Sakura Fortune 2 Slot Review 2022
Some years have passed since the fearless Warrior Princess Sakura fought againsnt evil Emporers in Sakura Fortune. Since then, Sakura has been busy training hard with her Sensai, honing her skills, and preparing for her next battle. During one of their sessions together, her Sensai told her about a special Sword that is so powerful, it would transform her into an unbeatable Warrior!
Legend has it the Sword was created by the swordsmith Muramasa, who was said to be possessed by an evil Demon. The only way Muramasa could prevent himself from being completely controlled by the Demon was to pour some of it’s energy into one of his beloved Swords. Will Sakura be able to conquer her fears and claim the legendary Sword for herself?
Sakura Fortune 2 is a new and improved version of the original, with an even higher max win payout up for grabs. Quickspin has opted for proven and popular game mechanics with a modernised math model. Not only does Sakura Fortune 2 perform better than the previous, but it also looks even more sophisticated. Other than Sakura Fortune, Quickspin are also the proud owners of titles such as Cash Truck, Book of Duat, Cabin Crashers and many many more.
Will we be ‘securing our own fortune’ in the new and improved Sakura Fortune 2? Let’s play on and find out!
Sakura Fortune 2 Betting and Symbols
Sakura Fortune 2 has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the maximum bet available is £/€0.20 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available here is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.
The highest paying regular symbol in Sakura Fortune 2 is Sensai, which is then followed by Tomoe and Yoshida. Medium paying symbols fall to the Jizo and Koi Statues. Lower paying symbols fall to the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Green Coin symbols.
Sakura Wilds substitute for all symbols except Sword Scatters.
Sakura Fortune 2 Base Game and Features
Sakura Fortune is a 5 reel slot with 576 Ways to win. In order to form a win you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Sakura Fortune 2 features Nudging Wilds. Players who have played the orginal Sakura Fortune slot will be familiar with how the Nudging Wilds feature works. For those who aren’t, all will be explained below.
Sakura Wilds are Stacked Wild symbols that are only present on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Sakura Wilds can land fully or partially in view. If a Sakura Wild lands partially in view, it may or may not drop down and fill the entire reel.
Once a Sakura Wild is fully present on the reel, it will become Sticky and 1 Respin will be awarded.
During the Respin, landing additonal Sakura Wilds will activate another Repsin and the Wild will become Sticky.
If no more Sakura Wilds land during the Repsin, normal gameplay will resume.
Sakura Fortune 2 Free Spins
Landing a minimum of 3 Sword Scatters, triggers the Fortune Free Spins round, awarding a select amount of Free Spins. respectively. Once a minimum of 3 Scatters land, you will then be awarded a Respin. This is to see if any additional Sword Scatters may be awarded.
- 3 Scatters – Awards 9 Free Spins with 0 locked Sakura Wilds present.
- 4 Scatters – Awards 10 Free Spins with 1 locked Sakura Wild present.
- 5 Scatters – Awards 11 Free Spins with 2 locked Sakura Wilds present.
During the Fortune Free Spins round, any Sakura Wilds that are partially in view will always Nudge down, filling the entire reel. Each Sakura Wild that lands, will automatically lock into its position and will remain there for the duration of Free Spins. All Sakura Wilds that land, award an additional +1 Free Spin.
If you happen to land all 3 Sakura Wilds during the Free Spins round, a Multiplier of x3 is awarded and will multiply all wins by this amount.
Sakura Fortune 2 Bonus Buy
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
There are 3 Bonus Buy options available, which are as follows.
- Option 1 Costs 55x your current bet. – Awards 9 Free Spins – You will start the Free Spins round with 0 Sakura Wilds present. The RTP for this option is 96.24%.
- Option 2 Costs 70x your current bet. – Awards 10 Free Spins – The Free Spins round will start with 1 Sakura Wild present. The RTP for this option is 96.44%.
- Option 3 Costs 320x your current bet. – Awards 11 Free Spins – The round will start with 2 Sakura Wilds present. The RTP for this option is 96.72%.
Sakura Fortune 2: Our Verdict
We think fans of the original Sakura Fortune will be very pleased with what Quickspin has created here.
There’s some very striking similarities to the first slot, which is a good thing if you’re of the opinion that sequels should build upon the original instead of reinvent them, but it’s not so good if you were hoping for new experience entirely. Obvious improvements has been made in how Sakura Fortune 2 looks and plays, and the nudging wilds is a returning feature that we very much welcome. The maximum win potential here is 19,000x, which is an extremely formidable figure, but we’re dubious.
Few providers really put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the maximum win value, and we can’t quite recall many Quickspin titles that rich that max win. Still, Sakura Fortune is a very capable slot, maximum win aside.
We love Japanese themed slots. There’s something about the cherry blossoms and the culture that just makes it seem so intricate and rich in history, yet beautiful and awesome. We know Quickspin aren’t the first to capatalise on such an interesting culture, and we’re sure they won’t be the last, but strangely we don’t get bored of these like we might with your generic Wild West or Egyptian slot.
The original Sakura Fortune is a bit of an oldie now, and it’s starting to show its age a bit with graphics that scream 2017. If you’re a die hard fan of the original and you don’t want too much change, then we think you’ll welcome Sakura Forutne 2 with open arms.