Memoirs of a Geisha was a surprise movie blockbuster hit for director Rob Marshall in 2005 and it appears it may have inspired the big slot makers to release a range of slots based on the geisha girls of Japan.
On the Reels…
Geisha from slots developer Aristocrat is a 5 reel, 20 paylines adds to the high number of Japanese and Chinese-themed slots that the developer has released but it is its best attempt yet at the geisha genre.
Set against a backdrop of Japanese countryside scenery, the reels are full of symbols linked to geisha girls and Japanese culture. Symbols include a exotic birds, a fan, a golden dragon’s head statue, Japanese architecture, and Mount Fuji.
Geisha Girls are Wild!
The geisha girl acts as the Wild and will not only substitute for all other symbols, except for the Scatters, to complete winning combinations but will also become animated whenever she is involved in a winning combination ensuring that the reels have an aspect of dynamism about them which is always good to see.
Earn up to 15 Free Spins… That Can Be Re-Triggered
There is a free spins bonus round that is triggered whenever you hit three or more of the Japanese gateway symbol Scatters across the reels. It is possible to trigger up to 15 free spins if you manage to hit five Scatters across the reels to trigger the free spins. All wins during the free spins bonus round are also subjected to a 3x multiplier. It is also possible to re-trigger free spins by hitting three or more Scatters across the reels during the free spins.
Geisha is a fun slot with a classic Aristocrat feel, but it is certainly not the best of the Geisha-inspired slots out there. Personally, I got more enjoyment from NetEnt’s Geisha Wonders slot and the IGT-developed Jewel of the Arts. If you are looking for a slot already out there that compares to this Aristocrat release then I would have to say that would be NextGen Gaming’s Cherry Blossoms. It does not break any new ground in the slots industry but it has Wilds, it has free spins, and it has a lovely feel to it.
Slot Game: Geisha
Theme: Asian, Chinese, Oriental
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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