NetEnt (formerly known as NetEntertainment) was created in Sweden in 1996 with a strong focus on the European market within land-based casinos. They now have an office based in Malta and have over 700 employees from around the world combining their gaming knowledge. Since 1996 they have shifted their roots from traditional casino onto digital entertainment. NetEnt have become the most diverse game provider in terms of their variety of games they offer and the themes on which their games are based. At the 5th annual eGaming Review B2B Awards, NetEnt bagged 3 industry honours; Mobile Supplier of the Year, Slot Provider of the Year and RNG Casino Supplier of the Year. They have won several awards in the years since then with their latest being Slot Supplier of the Year at the EGR B2B Awards 2019.
NetEnt casino platform assists over 150 online operators with games and whether it be video slots, video poker, or live casino table games (both online and mobile). Known for its high-quality graphics that provide players with the best gaming experience. There are no downloads required to play on mobile or desktop which also provides seamless gameplay whenever players want to interact.
NetEnt have included a video introduction to some of their slot games such as ‘Dracula’ and ‘Jack and the beanstalk’ which encompasses players and helps them to become part of the story behind the slot. Not surprisingly, NetEnt slots have become some of the most popular games to play at online casinos. The design of the games and the 3D graphics make them very appealing and they have introduced original characters into their slots. The inspiration behind the slots is to reinvent the characters and their roles to enable players to feel more engaged. NetEnt has won several awards since bouncing into the gaming industry 20+ years ago.
Technology is ever-changing and NetEnt has stayed well ahead of the game by introducing NetEnt Touch technology. This innovation means that players can switch between desktop and mobile for seamless entertainment. Their software developers not only provide slots and games, but also build casino sites software. The live casino market has benefitted from NetEnt’s development of software called NetEnt Live, which competes directly with software that was created by Evolution Gaming. Where NetEnt Live stands out is the experience for players when using the software on a mobile device so they can enjoy casino play in real time.
Gorilla Kingdom slot has 5 reels, 4 rows with 1024 paylines, 10 total coins playable from 0.10 to 350 and there is a jackpot size of 4096 to be won for those who get lucky.
Low value symbols (A, J, K, Q, 10 and 9 royals) matching of 3 or more will give you a winning combination. The higher valued symbols are all animals of the jungle: gorilla, leopard, hornbill, pangolin, and okapi. Gorilla as the main character is the highest paying symbol multiplying your stake by 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 or 4x for 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
The Kingdom embraces slot features such as Free Spins and Extra Free Spins with medium to high variance and offering playing an RTP of 96.03%, meaning that £/$/€96.03 can be won back when £/$/€100 is staked.
For those who play long enough to hit Gorilla’s bonus feature:
1. Free Spins Feature (As seen on the video above)
If you land at least 3 blue diamond symbols it triggers the 10 free spins feature, the mysterious jungle opens up giving the possibility to hit 3, 4 or 5 Scatters and win 10, 15 or 20 free spins additionally. Throughout the jungle now you will start collecting masks symbols: pangolin, okapi, hornhill and the leopard into the Mighty Gorilla and it will reward you with an 2 extra free spins. If the masks collected reach to number 24 it will transform all 4 of those animal symbols into the high paying Gorilla Symbol.
2. Extra Free Spins Feature
This feature can be retriggered and offer you 20 extra free spins. During a good slot gaming session, it is possible to collect a fair amount of freespins by landing more Diamond scatters.
Gorilla Kingdom graphics and soundtrack are remarkable with a rhythmic and mysterious feel. Remembering the African jungle with a waterfall, densely overgrown forest with twisted vegetation in the background.
👍Pros: Autoplay, free spins, wild symbol, scatter symbol.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot, bonus game and no multiplier.
Finn and the swirly spin slot starts with a short video introduction of Finn the leprechaun showing off his dance moves. The slot has an RTP of 96.62% and a jackpot of 500.
Finn and the swirly spin slot is unique in the fact that the symbols don’t fall from above, they rotate from the left corner to the centre of the reels. Thus, creating a winning combination whenever 3 of the same symbols are on a horizontal or vertical line. When a winning combination is created the symbols explode allowing the remaining symbols to move closer to the centre.
Symbols on the reels include hearts, spades, gems, golden stars, horseshoes, four leaf clovers and glowing keys. The wild symbol is a golden star, this appears when a winning combination is formed and when it is used as part of a win it will explode itself and adjacent symbols, awarding you with a win and a cash prize.
During the base game, 4 bonus features can be triggered randomly – Starfall wild, Irish Luck, Dragon Destroy and Magic Transform. Starfall Wild feature will include 2-5 extra wild symbols on the reels after every spin. Irish Luck feature will transform one of the horizontal or vertical lines into all of the same symbols to create a winning combination. Dragon Destroy feature destroys random symbols to create an avalanche on the reels. Magic Transform feature transforms all heart and spade symbols into higher paying symbols.
On the reels is a key symbol which is the scatter symbol and when this reaches the middle it unlocks a new world. There are 4 free spin bonuses in this slot, which are unlocked when you get a key in the centre of the reel. Finn will then be transported to a magical free spins world. Once Finn arrives, there is 4 different bars to choose from depending how many keys you have collected. These are Star Bar, Lava Lair, Lucky Mug and Golden Pot. Star Bar allows entry with 1 key and gives you 7 free spins and the starfall wild feature begins. The Lava Lair allows you to enter once you have collected 4 keys and you will get 3 free spins and the Dragon Destroy feature is triggered. Lucky Mug enables entry with 9 keys and you will get 4 free spins and the Irish Luck feature will be triggered. The Golden Pot requires 16 keys for entry and you will be given 2 free spins and the Magic Transform feature will begin.
Once you enter the bar, you will be awarded free spins and they will only decrease when a winning combination is not formed. The free spins feature ends when all spins have been used and you will be taken back to the base game.
To conclude, we hope this Finn and the Swirly Spin slot review has helped to bring some joy to your world and you enjoy your magical and adventurous pub crawl with Finn.
👍Pros: Autoplay, free spins, bonus game, wild symbol, scatter symbol.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot and no multiplier.
Gonzo’s Quest is a fun and interactive Mayan themed slot with a short video story based on the famous conquistador Gonzalo Pizzaro to introduce you to the slot. The symbols in the game include various animals and masks that are displayed on stone slabs. Each winning combination encourages Gonzo to jump with excitement and may even treat you to one of his signature dance moves.
Follow Gonzo on his adventure to find the treasure with 5 reels and 20 paylines with a jackpot amount of 2500 and an RTP of 96%. The question mark is the wild symbol which replaces all symbols apart from the scatter symbol to create winning combinations.
The slot incorporates the avalanche reels feature which is when the symbols that create winning symbols explode and disappear to allow new symbols to drop into place and create new winning combinations without using another spin.
In the top right corner of the slot, there is an avalanche display that comes into play when you form a winning combination – triggering the avalanche multipliers feature. The first winning combination in this feature is subject to 1x multiplier, then consecutive wins can increase the multiplier up to 5x.
The scatter symbol is the free fall symbol and when you get a scatter symbol on reels 1, 2, and 3 on the same spin, you will activate the Free Falls feature. Once this feature is triggered you will be awarded 10 free falls/spins and the avalanche multiplier meter will update. The first win will begin with a 3x multiplier and during this feature, it can rise up to a 15x multiplier if you get 4 consecutive wins. Additionally, this feature can be re-triggered if you land 3 or more of the scatter symbols and you will be awarded a further 10 free spins.
👍Pros: Free spins, autoplay, multiplier, wild symbol, scatter symbol, bonus game.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot.
Starburst is a colourful and vibrant video slot including several sparkly gemstones and a galactic backdrop. The slot gives players the chance of 20 ways to win with its two-way win payouts. With this system, players are awarded payouts with wins from left to right and right to left.
The starburst symbol is the wild symbol which appears on reels 2, 3 or 4 and when 1 or more wilds appear on those reels, it will trigger the starburst wild feature.
Starburst wild feature allows the wild symbols to expand and cover entire reels and will remain in place whilst the other reels spin. If another wild symbol appears during a re-spin, that wild will also stay in place alongside the previous one. The starburst feature ends when there are no more wild symbols during a re-spin. Up to 2 extra Starburst symbols can appear after a re-spin which will trigger 1 extra re-spin for each emerging Starburst wild for a maximum of 3 re-spins.
Burst into a world of colour in this 5 reel, 10 payline video slot with a jackpot amount of 250 and an RTP of 96.1%.
👍Pros: Autoplay, free spins, wild symbol, bonus game.
👎Cons: non-progressive jackpot, no multiplier, no scatter symbol.
An English fairy tale story, with a magical world where beans and trees have life. This slot has 20 ways to win on 5 reels/3 rows with wild symbol being the game logo and the scatter symbol a treasure chest.
Symbols on these reels include: jack, his wife, goat, axe, gold keys, watering can, sacks of gold coins, treasure chest, the two-headed purple giant and Q, K, J and A letters.
Walking Wild feature: When the game logo lands in one of the rows it moves to the left side with the game soundtrack playing. This game logo appears quite often and if you get lucky you can get 5 maximum re-spins, if the wild symbols move to the far-right. The wins with these wilds’ symbols will triple your earnings.
10 Free Spins Bonus Game
If you hit 3 treasure chest symbols, you’ve just triggered the 10 free spins in total, the feature will take you up in the cloudy sky where skinny Jack celebrates with you every time you win multipliers. 5 extra more spins can be added to this round, if 3 more treasure chest symbols are hit.
The fun increases during the free spins bonus game when the Treasure Collection Feature gets unlocked. Keep your eye out for the golden key symbol which combines sticky wilds such as sack of gold coins and golden hens. If you land 3 golden keys you will get the sack of gold coins turning your wild into 2 stacked wilds. If you get 6 keys your wild symbol will convert into golden hens, as shown in our YouTube video above. If you get luckier than us, 9 golden keys you will trigger the golden harp symbols and make the entire reels turn into wilds.
There is a non-progressive jackpot of 1000 coins, this can be won if you land 5 Jack symbols on an active payline. Jack and the beanstalk Slot RTP: 96.28%
👍Pros: Autoplay, free spins, wild/scater symbols, bonus game.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot.
Jimi Hendrix is a Rock n Roll themed video slot with 5 reels and 20 paylines, an RTP of 97% and a jackpot amount of 80,000. The symbols on the reels include guitars, love symbol, peace symbol, vinyl records and Jimi Hendrix himself. The wild symbol is the Jimi Hendrix icon and if you land 5 of these, you will be awarded with 400 coins. The symbol of Jimi playing the guitar is the scatter symbol which will help to trigger the pick and click bonus feature. The Jimi Hendrix slot has 6 bonus games, 2 of which can be triggered randomly within the base game and 4 of them that can be chosen in the “Pick Me” bonus feature. The 2 bonus games that can be triggered in the base game are the Red Guitar Free Spins Feature and the Purple Haze Feature. The red guitar free spins feature is activated when 4 or more of the red guitar symbols land anywhere on the reels. These symbols will remain in place whilst the other reels re-spin, free spins will continue until no more red guitar symbols appear. The purple haze feature is activated when the purple haze symbol lands on the first reel, this symbol will then transform the royal symbols (10, J, Q, K, A) into wild symbols. During this round, the purple haze symbol acts as a wild to enhance your wins. If you land a wild symbol on all 5 reels, you will be awarded with 400x your stake amount. Pick and Click bonus feature is triggered when 3 or more of the scatter symbols land on reels 3, 4, or 5, you will then be taken to a new screen where you can win cash prizes and free spins can be triggered. The screen will display a number of music speakers and by clicking on them you will reveal the icon behind. By collecting 3 of the same symbols, you will activate the corresponding feature. The 4 features during this round are: 1. If you collect 3 of the coin symbols, this will trigger the Coin Win Feature where you can win between 8x-30x your stake amount. 2.Crosstown Traffic Free Spins Feature awards 6 free spins where wild symbols will appear on each spin. 3. Purple Haze Feature awards between 6-12 free spins and the royal symbols are transformed into wild symbols. 4.Little Wings Free Spins Feature again awards 6-12 free spins and for each free spin there will be between 3-5 wild symbols that appear randomly on the reels. 👍Pros: Free spins, Bonus Game, Multiplier, Scatter and Wild Symbol, Autoplay Feature. 👎Cons: Non-progressive Jackpot.
Shangri-La Cluster Pays is a 6 reel, 5 row, 10 payline video slot with cluster pays mechanism which enables a win of up to 1000x the stake amount on every spin. There is no need to worry about forming wins on paylines thanks to the cluster pays system, the wins are calculated when one symbol touches an identical symbol in any direction. Shangri-La is the second cluster pay slot powered by NetEnt software with an RTP of 96.5% and a jackpot amount of 10,000.
The slot reels are set within two stone pillars that have dragons spiralling around them, on a backdrop of cherry blossom trees and waterfalls. Players have the presence of a wise monk who will guide them through their journey in a magical land and help to create winning combinations.
Shangri-La has high-paying symbols such as stacked gurus that take the form of monkeys, elephants and cats. The lower paying symbols are the dragonflies, butterflies, koi carp and cherry blossom flowers. The stacked cat guru symbol is the most lucrative as it pays out 1000x the stake amount if a cluster of 9 or more is formed.
Shangri-La Cluster Plays Slot has 5 bonus features for players to enjoy:
1.Substitution symbols also known as wild symbols, start off as a question mark then they change adjacent symbols into a high paying symbol to help create the best possible winning combinations.
2.Nudge reels feature is triggered when 2 free spin symbols appear, the missing 3rd free spins symbol can then be nudged onto the reels when the monk bangs his stick on the ground. With the 3rd symbol appearing, the free spins feature will be activated. The number of scatter symbols will determine how may free spins are awarded – 3,4,5, or 6 will award 5, 6, 7, or 8 free spins.
3.Random substitution feature is triggered when there are 2 clusters of identical symbols appear in the base game. When the clusters have 4 or more of the same symbols, 1 more of the same symbol is added to this combination in order to create a 9-cluster payout.
4.Sticky re-spins feature is activated when at least 2 clusters of the same symbol appear but are non-winning combinations. These symbols will become sticky and remain in place whilst the other reels spin to create wins. This feature will end when there are no more sticky symbols generated.
5.Free spins feature is triggered when 3 free spins symbols land on the reels and players can get up to 8 free spins with substitution symbols present during this feature too. When in free spins mode, random substitutions (or wilds) are added and taken away from the reels in order to create winning combinations. If it turns out that you didn’t win at least 10x your stake amount during this round, you will be given an extra free spin.
👍Pros: Wild and Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, Autoplay.
👎Cons: No Bonus Game, Non-progressive Jackpot, No Multiplier.
Mega Joker slot takes the form of an old school casino fruit machine with symbols such as all different fruits like lemons, cherries and plums and also the Mega Joker game symbol. Although the slot is rather simple in its appearance, it draws players new and old with its high-quality graphics and impressive jackpot.
There are 2 modes of play on Mega Joker slot – Basic and Super Meter. During basic play you can set your stake amount between 10p and £1.00 and play between 1 and 5 paylines. When you land a winning combination, you can either retrieve the winnings by clicking the ‘collect’ button or you can activate the Super Meter mode by hitting the ‘spin’ button. This will increase the risk and cost more per spin but will open up more opportunities to win high payouts. You can keep increasing your winnings when in super meter mode but when you want to return to basic play mode you will just need to hit the ‘collect’ button to take you back.
The treasure trove symbols are the highest paying symbols when in basic play mode which will award up to 2,000 coins if you land 3 on a payline. When in Super Meter Mode the highest paying symbol is the jesters which will award up to 2,000 coins if you land 3 or more on a payline.
The game possesses a progressive jackpot which is formed from a percentage of each players deposit each time they play the game. The jackpot amount during the time of play is displayed at the bottom of the screen in neon green font. This jackpot increases until one lucky player either wins a percentage of the jackpot or the whole jackpot amount. In order to be in a chance of winning the jackpot you must have the bottom payline in play, bet the maximum amount and land 3 joker symbols in the same spin on that payline. It must be noted that the progressive jackpot is not paid out when players are in Super Meter Mode.
Take it back to the old school with Mega Joker slot and take you chance with 9 reels, 5 paylines, progressive jackpot and RTP 99%.
👍Pros: Progressive jackpot, autoplay.
👎Cons: No bonus game, no wild or scatter symbol, no multiplier, no free spins.
Blood Suckers is a vampire themed slot with symbols such as stakes, vampire brides, Dracula, garlic bulbs, bow and arrows, and potion bottles. The wild symbol is the image of the vampire biting a girl’s neck. The scatter symbol is the vampire bride who is able to trigger the free spins feature. The Free spins feature is activated when you land 3 or more of the vampire bride symbols anywhere on the reels during one spin. When activated you will be awarded with 10 free spins that are subject to a 3x multiplier. If you land 4 of the symbols on the reels you will be awarded with a 25x multiplier and if you land 5 you will get 100 times your stake amount. This feature can be retriggered if, during the free spins, you land 3 or more of the vampire bride symbols and you will be awarded with another 10 free spins, however this time they are not subject to the 3x multiplier. The bonus game gives you the chance to win up to 178 times your stake amount when playing with the maximum stake. The feature is activated when you land 3 or more of the stake and hammer bonus symbols on a payline in one spin. You will be taken to an ancient burial chamber and presented with numerous coffins. When you click the coffins, they open and vampires launch themselves at you. You must slay the vampires in order to collect prizes. The feature ends when you select a coffin that has bats inside and you will be taken back to the base game. Bring out the vampire in you with this 5 reel, 25 payline slot with a jackpot amount of 7500 and an RTP of 98%. 👍Pros: Free spins, autoplay, multiplier, bonus game, wild symbol, scatter symbol. 👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot.
Devil’s delight is based on the 7 Deadly Sins and it welcomes you to hell with symbols such as pentagrams
The scatter symbol is the soul reaper symbol and when you land 3 or more of these on reels 3, 4 or 5, the soul reaper bonus feature is activated.
Soul reaper bonus feature recruits you to help the grim reaper catch some souls. To the left of the screen you will be shown faces that represent 5 different sins ( lust, wrath, sloth, pride and gluttony). To win prizes you must match the sins to the characters on the reels. When you get a match the character dies in a humorous way and you will win a cash bonus and their soul will be added to the soul-o-meter at the bottom of the screen. During this feature you can get up to 500x your stake amount.
When you have collected 15 souls in the soul-o-meter this triggers the Sin Spin feature. During this round you will be awarded 10 free spins with the chance of landing the expanding wild symbols which appears on the middle 3 reels to form a winning combination.
Finally, there is a free spins feature which is activated when you land 3 or more of the pentagram symbols anywhere on the reels. To reveal the amount of free spins and multiplier that you have won you will need to click on one of pentagrams. The number of free spins can range between 7 and 17 and the multiplier can increase to as much as 5x. This feature can be retriggered when you land 2 pentagrams on the screen. The other bonus features can also be triggered during this round.
Pay for your sins in this 5 reel, 20 payline slot with a jackpot amount of 4,000 and an RTP of 97.6%.
👍Pros: Autoplay, free spins, bonus game, scatter symbol, wild symbol, multiplier.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot.