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Warrior Ways Introduction 

What if the inhabitants of a futuristic city employed the traditional Japanese arts of weapon and head-to-hand combat in order to resolve their differences? That is the essential idea behind Warrior Ways, a game about 4 clans slugging it out for control over the city's streets and underworld. This is an untypically gritty offering from Hacksaw Gaming, a developer better known for far cuter fair, although that does not mean it's incapable of making a slot based around futuristic ninjas and samurai work. Indeed, the opposite is true, as Hacksaw has even managed to come up with a mechanic to bring its battles work on the 5 reels and 4 rows on offer. You will notice how reels 2, 3 and 4 hold VS symbols. Land one of these directly between 2 warrior symbols from opposing clans and they will have a duel. The duel will bring about a winner, which will lead to either the winning clan's high pay replacing the losing clan's low pays, the winning high pay replacing the loser's high pays or the winning replacing both the loser's high and low pays. The VS symbol also includes a multiplier, which will be applied to any wins involving symbols from the winning clan. Then there are the 2 bonus features on offer, Clash and Conquest. What do these involve? That's what we are going to find out as we make our way into the city streets of Warrior Ways! 

Warrior Ways Game Features 

Warrior Ways is a slot featuring 5 reels, 4 rows and a total of 1,024 paylines formed by landing 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels. Paylines always start from reel 1, moving from left to right. Forming these paylines is a selection of 8 paying symbols, which are divided between 4 clans - red, blue, green and orange. In turn, each clan has a low-paying emblem and a high-paying warrior. The wild can substitute for all paying symbols in order to complete winning combinations. However wilds cannot take the role of high-paying warriors in duels, something we will get into later in this review, or substitute for the special VS, Clash and Conquest. The minimum bet is € 0.1 and the max. bet is € 15.

One of the key features in Warrior Ways is the duel feature. Reels 2, 3 and 4 hold the VS symbols, which will trigger a duel if they directly between 2 high-paying warrior symbols from opposing clans. The ensuing duel has a multiplier for each battling faction that can be either 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x or 100x. Once the duel takes place a winner is decided, and the winning high pay will replace the losing clan's symbols on the reels in one of the following ways: 

  • The winning clan's high pay replaces the losing clan's low pays. 
  • The winning clan's high pay replaces the losing clan's high pays. 
  • The winning clan's high pays replaces all the losing clan's symbols. 

The VS symbol always turns into the winner's high pay, and the multiplier will be applied to the resulting payout. Only 1 duel can take place on a spin. 

Warrior Ways Free Spins and Bonuses 

Warrior Ways has 2 bonus features, Clash and Conquests. These are triggered when landed 3 of their respective symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Starting with Clash, this is a bonus round divided in 2 phases. The first is the hold and spin-style Collect phase, where you get 3 respins on reels containing only blank, VS and clan multiplier symbols. The respin counter resets back to 3 whenever you land at least 1 VS or multiplier symbol. VS symbols only appear on reel 3, and when landed will add 1 free spin to the round's next phase. Meanwhile the multipliers are found on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5. Each reel corresponds to a clan in the order red, blue, green and orange, and the multiplier value found on top of that reel corresponds to its respective clan. Reel 3 also holds an epic multiplier that multiplies all collected clan multipliers by 2x. 

Once you run out of respins in the Collect phase you move to the Clash phase. Here you play the free spins collected during the Collect phase, with each spin guaranteeing a duel. The collected clan multipliers will then be applied to any wins with the corresponding clan symbols in case they win the duel. The multipliers are always displayed on the clan banners found on the left- and right-hand side of the reels. 

Landing 3 Conquest symbols anywhere on the reels, on the other hand, triggers the Conquest feature. This is a round of 10 free spins where, if a clan loses a duel, the corresponding clan banner gets damaged. If a banner gets damaged twice then that clan's symbols will be removed from the reels. You also get +1 free spin whenever a clan banner is destroyed or land a Conquest symbol anywhere on the reels. 

Where available you can pay for either of these bonus rounds, with Clash costing 100x the bet and Conquest 400x. You can access these options by pressing the blue "Buy Bonus" button found in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. 

Warrior Ways Payouts 

The wild is actually the highest paying symbol on the reels, since a full payline will bring a payout of 50x the bet. All the clan warriors are worth up to 1x the bet and the clan symbols 0.5x. 

Warrior Ways Graphics and Sound 

As mentioned at the start of this review, Warrior Ways is set in a gritty, futuristic city. This place combines elements of both Western and Japanese locales, and is bathed in ominous shades of blue and purple. A calm Oriental tune plays in the background, although this takes a more electronic turn the more you play. In the centre of this street is, of course, the slot itself. This is built inside a stone frame and holds boldly designed rectangular symbols. The low pays feature stylised clan emblems, while the high pays are paintings of the futuristic ninjas and samurai warriors employed by these clans. Trigger the Clash or Conquest features and the backdrop will change, showing you even more of this fascinating mix of old and new! 

Warrior Ways Conclusion 

Hacksaw Gaming brings something different from its typical cute titles, and the result is a great success! Warrior Ways brings an excellent setting and a unique duel feature, not to mention a pair of different takes on the usual hold and spin and free spins rounds. Enter the fray and check out Warrior Ways here at Videoslots Casino today! 

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