Story of the Samurai


Samurai is one of the common words that folks associate with the Asian world. Well, for those who might be in the dark, this term is used to refer to a person with strong sword wielding skills.

In the Orient, in the olden days the most commonly used weapon for fighting or self defense purposes was the sword. The sword however is known by a very special name in this part of the world. It’s known as the katana and was the weapon of choice for the Samurai.

The Story of the Samurai slot by Spinomenal was released on 6th, May, 2021, it has a 5 x 3 reels format, 50 ways to win, a 96.01% RTP and a unknown variance level.

SLOT LAYOUT                                                          

A beautiful blend of orange, yellow and brown colours come together in portraying the coastal landscape that provides the background graphics to this slot machine. The reel set area is a bit transparent meaning that players throughout the gaming session can appreciate the graphics in the background.


On the reels, the symbols which players will get to come across include a sword, wooden stools, a pagoda, brown and golden artifacts, a hand fan, and some traditional poker symbols.




5 4 3 2
Swords 500 100 25
Brown and golden artifacts 250 80 20
Wooden stools 200 80 20
A pagoda and a hand fan – Of a Kind 200 80 15
Traditional Poker Symbol – A 100 40 10
Traditional Poker Symbol – K 100 40 5
Traditional Poker Symbols Q and J – Of a Kind 50 20 5


  • Wild: There are two wild symbols that players encounter during a gaming session playing Story of the Samurai. First, there is the Samurai icon inscribed WILD. Second is the Samurai square shaped throwing weapon also inscribed WILD. Both of these wilds do possess the power to substitute for all reel symbols with the exception of the scatter as well as the bonus symbol. Any five of a kind landing on the reels at once return the max payout of 1,000x the current bet.
  • Scatter: The beautiful Asian lady icon inscribed FREE SPINS does act as this game’s scatter symbol.
  • Bonus Symbol: The symbol which acts as the bonus symbol is the multiplier wheel symbol inscribed BONUS.
  • Bonus Game Feature: The Bonus Game Feature does activate each time three or more of the bonus symbols land on the reels at once. This feature can only activate via the base game. When the feature activates, the player is awarded one wheel spin on a wheel with three levels. From the resultant wheel spin, players may win multipliers, extra spins or level up. When players level up, they move to an inner wheel level where the prizes are enhanced.
  • Free Spins Feature: Three of more of the scatter symbols landing on the reels at once help in triggering the game’s Free Spins Feature. When this feature starts, the Samurai wild appears on anyone of the reels – when it does, it expands to cover all reel positions and it also turns sticky and locks in that position till the end of the round. Players ought to know that they do have the power to choose the reel that they want the Samurai wild to turn sticky on. Note however that the choice made also affects the number of free spins awarded.
  • Countdown Wild: Each time the Samurai square shaped throwing weapon lands on the reels, the game enter a respin mode. The respin mode starts with three counts – for each respin, the count goes down by 1. During the counts, the wild turns sticky. The feature comes to an end once there are no more countdown wilds with count bigger or equal to 1 on the reels.
  • Mystery Symbols: At random, mystery symbols coming in the form of a scary full geared Samurai may appear on the reels. When they do, the mystery symbols transform into any one of the game’s reel icons with the exception of the wild, scatter and bonus symbol.


Those people who demonstrate great fighting skills are also known by a special moniker, this name is the Samurai. When players settle for the Spinomenal powered Story of the Samurai slot, they get to come across one of the very best Samurais in the land of Japan on the reels.

Hitting the Spin button will set in motion the 5 reels that come with 50 paylines. During the gaming session, players get to benefit from an enterprising base game coupled with some lucrative bonus features talk of the free spins, stacked wilds, sticky wilds and buy feature amongst many others.

In addition to coming up close and personal with the Samurai, players ought to know that they can also benefit from a whole host of well paying bonus features. Against this background, this game receives an 7.4 point score from our expert Asian slot review team.

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