Play’n GO have done really well when it comes to the graphics and sound in the Matsuri slot. The reels float in the air in front of a night sky backdrop. In the distance, you can see the lights of a lakeside Japanese town where a festival is being celebrated. Sweeping mountain vistas can also be seen, and there is a really immersive atmosphere, helped by the ambient sound effects. These sound effects include the sound of people chatting in the streets at the festival, and some hints of the music that is accompanying the celebrations too.
There is now ongoing theme music while the game’s action unfolds, but a pleasing Japanese musical signature plays when you collect a win, which is a nice touch. The animation is very smooth and slick, and the game feels very classy when you play it. There is nothing clunky or cheap looking about the way the game looks and sounds. This attention to detail when it comes to the quality of graphics is typical of Play’n GO’s games, and you can see it in titles such as Wild Blood II and Rainforest Magic.
Immerse Yourself in Japanese Celebrations with the Matsuri Slot Game
That classy feel continues when you look at the symbols on the reels. Japanese artwork is known for its fine detail and exquisite execution, and we have to say that the symbols in this game match that tradition perfectly. The things used as symbols are all items associated with Japanese festivals. The lower value symbols are a Fan, some Ice cream, Takoyaki and some Dango Dumplings.
The higher value symbols are 3 Japanese women who are wearing traditional make-up and dress. One carries a fan, one holds a toffee apple and the third is depicted holding a mask in her hand. All 3 look charming and delicate, and the 3 depictions are very detailed indeed.
The game’s wild symbol is a Fire Lantern that can replace all other symbols to form winning combinations for you. There are also 2 bonus symbols that are used to trigger the game’s features. These are the Festival Mask and the Golden Koi Carp. We’ll have a look at how these symbols affect the game in the next section of this Matsuri slot review.