So Much Sushi
The So Much Sushi Slot Machine is the Japanese rice themed game from Microgaming that packs a bigger punch than a pound of wasabi.
So Much Sushi Features
- Clever mechanisms and bonus games are right up to trend in the industry
- Split symbols help you achieve combinations of up to 25 symbols
- Wild will substitute on the reels to help you hit the big wins
- Three scatter system holds the key to accessing the bonus round
- Choice of five different free spin rounds based on winnings and no. of spins
- Re-trigger the free spin round to gain even more spins
With so much weight put on the social media slot games in 2012 and 2013, 2014 was the year that developers started to put their muscle back into their mechanisms. With slot manufacturers like Betsoft and Net Entertainments bringing out machines that challenge the way the industry and players look at reel games it was only a matter of time before Microgaming caught up – and that’s exactly what they’ve done with the clever reel arrangement and game-play on offer from So Much Sushi.
Microgaming’s So Much Sushi might pack in some clever behind the scenes thinking, but at the front end this is nothing less than a slot that is administered in a classic casino look. There is a slight far Eastern tinge to the graphics creating a cohesive look that fits in with the game-play. The animations are fast and furious and there are plenty of sign posts and different banners and announcements that help you out with the action on the reels.
Musically So Much Sushi is actually a little more reminiscent of Microgaming slots like Break Da Bank Again and even a little suggestive of Mega Fortune. It moves away from the sombre, dull tones that you can experience in Thunderstruck II and the Untamed series of games giving you a club style sonic palette that features high end pianos, sophisticated drum fills and a very upbeat mood. This is complimented by the win sounds on the reels that punctuate and accentuate the game-play in perfect fashion.
The base game in So Much Sushi plays out over a standard five reel casino slot set up with twenty five lines of action. This uses a fixed grid set up where you do not have the option to adjust the number of lines on which you are betting, but you are allowed to vary your coin size to find the perfect wager amount. The game features two special symbols in the form of the soy sauce scatter that holds the key to the free spin round and the signature wild, which operates in the normal fashion.
There is a special mechanism at play in So Much Sushi. This is the split symbol feature. Any of the sushi symbols on the reels can appear in special split symbols that can act as if they are actually a number of symbols – between one and five – in one. This gives you the ability to make combinations that can feature as many as twenty five symbols in one string running from left to right on the base game grid. Needless to say this can pay out some absolutely whopping prizes that have the ability to fire up your bankroll in spectacular fashion.
In addition to the split symbols there is a rather exciting little bonus round on So Much Sushi in the form of the free spin round. This is activated when you hit three of the special soy sauce scatters anywhere on the reels. Here you’re first invited to pick a free spin round from a second screen sub game where you have a choice of spins and max prizes. The more spins you take, the lower the max prizes – and vice versa – so make sure you choose carefully selecting between a high variance style and a safer risk.
Slot Professor Says
Ahhh split symbols. I first remember seeing these in IGT’s Cats and then In Bloom, with its wonderful Symbol Burst featured upped the game. As there is so much smoke and mirrors in the casino industry it is difficult to know who was the first manufacturer to come up with these large chains of symbols, but one thing is for sure, which is that this mechanism is put together with a dash of perfection on the reels of So Much Sushi.
One thing I love about his game is the simple, graphical styling. Whilst many slots of the moment are over-egging the proverbial pudding with real media looks and even more complex sound effects, So Much Sushi sticks to the tried and tested casino slot format that has kept players at the reels for the last twenty to thirty odd years. This is a title that is sure to appeal to the stalwarts out there in terms of the looks and the mechanism in the base game as well as the wonderful bonus action will definitely hold the newer players in its sway.
What about the bonus on So Much Sushi? In 2013 we first saw this kind of multi-choice free spin round and it has without question grown in favour with a number of manufacturers throughout 2014 and beyond. My feeling on it however is always go for more spins – even though there are bigger rewards promised with the lower number of spins, you still have to actually hit a win, and as any slot machine player will tell you – the more you spin, the more you stand a chance of hitting that win.