Shoguns were powerful commanders in ancient Japan, and two of them feature in the Shogun of Time slot by Just for the Win. There's no formal payline structure, which makes the game rather usual. Instead, you have four reels and eight-one ways to create wins using the oriental-themed symbols on the paytable and the wild symbol.
Our Verdict: Shogun of Time will set you back between 10p and £100 per spin, depending on your budget and preference, and we recommend playing it in landscape mode on your mobile device to get the most out of the graphics.
Ever the innovators in the mobile casino industry, Just for the Win has chosen to combine two themes – oriental and cyberpunk/sci-fi – to provide an intriguing playing experience that's further enhanced by two bonus features.
Extra reels and extra ways to win come courtesy of the Reel Split Re-Spin Feature and Free Spins Bonus.
Design: Eleven paytable symbols are used in the Shogun of Time slot game. They are the cyberpunk, the Shogun, the suit of armour, the fan, the silver coin, the Shogun of Time logo, the A, the K, the Q, the J, and the 10.
The interior of a futuristic spacecraft provides the setting for Shogun of Time, and its window looks out over a night-time skyline of a Japanese city. Neon lights make the reels glow, and in the centre of the playing area, you'll see a teleporter pad glowing.
The base game of the Shogun of Time slot uses four reels, eighty-one ways to win, and three rows of symbols. But if you manage to unlock the Reel Split Re-Spin Feature and Free Spins Bonus, the size of the reel set grows to enhance your winning potential.
At the side of the screen, you have icons that you can tap to change your coin size, start the Auto-Play feature, view the rules and pay awards, and turn the sound effects on and off.
Wild Symbol: The Shogun of Time slot game has a wild symbol that can replace all others except scatters to form winning combinations. It's represented by the cyberpunk girl, and it's also the most valuable paytable symbol.
Bonus Features:We've never encountered a mobile slot like Shogun of Time where the reel set is sheered in two as part of the special feature. So, when you see the Reel Splitter Re-Spin Feature activate after a four-symbol win, don't be surprised when the teleporter in the centre of the screen opens to reveal a new middle reel. The new reel spins while the other four reels are held in place, allowing for one or more winning combinations to be created.
The second special feature that's seen in the Shogun of Time slot is the Free Spins Bonus which, again, is a little out of the ordinary. It's triggered with three or four of the cherry blossom scatter symbols, which give you eight or sixteen free games respectively. Not only do you get to benefit from an extra reel in the centre which is filled with sticky wilds throughout the bonus, but you also get more ways to win – 243.