Rising Samurai: Hold & Win Review
The Hold & Win mechanic has been one of the strongest assets for iSoftBet and one of the most recognisable respin mechanics. Hold & Win has been to the beach in Crabbin' Crazy and to Transylvania in Brides of Dracula.
It's now time for the mechanic to go to feudal Japan in Rising Samurai: Hold & Win. Playing 5-reels with 576 paylines, this slot features free spins, Hold & Win and modifiers leading to big wins of up to 16,215x your stake.
As the name suggests, players are transported to feudal Japan with a variety of traditional buildings in the background and cherry blossom trees in the background.
On the reels, there are a variety of different colour clans fighting each other. All the designs look fantastic with all the characters looking straight out of a comic book.
The music is straightforward and what you'd expect in an oriental slot with bells and chimes.
This slot contains a huge amount of features varying from Hold & Win, free spins and fixed jackpots. It's easy to follow and straightforward to pick up.
At the bottom of the screen, there is the bet level adjustment button and the spin button to the far right.
Sadly, the RTP is just under the average standard at 95.98% which is frustrating but it's not too low to make the game unplayable. There is also a medium volatility level in this slot leading to a mixture of high and low volatility wins.
Thankfully, the maximum win for this slot is a respectable 16,215x your stake which is brilliant for a medium volatility slot and can be achieved through the bonus rounds.
Throughout the past few years, there has been a good majority of Hold & Win slots but sadly most have felt formulaic. Rising Samurai: Hold & Win is quite refreshing in the sense that there is more going on than just Hold & Win.
The free spins feature is great, the extended ways to win feature is entertaining and the fixed jackpots can be valuable. Ultimately, Rising Samurai: Hold & Win provides thrills and explosive gameplay at times making it worth a spin.