HOW TO PLAY SLASHIMI
This game initially uses a somewhat strange reel layout. It only has 3 reels but 5 rows, resulting in a rather tall game table.
Wins are not calculated using traditional paylines. Instead, all you need is to have matching symbols on three reels, going from left to right. It doesn’t matter which row the symbols appear on as long as they form an uninterrupted line of three or more.
Where things get more complicated is once we introduce Slashimi’s trademark reel-splitting mechanic.
Every round, Chef Miike will choose one type of symbol and slice it in two. All symbols of that kind appearing on the table in that round are doubled. They act as two symbols for the purposes of determining payouts.
For instance, if a symbol on the first reel is doubled, you’ll only need one additional symbol on the second reel for a winning combination. Similarly, doubled-up symbols can greatly increase payouts.
As a result, the game can have up to 1,000 ways to win. You would need the whole board covered in one type of symbol for that to happen, but it’s theoretically possible. Before splitting, Slashimi boasts 150 ways to win.
Play’n GO Slashimi also features a handful of more “standard” online slot features.
- The smiley green symbol acts as a Scatter, which means it can win anywhere on the table with no regard for standard paylines. Interestingly, scatter symbols in Slashimi are not full symbols and do not take up any space on the board. They are attached to regular symbols, but they don’t do anything unless there are at least three at the same time.
- 3 Scatters trigger Slashimi Free Spins. You initially get 4 of them, and win an additional spin for each Scatter symbol that appears during the free spin round.
- Before free spins, you get to pick one symbol from a menu. Every time this symbol appears during free spins it will double up automatically and then stick to the board until the end of the bonus round.
- Wilds symbols simply substitute any other symbol to make winning lines, barring the Scatter.