There’s been so much buzz around this new release for a while now and we’ve been waiting in anticipation to play the newest addition to the NetEnt online slot family. What we’ve seen in early press releases was something quite different to all the other slots that are out on the market. It’s bright, brash and has an unapologetically 80’s vibe. So now we’ve had the chance to play it, would you like to know a bit more about what makes Neon Staxx™ so awesome? We thought so, hold onto your seats people…
NetEnt bringing on some 80’s hype tunes!
This online slot is rooted firmly in the 80’s and NetEnt have managed to capture this whole vibe perfectly. This is where things get interesting guys because this slot is just super cool. The music is something straight out of an 80’s cartoon series or television series (remember those!?) and the graphics are both stunning and crazy at the same time. The reels are a wash of vivid neon colours and are set tilted back from the player, as if you were playing on an old arcade machine. The icons are a mix of electrified predator symbols and the usual card and scatter symbols styled in the same manner as the rest of the game which harks back to the seminal 80’s movie ‘Tron’.
Neon Staxx from is played over 4 rows and features 5 reels with no less than 40 pay lines. You can play from as little as $0.20 up to $100 and is a low to mid variance slot game. It has two special features; SuperStaxx and the usual Free Spins round. Drawing some similarities with the ever popular Starburst™, the action is frantic and very fast paced throughout.
A retro game brought into modern age!
This game features two bonus rounds. The first is called SuperStaxx. During this bonus feature you receive a set of stacked symbols on any of the reels and with each subsequent spin you collect another one that’s then placed randomly. It’s also possible to trigger this during the free spins round. There’s all the possibility to land 400x your wager during this round.“Our good friends over at Casino Room will be giving away 50 free spins from the 24th until the 26th of June 2015. All you need to do is make a deposit anytime between those dates using the code ‘NEON50’ and you will receive 50 free spins to use on Neon Staxx!”
The free spins feature is triggered when you land 3 or more scatter symbols on any of the reels. For 3 you get 10 free spins, 4 gives 15 free spins and for 5 you get 20 free spins. At this point only the predator or wild symbols will be used as the stack symbol. The only bad thing about this bonus is that you cannot trigger extra free spins whilst in this mode.
Worth a shot, but will you be back again?
While this game remains simple in concept, its execution is robust and in all honesty flawless. NetEnt’s just keep batting them out of the park when it comes to all their new lines of slots, the key thing here is that they’re inventive where as many of their peers are simply happy to rehash or rebrand existing titles. Even the provision of dedicated smartphone and tablet versions with Neon Staxx™ ‘Touch’ goes a long way to cement the fact that Net Ent’s are at the top of the food chain when it comes to original and exciting new games.
Having played both the mobile and desktop versions we can honestly say the experience is seamless across both platforms. This game is really entertaining across the board and has enough features packed into it that it’ll keep you spinning those reels all day long. If you want a truly retro 80’s experience and you feel like getting all nostalgic then this slot will not disappoint (bad perms and shoulder pads not included).
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