The Yakuza are crime syndicates, primarily operating in Japan and nearby countries. They’re to Japan what gangsters were to the Prohibition-era United States. They have a strict code of conduct, and tend to be very focused on tradition and respect.
In spite of all this, we are still discussing criminals. People who commit all sorts of violent acts and break the law in order to make a quick buck. Definitely not the sort of people you want to anger!
Yakuza Slot Review
This slot is played on a five reel board, with a total of twenty flexible paylines. The background image clearly draws inspiration from a traditional Japanese home. There’s a wooden floor, and partially see-through screens everywhere. As a result, you can occasionally see a man appearing behind the screen, and staring at you. So long as you keep playing and respecting your hosts, you don’t have to worry about him.
Symbol designs are okay, though nothing to write home about. Diamonds, hearts, clubs and clovers, alongside a hand of cards, make up low value icons. Medium value symbols include a ninja star, a stack of cash, a katana and a set of guns. Finally, we have the boss’s daughter as the most valuable regular icon. The boss himself is a Wild, while a golden dragon statue is a Scatter.
As for special features, this game doesn’t have many. It has a free spins bonus round, during which the boss Wild expands on all positions on the reel. This absence of any other special features is something the release makes up with the Gamble bonus. It’s not as fun as having another special feature active. Still, it beats not having anything. There are also three progressive jackpots just waiting to be won!
How to Play Yakuza
You play Yakuza on a 5×3 board with 20 flexible paylines. These paylines can be turned on or off to lower the price of each spin. However, turning off paylines also lowers your odds of winning, so we advise against it. To win, players must collect three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. Punters can stake between $0.02 and $20, depending on bet level and number of active paylines.
We don’t have a lot to say in regards to the bonuses. They’re simple, so we’ll keep our analysis of each special feature equally easy to understand.
Free Spins & Expanding Wilds:
Collect three or more Scatters to win ten free spins. You can retrigger this bonus to win even more free spins. During the special feature, the boss Wild can expand to cover the entire reel. This only happens if the Wild expanding will create a winning combination.
Fans of progressive jackpots can look forward to three different ones they can win! There’s the mini, midi and maxi jackpots available for players to win. All three are awarded in the same manner. Which is to say, completely at random! Every spin has a chance at granting you the progressive jackpot. So cross your fingers, and hope you get lucky!
For the punters looking for a simple and relaxed slot, this is the right choice. Don’t mistake it for a low variance game that welcomes everyone, however. This is a medium-high variance release with three progressive jackpots active! Don’t underestimate it just because it only has one special feature. It’s not without its flaws. But when you put it all together, it’s an above average slot you should definitely check out!
Three progressive jackpots
Simple and lucrative gameplay
Sizeable wins only possible through progressive jackpots