Spring is here, so Japanese people can begin with their matsuri, which is their word for a festival, or holiday. One of their most important matsuri is the Setsubun, which celebrates the beginning of spring. Even though Setsubun is scheduled for the beginning of February, the proper celebration of spring is just beginning, so join the fun, because it just might be worth your while.
The festival is placed on the lake shore that literally burns with lantern lights and fireworks. The Japanese matsuri are always followed by booths filled with souvenirs, lots and lots of foods, and plenty of games to keep you entertained. Play 'N Go’s Matsuri offers lots of entertainment, like Goldfish Scooping, or Kingyo Sukui, where catching a gold fish brings payouts, or Festival Masks that carry Free Spins.
The 2017 release features a 5x3 grid and offers 25 fixed paylines. The reels are filled with authentic symbols, objects and food you can come across on such festivals, like Dango Dumplings, Tangy Takoyaki and Kakigori, or Paper Fans and Brooches. A Paper Lantern is used as a Wild, while three beautiful Japanese girls act as high-paying symbols. Visually speaking, the Play ‘N Go product looks amazing, housing crisp graphics and an authentic soundtrack.
How to Play
The rules of the game are simple as 1, 2, 3, so you will be spinning the reels like a pro in no time. After the fireworks intro, you will be taken to the lake shore where the reels are set and where you will start with the festival. First of all, set a bet that suits you the most. The slot offers 25 fixed paylines, each of them requiring one coin per spin, but the coin denomination can be altered, from $0.01 to $4. The lowest possible bet is $0.25, while punters cannot wager more than $100 per spin.
All wins pay left to right, beginning from the leftmost reel. This means that you need at least three matching symbols on an active payline ad on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel, to win a payout.
As for the commands, they are also pretty standard, with the Spin button, Autoplay option and the Bet option.
Two symbols that are the most important for triggering additional features are the Matsuri Mask Scatter, which triggers the Free Spins feature, and the Koi Fish Scatter, which activates the Kingyo Sukui Bonus.
Strategy & Tips
Land three Matsuri Masks anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature, which will instantly reward you with 8 freebies. If you land extra Masks during the feature, you will get 2 extra spins. Up to 20 free spins and up to 300,000 coins are available in this feature.
The Wild symbol will turn into a Banner Expanding Wild every time it lands on the reels during free spins, turning the entire reel into a Wild reel. This Banner will then move one step each spin, until it reaches the leftmost reel.
Three Koi Fish Scatters start the Kingyo Sukui Bonus, where gamers will have to catch goldfish with a paper spoon in order to win a reward up to 500 times the triggering bet.
Japanese festivals are really something to experience, but not all of us will have an opportunity to visit Japan and have fun at one of the matsuri. Thanks to Play 'N Go, gamers all around the world can taste the next best thing, the Matsuri video slot, which will bring the spirit of traditional Japanese festivals. The 2017 release is available across all devices, much to the delight of mobile players, and those punters who play their slots in the comfort of their rooms.