Familiarise Yourself with Miyuki’s Animal Friends
The general layout of this game is five reels and three rows large, so you’ll be seeking out Miyuki’s buddies on a fairly familiar interface overall. It’s also on these reels that you’ll be able to see the variety of icons which have been included in the game, starting with the regularly used A, J, K, Q and 5 symbols. These are joined by a selection of other more thematic symbols, beginning with the bamboo stemmed water feature, and joined by the green lantern. Then come two different icons of the friends that Miyuki is searching for. One of them is a yellow and brown creature, called Smiler thanks to the big grin he has on his face. The other one is called Blue, perhaps because he looks quite depressed. The final high paying icon is represented by the titular character herself.
In addition to the game’s reels, rows and icons, you’ll find that a total of 40 different pay lines have been added into it, although you do have the option of easily customising these to suit your own personal preferences. This is done by using the arrow buttons to the right hand side of the ‘Lines’ box. Meanwhile, you’re also able to change around the value of the wager that you place per spin, and this offers up a range of between $0.01 and $10 per line. Therefore, should you have all 40 pay lines active, you’ll be able to place a maximum overall wager of $400 per round.
Trail Through the Forest
While you’re searching for Smiler and Blue, you’ll certainly be able to take advantage of some nice special features to help you on your way. These start with the inclusion of a ‘Super Stacks’ feature, which is one of the recurring specialities that this developer uses. The reels contain stacks of mystery symbols which will transform into any of the character or letter icons at the start of each spin. All stacked mystery symbol positions on a reel transform into one and the same icon, meaning there’s more opportunity to form wins.
Further to this, there’s also the addition of a ‘Multiplier Feature’. Should any of the character icons appear in all positions on three or more consecutive reels and in a winning combination, you’ll be rewarded with a multiplier of times two, times three or times five. All wins containing the triggering symbol will be multiplied by this amount.
A scatter icon has also been integrated into the reels, which is represented by the aeroplane, and as a scatter is can show up anywhere on reels two, three and four, and provide a pay out. You’ll need to spin nine of them into play on those reels in order to activate the freespins round. A total of eight freespins will be provided to start off with.
Finally, a wild symbol is available in Miyuki and Friends as well, and this is represented by the game’s own logo. As a wild, it will stand in for any other icon on the reels, except the scatter, in order to form a win.
Who’d have thought that an online slot game based on manga would provide an enthralling product? We probably wouldn’t have, but overall, it makes for a really appealing game, thanks to its nice graphics, special features and general design.