Slot after slot it is a surprise what NetEnt has come up with and when having a look at the Koi Princess™ slot it is obvious that a wave of creativity hit the game development department. First the designers managed to come up with another brilliant theme of which I by now know was seen first in Japan. The Koi Princess™ slot is complemented with numerous slot features, the one even better than the other but one thing is for sure, I have never seen so many extra features in one video slot which resulted in a challenge for me. First I want to tell you more about the original theme used for Koi Princess™ although I guess many of you are familiar with animation series such as Pokemon, I’m sure many, just like me, don’t know the story behind.
Koi Princess™ slot theme
Enthralled by millions of consumers worldwide, anime series and manga comics have been around for quite a while now. Closely associated with each other, anime refers to the animation style originated in Japan while manga is Japanese for comics or whimsical images. Both formats are characterized by similar features with facial features often exaggerated. The female characters, for example, have outsized eyes while their nose and mouth looks extremely small compared to the eyes.
The origins of manga are thought to lie as far back as the 12th century, but some do believe that the predecessors of manga were the kibyoshi picture books from the 18th century while the internet tells me that is manga developed from a mixture of ukiyo-e and Western styles of drawing, and took its current form shortly after World War II.
Manga, apart from covers, is usually published in black and white, but it is common to find introductions to chapters to be in colour and is read from top to bottom and then right to left, similar to the layout of a Japanese plain text.
Also characterized by distinctive characters and backgrounds, anime can be hand-drawn or computer-generated. Storylines may include a variety of fictional or historical characters, events, and settings. The earliest commercial Japanese animation dates to 1917 and production of anime series continued to increase steadily ever since. The characteristic anime art style apparently emerged in the 1960s when Japanese artists, such as Osamu Tezuka, were exposed to American cartoons and comics slowly spreading internationally in the late twentieth century.
Distributed worldwide, loved by millions of people, I think NetEnt picked the right theme for November’s video slot Koi Princess™ which became available to the NetEnt Casinos in November 2015.
Koi Princess™ slot design and gameplay
It didn’t take long for me to realise that the Koi Princess™ slot was inspired by manga and/or anime as one typical character can be found at the left side of the game. Its design will leave you mesmerised and so are the numerous slot features used for this NetEnt video slot. The moment you open the Koi Princess™ slot, you’ll be captivated by bright colours, a serene setting while a typical anime sound can be recognised immediately, altogether providing a relaxing atmosphere although when the time is right some euphoric sounds can be heard as well.
As mentioned before, the Koi Princess™ slot gave me true challenge describing every single extra feature used for the game including random Features, exciting Bonus Features and a Bonus Bet mode. All of this will keep you on the edge of your seat as Random Features can appear unexpectedly during any spin in the main game while three Bonus symbols appearing in the main game will activate one of the four incredible Bonus Features: Sure Win Free Spins, Wild Reels Free Spins, Coin Win, and the Bonus Wheel.
The minimum bet of 0.10 has nothing special to offer and will attract a large group of players while I am sure many high rollers will appreciate a maximum bet of 400.00, one of the highest maximum bets I’ve seen. In between, of course, you will find a very wide range of betting options including 10 different bet levels and seven different coin values which can be endlessly combined until you have found yourself the perfect bet.
Koi Princess™ slot features
I simply don’t know where to start describing the Koi Princess™ slot which has been enriched with more slot features than ever before. How am I going to describe this extremely dynamic NetEnt slot offering Random Features, enabled for 1 spin, exciting Bonus Features and a Bonus Bet mode that will be responsible for activating 1 of 4 amazing Bonus Features: Sure Win Free Spins, Wild Reels Free Spins, Coin Win and the Bonus Wheel.
I better start with the Random Features as they are going to be seen a lot while playing the Koi Princess™ slot at one of the NetEnt Casinos. They can be activated completely randomly during any spin in the main game. If this indeed happens you can pick a koi to see which Random Feature might be responsible for many extra bonus wins. I’m sure Koi Princess™ will keep you captivated, awaiting one of the random features to be activated which means you can be surprised with either a 5-Hit, Random Wilds, Wild Reels, or a Bonus Game.
If the above slot features sound like serene Japanese music in the ears, you better activate the Bonus Bet option. This will cost you doubles the prize of a spin, but activating the Bonus Bet will increase the probability of awarding a Random Feature while it can be turned off easily as well.
Besides the Random features, there are Bonus features too, activated when three Bonus symbols appear on reels 1,3 and 5. When two Bonus symbols appeared already, a nudge can finish the job and a Bonus feature will be activated. The four Bonus Features are Sure Win Free Spins, Wild Reels Free Spins, Coin Win and the Bonus Wheel.
If Sure Wins Free Spins are awarded, a total of 10 Free Spins will be activated. Except for the first spin of the session, you can look forward to large winnings as the win for each spin will be at least the same as the largest amount won during the Free Spins session. The first five spins offer an overlay Wild which is placed randomly on either reels 1, 2 or 3. After the fifth spin, another Wild is placed randomly on reels 3, 4 or 5. If winnings from a single Sure Win Free Spin is less than, or equal to the guaranteed amount, the guaranteed amount is awarded to the player instead. If not impressive enough yet, an additional Sure Win Free Spins will be awarded when the win from a single spin is greater than the guaranteed amount which means you will receive the greater amount and an additional spin.
Wild Reels Free Spins leaves you with 10 Free Spins in which 1 and 5 random reels will be covered with overlay Wild symbols. This will for sure leave you with many extra winnings, especially when all five reels will be covered with an overlay Wild.
The Coin Win Bonus Feature awards you with a coin win with your current bet being multiplied by a random multiplier of between x15 and x30.
Last but definitely not least, the Bonus Wheel is the fourth Bonus Game which can be responsible for the activation of the two Free Spins Bonus games, Wild Reels Free Spins and Sure Win Free Spins. After you click the dice, the Bonus Wheel rotates counter-clockwise corresponding to the number indicated on the dice. Many different winning options become available in just one click leaving you curious of what the outcome will be.
Not sure if I even described all slot features available in Koi Princess™, I can only say that the only way to find out is to play this amazing NetEnt slot game at one of the many NetEnt Casinos. It will take some time before you’ve seen all extra features available which mean this Asian themed slot might keep you captivated for a long while. NetEnt is promising that Koi Princess™ keeps you at edge of your seat and I’m sure this will indeed be the case at some point.