|Coins range||25-2500 credits|
|Free spins/ multiplier||15/3x|
Every slot machine fan who loves a good oriental-themed game is no stranger to Geisha, the 5-reel 25-payline slot from Aristocrat with a decent RTP of 94.88%. Like many other Oriental-themed slots, Geisha is all about the Eastern culture, which it embodies in its interface and symbols.
For those who may not know who a Geisha is, the name loosely translates to ‘performing artist’ and is typically a female performer of Japanese rituals, music and dance. Their incredible skill was on demand back in the day by wealthy businesspeople for entertainment.
The Geisha trade has an incredibly rich history, which Aristocrat chose to bring to life when they launched this slot in 2001. The game has also adapted to suit today’s technology, as it launched an online version in 2012.
The slot’s reels are cast on a lovely backdrop of a traditional Japanese home overlooking the mountains and a picturesque lake. The Geisha appears at the top left-hand corner of the reels. The graphics are not striking, but they do bring out the slot’s theme, and the animations that play out when you hit a winning combination are creative. You will also like the background tune that fits the theme and is not overly distracting. You can expect to spot, in addition to the 9-A poker symbols, some traditional Japanese items like a golden fan, dragon head, and some major hallmarks of the Japanese landscape like the black-headed gull.
Symbols and bonuses to look out for:
The highest-value symbols in this game are a traditional fan, Mt. Fuji, a gold flower, a sea bird and a dragon’s head. The Dragon’s head and gold flower are of higher value than the other symbols mentioned above, as they pay out 750x per line bet when you land 5 symbols on the reels, 100x for four adjacent identical symbols, 25x per line bet for three adjacent symbols, and 2x when you land two adjacent symbols.
The Geisha herself is the wild to look out for. If you land two adjacent Geisha symbols, you get a 2x multiplier for every active line, 25x for three symbols, 100 times per line bet for four symbols, and 800 times per bet line for 5 Geisha symbols.
The scatter to look out for is a reddish aquatic gate standing in the water called a Torii. It wins you 2x your total stake for two appearances, 25x your total bet for 3 scatters, 100x for 4 scatter symbols, and 800x your total bet for 5 appearances.
The free spins feature is activated when you land three or more of the Torii on the reels, and you can retrigger the 15 spins by landing the same scatter. Your wins in free mode are also multiplied by three. You can opt to gamble any of your wins on this game by hitting the ‘Gamble’ option right below the reels. You can double or quadruple your wins by guessing correctly the colour or suit of the card that will be drawn from the stack. You can only have 5 correct guesses or a gain of a staggering £500,000.
Geisha is a superb slot with plenty of opportunities to win, especially since even the lowest paying symbol, 9, will pay out when you land two consecutive ones on the reels. It is easy to play and brings with it a rich history for lovers of Eastern cultures.