The closer we get to the official game launch on the 24th of September 2019, the more we get to see from the upcoming Conan™ video slot. It was a half year ago that we got some first footage of the Conan™ video slot after it was announced at ICE 2019. Now NetEnt published a short trailer showing NetEnt fans the first image of Conan, the sword-wielding menace that will be the main character in the upcoming action-themed Conan™ video slot, as well as a glimpse of the video slot.
Intro Conan™ video slot
Conan the Barbarian has wowed fans for generations and it looks like his legacy continues to grow thanks to the Conan™ video slot that will be launched at the NetEnt Casinos on the 24th September. The first preview video published 6 months ago shows some sort of intro and it’s possible that it involves the official intro of the Conan™ video slot. This first footage of the upcoming branded slot shows exciting animations of high-quality and it’s clear that we hear Conan in the background doing what he’s famous for, slaughtering its enemy!
At the end of the intro, Conan makes an appearance, but it’s more of a shade that we’ve seen so far, than the actual character. It was unclear how NetEnt was going to picture Conan. But knowing the Swedish supplier and its talented team of developers, there was no doubt that the character was going to be original, created in NetEnt style.
Of course, you start picturing Conan as a NetEnt character, but in the end, the chance is big that your imagination doesn’t even come close to the reality. While watching the above trailer, try to picture Conan using your own imagination. We’re talking about Conan the barbarian here, so make sure you don’t picture him as some sort of Skinny Winny, but rather a fiercely strong character!
Now, it’s time to jump to the newest trailer which starts with that same shade of Conan, but this time we get to see a few fragments of the actual video slot and of the character Conan in action! Now tell me, does the character come close to what you’ve pictured?
“Conan is a character and a brand with a fantastic history and legions of fans all over the world. We are honoured to be creating our own adaptation of Conan and can’t wait to give him the hallmark NetEnt treatment.” said Bryan Upton, Director of Games at NetEnt.
You’re able to see the character after the hallmark NetEnt treatment and I don’t know about you, but I pictured him much younger. I love surprises, so well done to NetEnt! The face of the character doesn’t even come close to what I had in mind.
In the second trailer, you see Conan in action, but the above image shows his true identity, as well as his colleague characters. We now know what Conan is going to look like and that’s more than we knew 6 months ago! What about the actual game? Do I manage to figure out what video slot features the upcoming Conan™ video slot is going to be enriched with?
The Conan™ video slot
One of the first things I noticed, is the fact that this game consists of 6 reels and as far as I know, it’s the first of its kind. The classic slots consist of three reels, the modern ones have five reels, but the Conan™ video slot is going to offer an amazing 6 reels.
The big W most probably stands for the Wild and since there’s hardly any NetEnt slot without a Wild, it makes sense. It’s almost sure that it will substitute for most of the other symbols increasing the chance of winning combinations. I also see Wild symbols appearing randomly on the reels, replacing existing symbols so there must be a special Wild feature available in the Conan™ video slot.
There’s the Scatter symbol, a golden round ball that’s written the word Scatter. Must be the Scatter! At one point I see five Scatters, but I can’t figure out what is activated after. Usual three or more Scatters activate the Free Spins feature, but if that’s the case in the Conan™ video slot, I can’t tell yet.
There’s a snake sneaking around on the reels and if I’m correct, this symbol will expand over the entire reel, but what the result of this expansion is going to be, I don’t know. What I do know, is that Conan will get into action when it’s happening, bravely killing the snake.
That’s all I get from the above trailer video, but there’s the description as well so let’s see if we can find the missing pieces.
Conan™ is based on the famous sword-flashing hero. The game is a 6-reel, 4-row slot played with 48 bet lines and different coin values. The base game has huge variety with 4 different features possibly activating on each spin: Tower Wilds, Mystery Symbols, Battle Wilds and if you’re really lucky, the Thoth-Amon Feature – which offers players huge potential and is sure to be popular.
When 3 or more Scatter symbols land in the base game, Free Spins unleash Conan’s power even more! There are 3 different types of Free Spins to choose from: City of Thieves, Temple of the Serpent and Walls of Tarantia.
That indeed clears up the questions remained and it certainly shows that the Conan™ video slot is going to be an action-packed game with a serious number of video slot features available.
Who is Conan
All good to know, right? But who’s Conan and why does he deserve his own NetEnt video slot? You’ll know when you’ve seen the at least one or more of the Conan films. He appeared in three rather well-known films, so the chance is big that you already know who Conan is. However, the first film came in 1982 and a second film premiered in 1984. The last Conan film- Conan the Barbarian – could ring a bell as it appeared in the cinemas in 2011.
Considering the poor critical reviews and box office results, it wouldn’t be weird if you don’t recall this last film, even though it’s Jason Momoa in the role of Conan, the same actor that gained his fame after Conan the Barbarian thanks to his role as Khal Drogo in the award-winning television series Game of Thrones!! There’s a good chance that if Conan the Barbarian was launched after the success of Game of Thrones, the reviews would have been much more positive like this has been the case with Aquaman, released in 2018, and the Netflix series Frontier which were both successful!
However, the character came a long way and was originally created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 in a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine. After the mythical hero originated in pulp fiction magazines, it was also adapted to books, comics, cartoons, video games, the films Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984), Conan the Barbarian (2011), and soon the Conan™ video slot (2019) as well.