Shogun of Time UK Online Slot

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Shogun of Time is a 4 reels, 81 paylines online slot game by Just For The Win. Shogun of Time has Wild, Scatter symbols, Stack, Free Spins and Respins features, and an RTP of 96.02%. During the base game, 3 or 4 Free Spin symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger Free Spins.

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Shogun of Time UK Online Slot

Just For The Win make a solid entry into the ‘Oriental' genre of online slot games with Shogun of Time - or do they? There are plenty of online slots which make liberal use of the symbolism and mysticism of the Far East, and Shogun of Time contains many of those symbols and ideas. Instead of representing the Orient of the past or the present, though, it takes the bold move of imagining the way Japan may look a hundred years or more from now. Part Oriental and part science fiction in its genre, this slot places one foot in both camps to create something genuinely original and exciting.

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The air of the unusual in this slot starts with the layout and the way the playing area is displayed. 4x3 is a somewhat irregular layout for a slot game, appearing a little squat, but don't let that cloud your judgment. The size of the reels will change when it comes to the bonus features, which we'll talk about more later on. No visible dividers exist between the rows, reels, and symbols in Shogun of Time, and that's for a good reason. There isn't a standard payline structure to aim for. Symbols don't have to appear on straight lines to be counted; so long as they're adjacent to each other, they'll still pay out. The upshot of this is that 81 ways to win are packed into the small layout; although even that can also be changed by the extra features in this dynamic and variable online slot.

As the slot is so futuristic in graphical design it's hard to explain the backdrop to you, so we hope the screenshots are coming in handy! The reels are hanging in the air in a room which might be a scientific laboratory, but could just as easily be the standard Japanese home of the future. A panoramic view of a city full of skyscrapers can be seen through a window on the back wall, while flowers are suspended in a bubbling liquid on each side of the reels. On the floor of this strange room is a circular pad, which appears to be projecting the reels into the air as holograms. Is this what television will look like in years to come, or is it more like the kind of transporter that appears in ‘Star Trek?' Maybe we'll be able to answer that question a century from now!

With comparatively little space on the reels, Just For The Win have made the sensible decision to go with a comparatively limited number of symbols, meaning that you get a fair chance of finding winning combinations even those there’s less room to do it in than you’ll find in most online slots. It would appear playing cards have made it into the developer’s vision of the future, because 10, J, K, Q, and A are here to represent the low values. Above them are some time-honored images of Japanese culture; the armor of a Samurai warrior, and a decorative fan. A stack of silver coins rounds out the basic symbols.

No Japanese shogun would be complete without a mask, and so the mask is here to function as the slot's wild symbol. It will substitute for any other symbol in the slot to make winning combinations except for the scatter, which is a pink Japanese lily.

If everything sounds a little simple so far, that’s about to change. It’s time to talk about Shogun of Time’s bonus features.

Shogun of Time Developer - Just For The Win

We expect that Just For The Win is a new name on many Money Reels players, and that's because they haven't been with us for very long. The Swedish developer was formed in 2016 in their home city of Gothenburg, starting with twenty employees. Gaining access to the highly lucrative UK online slots market isn't easy for a start-up developer, and so in the past, we've seen them partner with larger companies such as Microgaming to bring their products to audiences. As they expand and gain a greater reputation, that's less likely to happen in the future.

It's hard to say what a ‘standard' Just For The Win slot looks like at this early stage in their lives.  What we can say is that they're capable of providing very solid traditional slots such as Amazing Aztecs online slot, but are also happy to play with conventions, as we've seen in Shogun of Time and also Reel Talent slot game, which is also available at Money Reels. We look forward to hosting more of their exciting online slot games soon.  

Shogun of Time Slot Bonus Features

Shogun of Time has two bonus features in the shape of free spins and respins, but they’re elevated beyond the average version you’ll find in other online slots by some clever twists and expanded functionality.

In the Reel Split Respin, the entire layout of Shogun of Time can change. This feature is triggered by making a winning line featuring four of the same symbol - remember that they don’t have to be perfectly lined up, so that’s not as unlikely as it might sound. When you’ve landed that type of win, a fifth reel will appear right in the middle of the layout, barging its way between the second and third reels. This isn’t any old reel though - it’s the Shogun of Time’s time machine! Every symbol involved in your winning combination will freeze in place, and the time machine will spin you a set of symbols that match your winning line. That might add to the win you’ve just had (hence being a time machine - it travels back in time to your most recent win and makes it pay out again), and it may also prompt new wins on other lines. By doing so, it ups the potential number of ways to win from 81 to 243.

The fifth reel will also be present whenever you trigger the Free Spins feature, although it functions differently. To make free spins happen, you'll need either three or four of the pink lily scatter symbols to land anywhere on the reels on one spin. If it turns up three times, you'll get eight free spins, and if you get all four, you'll get sixteen. The extra reel stays in the middle of the layout, but instead of being a time machine it's a full reel of wilds, and remains wild for the duration of the free spins. Also, the slot will now start counting wins right to left as well as left to right, which opens up the potential for some great wins.

If it weren't for the bonus features, Shogun of Time would be a good looking but basic slot. With the generous bonuses factored in, it becomes something special and innovative. We're always on the lookout for genuinely exciting new concepts for online slots here at Money Reels, and we're happy to be able to provide our players with one in the shape of Shogun of Time.