Midnight in Tokyo slot REVIEW
Midnight in Tokyo ReviewSet against the Tokyo skyline under the stars, Midnight in Tokyo looks like your typical oriental-themed slot at first glance. Once you spin the reels, however, you’ll soon notice the charming Ninja and Kung Fu Cat Wilds. They slice adjacent symbols in two (or three sometimes) to increase the number of win ways, and this game feels far less generic than previous Asian-themed installments in the Wazdan series.
The whole Hold the Jackpot saga is one of those concepts that can go on forever, but the mechanics are usually different. Much like the theme and the base game features, the Hold & Win-style Jackpot Game is changed significantly per release. You stand to win up to 3,000x your stake in this installment though, which is in the upper range of what this series has to offer.
Midnight in Tokyo Slot - Reels Screen
Midnight in Tokyo Slot Features
This game comes with a ninja cat wild and a Kung Fu cat wild, and these step in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combos. The Ninja Wild splits adjoining symbols on either side in two, while the Kung Fu Wild splits symbols above and below in two. In cases with only 1 adjacent symbol, it splits into 3 instead of 2. This also increases the number of win ways.
You trigger the Hold the Jackpot Bonus when you land 3 Geisha Cat bonus symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5 on the same spin. It plays out on a new grid with the triggering bonus symbols sticky, and only bonus symbols and cash moon symbols will land. These also become sticky on the grid, and the respins tally resets to 3 for each new symbol you land.
The Moon Cash symbols award prizes worth 1 to 10 times your stake mostly, and 15x or 20x your stake on rarer occasions. The streak respins style feature goes on until you either run out of spins or fill the screen with symbols. When the feature ends, your cash prizes are summed up and paid, and the same goes for Geisha Cat Bonus Symbol Jackpots (except for 3 and 4 Geisha symbols prizes):
3 Geisha bonus symbols award 5x your stake.
4 Geisha bonus symbols award 10x your stake.
Major Jackpot - 5 Geisha bonus symbols award 150x your stake.
Grand Jackpot - 6 Geisha bonus symbols award 1,000x your stake.
You can win more than one jackpot at the same time, meaning that if you win the Grand jackpot, the Major one can also be paid. The most you can win from the Cash Moon symbols is 1,233x your stake. Non-UK players can buy the Bonus Jackpot Game for 55x the total stake.
Worth mentioning is also the unique gamble feature that’s included in this game. You can gamble any winnings up to 7 times in a double or nothing fashion, and each time the Kung Fu Cat manages to break a pile of bricks with his paw you win. Of course, if the cat doesn't succeed with his karate-chop, you lose everything.
The 200 Spins Midnight in Tokyo Slot Experience
You get to see some wild symbol splits in the base game before we trigger the Hold the Jackpot Bonus Game around 0:45 into the almost 2-minute highlights video. We came close to filling the screen, but not quite, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
First of all, we would like to commend Wazdan for giving players such a great number of options. You can choose your own volatility level (low, standard, or high), which also affects the hit frequency and prize value. You can also set the game pace according to 3 levels, which is something we would like to see every developer adapt. The cat Ninja/Kung Fu theme is kind of entertaining too, and the Wild Splitters feature is fun to watch for a while.
The theme might be Asian, but it’s not as generic as other installments in the Hold The Jackpot series, and it has a lot more charm for sure. The streak respins style feature is something we see a lot these days, and the 3,000x potential is not all that in the larger scheme of things. Still, we would say Midnight in Tokyo is the most playable and fun slot in the Wazdan series so far, and the max win is also higher than in many previous installments.
If you appreciate Midnight in Tokyo Slot you should also try:
Sun of Fortune - is among the most popular installments in the Wazdan Hold the Jackpot series so far, and it comes with a very Asian theme. The main attraction is the streak respins style Jackpot Bonus Game, where you can win up to 1,450x your stake.
Unicorn Reels - is another popular Hold the Jackpot installment from Wazdan, and it’s set in an enchanted forest opening ripe for some mythological creatures to appear. It comes with all the typical Wazdan settings, and the main attraction is, as always, the Jackpot Bonus Game where you can win up to 1,000x your stake.
Clover Lady - is a Celtic-inspired mystery-themed installment in the Hold the Jackpot saga, and it revolves around the Clover Lady and her Direwolves. It’s all about the Clover Jackpot Bonus Game, and you can win up to 3,500x your stake by collecting 6 Clover Ladies and 12 sticky direwolves on the reels.
Midnight in Tokyo Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Midnight in Tokyo?
The 96.15 % RTP is a tad above average, but nothing more.
How volatile is Midnight in Tokyo?
You can choose your own volatility from the in-game Volatility Levels™ menu (low, standard, or high).
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 3,000x your stake at the most in Midnight in Tokyo.
How does the Wild Splitters feature work?
The ninja wild splits symbols on either side in two or three, while the Kung Fu wild splits symbols below and above in two or three. This also increases the number of win ways accordingly.
How does the Hold the Jackpot Bonus Round play out?
Triggered by 3 Bonus Symbols, that guarantees you the lowest value prize worth 5x, the Jackpot game plays out like a typical Streak Respins feature. You start with 3 respins, and Cash Moon symbols and/or Bonus Symbols land to reset the respins tally. 6 Bonus Symbols award the 1,000x Grand Jackpot.
Is there a free spins mode in Midnight in Tokyo?
Not in the traditional sense, but all spins in the Hold the Jackpot Bonus are, of course, free.
Can I play Midnight in Tokyo Slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Midnight in Tokyo demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that carry this title.