Johnan Legendarian by Yggdrasil Gaming released on 29.03.2021 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 10 paylines and a 96.03% RTP. This is a Mythical Warrior-themed game offering players a max win of up to 5000x their stake. Johnan Legendarian can be played on all devices from €0.10 to €50 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Win up to 5,000x
- Free Spins with Expanding Symbols
- Super Spins Round
Peter & Sons are a little known Armenian outfit who have teamed up here with Yggdrasil as part of their Masters Program to release Johnan Legendarian, a slot themed (it would appear) around a Conan the Barbarian-type character. As the blurb would have it, Legendarian is on a ‘quest for lost cities, fighting his way through mythical creatures from the dawn of times. Sounds exciting. It becomes a little less exciting, however, when you realise that at heart its just another ‘Book of Ra’ clone with a funky design. There are a couple of changes to the formula, however, with an additional loyalty based ‘Super Spins’ bonus for one. So perhaps this game come become Legendar(ian)y in its own right?
Where to play
How to win big in Johnan Legendarian – Free Spins
3 or more scatters, award 10 free spins. The scatter (here represented by some kind of mad looking old wizard), as is the ‘Book’ way, doubles as the game’s wild.
One regular symbol is chosen at random prior to the free spins starting, and that symbol is awarded special ‘expanding’ status. 2 or more (if a high value symbol) or 3 or more (if a low value symbol) expanding symbols landing on different reels expand to fill the reel and wins payout anywhere along the pay lines. That is to say that wins need not necessarily start from the leftmost reel or consist of symbols on adjacent rows, they must simply appear somewhere on the win line.
Needless to say, with symbols covering the entire reels, wins record on all 10 paylines with expanded symbols. 3 or more scatters restarts the bonus round with 10 free spins and adds another expanding symbol. A scroll beneath the reels highlights the current expanding symbols.
- Special Features
- Super Spins
In actuality, Super Spins are likely, on average, to pay more than Free Spins, but I couldn’t in good faith say this is where a player is most likely to win big as the feature is only triggered once in a blue moon. Super Spins are triggered after landing 385 pairs of scatters – a feat that requires over 2,100 spins on average. Each time 2 scatters land on the reels, they shoot balls of blue fire at the scroll beneath the reels adding 0.2% or 0.3% off the 100% target. When finally triggered you’re awarded what is essential just the same free spins round with one small difference. The difference is that landing 3 scatters ADDS 10 free spins to however many you have left rather than RESETTING the number of free spins to 10. Other than that, it plays identically to regular free spins – it just takes a hell of a lot longer to trigger them.
Look and Feel of Johnan Legendarian
Peter & Sons games tend to have a quirky, cartoon feel about them. There’s nothing especially ground-breaking about the design here but it does have a certain uniqueness about it. Jonan stands to the left of the floating reel set watching the action whilst wielding his enormous sword. He’s all block chin and block muscles, clothed in only his bearskin shawl and his fur and leather underpants. The floating reels are framed on either side by thick, carved wooden totems. The cartoon scene is set at night with just a couple of rocks and some foliage visible either side of the totems. Beneath the reels is the scroll used for the Super Spins feature (and to display expanding symbols during free spins).
With the royals 10-A acting as low value symbols, the highs are shown as a bow and arrow, a dagger, a hog’s head, and a dragon’s head. The Dragon’s head is the highest paying regular symbol, paying 200x the bet size for a full payline. The scatter/wild, however, pays highest of all with 500x the bet size for 5 on a payline. See high and low paytables below (based on a €2 spin).
While this is undoubtedly a Book clone, it plays slightly differently with lower paying symbols paying out more often. It also retriggers fairly regularly, possibly explained by the fact that retriggering doesn’t add a full new 10 free spins. These are only small differences, which, on the surface may even look negative. For me, however, they make the game slightly more palatable than your average high variance book clone as the win frequency is significantly higher. As to Super Spins, they’re certainly not something one should be looking to play this game for as they take so long to trigger and are no more than slightly jumped up free spins. However, if you look at them as more of a loyalty bonus, then these two are a nice touch. For a Book clone, I enjoyed Johnan Legendarian a surprising amount.
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.