NetEnt have really kept us busy this week! Not only did they release the first footage of their Flowers Christmas Edition slot and their Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot, we also had the chance to have a first preview play of October’s release Pyramid: Quest for Immortality and now, they’ve just released the first footage of their Koi Princess slot, which will be launched on November 24th.
Koi Princess Slot Theme
The name of NetEnt’s Koi Princess slot gave some indication as to the theme but exactly how they executed it was not something I expected at all. This is genuine, full on anime in a slot. Lovers of the Japanese animated products are going to be seriously impressed with NetEnt’s anime slot. Personally, I don’t think I’m quite the target market (20s, female!) so there are parts of the slot that I think will alienate certain players (the simpering giggle with every win is something I just have to switch off!) however I believe this is going to draw in a whole new target market in their droves.
The graphics are crisp and colourful as always, with a beautiful, young, long legged, busty princess, set in a Zen style garden complete with waterfall and koi pond.
Koi Princess Slot Features
The Koi Princess slot is hailed as the most feature rich of any NetEnt game ever so, anime fan or not, this is going to be one you simply have to try. It’s a 5 reel, 20 pay line slot with Random Features, Bonus Features and a Bonus Bet mode to be enjoyed.
The Random Feature of Koi Princess slot is an interesting one. At any point, on any spin, a feature can randomly trigger. This can happen during any spin within the main game, so you never know when the next big win can just appear!
Four Bonus Features
When 3 or more Bonus symbols appear on the reels together a bonus feature will be triggered. There are 4 of these to choose from: Sure Win Free Spins, Wild Reels Free Spins, Coin Win and the Bonus Wheel. In the footage above it seemed like the Bonus Wheel was activated during a “Pick 5” feature. The Koi Princess seems to communicate with the koi fish and picks one, who claims 5 symbols on the reels. The Bonus Wheel then spins, selecting a symbol, which appears on those 5 symbols in order to create some extra wins for the player.
You can also see the Sure Win Free Spins in action, a free spins round that’s very generous with the Wild symbols ensuring that, however big or small, you’re guaranteed to win something at least during that free spins bonus round. Not only wins, but extra Sure Win Free Spins can also be triggered.
Koi Princess Slot First Impressions
Overall, the theme and the background sounds take a little getting used to for me personally, but I can see the appeal and I know it’s going to be hugely popular amongst anime and Asian culture lovers. The slot has more features than I have ever seen before, which instantly sets it up to be one that’s an ‘edge of your seat’ kind of experience with a new feature and a new win behind every spin. A range of different features mean there will be no chance of getting bored as simply anything can happen and no two game sessions will be the same. As there is so much to the game I think it’s hard to get a real feel for it from the video so Koi Princess is a slot I’m very much looking forward to trying out for real, to get to grips with all the different features and bonuses.