Densho Slot Review
Playing this video slot will be an endless pleasure for those true fans of painting, including traditional Japanese watercolor artwork. Furthermore, the music compound is best suited to this oriental theme, bolding the utmost expression of exceptionally exquisite centuries-old Japanese watercolor art legacy.
Besides the outstanding pleasure of mesmerizing Japanese traditional artworks, there is a lot of other stuff this slot proposes that will make you thrilled with mad excitement. The first thing to mind here is upgradable within the bonus game Wild Multiplier Reel with multipliers up to x100.
Medium-high volatility makes the win prizes somewhat more frequent compared to High variance. But here are just ten fixed pay ways, which isn’t that much.
Densho by Hacksaw Gaming Video Review
Densho General Characteristics
- 10 pay lines
- 5 reels and 4 rows
- Medium-High Volatility
- RTP: 96.4%, 94.38%, 92.33%, 88.34%
- Hit frequency: 24.46% (1 in 4)
- Bet amount: 0.1 EUR - 100 EUR
- Maximum win multiplier: x10,000
- Maximum win value: 1,000,000 EUR
- 10 main symbols
- Additional symbols: Wild, Scatter, Expanding, multipliers
Densho Bonus Features
There are a few of them, including those with some precise rules you need to be aware of. So, let’s dive into an in-depth review of every single one once at a time.
This special symbol is depicted as the black-colored mountains against the cloudy sky. It is powerful to substitute for any other paying picture. It’s payable, too, able to make you win 20 times your bet for five such symbols on the reels.
Wild Multiplier Reel
One of the most significant roles here plays another special symbol called Densho. There is a flying bird in its pictures. Densho expands within the whole reel it landed if it would lead up to revealing at least one prize combination. Since that is a Wild reel, it, besides the mentioned above Wild symbol, is, too, capable of substituting payable pics.
Also, in its possession is an obligatory random multiplier up to x100, making all the cash prizes Wild Multiplier Reel takes part in much more. If that isn't just one Wild Multiplier Reel parts the winning combination, their multipliers are summarized before applying. Any reel could land just one Densho symbol at once.
It is a Scatter symbol in the Densho video slot that is powered to trigger the ordinary and super bonus round with free spins from the base game. That one depicts two silver-like small fish.
To trigger free spins, you need just 3 Scatters simultaneously landed on any place over the playfield. The initial number of given free spins is always just 10. Luckily, the game is not that strict about it, providing you a generous opportunity to prolong the FS round with 2 or 4 additional free spins. That is possible due to 2 or 3 new Scatters, respectively, falling on the playfield during the bonus game. The amount of FS retriggering isn't limited.
Within free spin rounds, Wild Multiplier Reel is, too, available. The quality of Densho symbols appearing on the playfield is regulated by the progression trackers just above every single reel, taking three possible levels (1, 2, 3), starting with the initial 1. Tracker level progress by one is triggered by landing the special Upgrade symbol on the corresponding reel. That makes the chances of a bigger Wild Multiplier Reel multiplier much higher.
Super Free Spins
To start this bonus feature, you need to get 4 Scatters once at a time. Once they land on the reels, the 10-free-spins super round immediately activates. The only difference with the already described regular free spin round is in the second (2) starting progression tracker level above all the reels.
There are three multiplier types in this game, which distinguish in maximal value, they are possible to take on.
Buy Free Spins
There is also quite a simple feature in this slot that offers a tempting proposal of buying regular or super free spins instead of long waiting for those. Also, there are two extra proposals — Bonus Hunt Feature Spins & Densho Feature Spins.
Our Experience Playing Densho
We also made 300 spins with just €200 on the balance to get a practical knowledge of this slot payout.
The second spin became the first payable, making us just €0.1. Our first more or less serious win hit the 8th spin, earning €1. The 10th spin introduced us to the Wild Multiplier Reel with the x5 multiplier. That got us €13 thanks to the three winning sequences at once. There was a lot of triggering of such a feature, while their payments were up to €13. But 50 spins later, the balance amount was still €193.3. Without the FS round triggering, our money was quickly flying out. So, the €156.9 final result of the first hundred spins wasn’t that surprising.
Despite our faith in Luck Lady, we didn’t get FS triggering even during those following 100 spins. Also, the Wild Multiplier Reel activations seriously decreased despite Densho symbols still landing periodically. That became an ideal break-storm for our financial possessions. So that, after the 200th spin-out, there was only €78.3 on the balance.
It was quite a crucial situation. All our hopes were on the last hundred spins. But those were quickly melting out alongside the amount of remaining spins. On the 78th spin, when the script, according to which our money would be gone until 300 spins were out, already seemed not that fantastic, a miracle that we were no longer even hoping for did happen. By that, we mean free spins. At that moment, the balance was €12.3, yet there were still 22 lasted spins. So, without that FS triggering, we had a real risk of finishing the experiment earlier than planned. The bonus game presented us with a total €74.4, made during 12 free spins (+2 extra FS). That balance of €86.70 let us finish the game, making all the 300 spins. The final result was €75.6.
So, if you are keen on the traditional Japanese culture gambler, this video slot undoubtedly has to be your first choice. It proposes a unique gaming experience, paralleled with oriental authentic musical composition and the utmost stunning backdrop with periodically seamlessly remaking artworks, making that truly hypnotic effect.
Yet underneath all those exquisite and colorful pieces of perfect old-time art is quite a typical Hacksaw gambling game with expanding multiplier wilds of three available levels. They are capable of bringing money not only during bonus games but also within base rounds. A top-tier multiplier can get you up to 100 times your bet. The max win is a solid 10,000 to the current stake. Ordinary and super free spins with provided mechanics to prolong their number are also some of the best pros of this slot. Finally, it’s not bad that you can buy them, as well as those two features, one of which elevates chances of free spins, while the other gets you at least two Densho symbols per spin. They are worth checking out.
Besides a wide range of RTP values attached to different versions of this slot, we did not find a lot of downsides here. But, given that, make sure you are playing the best one. Also, with our video slot test drive in mind, we have reasonable doubts about the too-high Bonus Hit frequency value this slot has — 1 bonus game per 300 spins isn't a hopeful result. While maybe that is just one unlucky game.