The slot machines is played out in a brightly coloured design set amidst a sunburst background, where the simple designed symbols are arranged in four rows. There is a pineapple and apple which are speared by a pen on one side of the reels, with the letters P, P, A and P running down the right side of the game and these relate to the Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen chorus of the song. Players will immediately know that the slot is from the gaming developers at Ganapati as their games always have something special about them, hardly surprising when the companies mission is to bring Japanese culture to the masses worldwide. Whilst some people will be unfamiliar with the source material for this slot game it is well worth looking into it as there is a lot wins up for grabs and some may even have a little jig to the soundtrack if the mood takes them.
The singer Pikotaro has a style if his own with his sunglasses, leopard scarf, designer watch and white shoes, all of which are also the low paying symbols and players will need to land three or more of any of these symbols from the left apart from the bonus and wild symbols. These lower paying symbols return 5x, 10x, or 40x the amount staked per line, rising to 5x, 25x, or 60x for the watch.
Landing three, four or five pens are worth x60, x100 or x300 respectively whilst the pineapple awards x40, x100 or x300 and the highest paying symbol is the red apple which awards players with 20x, 100x, or 500x the line stake. The wild is represented by a picture of Pikotaro and whilst he is worth nothing on his own, he can act with any of the symbols above to create additional winning combinations. Each wild has a small pen, apple or pineapple attached and these are collected in the P, P, A and P spaces that run down the right side of the reels and this can also activate a free re-spin of the reels. Once all the spaces are full the players enter a unique bonus round where players are faced with 15 red apples, they need to choose and click on it which sees a pen thrown at it and the pay-out revealed. Once the player has chosen three apples the values that are hidden in the others are revealed so players know whether they have made god choices, however there are no bad apples and players are guaranteed a win.
Free Spins Round
Should more wilds be landed when the reels are in re-spin mode, the extra spins can be added but only up to three per round and although this doesn’t sound that great there is an additional free sins bonus feature which players can activate.
The bonus item is the PPAP symbol and this takes players to the free spins feature whenever it makes an appearance in three or more places on the screen in a single spin. Landing three provides five free spins, four gives seven free spins and five will give the players the best result of nine free games. Extra wilds are added to the reels during these free spins making it easier for the player to land wins, activate the re-spins feature.