Quickspin Sakura Fortune Video Slot Review

Sakura Fortune: Demo

Head to the land of the rising sun in Sakura Fortune, a highly volatile Japanese-themed video slot from Quickspin. Played using a 5 reel, 40 payline game engine, it comes with symbol nudges, re-spins and a free spins round with stacked frozen wilds. Play on your desktop, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £40 per spin.

For the uninitiated, sakura is the Japanese word for the beautiful cherry blossom trees found in much of Japan – these trees form the backdrop to the reels and very lovely they look too. The Japanese-theme continues with the symbols which include coins, jade statues, dragons, warriors and wizened elders.

Replacing all other symbols bar the bonus scatter is the sword-wielding princess who is the game’s wild. She can land fully stacked on all reels. If you land a stack of 2 wilds, there’s a chance you’ll trigger the Mystery Nudge feature. This can move the stack up or down 1 position and in the process created a fully stacked wild.

If you get 2 fully stacked princess wilds on the reels, you’ll trigger the Sakura Fortune Respin feature – each extra wild that lands during the respin will add another freebie to your total. The respins continue as long as wilds appear on the reels.

Free Spins feature – 3 or more bonus symbols landing left to right on consecutive reels triggers this feature with 5 free spins. What you’ll be hoping to see here are wilds – every time 1 hits, it will expand to fill the whole of the reel. That stacked wild will then be frozen in place for any free spins you have left. Every wild that lands will also add an extra free spin to your tally taking your potential total to 10.

Sakura Fortune is all about the bonus features which can pack a mighty punch. The fluttering blossom may give the impression that this is a gentle video but it’s really not. This is a high variance beast with wins of over 1,000 times your stake on each spin. Your bankroll can float away like a cherry blossom petal in a gentle breeze. Get lucky with the stacked wilds in the feature though and some spectacular awards are possible.

If you like video slots with an Asian flavour, classy design and extreme volatility, then Sakura Fortune ticks all of those boxes. For high risk, high reward action you won’t go far wrong here – alternatively, Leprechaun Hills (also by Quickspin) is recommended.

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