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Rise of Samurai Megaways Slot (Pragmatic Play)

Rise of Samurai Megaways Slot (Pragmatic Play)From my many years of gaming, I’m yet to come across a theme that can equally compete with the Japanese samurai. This is a theme that fits perfectly with video games, stories, and lately casino games, and it is what Pragmatic Play had chosen for their latest release, Rise of Samurai Megaways.

The slot heavily relies on this concept, and a lot of work touches on the unusual fascination that the West has with medieval Japanese warriors.

Pragmatic Play has sought permission from Big Time Gaming, to create a Megaways concept for this title.

I always love this developer’s creativity, and here is what I found out from the title:

Game Set-Up

Rise of Samurai Megaways has a very large game area, much more than what is offered by the regular Megaways. It has 6 reels, with up to 200,704 ways to win.

This high volatility title uses features like wilds, Tumbling reels, free spins, Dragon scatters, and multipliers.

Betting and Prizes

Rise of Samurai Megaways offers a great betting range of between $0.20 and $100 per spin.

If you want immediate free spins, you can use the Buy Bonus button and play at 100xs per spin.

5,000x the stake is the top prize for this slot, and I think it is quite low for a Megaways title. Also, the below-average RTP of 95.70% does not handle the high volatility that I witnessed while playing for real money.

Rise of Samurai Megaways Features

For each of the 6 reels, you get between 2 and 7 symbols, while the middle one receives up to 8 coming from the horizontal reel located on the top. This is how I ended with a cool 200,704 ways to win.

Winning odds are a little higher, and with 3+ matching symbols, I was able to form some winning combos.

With the Tumble mechanic, the winnings symbols are removed and replaced with new ones. The process continues as long as there are wins happening.

Multiplier wilds will also appear but only on reels 2-6. With such a limitation, it means that you cannot use them to form wins on their own, but they will help in substituting the regular symbols, and also providing a 2x multiplier. This actually doubles wins associated with it.

The Dragon scatters are the best part for me, and upon landing them 3 to 6 times within a single spin, I was able to activate a 100x the stake win.

A spinning Wheel will reveal the number of available free spins and multipliers, and on a good day, you could end up with up to 20 rounds. Multiplier’s present will have values of between 2x and 25x.

Theme & Design

Although I’m not always fascinated by Megaways games, I must admit that Rise of Samurai Megaways is one gorgeous video machine. It features a samurai-themed design, it and great symbols that include an icon of samurai plus other warriors, and several icons indicating signs, plus some drawings.


Rise of Samurai Megaways offers a great design, and despite it relying on an old-fashioned theme, it has a lot to offer.

However, considering its high volatility, low potential, and below-average RTP, I can only recommend it to casual players.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley