Game description

Kensei Blades Slot (Betsoft)

Kensei Blades Slot (Betsoft)Kensei Blades is an exciting release from Betsoft, and you will even enjoy it more if you're a fan of the Japanese Samurai.

The term Kensei is a symbolic name used by the Japanese to refer to warriors that demonstrate legendary swordsmanship (Sword Saint). With the slot using the title Kensei Blades, you can expect to see lots of famous Japanese swords, alongside the warriors famous for using them.

It’s an ideal title for both Western and Eastern gaming enthusiasts, and we will check inside and see what Betsoft offers here:

Game Set-Up

5 reels (designed as 3-4-5-4-3 symbols) are what you can expect with Kensei Blades, and the slot also comes with 720 ways to win (these can pay both ways).

Inside, you will find a couple of powerful features that include free spins, Kensei scatters, retrigger, and Sakura wilds.

Betting and Prizes

I find this title a little more expensive than what most modern slots allow as the minimum for real money bets.

To play Kensei Blades for real money, you will need at least $0.50 per spin. The highest hat the developer allows per spin is $100.

The top prize that the slot can offer is 3,414x the stake, which is not bad for a slot with medium volatility.

However, I’m not all that amused by the developer’s decision to give the game a below-average RTP of 95.12%.

Kensei Blades Slot Features

Kensei Blades is quite interesting when it comes to gameplay. It may offer a rather unusual set-up, but the slot can provide as many as 720 ways to win.

Sakura Wild symbols are among the features inside, and these will land on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels. While in this position, these symbols will only be useful as substitutes for other regular icons.

The Kensei is another of the features, and this one appears in the image of a warrior. Whenever it lands 3 to 5 times within the reels, regardless of its position, it will deliver some wins. This is how you get to land wins of between 2x -50x the stake. However, this will also be determined by the precise number of symbols present at the time.

Then there is the Free Spin symbol that appears in the image of two crossed spears. It is what you will use to trigger a bonus. Landing the symbol anywhere on the reels will bring a reward.

You will need to land 5+ icons (forming a combo) across the entire 5 reels, to activate the free spins. Up to 8 free spins can be triggered on each such combo, and as many as 96 free spins could be granted in a single spin. I love the fact that you can retrigger this feature, and get to enjoy more free spins, eventually triggering up to 240 free spins in total.

Theme & Design

The main characters in the slot are Kensei and Sakura, and Betsoft has used an Anime-style to design the graphics.

For the symbols, we get to see things like pink hearts, a blue moon, green stars, the sun, a shield, a helmet, a staff, as well as a sword. Specials feature symbols include the Free Spin symbols that come in the image of crossed swords, Sakura scatters, and the Kensei Wild.


Overall, I must say that this latest slot by Betsoft is quite enjoyable, and you will have more fun with it regardless of where you come from.

It’s a great slot machine but its biggest undoing is its below-average RTP which might not attract a majority of real money gamers.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley