Geisha is an August 2015 entertainer-inspired video slot developed by Endorphina. Themes: oshiroi makeup, Feng Shui ideology, tea ceremony, dancing, entertainment, oriental, shimada hairstyle, oil-paper umbrellas (wagasa), and traditional Japanese dress code. Other relatable Endorphina-owned slot games are Sugar Glider duology (November 2018; July 2019), Lucky Dice trilogy (June 2019), Mongol Treasures (January 2015), Sushi (November 2014), and The Ninja (June 2015).
Geisha’s rival games include Memoirs of a Geisha (December 2017) from Aiwin Games, Geisha’s Garden (February 2018) from Aurify Gaming, and Geisha Wonders (November 2013) from NetEnt. The noun “geisha” denotes a traditional role for a Japanese songstress-cum-dancer, notable for her ghostly white oshiroi makeup and kimono dress. All Geisha symbols require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Geisha Game Characteristics
Geisha has a parchment white 5X3 grid, with a brown bamboo frame; twelve symbols, 25 adjustable paylines, seven denominations, six coins per line, a choice of 1050 total bets, free games, side game, three win multipliers, and the dynamic payouts are between $0.02 and $50000.00.
The two special symbols: the wild/substitute is a pair of kohaku koi carp fish; and the scatter is a red-and-gray pagoda fitted with Chinese lanterns, below bougainvillea, and with a snow-capped mountain in the background.
The ten ordinary symbols: a geisha girl with a purple floral hairdo, wearing a speckled yellow-and-gray kimono; a geisha girl with a red floral hairdo, wearing a blue kimono and holding a cyan wagasa umbrella; a geisha girl with a pink floral hairdo, wearing a multicolored kimono and holding a red wagasa umbrella; a blue wagasa umbrella; a red-and-golden hand fan; Japanese letters; a cast iron teapot; a white-and-red shamisen guitar; wooden sandals called geta; and three Feng Shui coins.
Geisha denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. The Geisha coins per line options are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $250.00.
Example: the $250.00 stake has these Geisha payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Pagoda pays $500.00, $5000.00, and $50000.00. Kohaku koi carp fish pay $1000.00, $5000.00, and $10000.00. Geisha girl in yellow-and-gray kimono pays $800.00, $2500.00, and $8000.00. Geisha girl in blue, or geisha girl with umbrella pays $400.00, $2000.00, and $6000.00.
Umbrella, or hand fan pays $300.00, $1500.00, and $5000.00. Japanese letters pay $100.00, $500.00, and $2000.00. Tea pot, or guitar pays $100.00, $300.00, and $1500.00. Geta sandals, or Feng Shui coins pay $100.00, $200.00, and $1000.00.
3+ pagodas give ten free games, wherein the geishas are accompanied by X1, X2, and X3 win multipliers. Capped at X10, the “Take Risk” side game is an opportunity to progressively double winnings. The players, who should be wary of wrong predictions that nullify winnings, only need to click any of the four face down playing cards whose face value may be higher than the face up playing card. Geisha’s non-progressive jackpot is $50000.00.
The good Geisha software features include statistics, on/off left-hand mode, and autospins based on preset 10-1000 rounds and loss/win limits. The ambient music consists of the shamisen guitar’s rhythmic chords. Sound effects: bamboo flute, jingling, ringing bell, and chinking. The animated 3D graphics include the synchronization between the circling fish, gushing coins, and symbols that flap, flip and rock back and forth.
Luck in Geisha
The RTP rate of Geisha, a game of chance, is 96% and the house edge is 4%.