Ronin Slots

RoninRonin is a Japanese themed slot, as you might expect if you know already what the name means. This RTG game focuses on the less reputable of the Japanese soldiers, the so called Ronin that had no master and no honor, if I remember things correctly. They could be great fighters though, so it’s great to have a game like this where you can enjoy their presence and the Japanese martial arts style.

Once the game loads, you can see that it has 5 reels and that up to 20 paylines are available in it. The game has a long list of good features, which include multipliers, free games, scatters and wild symbols. Besides the features, an area where RTG always seems to do well, you will find that you’re getting some decent payouts of the slot as well. A progressive jackpot is advertised at all times at the top of the screen, while the game’s own 10,000 coins prize can result in up to $50,000 entering your account.

Features of Ronin

Ronin is one of the slots that puts a big emphasis on the features, and actually manages to offer thee different bonus rounds that can be triggered by the same scatter symbol. Add to that multipliers and the wild’s jackpot, and you get a pretty sweet game.

The Ronin, a Japanese warrior that is holding a sword and is dressed in red, acts as both the scatter and the wild symbols. If it appears in its scatter role, it awards payouts based on random appearances on the reels, where those symbols are not on the same lines. A minimum of two Ronin symbols are sufficient to trigger some kind of payout, but if you have five symbols you get 500 times what your triggering bet was.

In its role as a wild, Ronin can substitute for other symbols and that means more payouts for you as you continue playing the game. When multiple Ronin symbols are on the same payline, you get payouts based on the line wager, which go up to 5,000 coins. With the help of the second wild, the Koku, that payout goes to 10,000 coins.

The Koku sign is the game’s second wild, but even though it can only show up on the 3rd reel, you will find that it can be a lot more profitable. It holds a 2x multiplier which it applies to every combination that is formed with its help. It can substitute for the Ronin wild as well, so it doubles the jackpot when it contributes to it.

Getting the Koku wild, on the 3rd reel, while at least two Ronin symbols are visible during the same round, triggers one of the three features that the slot has.


Re-spin Feature

One of the three features available in Ronin, it involves the Koku symbol appearing on all positions of the 3rd reel, which will be held. The other reels all re-spin, between 3 and 10 times. If you get the Ronin wild at least two times, the re-spin is retriggered again (3 to 10 extra re-spins).

Free Games Feature 1

If this is the feature that you randomly get, you have 5 free spins in the game, with multipliers starting at 1x and going up to 5x (for the fifth round). You have the chance to retrigger this feature, only once, with multipliers continuing to grow up to 10x.

Free Games Feature 2

This is a classic free spins round, with 25 games won and with a permanent 3x multiplier. Retriggering it leads to an additional 25 spins being awarded.

Betting options and jackpots

If you’re familiar with RTG slots already, you don’t have to learn any new method of betting, you already know what it involves. There are 20 lines here, so you can use 20 coins and their value is between $0.01 and $5. Up to $100 is used for a single bet.

Normally, the top payout will mean an extra 5,000 coins in your pocket. With the second wild contributing, it goes to 10,000 coins ($50,000). Some of the free spins have multipliers that go as high as 10x, so the potential is there for some great payouts to be won. The game advertises a random progressive jackpot as well, but it’s far from being impressive.

Design and symbols

The slot’s design is inspired by the history of Japan, specifically the times when the samurai and the ronin were hugely important. They’ve tried to make sure that every element corresponds with their style, so you find Asian looking fonts, red Army flags for the displays, a view of a Japanese castle, cherry blossoms in the background and plenty of symbols that are built with the ronin warriors in mind.

Symbols: Ronin (wild/scatter, 5,000x), Koku (wild), Japanese Castle (2,000x), Horse (1,000x), Helmet (500x), Paper with writing (500x), Ace/King (150x), Queen/Jack (125x), 10/9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Ronin is one of the more impressive titles from RTG, not just because the usual reason (the great prizes), but because of the mix of features that they’ve included in it. You get two types of wilds (one of which is also a scatter), huge multipliers (up to 10x), free types of bonus rounds (with re-spins/free spins). Add to that a warrior theme and a decent design, and what’s not to like?

You will find Ronin at any online casino which chooses to use software from RTG, playable either for free or for real money.