Get ready for slicing and dicing action during the bonus round of this game. Softbet has done a solid job with quality graphics and animation. The colors are a soft blue with hints of brown wood lining the reels. The backdrop is in a quaint Asian fishing village with homes sprawled in the background. Players will be dazzled with the amount of animation such as when the bonus round has players chopping and sending the food flying through the air. The game has music with flutes and the sound of chimes and bells clinking as the reels spin or after a win. There are distinctive chopping sounds made by the Ninja and in the bonus round at payouts.
Players can wage in one or two cents levels with corresponding bets at one dollar and 50 cent or seven dollars and 50 cents accordingly. There are 10 pay lines that lead to bonus rounds and free spins on a regular basis. It is not unusual for payouts to be as big as 345 dollars during normal spins. Simplicity rules with only six game buttons including the spin. They have the same blue background with white letters and numbers. The information button is located to the bottom left and leads to the pay table and game rules.
There are two wilds, one bonus and one scatter symbol. The first wild is the extended worth free spins. It expands with animation each time it awards a win. A bonus symbol is the Ninja Chef. The main character is on the extended wild. A three tiered bonus symbol has Ninja Chef at the top, Ninja Bonus in the middle, and a purple letter J at the bottom. With three of these, players earn a Ninja Bonus round with five or 15 free spins for each win of five symbols.
The second wild lands with a two, three, or five times multiplier symbol to increase the winnings. Ninja Chef is the scatter worth a 25 times multiplier for five symbols. A blowfish has a value of 1,000 coins, a piece of steak and salmon offer 300 coins, and a shrimp dish and lobster pays 120 coins. A golden letter A and red K both pay 80 coins, while a green Q and purple J pay 60 coins.
During the bonus round the animation continues with the players slicing salmon, steak or salmon. There are more explosions with multiple expanding wilds landing on separate reels at the same time. When the Ninja lands it locks in place surrounded by a fiery background. The bonus round with the Ninja takes a while to award, but is worth the wait as payouts are large. The Ninja animation is also spectacular. It has a stack and re-trigger feature to continue the large payouts. This increases the payout and excitement.
Players will lose track of time with the martial art animation and generous payouts in the bonus round. They can adjust the settings for music, background sound, and effects with the button at the top left on the screen. The level of detail for symbols is a 3D quality with moments of hologram graphics. Software is user-friendly and responds with each click of the button. This game is a three on a scale of five stars. It will entertain every player that joins the action.