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Top 3 NetEnt slots 2017

With at least one new video slot being launched every single month, the number of NetEnt slots is increasing with the speed of light. A lot of reviews for me to write, but great for you as a player at a NetEnt Casino. In 2015, a total of 14 new NetEnt slots were delivered to the customers, in 2016 players enjoyed an amazing 15 new video slot releases while 2017 should have brought 15 new NetEnt slots to the NetEnt Casinos, but one video slot launch was postponed.

Among the 14 video slots launched in 2017, a great number of high-quality slots, but only three of them can make it into the Top 3 NetEnt slots 2017 and I’m sure some will be surprised by my top 3 selection, but the list happens to be my personal Top 3 and no statistics or whatever have been used for the selection of the following NetEnt slots making last year’s Top 3 Best NetEnt slots:

1. Planet of the Apes™
2. Finn and the Swirly Spin™
3. Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™

With no game statistics involved, this Top 3 NetEnt slots 2017 is based on my personal opinion and I have been looking at aspects such as originality, design, gameplay, slot features, level of entertainment, music, etcetera.

1. Planet of the Apes™

Launched on the 23rd of October, it hasn’t been that long since the Planet of the Apes™ slot was launched by NetEnt. In the few months that this branded slot game has been available at the NetEnt Casinos, the game didn’t lose in popularity and players all over the world seem to enjoy the innovative game.

NetEnt introduced a remarkable layout adding the dual reels to the Planet of the Apes™ slot. That’s one of the many reasons why this particular NetEnt slot made it to my top 3 NetEnt slots 2017. I’m sure there are players and iGaming professionals who don’t agree with me, but I do believe there’s more than a high payout. In my opinion, a game needs a high entertainment factor as well to keep playing video slots more fun. And inspired by the two latest Planet of the Apes™ movies, the entire game is inspired by Rise and Dawn. A must for those players who prefer entertainment over high payouts.

The Planet of the Apes™ slot for sure offers lots of entertainment with its Rise and Dawn Free Spins, Bonus symbols, Scatter symbols, Wild substitutions, a Stacked Wild feature, a Dual feature and the Rise and Dawn Bonus features.

Become part of a journey between the two different phases of the Ape Army leader Caesar’s life while surrounded by the Rise and Dawn play areas and enjoy all the greatness the Planet of the Apes™ slot has to offer!

2. Finn and the Swirly Spin™

I have to! Even though I’m pretty sure many would have added the Emojiplanet™ slot to this list, either on number one or two, but I don’t and I’m sure that my loyal readers still remember my lack of enthusiasm wight after the game’s announcement. That’s why Emojiplanet™ didn’t make it to my list while the Finn and the Swirly Spin™ slot made it to my Top 3 NetEnt slots 2017.

Those who have been playing the Finn and the Swirly Spin™ slot at one of the many NetEnt Casinos probably understand my motives. This video slot has made it to the second place because of its originality with this NetEnt slot hosting an innovation in which symbols do not land in the standard way but will follow a spiral pattern starting at the outside corner and ending in the centre position.

I keep on wondering how NetEnt manages to come up with such innovative mechanics continuing the slot revolution it started 7 years ago with the launch of Gonzo’s Quest™. Where Emojiplanet™ left my video slot heart untouched, even though an innovative gameplay was added to the blockbuster, Finn and the Swirly Spin™ made my video slot heart go wild.

The innovative slot mechanic turned this NetEnt slot into a game rather than a video slot. The slot features, though, are there to remind you of the fact that you’re playing a video slot featuring a Wild Symbol, Free Spins, the Free Spins Key, 4 different types of Free Spins, and a Random Feature with 4 variations.

In each of the 25 spaces, 25 separate symbols appear that are independent of those around it. Symbols involved in winning combinations will disappear and the remaining symbols will move to fill the empty spaces. Symbols will move forward following the spiral and among these symbols the Key symbol that appears in the beginning of the spiral on the first spin.

It’s the spiral pattern that will be responsible for the Free Spins Key to find the heart of the game after which you’ll enter a floating world where 4 Irish bars can be found. If no more winning combinations occur, the Free Spins Key will be sent back to the beginning of the spiral at the outer outside of the game.

3. Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™

The Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™ slot might be the biggest surprise in my Top 3 Best NetEnt slots 2017. It’s no blockbuster, offers a traditional 5×3 layout (at least during the main game) while it never gained the popularity of the two above video slots. However, I do believe that this particular NetEnt slot deserves more credit thanks to its enjoyable animations, up to 1024 bet ways, and a great combination of innovative slot features.

The game might not be as entertaining as Planet of the Apes™ and it’s definitely not a blockbuster, but I happen to like the game. Maybe it’s the jungle theme that attracts me the most with the charismatic Bengal tiger, the jungle elephant, the brown bear, the fearsome crocodile, and the sneaky Naja cobra turning up quite frequently.

It’s these impressing creatures that appear in full glory on the reels when a luminous butterfly is visible on an animal symbol that will be involved in a winning combination. Another adventure on the reels will take place as soon as the Free Spins feature is activated and an extra row is becoming available. It’s thanks to this extra row that the 243 bet ways increase to an amazing 1024 ways to win.

With the Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild™ slot you’ll get a chance to decide yourself whether you want to go for the dominance of the tiger, the elephant, bear, crocodile or the sneaky cobra!


By on 26 January, 2018