Sword of the Samurai Slots

Sword-of-the-SamuraiSword of the Samurai was designed by Nuworks, a slot developer which has quite a few very well designed games, with superior graphics and all the right features available in one place. This is one of their better games, the Japanese Samurai theme being well thought out, plus there are some progressive jackpots also awarded at random. There are more than enough Samurai or Japanese inspired slots already, but I can’t say that Nuworks shouldn’t have made yet another one. On the contrary, it’s good enough to give the existing ones some powerful competition.

Allowing for up to 25 lines to be used in every single spin of the 5 reels, Sword of the Samurai will give you wild symbols and scatters, both of them being capable of giving you free spins with multipliers. The top payouts reach $2,000 in the base game, but they’re much more impressive during free spins.

Features of Sword of the Samurai

If you want features, Sword of the Samurai delivers, with wild symbols being offered, with scatters and two features, called Samurai and Sword. Free spins with multipliers will come from them.

Responsible for the top payout of the game is the wild, which has the Samurai on it. If you have at least two wilds in a combo of their own, going from the left to the right on adjacent positions, this will bring you prizes that only go up to 2,000 coins. It’s also a wild, so obviously it can substitute for another symbol. Like in every other game, this substitution only takes place in certain conditions, when the symbol lands on a payline where other matching icons are also present.


The Game Logo has two Katana swords framing it on top and at the bottom. This symbol is the only scatter that the game offers, so the only one that can give you its prizes based on the total number of such icons, not on their position. Up to 50x the bet is awarded through them, which is a relatively low prize.

Samurai Feature

Getting three scattered wild symbols with the Samurai, in whatever position they land in, will trigger a round with 8 free spins and a multiplier of 3x for their wins. While the free spins are used, the Logo scatters will act as wilds. An extra 8 free spins can be won by retriggering the free spins.


Sword Feature

Another bonus game is the Sword feature, which gets started when a minimum of three Logos are scattered in the base game. You also get free spins here, which will end once you get to 25 free spins, or when you have a Samurai on both the 1st and the 5th reels. There are some impressive multipliers applied to the wins, which go from 1x in the first spin, to 2x in the second, and so on. Multipliers can go up to 25x.


Betting options and jackpots

You need 25 coins in your bet if you want 25 lines active. If you don’t want all the lines, the wagers can use fewer coins. Each coin has a minimum value of $0.01, while the highest one is $1. That means a top wager of $25.

You can get paid up to 2,000 coins, or $2,000. The multipliers of the free spins reach 25x in certain conditions, and they can mean a top payout of up to $50,000.

Design and symbols

The Japanese Samurai inspired design is quite pleasant to look at, and if you’re a fan of their culture or of these warriors I’m sure you will love playing on it. Poker cards are unfortunately part of the offer here, but then you also have images like Geishas, Bonsai trees, flags and so on. The surrounding graphics are also well designed and inspired by the Japanese culture.


Symbols: Samurai (2,000 coins, wild), Game Logo (scatter, 50x bet), Geisha (1,000 coins), Japanese Castle (750 coins), Mountain (750 coins), Bonsai Tree (500 coins), Flag (500 coins), Ace (250 coins), King (250 coins), Queen (250 coins), Jack (100 coins), 10 (100 coins) and 9 (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

You will love the graphics and the features, especially during the free spins when multipliers keep going up with each new round. You will not be as much of a fan of the top prizes which are advertised.

You will find Sword of the Samurai at any online casino which chooses to use software from NuWorks, playable either for free or for real money.