Sakura Wind

Sakura Wind Slot Review

Interesting fact for all our players who are not Japanese. Sakura is the Cherry Blossom Tree. The tree represents revival and also the fleeting nature of life. When Spring has sprung the Japanese contemplate life's fragility. Seemingly this is best done by sitting on poly tarps, passing around a child-size bottle of Sake, and I don't mean size fit for a child, but rather a bottle the size of a human child, and making as much of an ass of yourself in a public park as you can. Oh, how we love Japanese culture.

Sakura Wind is set on such a cheerful reel. The glorious cherry blossoms set the tone of celebration. The reels are filled with delightful animation and character. It is clear the Platipus Gaming has paid close attention to detail as every part of the interface is theme specific. An ornate casing surrounds the reels. The symbols are so particular to the subject are presented in such an adorable manner. Platipus has even managed to make the card numbers fit perfectly into the theme. Sakura Wind is all about the free spins. This is always a promising sign.

I tested this slot on my laptop, tablet and mobile phone and it worked equally as well on all three.

Gameplay

The winds of spring blow across 5 reels and with 20 fixed paylines you are given ample opportunity to make some fantastic wins. Medium Volatility suggests that wins will be consistent.

The animation on the reels is so adorable. Each of the symbols has their own charming personality about them even the card numbers.
The highest paying of the symbols is the wise old guy who looks like a hug. The other medium symbols joining him on the reels are two young Japanese people traditionally dressed and beautiful, lucky cat, Khoi fish, and a dragon. The card playing numbers, 10 through Ace make up the balance of the symbols and pay lower than the real characters.

The Wild symbol is a very embellished gold logo. It can replace all symbols except the Scatter.
The Scatter is an elaborate gold dragon mask.

Platipus ensure that your gaming experience is maximized with clear and well thought out controls. The control board neatly sits below the reels in a very ordered fashion. The only control that may be obscure is the Information symbol which represented by 3 horizontal lines to the left of the control board. When you click on this, you will access information and the pay table.

Features

Three or more Scatters trigger the free spin round. Depending on how many you land you could earn as many as up to 30 free spins and up to x25 of your total bet. Should you land three Scatters during the free spin round the Bonus game will be retriggered.

Sakura Wind also offers a Respin feature. During this feature, all symbols of the same kind with the triggering symbols and Wild symbols freeze until the end of the Respin round. Symbols behind the Sticky Wild don't pay.

Performance

Sakura Wind performed exceptionally well and was an absolute delight to play. I believe that Platipus is currently offering some of the best games both visually and in features that are coming out onto the casino platforms. The animation in this particular slot was particularly charming.

Conclusion

I highly recommend Sakura Wind to players across the board. The game is interesting with the wins created from the free spins and respins, the music is relaxing and as I keep saying the images are lovely. Great job Platipus, I am looking forward to your next offering.

Slot Details

Software: Platipus Gaming
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 20
Reels: 5
Bonus Game: No
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes


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