NetEnt announces first Buy Feature slot with the Riches of Midgard™ slot
The past two video slots launched by NetEnt offered an amazing 117649 ways to win and from tomorrow, players can enjoy Aloha!™ in Christmas style. Mainly the two Megaways™ slots bring innovations to the NetEnt Casinos. The same goes for the last new NetEnt slot this year, the Riches of Midgard™ slot. The game promises to be the first game from the Swedish developer that offers you the option to buy a bonus feature.
NetEnt’s last game for 2020
While I’m writing this slot announcement, the news came to me that NetEnt is sold to Evolution Gaming. When you live in Malta, a small island and known as the centre for the iGaming, news travels incredibly fast. The last official news about a possible takeover was in June when NetEnt received an offer €1.9 billion from Evolution Gaming.
What this exactly means for the future of NetEnt is unclear, but the whole strategy of Evolution Gaming is to become the global market leader in the online casino industry. When NetEnt’s live products are taken from the market, Evolution Gaming automatically becomes the largest live casino provider within the industry, if they didn’t possess that golden position already.
If the takeover is based to become the global market leader in the online casino industry, it’s also the NetEnt’s slots that they’re after. Without a slot assortment available yet, Evolution Gaming could do with a few hundred of them to indeed become one of the largest slots providers worldwide. With Asian and South American casino markets opening up and the re-opening of the American online casino market, the deal seems to come at an important time.
The combination of Evolution’s strong offering in Live Casino with NetEnt’s leading position in online slots will result in a world-class portfolio of online games.
Changes are unavoidable, but does this mean we have to say goodbye to all NetEnt Games. No, I don’t believe over 200 high-quality games will end up in the bin. The opposite, a company takeover often result in a fresh wind through something like a development department. This might be a good thing. All you want, after all, is to be able to play high-quality slots with great a great RTP and innovations. I’m sure NetEnt will always live on in games such as Starburst™, Twin Spin™, and Gonzo’s Quest™. NetEnt will always be Gonzo’s creator, no matter how many takeovers will take place in the future!
For now, NetEnt lives on in the Riches of Midgard™ slot
Takeover or no takeover, the fact remains that it’s the day after tomorrow that the Aloha Christmas™ slot will be launched. From the 3rd of December, you can enjoy NetEnt’s Christmas version of the Aloha™ slot. In the days after, you’ll see the last NetEnt slot of the year approaching the NetEnt Casinos as it’s on the 15th December that Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand™ becomes available.
The Riches of Midgard™ slot promises to be the first NetEnt slot with the opportunity to buy a bonus feature. It’s becoming a new trend in online slots. When available, you can buy a bonus feature instead of waiting for three Scatters to appear. It’s basically just a shortcut, but it can be an expensive shortcut.
When it comes to the design, you can look forward to a simple design with 3×3 reels and 9 bet lines (up to 29 lines in Free Spins). The game itself is set on the lush slopes of Midgard with a range of Norse characters and Royals on the symbols.