Net Entertainment are well known for creating graphically beautiful, and some great in game slots mechanics. However, this Neon Staxx slot machine doesn’t quite live up to expectations.
Ok, so straight off the bat we are saying that NetEnt, one of the biggest and one of the best slots developers of online casino slots, could have done better.
The Neon Staxx slot, prior to release, got a lot of hype. Unfortunately, when it was finally released online and mobile, it simply showcased the fact that you can’t get it right all the time, no matter how good you are.
But that doesn’t mean that this video slot doesn’t have a few worthwhile spins. Those born and raised in the 1980’s have more than a few neon and montage reasons to play.
The reels are slightly bigger than your standard 5×3 reel layout, which means that you get 40 paylines. However, with a minimum bet of 0.20 per spin, you aren’t paying a higher sum per spin for the privilege, which is great.
The reels slant backwards to add depth to the game, on a Tron-like background and music, much like you’d find in the Thunderkick slot Arcader.
Then there are the symbols. These are made up of some brightly coloured neon A – J symbols, as well as the higher paying predator symbols in the form of the hexagonal lion, square panther (which looks more like a bear), diamond eagle, and triangular snake.
These are the ones you are going to want to look out for, especially when the Super Staxx feature kicks in.
On each spin, one of the symbols will be chosen randomly to be stacked. This can lead to 2, 3, or even the full 5 reels being completely filled full of the same symbol.
Get the right symbol stacked and you can win upwards of 50x – 100x your bet.
What’s makes things really exciting is that the Wild symbol, which substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter, can also be picked as the Super Staxx symbol.
Giving you plenty of opportunity for some decent four and five of a kind wins in the base game.
This is probably where you will get your biggest wins of this retro Neon Staxx game.
Find 3 of the triangular scatter symbols, and you’ll get 10 free spins, 4 gives you 15, and find 5 for the maximum 20 free spins.
Then one of the higher paying symbols or wilds is chosen at random to become the symbol that will be stacked on every single spin.
This means that if you manage to be lucky enough to get the highest paying symbol, or that wild, you can come out of this game with some impressive wins.
However, we found that you’re more likely to walk away with a decent 40x – 80x your bet, perhaps a little lower if lady luck isn’t on your side.
Not the highest wins we’ve ever seen, especially as it will take you a good 80 – 100 spins in the base game to trigger.
But the thrill builds as you see those stacked symbols line up, side by side ,to create 3, 4 and even 5 of a kind wins.
And all of this is going on to a classic 80’s style soundtrack in the background.
If you are a child of the 80’s, or like that genre, then this is a video slot that might just take you back for a few retro spins.
If not then you are better off playing on the Wild Water slot with its stacked symbols. Reason being, that whilst the potential for winning big is there on each spin, the close calls don’t come regularly enough to provide a real thrill.
The betting range is a decent 0.20 up to 100 a spin, giving players with all sizes of casino budgets a chance to play a few entertaining spins.
Plus the RTP of 96.99% means there’s lots of little wins to be had throughout the base game and free spins round.
And if you are fan of mobile slots then you’ll be glad to know that you can play the Neon Staxx mobile slot via your Android phone / tablet, or iPhone and iPad, for some on the go action.
Overall, this is a NetEnt game for those who are true fans of the genre and want to a little retro fun.