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The Ninja is a somewhat older Endorphina title, but lots of fun nonetheless.
Endorphina video slots usually have special bonus features, and The Ninja is a good example.
You collect Ninja symbols during the base game, which reappear as mystery wilds during the free spins bonus. But not before the Ninja has already demonstrated his most exceptional kick, fight, and skill moves.
It gives this slot a nice, humorous twist, which we can always appreciate.
The Ninja gameplay and features
The Ninja is a video slot with a 5 x 3 setup and 25 variable paylines. Per line, you bet a minimum of 1 cent and a maximum of $€ 2. The betting range varies between 1 cent and $€ 50.
The Ninja, in terms of variance, is an odd one out. Because your chances of winning during the free spins are determined by the number of wilds you have saved, you can only win big if you have not received any bonus features for a long time and have collected many wilds.
So, we conservatively estimate the variance to be medium.
The theoretical payout rate is 96%.
Symbols and payouts
The three ninjas (blue, yellow and red) are the highest paying symbols and are worth between 25 x and 50 x the total bet for a 5-of-a-kind (with all 25 paylines active ).
The low symbols include the bread-and-butter tools of a Ninja: throwing stars, nunchucks and Takko-gaki, razor-sharp claws. Spin five of the same, and you make between 5 x and 10 x the total stake.
The black ninja is clearly in control of everything and everyone and is both the wild symbol and the scatter.
Every time two black ninjas drop on the reels, two ninjas are added to the ninja meter. These collected ninjas enter the game as soon as you win the free spins bonus. You can wager a maximum of 500 additional ninjas per bonus round. All ninjas on top of that will be transferred to the next round.
Free spins bonus
If three or more scatters drop, you win the free spins bonus.
How many free spins you win depends on how many ninjas you have accumulated.
Every spin, the ninja turns up and kicks and smashes several symbols to a pulp wilds. The more ninjas you save, the more free spins you win. And the more free spins with mystery wilds, the higher your final result.
You can try to double winnings from the basic game and free spins bonus using the gamble feature.
This works as follows: you are dealt with a face-up card, and there are four closed cards. If you choose to gamble (it’s not mandatory), you open one of the four closed cards. If this card is higher than your card (or a joker), you double your winnings.
If the card is lower, you lose everything. If the cards are equal, nothing happens.
CasinoHipster tip: If you want to have a risk-free chance of doubling up, wait for an open two card, reject all others. Easy peasy.
Our verdict on The Ninja
The Ninja video slot is an incredibly entertaining and inventive Endorphina video slot, and rightly so one of their most successful slot games.
But you do need stamina because it is a slot that takes a while to play, and you need a hefty starting balance.
After all, if you’ve just started and you win the bonus round, you’ve barely saved any ninjas, and you won’t win a lot.
Only when you have saved many ninjas and hit the bonus you can start cashing in. If you enjoy this kind of ninja-themed slot, give Ninja Ways (Red Tiger) a try.
3.8 out of 5 stars.