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The software manufacturer Net Entertainment bills itself as a leader in the online casino game industry. Not least because of the kind of expectations a new NetEnt slot brings with it, admittedly a lot higher than other software manufacturers. Online slot machines are, however, generally a kind the game where you’re satisfying certain basic requirements across the board, either determined by the developers or by players; with those who continually look for new developments and features and then those who want to see at least a large part of the character of a physical slot machine still present in the game.
The game oozes pure NetEnt, from its theme to graphics and sound track its classic Netent through an through, an ethereal feel coupled with slot machine mechanics. With NRVNA - THE NXT XPERIENCE NetEnt tries, as it often does to balance a game machine experience with the enhanced features of a video slot, the balancing act between traditional and next generation. Gone are the days of traditional lines, today games consists of individual symbols that are arranged in a kind of grid, but these behave as if they were attached to a line. This makes it possible to present the symbols more effectively and here is where NetEnt shines and hits the spot with many online casino players.
NRVNA is a slot with five reel with 3 rows. The icons come in different styles, such as the well-known card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A as well as exciting symbols such as horseshoes, shamrocks and bells. What have in common these designs is the ardent glow that surrounds them. The background is something like a space or ethereal world, which is illuminated by these objects Behind the surface of the game, which gives us a feeling of weightlessness and lightness, lies a genuine slot machine with 30 paylines, which can be activated individually by the player at will. The player's options are added to by the by the choice of coins per line and the coin value. Put simply you can for example place five coins on a single line or in each case a small coin on all lines.
The graphics of NRVNA are beautiful to look at and are contemporary. Nevertheless, the same large effects and animations can be found among other developers these days such as Yggdrasil or Thunder Kick. This does not mean that NRVNA looks boring, just that many software developers have stealthily caught up to NetEnts quality level without having the same popularity.
Bonuses and Rewards
The bonus system in NRVNA - THE NXT XPERIENCE consists of three elements: Scatters, Wilds and Free Spins. This trio provides the necessary variety and increases profits immensely. We think we can safely say that the player would lose a lot of money without the inclusion of these three special features. For example, a single free spin round can switch the game session easily from a negative profit to a positive one.
There are three levels of scatter in NRVNA. With three Scatters the player gets 10 free spins already, at four Scatters there are already 15 and at 5 Scatters the player can look forward to a whopping 30 free spins. The best part? During the free spins you can still win additional free spins! During the free spins round there can be a great deal to win, because here a multiplier comes into play! In each round, a new multiplier between x2 and x10 or +2 is selected and you have the chance to win more free spins.
Finally, we look forward to seeing a purple energy ball with star in the middle. When these wilds appear on the reels, they replace all other symbols except the Scatter and thus complete a payline! But the purple ball of energy is no ordinary symbol. In fact, all wins pay triple, which were made possible by this symbol.
Admittedly, we were a little skeptical when we played NRVNA first of all. It has amazing graphics which we come to expect from NetEnt and for some quieter moments playing online slot machines this game is perfect. Sometimes it feels a bit samey, like many of NetEnt’s other titles just reskinned, but in the end it is still a much better slot game than many of the titles out there. As we mentioned earlier, other slot game developers are already matching them for quality content so NetEnt must make a very visible progression soon to avoid becoming just a clone factory in terms of titles, time will tell as they’ve innovated before, lets wait and see what they have in store for the future.