Sushi Express Slots

Sushi-ExpressThe designer behind Sushi Express is called Cryptologic and it is well known in this industry, offering a large collection of high quality slot machines. Sushi Express would definitely be considered a high quality title, thanks to both the design and the various features which are part of it. The inspiration for it came from the Japanese foods among which sushi is probably best known, but there are many others that are mentioned among the symbols of the game.

This game offers you 5 reels & 30 win lines. It also has a bonus game, a scatter symbol, free spins and a wild feature. Payouts offer $10,000 at best.

Features of Sushi Express

Once you get the features to trigger, you will either get wild symbols or bonus symbols. The latter will trigger a feature which can bring you cash prizes and free spins.

Some kind of purple lizard is the image that the wild feature uses. Appearing on all the reels of the game, it can be very useful as a substitute since you can get more prizes with its help, but it can also form its own combinations, offering 1,000 times the line bet. The Bonus symbol is the only one that a wild can’t replace.

Bonus Game

The only other feature symbol is the Bonus, which has two Gold Fish on it, both standing up instead of swimming. It’s a symbol which is reserved for the reels 2, 3 and 4. You need it to appear on all three reels during the same round, in order to get the bonus game started.

First, you get a feature where you pick sushi pieces from the conveyor belt, receiving in exchange free spins and cash prizes. You do this until you get the Collect message.

The second stage gives you the free spins that you collected in the first one. They can’t be retriggered. The free spins come with an interesting feature, where you are asked to pick one of the soy sauce or sushi icons that are shown on the screen. This will bring you a prize that round and maybe a second choice as well. During the last pick, you can get the Tip Jar Progressive Jackpot.

Betting options and jackpots

You have 30 lines to bet on, and for each one you have to use a coin which you decide on, the range being $0.01 to $10. You can spend $300 on each spin of Sushi Express.

Payouts that are given away in this case are worth up to 1,000 coins to you, or $10,000 cash. The alternative is the Tips Progressive Jackpot which can be won through the bonus game.

Design and symbols

It might not be the usual design chosen for a Japanese Sushi game, but I’m sure you will enjoy it nonetheless. The symbols were excellently handled and the designer used a unique drawing style for them, which other Japanese themed games don’t usually employ. I appreciated seeing only symbols which are themed inside, so it shows that the developers took their job seriously in this case.


Symbols: Lizard (wild, 1,000 coins), Two Fish (bonus), Crab (500 coins), Puffer Fish (500 coins), Crustacean (250 coins), Fish (250 coins), Noodle Bowl (150 coins), Wasabi (150 coins), Soy Sauce (100 coins), Sushi (75 coins) and Sashimi (75 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The game offers a pleasant experience, an above average number of lines and even a couple of cool features, through which you can get to a progressive jackpot. I enjoyed it, and I believe you will feel the same way.

The Sushi Express slot machine is offered through the Cryptologic platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.