Koi Gate is an online slot game by software developer Habanero. The offering has a vivid Chinese theme, in all of the genre’s best traditions. It takes you to the middle of a pond, where all the koi fish live, of course. And that it where you will get to experience the dramatic life of the most iconic Asian fish species. From sea monsters, to storms – this slot has it all. And it has a traditional soundtrack to offer an extra layer of authenticity, too. The visuals here aren’t of the latest or most sophisticated kind. But they are still fairly easy on the eye.
Don’t be koi – dive straight in!
The layout in this online slot game features 5 reels and 3 rows, just as most games on the market do. However, the number of paylines is rather unusual, namely 18. And these are also fixed, so you won’t be able to regulate them. Hence, the wager amounts here start at a minimum of 18c per spin and can be increased up to R18. The lower value symbols in Koi Gate include the playing card icons A, K, Q and J. In their ranks is also the symbol depicting waves. And as for the higher paying icons, these feature a red leaf, bamboo, a water lily, a gate and a sea monster.
Koi Gate Respin Feature
The sea monster symbol, alongside that of the koi fish are both Wilds. They can replace each other interchangeably, as well as all other icons. But look out for the Koi fish landing on reels 2, 3 or 4. It will expand to cover the whole reel and then transform into the sea monster. Seeing as the latter is the most lucrative icon, this can make for some very decent winnings. In addition, this will also trigger a respin. And if as a result of it you land another Koi fish Wild, this will give you an additional respin. What’s more, all payouts from the respins are subject to a 2x multiplier.
The End Result
Koi Gate doesn’t stand out with anything in particular in terms of its visuals. Though it does have an unusual structure, as far as the special feature goes. Keep in mind that this offering also has a Progressive Jackpot.