This isn’t the first time that Play’n GO has launched a game with a food theme. They’ve previously covered sugary treats in Sweet Alchemy and burger joints in Fat Frankies. Now they’ve moved into the sushi market, creating a fun game with a feature that ties in perfectly with the theme—razor-sharp sushi knives and the symbol-splitting mechanic work together to produce some tempting rewards.
We always look forward to a new Play’n GO slot thanks to some outstanding design features, and Slashimi doesn’t disappoint. The animated chef stands alongside the reels slicing up fish and occasionally yawning if you take too long to make a spin.
For a little interactive treat, try clicking on the tentacle suspended from a hook; it drops to the counter and crawls away before reappearing back in its usual position. In fairly typical Play’n GO fashion, the high-value sushi symbols come with animated facial features, which adds an extra surreal touch.
There’s also an easy-listening ambient soundtrack to accompany the gameplay, which is interspersed with a few game sounds.
Choose how much to wager on each spin, set your stake and spin the reels—it’s that simple!
The sign above the chef chooses one random symbol, which he then splits in two as it appears on the reels. There’s also a wild symbol to help too, which comes in the form of a bottle of soy sauce and obviously goes with everything on the menu!
Little green blobs of hot wasabi feature as the game’s scatter symbol appearing alongside any piece of sushi on the reels. Land three scatters to trigger 4 free spins but first, you get to choose your special symbol from the menu. That icon will split whenever it lands on the reels, remaining sticky for the remainder of the feature.
Most online slot games require you to visit the paytable to find out what the symbols are worth, but that’s not necessary when you play Slashimi. Clicking on any icon in the grid shows the win value for matching up three of a kind based on your current stake. It’s a nice touch that we hope to see a lot more of in the future.
The only game symbol that returns your stake for a three-of-a-kind match is the wild soy sauce. That means you’ll need to land multiple wins from each spin to be in with a chance of pulling ahead.
The split symbol mechanic helps with that by encouraging bigger payouts depending on which symbol is chosen and where it’s positioned on the grid. Landing extra scatters awards additional free spins, so this is where it’s possible to generate the maximum 1.000 winning ways to trigger a top payout.
We prefer our nigiri without facial expressions when dining out, but leaving that aside, we found Slashimi to be an engaging slot. The bulk of the excitement comes from the split symbols, which become sticky during free spins, and we like the option of fine-tuning the bonus round to suit individual risk profiles.
Raw fish and vegetables with rice might not be your favourite foods, but if you take care with your bankroll, we’re confident Slashimi won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth! You’re not going to experience any life-changing wins, but you could have a whole lot of fun chasing that 5,000x max payout!