Set for release by Microgaming in February 2019, Shogun of Time is a steam punk themed online slot. With some Japanese influence as well, this slot stands out in the crowd. The game is set in a Tokyo based teleportation station of the future. Its main character is a Samurai warlord, with the cyberpunk girl acting as her alter ego.
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Bonus Features in Shogun of Time
While there are normally four reels on the screen, a fifth reel comes into play during bonuses. When players get a winning combination of four symbols, the re-spin feature is activated. This adds a fifth reel to the game screen. It is inserted in the middle of the screen with two adjacent reels on each side. Those reels stay locked while the middle reel spins.
As far as bonuses, the game is somewhat lacking. With nothing more than free and re-spins, Shogun of Time has less to offer than many Microgaming slots. That may hurt the game in the long run. Most players flock to games that are packed with exciting bonus features.
However, overall, Shogun of Time is lacking in entertainment value. It tries to impress players with its brightly coloured graphics. Yet that doesn’t make up for its less than stellar gameplay. Once a player has gotten free spins and/or re-spins there is nothing else to look forward to. This makes the game one that players aren’t likely to keep coming back to. The only hope for this game is for the steam punk community to embrace it. If they do, it may enjoy future success. If they don’t, it could be a Microgaming dud.