The goddess Inari casts her spell in Play’n GO’s latest release, Tale of Kyubiko.
A mischievous spirit appears to late-night travellers, leading them to its lair. But who is this wily creature? She goes by the name Inari, a shapeshifting goddess who can take on the form of both a human and a fox. Follow her, and you may be partial to a share of her treasures.
This game is designed beautifully. From the art style to the way the characters move on the reels. The background scenery and Inari transform and evolve before the player as winnings are accumulated for immersive and dynamic gameplay.
The concept takes inspiration from Japanese folklore; the deity Inari is said to symbolise prosperity and worldly success in some Asian cultures. Player’s will associate Inari taking on her fox form as being a good omen.
Inari’s Fortune, more commonly known as the nudge feature, may trigger when the Stacked Wild has partially landed on any reels. If the Stacked Wild covers the reel, Inari’s Fortune will nudge the Stacked Wild to land fully on the reel.
When the Stacked Wild lands and a winning combination is formed, this triggers Inari’s Dance – known as the Travelling Wild. The Multiplier increases and the Stacked Wild travels to the next reel where an automatic spin is triggered. This cycle is repeated until no more wins are formed after the re-spin. The next round starts when the player hits Re-spin and the Multiplier resets.
Head of Games, Charlotte Miliziano, said:
“Tale of Kyubiko is a fabulous example of high entertainment value. There is a rich narrative that carries throughout gameplay; our clear focus on storytelling and creating the visuals to complement can be seen through Inari – players can physically see her shapeshift into her human form as they play. It’s very cool.”