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Demolition Squad™


If you think comics are childish and not for grown-ups, you are very wrong. Netent proves again comics are for every age and for all types of persons, and isn’t it a fact we all read comics from time to time as for example in newspapers? It’s not for nothing Net Entertainment is using the comics style frequently for the design of their video slots. Actually it’s some of their most played video slots that are inspired by comics. For example Jack Hammer and Jack Hammer 2, both based on a comic involving Dick Tracy, a famous detective and main character from a comic published for the first time in 1931. Also the Thunderfist video slot could have been inspired by what can be called a very popular way of storytelling.
While in Europe we call these drawn stories comics, in Japan these same comics are called manga, sold in all kind of genres like action-adventure, romance, historical drama, comedy, science fiction, and fantasy. Also In Japan, people of all ages read manga and over the years manga have also gained a significant worldwide audience and that’s why it is understandable Netent saw manga as an inspiration for the Demolition Squad video slot.

Manga themed video slot

Surrounded by a construction building site, you will be drawn into the Demolition Squad video slot, following the daily antics of a wrecking crew bulldozing the five reels resulting in some entertaining results while the music keeps you awake. Between the diggers and scaffolding, you’ll find the animated welder, the labourer, the purple haired sledgehammer girl, the crane operator and a robot guard keeping an eye on the demolition squad.

One of the most recognisable details of a Netent video slot is the control panel, not often customised by the designers. But a hardcore themed video slot asks for more and that’s probably the reason the control panel has been adapted to the manga theme. Another detail you must notice is the background soundtrack which reverberates through the speakers as soon as the game is loaded and matches the demolition theme perfectly, although if a bit too much the volume button can be found in the bottom menu.

Betting options

Maybe the destruction happening on the reels, or the manga theme isn’t your cup of tea, if you are looking for a high roller game or a video slot packed with extra features, you will definitely like Demolition Squad. Besides the many innovative features and a maximum of 50 Free Spins! to win, the Demolition Squad video slot also offers the amazing amount of 40 bet lines and a maximum bet of 200.00, in any currency available at the Netent Casino you choose to play. When all 40 bet lines are activated, which is highly recommended, the minimum bet will be 0.40. Ten levels are giving you the opportunity to increase your chance of winnings while the six different coin values will increase your winnings. Choose to play the highest level combined with the maximum coin value of 0.50 and you’ll play with a bet of 200.00, the highest amount possible and perfect for high rollers.

Demolition features

One of the explosive new features Demolition Squad is offering is the Demolition Wild, activated by a pair of Wilds appearing on reels 2 and 4 as both Wild symbols will explode into a demolition Wild and the gap will be filled up with a third Demolition Wild. This means the symbol between the two Demolition Wilds, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally transform into another Demolition Wild. All other Wilds appearing on reel 2,3 and 4 will stay the same, but both Wild features substitute for all other symbols, except Scatter symbols.

Free Spins

Even though I’m already impressed by the winnings the innovative Wild feature can cause while playing Demolition Squad, I’m even more mesmerized by the Free Spins feature this well designed video slot is offering. Free Spins will be activated when three or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the five reels. 10, 20 and the amazing amount of 50 Free Spins will be awarded by respectively 3, 4 or 5 Scatters. If you are lucky enough to get five Scatters, you will be awarded with 50 Free Spins, one of the highest amounts of Free Spins that can be won while playing a Netent video slot, as only Wild Rockets, Dragon Island and EggOMatic offer these amounts of Free Spins.

Once the Free Spins feature starts, one of the Demolition Squad characters will be clung to the wrecking ball which flies across the reels to tell you how many Free Spins you have left. And if you are not amazed yet, though impossible if you ask me, all wins from Free Spins are also multiplied by three. And if you’ve picked yourself up from the floor in time after you’ve seen your balance rising as fast as light goes, you’ll get a short manga animation for free as well.

Under construction

Although this Netent video slot is always under construction, you can’t really say the same about the cutting-edge graphics, the music and the amazing features. And maybe the manga theme isn’t your first choice, once you start playing Demolition Squad, whether you like manga or not, you will be amazed by another magnificent creation offered by one of the largest software developers in the online casino industry.