Slashimi: Slot Overview
Hey players, if you like your food served in small, neatly packed, bite-sized portions, then Slashimi, an online slot from Play'n GO, might be worth a look. It's a slot with a sushi/Japanese eatery theme which has also been incorporated into its most common feature. This would be a splitting symbols dynamic called Two-For-One, which is accompanied by free spins where players pick what symbol will be sticky from the menu.
Slashimi is situated in one of those restaurants where patrons sit in front of a chef as he or she dices, slices, and serves the food. Some are called hibachi restaurants, though the one in Slashimi seems like more of an intimate sushi bar as much as anything else. The background is semi-interactive too, where if you click on the fish and tentacle hanging from the game's logo on the right, the tentacle will eventually wriggle away like it's trying to escape. Talk about fresh seafood, right? On the other side of the screen, a chef plays with his blade, and if uber-chilled ambient EDM is your jam, Slashimi's almost underwater effect its soundtrack evokes should get you right in the mood.
Slashimi is a medium-high volatile slot, and be sure to check the info page before proceeding to verify which RTP version you may be about to sample, the top setting being 96.2%. If all looks fine, then picking a stake of 10 p/c to £/€100 per spin is one of the next steps before hitting the spin button.
Taking up a significant chunk of the room is Slashimi's game grid. It possesses 3-reels, with each reel initially holding 5 symbols by default. At this configuration, players get 125 ways to win, which occurs when matching symbols land on all 3 reels, row height is irrelevant to score some coins. As for symbols, we find maki style 10 to A card symbols as the lower value lot and 4 more elaborately designed sushi servings as the high pay symbols. Hitting winning combinations pays 0.1x the bet for all of the card rank symbols or 0.2 to 0.5 times the bet for the high pays. Not like wow, big values, but they are assisted by Slashimi's slicing 'n dicing feature. There's also a wild symbol, too, present on all 3 reels. Wilds substitute for all pay symbols and are worth 1x the bet for a 3 wild way win.
Slashimi: Slot Features
Slashimi keeps things relatively simple, with just a hint of elegant complexity to it in regards to features, like a well-wrapped piece of sushi. In less poetic terms, the features are the Two-For-One and free spins.
Hanging above the chef's head is a box that displays a random pay symbol on each spin. When the selected symbol appears on the grid, each instance of it is sliced into 2. Literally, each sliced symbol counts as two for the purposes of making win evaluations. This increases the ways up to a maximum possible value of 1,000.
Landing 3 blobs of fluorescent wasabi symbols triggers 4 free spins. Each wasabi symbol landed in free spins awards extra free spins, too. Before the round begins, players choose one of the regular pay symbols. The chosen symbol will be split whenever it lands for the duration of the free spins round. Moreover, chosen symbols are sticky, so they lock in place on the game board until free spins end.
Slashimi: Slot Verdict
Not that long ago, the act of eating raw fish wasn't a hugely common one outside of Asia. Nowadays, though, shoot, in some places, it feels like there's a sushi outlet on every other street corner. Sushi's ubiquity mirrors its rise in popularity non-Asian countries where its delights are enjoyed by countless happy patrons. Just don't be like actor Jeremy Piven who had to drop his Broadway show due to having mercury levels in his body nearly 6 times the upper allowable limit, brought about in part by eating sushi twice a day. Playwright David Mamet was able to turn Piven's drama into a comedy by remarking that he left the show to 'pursue a career as a thermometer.'
Jokes and whatnot aside, Slashimi turned out to be a neat and tidy example of sushi-themed gaming. Despite sushi's ubiquity on the streets, it's nowhere near as popular as a subject for use in online slots. One of the last ones we reviewed that kind of comes close is Toshi Video Club from Hacksaw Gaming. In other words, sushi has to do a whole lot more to threaten the dominance of fruit or chilli peppers in online slots. Play'n GO are well versed in making short but sharp bonus rounds, of which, Slashimi's can be. Four free spins isn't a massive amount to initially be awarded, yet getting a few Two-For-Ones early means they might be intense. Like dolloping too much wasabi on your maki?
Let's not forget, Two-For-Ones are sticky in free spins, too, so the chance of being surprised by what they do exists. Still, Slashimi is a delicately designed slot with a pleasant vibe to it, but it did kind of come across as more of a satisfying snack rather than a full-blown banquet, despite solid winning potential of 5,000 times the bet.
Slashimi serves up neat and tidy gaming that will either hit the spot or have you craving whatever the slot equivalent of a burger is.