I was a little nervous about having a spin on Just For The Win’s Shogun of Time slot. Who wants to take on a Shogun? In this case a traditional Japanese master of time travel ! But I do love a warrior game (have you tried the Viking Wilds slot by the way?), so I thought I’d give it a spin
Look and Feel
This game is set in the future- in a dystopian cityscape- a vision of pink and purple tints. Behind the transparent reels there is a towering view of skyscrapers. This isn’t any ordinary spot; this is a teleportation device to travel through time. (Strewth! I’m not sure that this is something a wombat has attempted before!) This game is up there in the design stakes with the Turn Your Fortune slot from NetEnt. It’s a pretty one!
The reels are framed by a pair of lotus blossoms-a nod to the Japanese theming don’t ya know? And the whole look in ultra-modern except for the historical icons on the reels. This game is a wacky hybrid of the past and future-that’s the thing with time travel I guess! And it’s pretty rich on the feature front. Not as much as Scudamore’s Super Stakes, but not that far off.
Shogun of Time Slot Game Play
In the base game the Shogun of Time slot takes place over 3 rows and 4 reels and has up to 243 Ways to Win engine. This mechanism is usually set at 81 Way to Win, but increases to up to 243 in the Bonus Round
Artefacts from Ancient Japan are the high value icons on the game including coins, fans, the body armour of warriors, helmets and a mask. Blimey, even our hero from the Agent Jane Blonde Returns slot would be jealous of that lot.
The Ace through 10 of the card deck are the lower value symbols of the game.
To max out your cash win you’ll be trying to persuade the Shogun of Time logo onto the reels- landing five in a row across the reels will give you a whopping x 12 your wager prize. And happily, landing the Wild, the Shogun of Time itself onto the reels offers the same high value prize.
If you manage to land four of a kind icons this activates the bonus game Reel Split Repin feature. This transforms the game into an out of this world cash party.
In this bonus feature an extra reel is appears between reel 2 and 3 and this new reel increases the the Ways to Win. It makes those four winning reels become sticky while the new reel spins independently, to help increase your chances of landing some mega winning combos.
The Free Spins feature is activated by landng 3 or 4 Scatters across the reels, and will give you 8 or 16 Free Spins respectively. The reels will be fully expand for this feature, increasing the number of Ways to Win. Any Wilds landing during this feature become stacked to help increase the win potential.
Time travel isn’t for everyone, but this little issue aside, Just For The Win’s Shogun of Time slot, with that 243 Ways to Win engine, Reel Split Respin feature, and generous Free Spins game with sticky Wilds, is a great game. Make the most of this mixed up ride that’s a time warping mixture of the past and the future, it’s a real entertainer.
This game isn’t available to players from the UK, why not try Warrior Ways from Hacksaw Gaming instead?
Shogun of Time slot is still available to Wombat slot fans in New Zealand, Ireland, Canada (not Ontario) and many more countries.