The Karate Kid Slot Review
The 1980s were known for a huge array of classic films, but perhaps the most iconic is John G. Avildsen’s The Karate Kid film released in 1984. It became iconic for popularising Karate in the USA and focused on the relationship between a troubled teenager and his mentor.
Thankfully, Skywind decided to adapt this story into a TV/Movie slot to bring the story back to modern audiences. With the success of the TV show Cobra Kai, it’s no surprise that a slot was made on the original film.
Playing on 6-reels with up to 10,000 ways to win, this is not a slot to mess around with. Players can gain 1 of 5 modifiers, 4 different free spins, respins, and even a progressive jackpot during the gameplay. There is so much going on with this slot and we absolutely love it!
As the slot opens, cinematic plays from the film and shows the All Valley Championships. Once the cinematic finishes, you are directed to a title screen featuring all the main characters from the film. These characters even act as symbols on the reels with no one left out of the fray.
Obviously, Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Mr Miyagi (played by Pat Morita) are featured on the reels with the biggest payout at 250x by landing 6 of a kind of these. These are followed by Ali Mills (played by Elizabeth Shue), Johnny Lawrence (played by William Zabka) and John Kreese (played by Martin Kove).
The reels feature Daniel and Mr Miyagi training during the base game, but this soon changes once you hit the respin round. It soon becomes a battle between Daniel and William to see who can defeat who. Honestly, it’s an utter delight for fans of the film and may even feel retro for newcomers to the series.
It’d be strange if the slot added a modern score, and thankfully it retains the 80s pop sounds. There is steady music played throughout the spins and it becomes more intense during the battle between Daniel and William.
Despite there being a load of features, the gameplay is still relatively simple. As a player, all you need to do is decide how much you want to spend and how to spin. These can be found at the bottom of the reels. Interestingly, the Skywind autospin button is a simple toggle that you activate on or off.
You’d except a slot with an RTP of 94.02% be seen as a poor slot, but with a progressive jackpot attached - it’s pretty solid. During the base game, you can win up to 250x your stake by landing 6 symbol of Mr Miyagi or Daniel.
Of course, this won’t satisfy high rollers but don’t worry as the Fight! Tournament respin mode players the chance to win up to 2,500x their stake. If you manage to fill all 10 of the rows, then you can win on the All Valley progressive jackpot.
In the original film, Mr Miyagi stated that “You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.” With this slot, it’s literally both! The quality of the features and gameplay is phenomenal with so much variety and depth. It’s an utter delight to play this slot and provides enjoyment for newcomers to the series and fans of the original film.
Skywind clearly put a lot of effort into this slot to make sure that it provided enough references for fans whilst not isolating newcomers. The Karate Kid slot is perhaps one of the best-branded slots we’ve ever seen on Slot Gods.
For an unmissable experience with 5 modifiers, 4 free spins, a massive respin feature and a jackpot, try out The Karate Kid!