It’s thanks to the introduction of HTML5 that Flash lost territory in the world of game development. Online casino games used to be developed using Flash and with this development tool slowly being erased, NetEnt was forced to upgrade a wide range of games. Some older video slots were ditched, but some games developed before HTML5 came into the picture have been upgraded to HTML5 and if no Touch® game yet, a new Touch® game became available as well. While NetEnt is still in the process of upgrading older video slots, it was this year alone that six NetEnt slots were upgraded to HTML5 while becoming available at the mobile NetEnt Casinos as well.
New NetEnt Touch™ slots
In the past few years, NetEnt’s portfolio has changed dramatically. Outdated games were ditched as they didn’t seem attractive or popular enough to upgrade to HTML5, let alone worthy enough to turn into a mobile video slot. That’s why we’ve seen video slots like Glow™, Evolution™, Muse™, Subtopia™, NRVNA™, Evolution™, and Big Bang™ going offline. I never really understood why the well-designed and funny NetEnt slots When Pigs Fly™ and Tornado Farm Escape™ disappeared from the NetEnt stage, but I guess NetEnt has its reasons and the same goes for the branded (read: expensive to exploit) video slots Scarface™, Frankenstein™, South Park™, South Park 2™ and Aliens™.
Looking at the list of End of Life (EOL) games, that is much longer than mentioned, I realize more games have disappeared then I thought. I feel sad with some as they were already there when I started writing about the online casino industry 10 years ago. But that’s me being nostalgic. Many games have been launched ever since as well bringing new video slot experiences to the reels, so we never have to get bored with the NetEnt slots.
Some of the outdated games seem to be important enough for NetEnt to be turned into a HTML5 version, often bringing a brighter design with details cleared up! And while you’re at it, you better be sure that the game becomes available as a mobile slot game as well. So let’s see what games were important enough for NetEnt to receive an upgrade this year while a Touch® version was added:
Fruit Case Touch®
Launched in 2011, Fruit Case™ was one of many games in need of a Flash player to play the game. From now on, you don’t need your Flash player any more to play the Fruit Case™ slot and you don’t have to miss out on this fruity-themed video slot when you’re on the go. Thanks to the HTML5 upgrade of Fruit Case™, the game is fruitier than ever before while the NetEnt Touch® version has finally arrived at the mobile NetEnt Casinos.
Just like its desktop version, Fruit Case Touch® is offering a screen full of fruits and jams, and even if the game doesn’t bring exciting animations, the smiley kind of fruit symbols are enjoyable enough in combination with the Avalanche feature, Free Falls (free spins) and the Wild Multiplier.
With Fruit Case Touch® available, it’s much easier to get your daily dose of vitamins as the game is full of oranges, pears, strawberries, and lemons with all of them making faces at you from the five reels. The time is ripe for Fruit Case Touch® where fresh fruit moves along conveyor belts until it is crushed to yield juicy winnings. The possible Free Fall wins you can get in addition to normal winnings are just like jam on toast – sweet and satisfying.
Mega Joker Touch®
Just like Fruit Case™, Mega Joker™ was launched in 2011, a good year when it comes to the NetEnt slots as it was also in this year that the innovative Gonzo’s Quest™ slot was released. Obviously, this was one of the first games that was converted to a NetEnt Touch® game, but it took a bit longer for Mega Joker Touch® to arrive as well.
Usually, the game is copied with every single aspect of the game being kept the same, but this time NetEnt was forced to change the games’ design in order to make it fit for mobile screens and tablets. Of course, slot features are untouched and so you can expect a basic mode on the bottom of your screen and a super meter on top of it.
Mega Joker Touch® is just like an authentic, classic, fruit slot with 3×3 reels and a super simple pay table. The Joker in the super meter mode can reward you with a mystery win of up to 2000 coins. There are lots of coins to be won, but even better is the Mega Joker Jackpot available which flaunts a way above average chance to win it.
Go Bananas Touch®
Go Bananas! Touch®, of which the original video slot was launched in 2014, brings an action-packed frenzy of mischievous monkey mayhem and that’s exactly why you shouldn’t miss out on this tropical-themed video slot. Go Bananas! Touch® is a fast-paced game featuring 5 different Wild Monkey symbols.
The game is originally set in a treehouse in the deepest of a tropical jungle with mischievous monkeys all over the place! Going bananas is highly recommended once in a while, just to unleash from work, daily tasks, kids partners, family etcetera and now you’re able to Go Bananas whenever you want and wherever you want. As long as you’re connected to the internet, you can unleash the monkey mayhem in Go Bananas Touch®.
Whenever any of the 5 Wild Monkeys appear on the reels, they turn adjacent symbols into Wild symbols. If there is a win, the jovial monkeys come to life and celebrate the gain. This colourful video slot really gives you an action-packed game with a monkey twist. So let’s Go Bananas!
Wish Master Touch®
Launched only a few days ago, 5 years after the launch of the Wish Master™ video slot, Wish Master Touch® is giving you a chance to make all your wishes come true thanks to the exciting Wish Master feature where the genie manages to escape from its bottle.
Being a high volatile video slot, I totally understand NetEnt decided to upgrade the game to HTML5 while launching Wish Master Touch® as well. This way, you can still enjoy the features that can be activated when the genie comes out of its bottle range from x2 or x3 multipliers, expanding and randomly positioned Wilds, Wild substitution for selected symbols and even a whole Wild reel! When the features are activated the spin counter gets increased, meaning the features are active for as long as there are numbers in the spin counter.
Let your wishes come true by rubbing that mysterious lamp in order to free the genie! Don’t be scared when he doesn’t look as friendly as Aladin’s genie! Eventually, it’s the result that count!