Maybe the easiest games to play, video slots are massively popular in land-based casinos and online casinos. This popularity can be attributed to the easy game rules. Because even if you have no clue how a video slot works, just hit the spin button to start the game. That doesn’t mean that’s all a video slot is about, though. There are game rules, gameplay, RTP, and slot features involved.
One of the largest suppliers of video slots in the world is NetEnt. When the online casino of your choice is a NetEnt Casino, you know for sure that some of the best video slots are available including famous slots like Twin Spin™, Gonzo’s Quest™, and Starburst™.
“Driving the Online Casino Market through Better Games”! This is NetEnt’s vision. The ‘better games’ part is exactly what I see when I look at their wide range of video slots.
Innovation and creativity are two of the keywords that come up to mind when playing the NetEnt video slots. If you would ask me the secret of NetEnt’s success? I would definitely tell you that their key to success can be found in innovation.
Founded in 1996, NetEnt already had years of experience in the offline casino industry. From the start, NetEnt knew what a NetEnt Casino and the fans of video slots were looking for.
In less than two decennia, NetEnt managed to create a network consisting of dozens of online casinos. This huge network is now responsible for the growth of some of the largest online casino jackpots available in the industry. Names such as the Mega Fortune™ Jackpot, Hall of Gods™ Jackpot, and Mega Fortune Dreams™ Jackpot.
With over 100 slots developed by NetEnt, it’s a fact that the Swedish software developer is among the largest suppliers. On their way to the top, NetEnt created dozens of video slots and every single game has its own theme.
This is one of the reasons every single NetEnt slot is unique. As time passed, slot themes got more original, innovatively evolved, better cutting-edge graphics and 3D animations.
These were all used by the talented designers at NetEnt. With games like Gonzo’s Quest™, Silverback Gold™, and Guns N’ Roses™, NetEnt is part of the video slot revolution. Video slots have changed tremendously in the past decade, thanks to NetEnt and its dedicated team of developers.
What is next?
It’s not easy to come up with new themes for the video slots. For NetEnt it doesn’t seem much of a problem, though. Their developers find inspiration in films, series, games, singers/bands, comics, fairytales, and history. But basically any theme. NetEnt turns any theme into a story told by the reels.
The success mainly comes from advanced gameplay, graphical effects, 3D animations, and innovative video slot features. Some of the NetEnt slots involve complete bonus games while others depend on Wild features, Free Spins features or one or more progressive jackpots.
This is the case in Mega Fortune™ and Hall of Gods™. The Mega Fortune™ was responsible for many jackpot wins over the past decade, including the second-largest online casino jackpot win of €17.8 million won by a Finnish player at the beginning of 2013.
Recognisable video slots
Another reason why NetEnt became so successful, is the familiarity of the video slots. They all share the same basic navigation, although betting options changed slightly over time. The spin button is always available in the middle or to the right of the video slot. Sometimes involved in the design, sometimes just standard with NetEnt’s green colour.
Although some regulated markets prohibit the autoplay, where the function is allowed, you find it left of the spin button. The max bet button is available on the right side of the spin button.
At the left bottom, you find the settings, volume, game rules and another Autoplay button. In the middle of the bottom, the balance, bet and your cash winnings. Your balance, total bet and winnings are also shown in coins.
The paytable can be found on the left side of the navigation, all adding to a great video slot experience at one of the many NetEnt Casinos.
NetEnt slot features
NetEnt can be called a front-runner in video slot development. They always use the latest development technology to come to the best graphics, 3D animations, and innovative slot features. Every time again, NetEnt’s talented designing team know how to give a nice twist to a certain theme.
Over the years, the highly qualified developers came up with the most innovative slot features imaginable. 243 Ways to Win, Bonus games, Expanding Wilds, Wild Symbols, Free Spins, Gamble Features, Multipliers, Scatters, Stacked Wilds, Wild Reels, and the famous Avalanche™ feature as seen in Gonzo’s Quest™ and Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™.
More often NetEnt shows its ability to create games. Some bonus features look like computer games. Take the bonus feature in Jumanji™, for example. Rich graphics, some in 3D, and loads of originality is what these bonus games are all about.
Another example of an innovative bonus game, is the one from the Silverback Gold™ video slot. This game offers a Free Spins feature that allows you to upgrade symbols to higher-paying symbols.
NetEnt video slot series
You have so much to choose from. There are a few video slot series among NetEnt’s extended slots portfolio. Take the Fairytale Legends, based on the best fairytales. But also the NetEnt Rocks slots series that include Guns N’ Roses™, Jimi Hendrix™, Motörhead™ slot, and Ozzy Osbourne™.
You can also go for one of the many branded NetEnt slots. A branded slot is exactly what the name says it is, a video slot based on a brand. The brand can be anything from a famous person, a musician, band, TV program, etcetera. Two examples of video slots based on a brand are Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen™ and Narcos™.
Another popular series which NetEnt is involved with, is Megaways™. Megaways provides changeable reels. Reels show up to 7 symbols and each spin the number can vary. This way, the number of ways to win changes constantly. When expanded to the maximum 117,649 ways to win, you can expect massive wins. Popular Megaways™ slots are Fruit Shop Megaways™, Dazzle Me Megaways™, Twin Spins Megaways™ and Divine Fortune Megaways™.
Jackpot video slots
Although most NetEnt video slots don’t have a progressive character, NetEnt did create some marvellous ones. Every NetEnt Casino offers you a wide range of local and network NetEnt Jackpots. The network jackpot offers you a jackpot going into the many millions.
The largest video slot jackpots are offered by Mega Fortune™, Mega Fortune Dreams™, Hall of Gods™, and Arabian Nights™.
If you rather play for a smaller local jackpot, NetEnt offers the local jackpot games. These include Divine Fortune™ and the classic Mega Joker™ slot.
Video Slots FAQ
NetEnt has a massive 138 video slots that it offers to online casino operators. This amount varies as every month there are new games being added.
Starburst is the most popular video slot NetEnt offers.
The slot with the highest RTP is, Blood Suckers with a massine 98%.
Yes, NetEnt is a software developer and they make their own slots from scratch, this includes, design, sounds and mathematics behind the game.
Because NetEnt has a large reach within the online casino game market they can close deals with large brand names. These brand names obviously get paid for the use of their name.
NetEnt launches at least one new video slot every month. This is more often more than one a month but the minimum is one.
Every video slot launched by NetEnt has been tested by external test labs. These test labs give a certificate for the RTP after testing which is then presented to the different licensed jurisdictions.