Not everyone's cup of tea when it comes to the theme, However female players will find this slot appealing and it has a progressive jackpot to boot.
|Game Type:||Progressive slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Geisha theme and ornately crafted Japanese icons||Difficult to trigger the free spins|
|2 Progressive jackpots||Becomes very volatile at higher bet levels|
|Up to 30 free spins can be won during the bonus game|
|Pays out regularly during the main game but wins are small|
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Western society has always been fascinated by ancient Japanese culture. In true NetEnt fashion the software provider features one of the loosest progressive slots machines of all times: Geisha Wonders. With 30 paylines and 5 reels the game offers a ‘Mega Wonder Jackpot’ which can reach millions and counting. Since it’s a progressive slots the jackpot payout is 70% but the (RTP) return to player payouts during the base game hovers around 96% which is very good.
A geisha is a female consort that can sing and dance. Practically speaking she takes care of her guests. The purpose of Geishas are often misconstrued or even frowned upon by Western societies. In a nutshell this slots machine celebrates their lifestyle with immersive graphics and animations. Aside from the pretty-looking Geisha ladies, Japanese icons on the reels are the cherry houses, various coloured lanterns, Bonsai tree, Koi carp, lanterns, waving cat (Maneki Neko) and the Buddha (wild) symbol. Largest paying symbols are the Buddha, Geisha (scatter), kettle and the yellow stars.
Before you start courting the beautiful Geisha ladies select the proper coin denomination first. This is a progressive game so make sure it’s within the ambit of your budget. If not you’ll part ways with your cash like a paper in a bonfire. The bet level is from 1 to 4. The minimum bet per spin at line 1 is $0.01 and the max. bet is $60 at 30 paylines and bet level 4.
- Free Spins Bonus: It’s nice to see a progressive jackpot that offers free spins. The free spins bonus game is triggered when 3 or more Geisha ladies appear any place on the reels. The minimum free spins awarded are 10 followed by 20 up to 30. Interestingly during the free spins round additional free spins can be won. Each free spin win comes with a multiplier of 2x. Yes I know the multiplier could have been more. I unlocked the free spins by landing 3 Geisha ladies and for my efforts I received 10 free spins. At $0.5 per spin I managed a win of $30. To be honest since it’s a progressive jackpot I expected way more. 4 Geisha ladies award 20 free spins and 5 of theme award 30.
- The Wonder Jackpot: There are 2 distinct progressive jackpots. The first is the ‘Mega Wonder’ that comprises of 6 stars and the second is the ‘Wonder Jackpot’ with 4 stars. The Buddha wild icon is your buddy in this game since it’s the key to unlocking the progressive games. When it appears on an active payline it substitutes all the other symbols except the scatters.
Geisha Wonders is not the type of video slots I’ll play every day since it can become monotonous after an hour or so. The fact that it offers a free spins bonus game and two progressive jackpots sweetens the pot significantly. I’m slightly disappointed with the payouts during the free spins bonus game since they only come with a multiplier of 2x. If you’re looking for oodles of entertainment this might not be the best NetEnt game but it’s a completely different story if you’re hunting for a progressive payout.