Japanese anime meets slot reels on Koi Princess from Swedish game studio NetEnt. A serene appearance is combined with a flurry of four random and four bonus features. Lucky Koi fish will come to your aid, helping you to score wins of up to 500 times your bet in a single spin or 1,000 times your bet on the Bonus Wheel.
Koi Princess is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are paid for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. The fishing expedition on desktop or mobile starts at 0.20 credits and peaks at 200 credits per spin. It will increase to 0.40 to 400 credits when the Bonus Bet is activated. The RTP of this low variance game is set at 96.23%.
Set in a serene valley with an Asian temple and a waterfall in the background, the semi-translucent game window impresses with intricate pay symbols and elaborate animations. The anime princess stands on the left of the game window, going into a girlie giggle on winning spins. An equally serene Asian soundtrack completes the slot design.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 5x to 8x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by lucky coins, lucky toads, lucky lions and the Koi Princess at the high level. Hit five on a lien to win 10x to 20x your bet. Only the princess symbol appears stacked at all times.
An intricate icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on all reels and substituting for all regular pay symbols. A single five of a kind will pay 25x your stake. A dragon icon marked with “Bonus” is the scatter symbol, appearing on reels one, three and five only.
The first thing you will need to decide is whether you want to activate the Bonus Bet option on the slot. It doubles the cost per spin and increases the frequency of the random and bonus features as well as the coin wins on the bonus wheels.
The suspense and action in the base game are provided by no less than four random features which can trigger at the start. Three Koi fish will appear in front of the game window, allowing you to make one pick to display the awarded feature.
(4-reel Wild Reel hit – video courtesy of BigZ)
Prepare for more action as NetEnt included also four bonus features on this slot which will be randomly awarded from the Bonus Feature Wheel. Hitting scatters on reels one, three and five will activate the wheel. There is a random chance that the third scatter will be nudged into view when only two scatters land. Alternatively, it can be won in the random feature. You will get one spin on the wheel to determine which bonus feature will be awarded.
Koi Princess was at the time of its release in 2015 the most feature-rich slot that NetEnt released up to then. Four random features and four bonus features attracted recreational and hardcore players alike. While the win potential is not sky-high, the game has ample chances to hit wins in the 100x to 500x range.