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As usual, NetEnt have released to us a special video preview of their latest Secrets of Atlantis slot, due to be released on the 24th of August 2016.
And, as usual, we will try and be as cool and analytical about this slot video, trying to find out if this new slot machine is going to be any good based on a few minutes of video.
Oh, who are we kidding? We are totally going to be emotional and irrational, because this is NetEnt slot game we are talking about. They always bring out the best and worst in us.
So can the Secrets of Atlantis game meet our stupidly high expectations from this casino software? Or will this little fare sink under the waves, never to be seen again?
This video is 2 minutes long. If you’re reading this sneak peek at the office, don’t worry, we’ll go into more details below.
Well doesn’t that look pretty? Certainly a little more interesting than Nrvna mobile slot, which came out July 2016, and in our opinion lacked imagination.
The same can’t be said here.
Mermaids and the mysteries of the ocean deep is not exactly an original theme, with most casino game studios having a couple of sea slots in their portfolio.
This, however, is probably one of the first deep ocean fantasy games in the NetEnt slot brochure.
Technically you could argue that games like Beach or Wild Water are vaguely ocean related, but that’s more trip to the sea-side than underwater adventure.
What do we mean by classical? No, not that this 60 payline slot is similar to any 3 reelers, rather than the way the theme is drawn is similar to what you might find in the game studios who create off-line Vegas style slots.
Take Lord of The Ocean by Novomatic for example, probably one of the best known landbase machines around.
It’s all about giving an air of mystery to a mythical theme, but still have a semi-realistic feel to it, all with the hope of plundering sunken treasure.
Will NetEnt be able to compete in such a busy underwater marketplace?
Pretty much exactly the same as the online slot version. This is Net Entertainment after all, they’ve mastered the art of releasing their slot games across all platforms, without losing any of the impact.
But for you doubters out there, here’s another video with some more footage. Because clearly you’re having a slow day.
There’s a few features in this 5×4, 40 payline game that intrigue us. So let’s get right to it.
It’s been a little while since NetEnt released a truly good win both ways machine (and no, we are not counting the Sparks slot in that, thank-you.)
The most famous of those is Starburst, of course, which actually bears a few similarities with this Secrets of Atlantis video slot.
Ok, maybe not that many similarities, but both pay from left to right, and right to left, and have a high return to player rate (RTP).
This underwater gem is rumoured to sit at a very high 97.07%, which is pretty much as high as it can go.
Oh, and another similarity…
Ok fine, the Starburst mobile slot had wilds that expanded to cover the whole reel, whilst Secret of Atlantis has wilds stacked 3 high in the form of the mermaid, who then get ‘nudged’ into covering the whole reel.
They might not get there the same way, but it amounts to the same effect – whenever you get a wild on screen, you get more chances of getting a win.
So far, it’s a familiar theme, with familiar features.
But anyone watching the videos will have noticed that there’s one big feature that stands out. It’s a colossal feature, full of colossal symbols.
Technically there’s no free spins in this NetEntertainment slot machine.
Instead, what you get is a free re-spin when reels 2, 3 and 4 are completely highlighted.
But during that re-spin, you can basically get a whole stack of any symbols on the board, from wilds to the lowest paying gem.
It’s a little like the wild Cartman feature in the South Park slot, except we’re hoping that in Secret of Atlantis this feature shows up way more often.
Yes actually we are.
In fact we are more excited for this than the When Pigs Fly slot out on the 21st of July.
Namely because those pigs in space are bound to be good seeing as they are a copy of a past NetEnt mobile game Reel Rush.
But Secrets of Atlantis is a completely new machine, with a mix of features from some truly awesome past gems in the NetEnt slots portfolio.
So yes, for once, we think think this is totally going to live up to the hype.
Notice, as well, that the wins they’ve shown on the game haven’t been crazy thousands of times your bet. Just frequent 30x to 40x your bet.
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