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Sparks™- The electrifying new online slot from NetEnt!

Tom Lasten 25 July 2015 - 05:30:39

They made us wait but they didn’t disappoint, NetEnt have released their white hot new online slot game Sparks™, building upon an already stellar online slot collection. The theme of their more recent run of slot seems to be ‘simple yet stunning’, quite possibly due to the fact that the games are all available on their Touch™ mobile platform: it provides a seamless experience while retaining a high level of quality and an unrivalled gaming experience across platforms. Let’s take a look at what their latest online slot has to offer.

Sparking a new reel revolution!

Sparks™ builds upon recent NetEnt titles with a colourful vibe and a space meets elemental theme. Airy neon symbols sit upon an ethereal back drop washed in neon and set against planets and supernovas. It’s really hypnotic in its own way, with a spacey soundtrack and symbols that subtly pulse as if buzzing with energy. The symbols themselves resemble different sparks of elemental energy and the card symbols retain a similar electrified look and feel. All the controls have a futuristic theme, washed in blue and pink similar to the HUD in Bungie’s ‘Halo’ series of video games.

It’s a low to medium variance slot and the game is played over 3 rows and has 5 reels with 20 pay lines. You can play from $0.20 all the way up to $400 per spin and they have an interesting feature called ‘Win both Ways’ which allows for wins from right to left and left to right. The other main special feature of this game is the ‘Expanding Cloning Wilds’, which can appear anywhere on the reels.

Explosive gameplay and special features

“Expanding Cloning Wild’ can multiply across all reels from left to right and vice versa giving you 5 of-a-kind combos that can earn you up to a huge 400x your initial wager!”

NetEnt’s really know how to design an online slot game, this one being no exception. The key to this slot is in its simplicity. It has two main features, the first is the ‘Win both Ways’ option which allows for winning combinations to be made from right to left and left to right. The main difference between this and the normal version is the hit frequency, which is around 21% for the Win one Way mode and approximately 37% for the Win both Ways mode.

The second main feature in this slot is the ‘Expanding Cloning Wilds’. These can appear on reels 2 and 4 and clone the symbols that are directly next to them. If you’re lucky and they both hit, then these ‘Expanding Cloning Wilds’ can multiply across all reels from left to right and vice versa giving you 5 of-a-kind combos that can earn you up to a huge 400x your initial wager.

Great playability and a flawless design

NetEnt’s Sparks™ Expanding Cloning Wilds in action!

NetEnt’s trend of producing quality slot games seems to be unstoppable at the moment and we’re seeing game releases of late that are stripped down in terms of multiple features, yet still seem to retain a high level of playability and are flawlessly presented. This is where they seem to have gotten the balance right again with Sparks™ but it does make you wonder also whether they should up the number of special features, even by one for a game like this. That said it’s truly refreshing to play an uncomplicated slot at the same time, the emphasis here being one of relaxation and enjoyment.

This game is coded in HTML 5 and as such is available cross platform via NetEnt’s Touch™ series for mobile devices and tablets. We played this slot on all platforms and can honestly say it performs well on tablet and mobile devices, providing smooth gameplay throughout.

We’re quite sure this will be one you’ll be playing for some time; on mobile devices it makes for a great online slot experience. It’s one you can pickup and play alongside other NetEnt games as it’s uncomplicated and highly enjoyable. If you fancy a few spins you can play Sparks™ at both Mr Green and ComeOn! Casino with a sparkling bonus from us on top!

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