NetEnt recently released a sneak-peek video trailer of the Koi Princess slot coming to online casinos powered by the topnotch Swedish games developer. Slated for release on November 24, 2015, the Koi Princess video slot is obviously Asian-themed but presented with the popular Japanese manga-style cartoon illustration.
Instead of using the jūnihitoe twelve-layer kimono ensemble traditionally worn by members of the Japanese royalty, the preview trailer shows the Koi Princess in modern Japanese pop fashion, looking every bit a typical manga comic book character with her oversized eyes, hardly visible nose, and tiny mouth. The background music and the reel icons are traditional Japanese though, combining soft tones and a subdued color palette. Perhaps, the purpose of which is to keep players relaxed while engaged in a new video slot that NetEnt hails as the most feature-rich content, ever developed by the company.
The trailer shows the Koi Princess character standing beside the screen, letting out squeals of delight whenever the spins return with wins. She brings forth at random, three (3) instant win Pick Me games via three colourful koi fish, jumping from below and outside of the screen. To show an example, the sneak-peek video shows one of the instant win games played via a spin wheel.
Each of the spin-wheel segments is a representation of Princess Koi regular reel icons. A spin of the wheel determines the reel symbol that will fill up specific spots of a pre-determined payline. The outcome of a re-spin therefore is a guaranteed five-of-a-kind payline win, with potential for additional payouts if the reel returns with more same symbol combinations and Wild substitutions.
In addition, the new NetEnt slot has four (4) Bonus Events, comprising four bonus games determined by another Spin Wheel. Each Bonus game constitutes special pay-boosting features such as the Wild Reels Free-Spins, Sure-Win Free-spins, Coin-Wins, and Bonus Wheel. An example shown by the video trailer is the Sure-Win Free-Spins bonus game, which constantly produces Wild Symbols with every free-spin. The Wilds apparently land on positions that would create payline wins, ensuring that every spin has win result/s.
The game includes a Bonus Bet offer; although it is still not clear if this option is related to the random activation of the Koi Pick Me Bonus appearing in the base game. The Bonus Bet offer comes before a spin is launched as it would cost a player twice the amount of the bet value placed on a spin. The Koi Princess intro also shows that the game has a Nudge Feature, a feature that allows slot players to move one, or some of the reels in order to improve a player’s chances of forming matched payline combos.
As an aside, NetEnt also announced that the existing Flowers Slot and Fruit Shop Slot contents have been modified to make the games Christmas-relevant, as the titles will come out with a Christmas Edition on December 01, 2015. Both slots will offer the same win-boosting features that made them popular as NetEnt games, but will present snow-capped icons in snow-laden reels and backdrop.