Based on the legendary Hattori Hanzo, a renowned Sensei and warrior, this game is about powerful fighting, Japanese symbolism, and generating megabucks through free spins! As with all Yggdrasil games, Hanzo’s Dojo is brilliantly made and a pleasure to play – but will it deliver the blockbuster payouts that fans have come to expect?
Read on to get the full scoop!
Gameplay Overview & Symbols
The game appears to be a simple 25-payline, 5-reel game with crisp and attractive graphics. It is set in Japan, on the grounds of master Sensei Hattori Hanzo, where he trains a school of fighters to become the greatest warriors in the world.
What you might not notice immediately is the mini slot sitting just above the reels. A simple 3×1 grid, these little reels rotate on every spin, delivering either a giant ‘X’, or symbols which project fully wild reels down onto the main game. The mini-reel can also unlock ‘mini free spins’ as well as access to the fully-powered free spins round.
In terms of base gameplay, the symbols include the main warriors of Hanzo’s dojo (Samurai, Ninja, Sumo and the Fan Fighter) as well as a wild which takes the form of any other symbol in order to create a winning combination.
Players can wager up to $125 per spin, but be warned that this is quite a volatile game – you could lose thousands of bucks before getting a significant return. Just choose a wager amount you’re happy to play with for a long time, and you’ll have a great time.
In addition to the unique ‘mini reels’ of the base game, there’s also that free spins round we talked about. You’ll be given a fair number of spins (depending on how you trigger the round) but the great thing about Hanzo’s Dojo is that you can trigger a large amount of new ones.
The free spins can be triggered either through landing 3+ ‘free spin’ symbols (which award 3 spins each) or landing 3+ ‘dragon free spin’ symbols, which award 4 spins and a special feature each. The list of special features includes:
- 2x additional free spins
- Active ‘win both ways’
- 3×3 Colossal Symbol nudge
- 2x multiplier
- Wild 5th reel
For every dragon free spin symbol landed during the bonus round, you’ll also receive one free spins and one special feature. Not only that, but the central 3 reels are now dominated by 3×3 colossal symbols. As you can imagine, the rewards quickly stack up and can be immensely lucrative!
Hanzo’s Dojo isn’t as complex or cinematic as some of Yggdrasil’s recent creations, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a basic game, built to perfection. From the speed of play, to the sheer power of the payouts available, it’s a top quality online slot.