So Much Sushi is a 2014 release from Microgaming that features the innovative Much More Sushi split symbols feature, along with a free spins bonus that offers players a choice in the number of free spins awarded and the size of the potential payout.
So Much Sushi is a 5 reel 25 payline video slot where wins play left to right (except for scatter wins which pay anywhere on the reels), and all 25 paylines are always in play. There is a choice of five coins sizes – 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.20 – and players can play up to 20x coins per line. This means the maximum bet ranges in size from $5 – $100.
Any winning spin featuring 3x or more food symbols triggers the Much More Sushi Feature. In this feature, all food symbols that appear on a winning payline split and add additional food items to each symbol. The total number of food items across all of the winning symbols determines the size of the payout.
For instance, if you hit 5x California Roll symbols on a payline, each of these splits and adds more food items (up to 5) within each symbol. In total, there is the potential for a winning spin of 5x California Roll symbols to split so that in total there are 25x food items showing. The total number of food items showing on a winning spin (maximum 25x) then determines how big the payout is.
The free spin feature is triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. At the beginning of the feature players have a choice as to the number of free spins they opt for and the potential jackpot size. The fewer free spins chosen, the greater the jackpot on offer.
Each free spin choice is represented by one of the five food symbols and for the duration of the free spins that symbol will replace the other four food symbols on the reels. The Much More Sushi Feature is in play during the free spins and the biggest jackpot for each symbol is awarded for hitting the maximum 25x food items.
The setting of the game is a sleek contemporary sushi bar rather than a ‘traditional’ Japanese restaurant, with a dark wooden background and subtle lighting creating an ambient atmosphere further enhanced by the cool electronic music playing in the background. Popular sushi delicacies are the symbols – California Roll, Sweet Shrimp, Gunkan Maki, Tuna Nigiri and Philadelphia Roll – along with conventional playing cards. Ultimately, however, it is unlikely to be the low-key visual appeal of the game that attracts players.
So Much Sushi is a high volatility slot where the maximum jackpot available during both the free spin bonus round and in base play is 320,000x coins (up to $64,000 when betting the max) for hitting 5x California Roll symbols, which then activates the Much More Sushi Feature and produces a total of 25x California Roll food items.
Other substantial payouts include 150,000x coins (up to $30,000 when betting the max) for hitting 5x Wild symbols, and 37,500x coins (up to $7,500 when betting the maximum) for hitting 5x scatter symbols.