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Classic and modern meet in the new Swipe and Roll™ slot

It was in 1887 that the first classic slot machine was invented and no matter how modern technology becomes, it seems that the classic slot machines will never ever disappear from the casinos and online casinos. Many players are still charmed by the simple slot machines, probably the reason NetEnt is now offering a typical classic slot game with a modern touch. The Swipe and Roll™ slot is now available at all NetEnt Casinos for a great travel back in time!

Classic meets modern

Not many of you will know that it has been over 100 years that the first slot machine, the Liberty Bell, was invented. By Charles Fey in 1887, and later on, another version was introduced by Sittman and Pitt in 1891 based on the famous poker game.

The very first slot machine contained three spinning reels with on those reels a total of five symbols. On the reels, players would find horseshoes, diamonds, spades, hearts, and a Liberty Bell, that gave the machine its name. Using three reels, the complexity of reading a win was considerably reduced with three bells in a row producing the biggest payout.

Although the good old one-armed bandits like they were produced in that time disappeared from the scene to become collector’s items, classic slots never lost in popularity and can still be found in every single casino and online casino, including all NetEnt Casino’s.

NetEnt developed quite a few classic slot machines since its establishment in 1996, but a few left the stage simply because of a big change in how slots are developed. Some of these classic slots were not worth to redevelop, but a few are indispensable and made it to the next level of slot development, in which flash has been completely taken over by HTML5. This is why players at the NetEnt Casinos can still enjoy Jackpot 6000, Lucky 8 Line, Super Nudge 6000, and the most favourite of them all, Mega Joker!

A big trend in slot development is to create a classic slot game with all the characteristics of a classic slot machine but with a modern gameplay. Over the years we saw classic-modern creations like Joker Pro™, King of Chicago™, Twin Spin™, Twin Spin Deluxe™, and now Swipe and Roll™ can be added to this list.

The Swipe and Roll™ slot launch

After the Swipe and Roll™ slot has been exclusively available at LeoVegas for months, it was yesterday that the vintage video slot was launched at all NetEnt Casinos. In my opinion, this game is a perfect mix of a classic slot machine and modern video slot. It’s basically a modern video slot, but NetEnt did everything to keep the game itself classic. The modern slot features involved have been kept vintage which is why you could believe you’re playing a classic slot machine.

While the Swipe and Roll™ slot is fooling you all over with the design being completely classic, if you look further you’ll soon notice that this game does belong to the video slot category. The five reels, for example, they are typical for a modern video slot as all classic slot games consist of three reels. The traditional classic slot experience is enhanced by the 50’s music while the slot machine is placed in an old-fashioned American diner, but the 20 bet lines again give away you choose to play a modern video slot and the same goes for the slot features included.

The addition of a Wild, an x3 Wild, a Wild Re-spin, a Coin Wheel feature and a bonus game definitely show a modern gameplay with the Wild being the oldest slot feature available. The Wild is a derivative of the good old Joker and both have a great history of substituting for other symbols. Over the years, many versions of the Wild were invented and the x3 Wild is just one of them. Both can be found in the new Swipe and Roll™ slot. The Re-spin available in this vintage video slot involves Wilds as well while the extra feature involves the Coin Wheel feature and Bonus Game, enough to enjoy yourself with while having some classic fun on the reels!


By on 8 August, 2018