Oni Hunter Plus Slot Review 2022
Only true Warriors have the power to become an Oni Hunter, in Microgaming partner Gacha Studios latest release, Oni Hunter Plus!
Gacha Studios are just at the beginning of their slots journey with Microgaming, with Incan Adventure being their only previous release to this one. Will Oni Hunter Plus be the slot game to take Gacha Studios up the well-known provider ladder? What we do know is that Gacha Studios are on the right path with Microgaming backing their corner.
Oni Hunter Plus has a unique Bonus Pick feature along with 3 individual Free Spin levels and a Respin feature all up for grabs, if this doesn’t tickle your fancy then maybe the impressive 97.15% RTP will!
Will Oni Hunter Plus have us become the ultimate Oni Hunter or will the game defeat us instead? Let’s sword up and find out!
Oni Hunter Plus Theme
If you’re not familair with Japanese Folklore, an Oni is a type of demonic creature that is giant sized and has immense strength. Oni’s are known to be cruel, malicious and have a particularly ugly appearance. Oni Hunters are special warriors of the Kuni family, who entered the Shadowlands on a quest to hunt down Oni.
The background in Oni Hunter Plus is very visable, this is due to the fact that the reel frame is extremely tiny even in full screen mode. This may be enough to put players off entirely. The background shows a lucious green field surrounded by beautiful bamboo trees, other than this there isn’t a whole lot more to look at.
The music playing throughout is impressive, its catchy and upbeat and definitely fits in with the Japanese style theme. Sound effects remind us of a vintage pinball machine, but work nicely with the theme nonetheless.
All in all, Oni Hunter Plus looks and feels very very old school compared to other slots, if you have an appreciation for a simple yet vintage type of slot, then Oni Hunter Plus is the one for you.
Oni Hunter Plus Betting and Symbols
Oni Hunter Plus has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £/€0.50 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of options in between the two. The minimum bet is a little on the higher side compared to other slots, this may be enough to deter players from taking part.
The highest paying regular symbol in Oni Hunter Plus is the Red Warrior, this is closely followed by the Yellow Warrior, Green and Purple Warriors. Lower paying symbols fall to the Lanterns, Hand Fans, Fish, Origami and Sushi.
Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatter symbols.
Oni Hunter Plus Base Game and Features
Oni Hunter is a 3 reel slot with 5 fixed paylines. In order to form a win you will need to connect 3 of the same symbol from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The base game in Oni Hunter Plus would be considered rather boring if it wasn’t for the Respin and Bonus Pick features!
During the base game, landing a Respin symbol in any position on the reels, triggers the Respin feature.
Once active, the reels will automatically Respin once for free. Respin symbols increase your chance to trigger special features.
Collect 6 Respin symbols during the Respins in order to be awarded the Free Spins round. All collected Respin symbols will reset with each paid new spin.
Bonus Pick Feature
During any random spin in the base game, landing 3 Bonus symbols, triggers the Pick One Bonus feature.
Once this happens, you will be given the option to choose 1 of 5 Bonus symbols. Behind each one is either an instant Cash Prize or a Scatter symbol that automatically awards the Free Spins round.
Oni Hunter Plus Free Spins
Landing 3 Scatter symbols on the reels, triggers the Free Spins round. Once triggered, you will have the choice of 2 Free Spins rounds.
- Battle Free Spins – Awards 15 Free Spins – This option is less volatile – During the last remaining Free Spin, you will have a chance to land 3 additional Scatters. If you manage to land 3 more Scatters, you will automatically enter Combat Free Spins. If you do not manage to land additional Scatters, the Free Spins round will come to an end and you will return to the base game.
- Combat Free Spins – Awards 10 Free Spins – This option is highly volatile – During Combat Free Spins, landing a Treasure Chest symbol on any of the reels, automatically awards the Treasure Free Spins round.
- Treasure Free Spins – Awards 5 Free Spins – Treasure Free Spins can only be awarded through Combat Free Spins. During the last remaining Free Spin in the Treasure round, landing a Treasure Chest symbol will renew the Free Spins round. If you’re unable to land a Treasure Chest symbol on the last Free Spin, you will automatically go back into Combat Free Spins.
Multiplier Wilds can award a Multiplier of either x2, x3, x5 or x10.
These Multiplier Wild symbols can only appear on reel 3 in Battle Free Spins.
Oni Hunter Plus Bonus Buy
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
This can be purchased for a very generous 60x your current bet.
The RTP when purchasing Free Spins increases slightly from 97.15% to 97.30%.
Oni Hunter Plus Our Verdict
Oni Hunter Plus is definitely a strange one, and it’s certainly not for everyone, then again, Japanese themes aren’t sometimes. There’s certainly a group of players who adore everything Asian, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t fascinated ourselves.
Oni Hunter gives us that fix for a Japanese style slot, and the artwork is absolutely superb. Too be honest, we don’t think we’ve seen an Anime style game that looks as good as this one.
In terms of actual gameplay, Oni Hunter plus is relatively low potential with a 1,000x maximum win, but it is only a 3 reel slot after all, so you can’t really expect too much. It’s also a nice touch that there’s a bonus buy option too, but sadly UK players won’t benefit from this.
Overall, Oni Hunter Plus certainly isn’t a completely innovative masterpiece, but it’s definitely worth a ‘flutter’, as they say.