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We've got a special video preview of NetEnt's manga inspired Koi Princess slot, and it looks so full of bonus features we don't even know where to begin.
You know when how sometimes, you read some piece of information, or email, and as you read you realise nothing is getting through.
That’s called information overload.
And when NetEnt announced their new Koi Princess slot machine, that’s a little how we felt.
This new video slot is so jam packed full of bonus features, we’re going to need till Christmas to write about them all. Time we clearly don’t have as this NetEnt slot is due on our desktop and mobile screens at the end of the November.
So let’s get on with it, and show you a slice of what you’ll expect, and whether you should be excited.
Japanese anime fans should be squealing into their speech bubbles right about now. And after the fairly traditional Pyramid Quest for Immortality slot, it’s nice to see NetEnt back on form with their themes.
Why unusual you ask?
Because what they’ve done is taken a popular theme, the far east, and given it a modern twist that is instantly familiar, yet wonderfully unique.
How many manga slots can you think of off the top of your head? One in our books; Super Graphics Upside Down by Realistic Gaming.
And if you think that the mobile phone version will look any different (remove the princess from the reels for example), you are mistaken.
It will look exactly the same.
That said, we recommend you also watch the mobile preview of this NetEnt Touch slot on YouTube. Not because it will look different, but you get a preview of some different features you don’t see in our video above.
If you don’t have the time to watch two (or even one) video, don’t worry. We’ll go through some of the stuff we’ve dug out from our investigation into this bonus heavy casino game.
So this is an interesting concept. NetEnt are thinking of adding a ‘bonus’ bet to their game, meaning that if you pay a little bit more, you get a better return to player rate and easier to hit bonus features.
The question then, isn’t if you are going to use it, is if it still stays affordable when you do.
If not, this could kill the Koi Princess slot before it’s even begun.
We can’t tell you what they all do, because then we’d be able to write a mobile slot review, instead of this preview.
What we can tell you, from watching the video and asking around, is that during the main game you could get one of 4 random features after any spin: the 5-hit, the random wilds, wild reels and bonus game activation.
Clearly they found this a popular concept with the Hook’s Heroes slot game.
It should, in theory, make for a lively affair, especially if, as promised with the bonus bet, you get the features frequently enough that it keeps you at the edge of your seat.
Or it could be massively annoying and distracting, keeping you from the simple joy of the spin.
Hey, our middle name isn’t Lucky Mobile ‘cynic’ Slots for nothing.
On both slot videos you’ll notice that Net Entertainment have but a big focus on the ‘Sure Win Free Spins’ and we can understand why.
These bonus games look crazy. Basically, it guarantees you a win on each spin. But not just any win. You’re biggest win of the bonus so far.
So say you won 40 times your bet on your first of 10 free spins. On spin 2 you would win 40 times your bet again. And then on spin 3, you win 50 times your bet, which means on spin 4, if you don’t win bigger, you’re guaranteed to win 50 times your bet, and so on..
It could lead to an explosion of wins that would be so satisfying, we’d make this NetEnt’s first 5 star slot of the year.
Or the free spins could come so rarely, they might as well be as mythical as the cute Japanese princess on the side of the reels.
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Last time a NetEnt slot machine came out with this many bonus features, we were hugely cynical about it.
Our point of view has always been that if you try and put too much in a game, you can end up overloading it, and it stops being fun.
In fact, if we remember correctly, we said, back then, that NetEnt were crazy and it would never work.
The slot? South Park.
We ended up loving that game and giving it 5 freaking stars.
Needless to say, not everyone loved the South Park slot as much as we did. But there was a joyful chaotic feel to it where, at any time, at any point, anything could happen.
The theme helped, but the slots’ features worked beautifully with the gross, incredibly childish theme.
We whilst we love the Japanese manga princess, (we’ve watched far too much Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon in our childhood not to), we’re not sure the theme is going to be able to match the energy needed in order to get away with so many bonus features.
But, we were cynics once before, and it ended up biting us in the ass.
So far now we shall say Sayōnara and remind you that you get an amazing NetEnt mobile casino bonus at Casumo, giving you £€$1,200 over 5 deposits + 200 free spins.
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