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NetEnt slots 2021 overview

NetEnt launched a total of 10 new video slots in 2021, an intense decrease from the past years. The reason why is clear! After being acquired by Evolution Group in December 2020, the developer changed its course. Under the wing of Evolution, it decided to reinvent the wheel and concentrate on novel adapted mechanics. A first premiere is planned for December 2021, but what else was new in 2021? Read it in this comprehensive NetEnt Slots 2021 Overview!

NetEnt slots or Evolution slots?

With the takeover of NetEnt at the end of 2020, the question was if the NetEnt slot would remain. Or would they become Evolution slots.

It’s almost the end of 2021, and it’s pretty clear that the video slot portfolio acquired by Evolution stay around as NetEnt Games.

What’s in a name anyway, right? This time, I would say a lot. NetEnt has built itself a name within the industry. So does Evolution. But nobody is familiar with Evolution slots, they are with NetEnt slots. I think it’s a good choice to keep the slots linked to the NetEnt name.

On the other hand, it was quite a few years ago that the supplier changed the name from Net Entertainment to NetEnt. I remember how easily I switched from one to another.

Anyhow, I’m happy to see my beloved NetEnt slots getting a second chance, this time under the wing of Evolution Group. A step of which some NetEnt fans might believe it didn’t bring them much. But, you can’t have a look in the NetEnt kitchen. The only NetEnt kitchen available for fans is the one from the Hell’s Kitchen™ slot.

NetEnt Slots 2021 Overview

Before the takeover in December 2020, NetEnt offered a busy game schedule. Every month, the popular game developer launched at least one new video slot.

However, the takeover by Evolution Group resulted in a schedule change. Some games that were already in development, were cancelled. Under the wing of Evolution, NetEnt added sequels to two very popular NetEnt slots. Gonzo’s Quest™ and Starburst™ both received a sequel, which you see back in this NetEnt Slots 2021 Overview.

With the Silverback Gold™ slot arriving on 16 December 2021, the total number of official new NetEnt slots 2021 gets to 10. Evolution explained the extreme decrease in new NetEnt slots. Obviously, a takeover and everything that comes with it takes time to settle, but it’s not only that. Evolution wanted NetEnt to reinvent the wheel and change the way you play a video slot.

The Silverback Gold™ seems promising indeed, but I’m sure 2022 will bring the key to the future of NetEnt. Are the new slot inventions good enough to keep players tied to the NetEnt slots? After all, with so much competition within the industry, players became extremely spoiled and demanding.

Let’s look forward to 2022, but enjoy all the best of the 2021 slots available. I added all of them in this extended NetEnt Slots 2021 overview.

January 2021

Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot

Fruit Shop Megaways™

The very first new game launched by NetEnt in 2021 is Fruit Shop Megaways™. Based on the existing NetEnt slot Fruit Shop™ from 2011, fans already experienced the beauty of the fruity game. This time, however, NetEnt combined the fruity slot with the extremely popular Megaways™ slot mechanism.

  • RTP 96.06%
  • 6 reels and up to 117649 Megaways™
  • High volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.20
  • Maximum bet € 100  
  • Megaways™ slot mechanism, Wild symbols, Free Spins, increasing Multiplier, Cluster Pays feature, Scatters acting as Wilds, and Free Spins with Expanding Symbol feature

Fruit Shop Megaways™ slot features

The Fruit Shop™ slot became available at the NetEnt Casinos in 2011. This NetEnt slot was an instant fan favourite and only won in popularity over the years.

This year, almost 10 years later, you see the game back in this NetEnt slots 2021 Overview. Only now, the game became part of the NetEnt Megaways™ slots series. This means that NetEnt combined the original with the Megaways slot mechanism. Of course, the original features were recycled and so are the famous fruit slot symbol!

The most important aspect of Fruit Shop Megaways™ is the 117469 ways to win. A Megaways™ win on any of the medium win symbols activates Free Spins. A win on medium and low win symbols activates additional Free Spins.

During Free Spins, you enjoy an increasing Multiplier starting with an x1 Multiplier. A spin with at least one winning combination, makes the Multiplier increase by 1. The maximum Multiplier is x10.

February 2021

Rome™ slot

Rome The Golden Age™

All wannabee gladiators, hold on to your sword! The Rome: The Golden Age™ slot takes you back to the golden age of the Roman Empire. You step straight into Rome’s gladiatorial arena, where winners called the shots!

  • RTP 96.06%
  • 5 distinctive reels (3-4-5-4-3) and 20 bet lines
  • High volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.20
  • Maximum bet € 100  
  • Big win: Free Spins Multiplier of up to x1000
  • Wild Substitutions, a progressive Free Spins Multiplier, and Free Spins. 

Rome: The Golden Age™ slot features

2021 really brought a good number of distinctive slots to the NetEnt Casinos. It all started with a Megaways slot, which is distinctive from the usual 5×3 video slot. The same goes for new NetEnt slot number two that arrived in February 2021.

While Rome The Golden Age™ brings a video slot with 5 reels, the game looks completely different from a standard slot. You see the distinctive reels arranged in a diamond shape with a height of 3, 4, 5, 4, and 3 symbols.

It’s the Golden Age symbols you are after. Every time a Golden Age symbol lands on a position without an (active) frame, the progress bar rises with 1.

When a Golden Age symbol lands on a position with an (active) frame, a random number of points ranging between 1 and 5 adds to the progress bar.

The Golden Age symbol can randomly turn into a Rome symbol. They increase the chance of creating a big cluster of Wilds. That’s when a frame appears around the symbol. A Wild is recognized by a golden frame. They can turn all adjacent symbols with a golden frame into a Wild symbol too.

Three Scatters activate 3 Free Spins that come with a progressive Multiplier! All framed symbols and Rome symbols that did not turn into Wild symbols, now lock to award a random prize ranging from 1 to 50 times your bet. Rome symbol landing on a free position, also award a random prize ranging from 1 to 50 times your bet. The Free Spins counter jumps back to 3.

March 2021

Hells-Kitchen™-slot

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen™

I wouldn’t survive one hour in the kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. He would kick me out within 5 minutes! That’s why I love the Hell’s Kitchen™ slot! It’s my only chance of spending more than 5 minutes in the kitchen with Gordon Ramsay and win the Team Challenge.

  • RTP 96.07%
  • 5×3 reels and 20 bet lines
  • Low volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.20
  • Maximum bet € 400  
  • Ramsay’s Wilds feature, Team Challenge Free Spins with Order Up features and Gordon’s Bonus Game

Hell’s Kitchen™ slot features

The Hell’s Kitchen™ slot is definitely the spiciest game in this NetEnt Slots 2021 Overview. This slot is packed with all the flavour, intensity, and excitement that follows Gordon Ramsay wherever he goes. Of course, NetEnt added some of his stinging catchphrases! 

Whoever watched Hell’s Kitchen, has seen Gordon throwing things at rubbish chefs. It’s no secret that Gordon Ramsay isn’t much of a fun of rubbish chefs! That’s why you might see him throwing a few knives, plates, or pots at the reels in the main game. Don’t forget to hide when that happens, just to find 5 to 7 Wilds instead on the reels after.

In Free Spins, you choose between either the red team or the blue team. This is where you get to join the Team Challenge. Bonus features like Multipliers and Random Wilds will help your team to become the winners, but in the end, you end up with some good winnings anyway.

However, if your team wins, the Pick-and-Click bonus activates. You get to see 15 menus of which 12 award a coin win or multiplier. Three of the menus have a crosses and after you pick the third cross, the game is over! Choose the right menus for some spicy wins!  

May 2021

Dazzle Me Megaways™

Dazzle Me Megaways™

A world of dazzling gems awaits in the Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot! Give it a spin for some razzle-dazzle super wins at one of the NetEnt Casinos.

  • RTP 96.10%
  • 6 distinctive reels and up to 99225 Megaways™
  • Medium volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.10
  • Maximum bet € 50  
  • Wild symbols, Free Spins with Dazzling Wild Reels

Dazzle Me™ slot features

May 2021 brought the second Megaways™ slot to the NetEnt Casinos. Well, at least, the Megaways slot designed by NetEnt as the Megaways sots series in general offers more than 100 titles. With the takeover of Big Time Gaming by Evolution, the rights of the Megaways™ slot mechanism is in the same hands as NetEnt is.

The Dazzle Me slot offered a 76 bet lines when it launched in 2015. That and its distinctive reels, made Dazzle Me an innovative new game at the time. Combined with the Megaways slots mechanism, this same game now offers up to 99225 ways to win!

Add to this, the use of the Avalanche™ feature and the return of the Dazzling Wild Reels feature, and you got yourself a winner! The guaranteed Dazzling Wild Reels are an exciting part of the Free Spins.

In Free Spins, there is at least one Dazzling Wild Reel every time you spin, and only Wild symbols can appear on Dazzling Wild Reels during the spins and the Avalanches.

June 2021

Parthenon™ slot

Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™

After players got entrance to the Roman Empire in February, in June it was time to enter Greek Times. In Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™ you challenge the vicious Medusa for a place among the Olympians! Right there, on the Athenian Acropolis!

  • RTP 96.03%
  • 6 distinctive reels (4-5-5-5-5-4) and 10,000 bet ways
  • High volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.20
  • Maximum bet € 200  
  • Avalanche feature, Wild Generation Zone, Wilds, and Free Spins with an increasing Multiplier

Parthenon™ slot features

As a sequel to the Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ slot (2015), you can enjoy the familiar Wild Generation Zone feature once more. The Wild Generation Zone is to be found at the top of the reels. The zone counts four symbols, and each winning symbol that finds itself in the zone turns into a Wild.

The Wild Generation Zone is an exciting aspect of this game but means excitement overload in combination with the Avalanche feature.

The Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™ slot also offers the Avalanche feature, giving you consecutive wins. After each win, a new chance to win is created within the same spin. Symbols in winning combinations disappear, leaving space for a new Avalanche of symbols, which continues until there are no more wins.

Free Spins in the Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™ slot offer a progressive Multiplier of up to x20. The Multiplier increases with each Wild appearing on the reels and Scatter symbols that award additional Free Spins.

Codex of Fortune slot NetEnt slots 2021

Codex of Fortune™

NetEnt fans might have figured out that the Codex of Fortune™ slot has a lot in common with the Turn Your Fortune™. This time, however, you get an even better version of what was already an innovative gameplay!

  • RTP 96%
  • 5×4 reels and 40 bet lines
  • High volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.20
  • Maximum bet € 100  
  • Wild substitutions, Free Spins and Re-Spins

Codex of Fortune™ slot features

The Turn Your Fortune™ slot never really got the popularity it deserves. And this might be the reason NetEnt put it a new coat on with a few improvements as well.

Inspired by French Art Nouveau-style, Codex of Fortune™ is a decorative video slot with a hint of mystery. The Codex of Fortune™ slot offers a special type of slot mechanics in which you collect symbols from the reels and go up the coin win ladder.

Fortune Wins are one way to get wins as the bet lines are available as usual. It’s kind of a two-way-win system with your bet multiplied up to 200x in Fortune Re-Spins and up to 2000x during Free Spins.

July 2021

Starburst-XXXtreme™-slot

Starburst XXXtreme™

In 2021, an expansion of the Starburst Universe shook up the iGaming world. Some would see it as an improved version of the Starburst™ slot, some might never be able to let go of the original. Whatever side you’re on, the Starburst XXXtreme™ slot is one of the best NetEnt creations in 2021!

  • RTP 96.26%
  • 5×3 reels and 9 bet lines
  • High volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.10
  • Maximum bet € 50  
  • Random Multiplier, Starburst Wilds, Re-spins, and XXXtreme Spins.

Starburst XXXtreme™ slot features

The Starburst XXXtreme™ slot shows the same 5×3 video slot with the iconic Starburst™ Wilds returning to the reels. Once again, the Wilds expand to cover the entire reel. At the same time, a Re-spin activates.

One of the most exciting features is the Random Wilds feature. Obviously it’s randomly activated, which happens after a spin or a Re-Spin. It’s then that 1 to 3 Starburst Wild symbols land on reels 2, 3, and 4.

The Starburst XXXtreme™ slot introduces the Random Multiplier. The above Starburst Wilds can spontaneously activate award a Random Multiplier of x2, x3, x5, x10, x25, x50, x100, x150.

The game also sees the debut of XXXtreme Spins. Activation takes place whenever you like. You pay the price of 10 times your bet for each guaranteed Starburst™ Wild. You can either choose to activate one guaranteed Wild or two of them.

August 2021

Reef Raider™ slot NetEnt slots 2021

Reef Raider™

In August, NetEnt’s very own coral appeared in a video slot, with its very own pirate! In no time, Long John Scissorhand appeared in promotion after promotion. Feature packed, this sea-themed slot never bores, and its treasure trail is highly recommended!

  • RTP 96.1%
  • 7×7 reels and Cluster Wins
  • Medium volatility slot
  • Minimum bet € 0.20
  • Maximum bet € 100  
  • Avalanche feature, Anchor Drop feature, Random Wilds, Mystery Chest feature, Cannon Blast feature, Multip;iers,Clam Wild, Wild Coin, and Free Spins.

Reef Raider™ slot features

Reef Raider™ is a true gem, placed in NetEnt’s protected coral reef. The game evolves around the cutest (roughest, sorry) resident of the seafloor. I call him Long John Scissorhand!

Long John Scissorhand looks like a real pirate, and that’s how he wants to be seen! Don’t call him a crustacean, and for sure not a fish. A pirate he is, and a pirate he will always be! Show him respect, and he’ll lead you to some sea treasures.

Long John Scissorhand knows his way around the sea floor. Therefore, he can come in handy for finding treasures.

Different shells and gems appear on the reels in groups, part of the Cluster Pays™ slot mechanism. This, in combination with the Treasure Trail around the reels, you’re sure of a good slot adventure. Enjoy the 15 steps with after every few steps a reward or bonus feature.

Reef Raider™ is a feature-packed NetEnt slot with lots of action going on. There’s no time to sit back! Take a dip inside the world of Long John Scissorhand and see what he’s up to beneath the ocean waves.

October 2021

NetEnt slots 2021

Gonzo’s Gold™

Gonzo’s Gold™ is the second leg of the Gonzo slots series. The game offers the popular Cluster Pays mechanism while Free Spins are perfectly combined with the Expanding Symbol feature.

  • 5×5 reels and Cluster Pays
  • High volatility slot
  • Bets between € 0.10 and € 200  
  • Maximum win is 6500x your bet
  • Cluster Pays feature, Scatters acting as Wilds, and Free Spins with Expanding Symbol feature

Gonzo’s Gold™ features

It’s the sequel to Gonzo’s Quest™ which means we see our favourite Spanish conquistador back on the reels. Gonzo is delving deep within an Incan temple. He is close to unlocking riches beyond his wildest dreams. All that’s left is for him is to get past the falling stones.

The big difference with its predecessor is that we see Gonzo on the symbols, but not next to the reels. A pity, but in exchange, you can enjoy a high volatile game with the Cluster Pays slot mechanism available. And a potential max win that can go all the way up to 6,500x!

Gonzo offered Free Falls in the Gonzo’s Quest™ slot. Gonzo’s Gold™, however, is all about the Free Spins feature. You activate Free Spins with three or more Scatters. 10 Free Spins and a bonus win at the same time, depending on the number of Scatters involved.

You then enter a pick-and-click game where you pick a symbol. This will be the expanding symbol. Two or more horizontally or vertically adjacent Expanding Symbols expand and cover the entire row or reel.

December 2021

Silverback Gold slot

Silverback Gold™

Planned for launch on 16 December 2021, this video slot is the most promising of the entire year. It’s going to show what innovations NetEnt has been working on this year. They wanted to reinvent the wheel, we’ll see if they managed!

I’m also super excited to see what 2022 will bring when it comes to new slot innovations, but for now, let’s concentrate on what is the game of this NetEnt Slots 2021 Overview.


By on 22 November, 2021