Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania is a Japanese dish-based video slot. Its developer Nolimit City officially released it on April 12, 2017. The developer’s forth video slot, it is notable for being its first ever slot game featuring cascading reels. Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania is Nolimit City’s first installment in the two-game Kitchen Drama series whose second game is Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy (November 2017). Themes: culinary, comics, swordmanship, personification, anime, condiments, martial arts, doppelganger, Japanese cuisine, godliness, and cloning.
Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania’s rival slots include Sushi (December 2014) from Endorphina, Sushi Bar (December 2012) from Betsoft, and Sushi House (April 2020) from Spinmatic. Contextually, the slot name refers to the enthusiasm linked with virtually preparing sushi, a Japanese dish. Eight symbols (salmon fillet, turnip, ginger, rice, mayonnaise jar, soy jar, pepper jar, and salt jar) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania Game Characteristics
Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania has a partitioned 5X3 grid, set on a thick brown chopping board atop a kitchen cooking table; 20 fixed paylines, ten symbols, cascading reels, 15 total bets, two spreading and cloning wilds, sticky symbols, two substitutes, free spins, ingredients that can be converted into wilds, and regularly pays from X4 to X500.
Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania has two special and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the first wild-and-substitute is a striped white-and-black sushi dish whose black, red and green topping creates the impression of a human face, wearing a Japanese flag-inspired sweatband; and the second wild-and-substitute is a self-cloning and sword-carrying legged head of a bunshin warrior in a blue ninja mask.
The ordinary symbols comprise of four high-paying food symbols and four low-paying condiment symbols. Food symbols: striped eyed orange-and-red salmon fillet; pale pink-and-green turnip, with a sexy heart-shaped human face; striped and leafy eyed brown ginger; and a squinting lump of white vinegary rice. Condiment symbols: mayonnaise jar, soy jar, pepper jar, and salt jar.
The Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania bet sizes: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
These are the Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania fixed odds for three, four, and five winning combinations. The food symbols: the salmon fillet pays X10, X50, and X500; the turnip pays X9, X40, and X300; the ginger pays X8, X35, and X200; and the lump of rice pays X7, X30, and X100. Condiments: the mayonnaise jar, or the soy jar pays X5, X20, and X75; and the pepper jar, or the salt jar pays X4, X15, and X50.
Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania’s three special features: Kamisabi Second Chance, Bunshin Wilds, and Wild Sushi Free Spins. The Kamisabi Second Chance is unlocked by more than three back-to-back winning combinations, wherein (following a winless fourth round) more cascading symbols can result to more payouts. Sometimes, the masked Bunshin warrior grabs the sword from his back and spins it fast before duplicating himself; the original and duplicates become sticky, and can complete winning combinations during the next spin.
The salmon fillet, vinegary rice, and mayonnaise can appear together on the grid (it emboldens the three purplish circles and turns the bluish sushi meter to red meter), thereby offering ten free games where the four food symbols are transformed into wilds.
An entry under the “general” rules mentions a $100,000.00 maximum win in one spin. Ironically, the “game information” section in Nolimit City’s webpage mentions an even lower non-progressive jackpot; apparently, the simulated maximum win is a mere X697, which ($100X697) is theoretically $69,700.00.
The good Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania software features: on/off sound (effects), selectable hand modes, long game history, turbo, multiple languages and currencies, and 10/25/50/100/250/1000 number of rounds with win limits and between -75% and +500% balance change.
Seemingly, the theme song is Risum Avem’s 2018 track Who Are You. Sound effects include a sigh and the chopping sword. The funny animated 3D graphics include the manga bunshin character expertly flipping a slashing sword, the diverging chopped ingredients during winning combinations, swirling symbols, and the three racing green characters during second chances.
Luck in Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania
Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania’s RTP rate is 96.77% and the house edge is 3.23%. This game of chance has volatility index 5 and 33.33% hit frequency.