Here are four popular slot games that take the Japanese animation theme to another level:
Play N’Go created Matsuri based around the concept of festivals. Japan has a stunning array of festivals and this particular game highlights their importance. The game features five reels and 25 paylines. Players have a choice of setting a manual bet before they spin the reels. Besides that, they can also set their bets to autoplay so that they keep spinning until they come out with a win.
The game offers new players a number of free spins. This is triggered by scoring three Festival masks. Players then get eight free spins, with an additional two for every added mask. During these free spins, players can get even more, up to a maximum of 20 free spins. Players can get up to 3000 times their initial player stake, making this game pretty profitable. This game has an RTP of 96.17 percent.
Fortune Girl is a high quality anime slot developed by Microgaming. In this game, players get the chance to interact with the mysterious Fortune Girl in her anime glory. The game is a bit simplistic in both theme and gameplay but it does deliver on the fun aspect. The game has five reels and a maximum of 15 paylines. Players have a choice in how many play lines they are going to play with along with how much to wager on each.
The game has a mix of symbols but the real jackpots are with the special symbols. The game’s logo is the wild and it can help with scoring wins. There is also the Golden Doors symbol that can transform other symbols in play. The Golden Dragon is the scatter symbol. Players who score three of it get 14 free spins to play with. Players can trigger it again for maximum score. The RTP for this game is 95.86 percent.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
This game is unique because it does not have an anime theme but it is based on anime. Anime slot fans should be able to recognize Neon Genesis Evangelion. One of the biggest anime franchises in the world, it has been licensed over a period of time for multiple purposes. One of these licenses was given to 888 to use it as the basis of a slot game. Players will be helping out Shinji and fellow pilots as they face the Angels bent on the destruction of humanity.
The game uses the full anime theme with art from the show. The backdrop is the NERV geofront and the reels are there to play within the center. However, the symbols are a mix of the traditional slot symbols and characters from the show. This includes Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley, Ray Ayanami, Gendo Ikari, and Mari Illustrious. The game even has the NERV logo as its wild symbol.
Players will have 1,024 ways to win, which makes it an attractive choice to play. But the real draw is the special features. Players can get free spins by scoring the scatter symbols. A minimum of three is needed to get ten free spins. Players can also get a maximum of 20 free spins. During these spins, the pilot symbols will appear stacked which increases the chance of winning. Players can also get a shot at a special win when the penguin Penpen is in play.
Ghost in the Shell
Another well-known anime that has been licensed out to slot developers is Ghost in the Shell. The multimedia powerhouse has been a manga, an anime, a video game and more. The masterpiece by Masamune Shirow takes players to the future and has them assist with the anti-terrorism efforts of Section 6. 888 Holdings secured the license for this game and did a great job in creating Ghost in the Shell as the background and atmosphere have images from the anime plastered all over.
The game itself has five reels and nine paylines. It may seem a bit simple but it works. Players have the usual card symbols to play with but there are also two wild symbols and some extra features to enjoy. The real draw of the game is that it has a progressive jackpot as part of the winnings. This means that players can get a big win out of nowhere.
As for special features, players have a choice of two special bonuses. One is the special Pick Me Up bonus game, where players pick a symbol and hope they get the correct one. The correct choice gives out winnings with a multiplier. Players can also hope to get free spins with the scatter symbol. Players can hope to get up to 30 free spins with it and higher chances of a big win. The RTP for this game is 95 percent.