The number of video slots launched by NetEnt has increased in 2019 compared to 2018 and from the 11 new NetEnt slots this year, two were enriched with online casino jackpots. With the last one being launched in two different versions, the actual number jumps to three. Now again, a new jackpot slot has been announced with the Imperial Riches™ slot coming to the NetEnt Casinos on the 4th of September. This time, there won’t be three jackpots available, but an amazing five new NetEnt Jackpots.
New NetEnt Jackpot slots
It’s raining jackpot slot launches at the NetEnt Casinos this year with three new Jackpot slots being launched in July 2019 and another one planned to be launched on the 4th of September. Considering the two versions of the Grand Spinn™ slot, the three new jackpot games brought a total of 9 new jackpots and now another 5 will be added in less than a month. Let’s have a look at these two jackpot slots before I give you a good impression of what to expect from the Imperial Riches™ slot of which the preview video is now available on NetEnt’s official YouTube channel.
Mercy of the Gods™ slot
It was on the 4th of July that the first new jackpot slot of 2019 was brought to the NetEnt Casinos with the Mercy of the Gods™ bringing you to ancient Egypt. Travel back in time and meet the adventurous archaeologist waiting for you to help her discover the ancient pyramid she found. You can help her to figure out the mysteries of ancient Egypt and explore the pyramid and its hidden treasures!
During your adventure, you’ll be mesmerized by the Egyptian Gods that continue to keep historians busy as they had an important role to play in Ancient Egypt. Besides Egyptian Gods like Isis, you’ll also find meaningful Egyptians symbols on the reels like the Eye of Ra, one of the most famous symbols, also known as the Udjat!
Let three Eye of Ra symbols activate the Free Spins feature which results in five free spins. However, during these free spins, the Gift of Life Re-spins will be activated when two Wild symbols land on top of each other. The Wild will expand and cover the entire reel.
Three bonus symbols will lead you to the realm of Anubis and in this secret place, you’ll find the most wanted treasure hidden as the Gift of Wealth Jackpot. There will be two more jackpots available, but if a jackpot is won, depends on the number of reels fully covered with coins. The Minor Jackpot will be awarded if one row is completely filled with coins and awards 20 times your bet. The Major Jackpot is fixed as well and will award 100 times your bet if two rows are completely filled with the golden coins. All three rows filled with coins means you’ll be paid the Mega Jackpot which is progressive, paying out the amount as can be found on top of the video slot.
Grand Spinn™ slot
The Grand Spinn™ slot is highly recommended, even though a slot with only one bet line doesn’t look that exciting. It’s definitely the Nudge feature that keeps the game on the move and a winning combination on the one bet line is already enough to activate the Nudge feature. The reel will nudge until the symbol above the winning one is different. This process is then repeated for the second reel and eventually the third reel.
To add to the fun, NetEnt added a Multiplier Wild as well which can appear anywhere on reels 1-3 and substitute for all symbols, except up arrow symbol and Jackpot Symbols. One Multiplier Wild on the winning bet line multiplies the win by 2, two Multiplier Wilds multiply the win by 4 and three Multiplier Wilds multiply the win by 8.
Each and every spin can potentially trigger a jackpot win with this version offering three fixed jackpots including the Mini, Midi and Mega Jackpot. The Grand Spinn™ slot was launched in two different versions, available with fixed jackpots only or fixed jackpots combined with a progressive jackpot known as the Superpot.
Imperial Riches™ slot
Are you ready for an exotic trip to the far East, because as soon as the Imperial Riches™ slot is launched at the NetEnt Casinos on the 4th of September, you’ll be surrounded with some beauty Asia is offering including carps, lanterns and Bamboo!
All I have to base my first impression of the Imperial Riches™ slot on is the above preview video slot, a humble description and my extended NetEnt slot knowledge. No task I didn’t do before so let’s follow the same track and let’s see what the preview video is revealing about the upcoming video slot.
As mentioned already, this new NetEnt jackpot slot is going to offer an incredible five jackpots of which it seems that the two smallest jackpots, the Rapid and the Mini jackpots, are going to be fixed. The Midi, Major and the Mega jackpot seem to offer progressive jackpots and it looks like they all have a basic amount to start with but I can only confirm this fact as soon as the Imperial Riches™ slot comes available at the NetEnt Casinos. But if true, it’ll be great! I also can’t confirm yet if these jackpots are local or if they are going to be pooled. If pooled, all online casinos and players will share these jackpots which will make this jackpot grow much faster.
There’s not so much going on when it comes to the layout although the spinning of the reels will be replaced with falling symbols. The main game looks pretty standard, but the Free Falls are a real game-changer. Three or more Scatters will activate the Free Falls feature and during this feature, all winning symbols from winning bet lines are counted as jewels. The Lucky Pond Bonus Game will be activated if any jewels have been collected during Free Falls. During the bonus game, these same jewels will fall into a pond in which carps are swimming. If the bonus fish eats three jewels, the jackpot bonus game will be activated.
During the jackpot bonus game, six carps are filling up the pond of which it seems that each jewel eaten by the carps will end up in the meter of the corresponding jackpot. It looks like filling up a meter will make you win the corresponding jackpot.
This all matches with the slot description given by NetEnt, but of course, I’ll publish an extended slot review as soon as the Imperial Riches™ slot becomes available at the NetEnt Casinos. Stay tuned!