Japanese fictional monster, and it is this slot’s wild. Wilds will substitute for all other symbols in the game, helping you with forming winning combinations. The only ones that it won’t count for are the scatters.

Furthermore, whenever it is possible to form wins across other lines and rows, the wild symbol will expand to cover the whole column that it’s on. The expanding wild symbol will only show up on reels one, two and three in Japan-O-Rama.

Sumo Wrestler

We all know that Sumo Wrestling is a big sport in Japan, and the symbol of the sumo wrestler is the one that will operate as the game’s bonus round trigger.

You’ll need to see at least three of this one show up across the reels in any position to be able to play the bonus feature, however, when you do, you’ll have the chance to significantly boost your win balance.

Screenshot

Japan-O-Rama Screenshot

Paytable

Japan-O-Rama Paytable

Verdict

Japan-O-Rama is certainly a unique slot game, and it contains quite the intriguing theme to boot. Cultural slots will always stand out to avid video slot fans, and with this one being an I-Slot from Rival, it makes things even better. The inbuilt special features help to cement the theme, and on the whole, it’s a great product from Rival.