Quickspin is on a roll this year. The Matla-based software firm has put out three stunning new pokies games in 2017, and the upcoming release of Sakura Fortune Pokies this month is sure to be another big hit with fans.
The theme itself isn’t all that fantastic. It’s an Oriental motif featuring a beautiful female samurai warrior – nothing that hasn’t been done (many times) before. But the elegance of the graphics is commendable, and a long list of fun and lucrative features are sure to please veteran iGamers.
Sakura Fortune Pokies Review
Due for launch in April 2017, the latest of Quickspin’s new pokies games is a 5 reel rendition with 40 fixed paylines. Players can wager anywhere from $0.20 to $200 per spin, making it a perfect choice for all bankroll sizes.
The symbols include Sakura (wild), Japanese Fan (Scatter), the Empress, the Emperor, a Male Warrior, Dragon and Jade Lion, plus a variety of oriental coins as the game’s lowest-paying symbols.
The Sakura Wild is exceptional in several ways. It not only substitutes for all the new pokies games’ standard symbols, it can actually take the place of Scatters. That alone makes Sakura Fortune pokies extraordinary, and helps explain why new pokies games from Quickspin are always in high demand… but it gets better.
The wild often appears stacked on all reels. When it doesn’t cover the full reel, the Mystery Nudge can be triggered at random. This will nudge the wild up or down to cover the entire reel. The Mystery Nudge feature can occur in the base game, as well as during free spins.
The wild only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. Any time two full wilds appear, it will trigger 2 Respins, with the wilds locked into place. If another wild stacks during those respins, a third respin is awarded with all wilds locked.
The Japanese Fan Bonus symbol is the Scatter, and will trigger 5 Free Spins whenever 3 ore more appear on the reels. If there are 2 stacked wilds on the reels with 1 or more Scatters, the player will win 7 Free Spins.
The number of free spins may start low, but players can earn a lot more extra spins as they play out. Any time a wild appears on the reels during free spins, it will award 1 Extra Free Spin. As an added bonus, all wilds that appear during free spins will remain locked in place until the free games are over.
New Pokies Games Worth Playing?
Sakura Fortune Pokies hasn’t actually been released yet, but when it is, you can rest assured I’ll be one of the first to give it a spin. I’m still ‘reeling’ over the fact that wilds substitute for scatters. And all of the other features combined are sure to make this a thrill-packed game.
Whether it soars in popularity or becomes a distant memory before the year is out is yet to be seen. We’ll have to see what kind of variance it has, and just how hard it is to trigger the Mystery Nudge and Free Spins features.
While we await the upcoming release, check out Quickspin’s Sakura Fortune Pokies Teaser Video below.