In 2018, over 20 new NetEnt slots found their way to the NetEnt Casinos. With all these new releases, players had a chance to enjoy many new themes with games based the Phantom of the Opera, Asgard, Miami Vice, Bollywood, Harry Potter, Snow White, Ancient Egypt, bazaars, Vikings (branded slot game), and good old Santa! That’s quite a mix of themes if you ask me and I would expect one last blockbuster at the end of the year, but unfortunately, all we got was robots with the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot being the last slot addition in 2018.
Don’t listen to me, though, as this just proves how spoiled I got during 2018 and that simply means that NetEnt did a great job. After writing reviews about Jumanji™ and Vikings™ (the series), I just feel a bit empty when a bunch of robots hit the reels. There’s not much to refer to other than an electrifying video slot featuring Wild substitutions, Stacked symbols and the one-of-a-kind Wild-O-Tron feature.
NetEnt’s science fiction video slots
While there’s no particular brand to refer to, there is a category I can link the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot with. It’s a special category that doesn’t involve that many video slots yet, but that might attract more players than we would believe in the first place. Think about the incredible number of science fiction movies, series, books, and comics.
Science fiction is a theme that can bring confusion, thinking it involves the future, but science fiction is so much more. At least, that’s what I learned when I announced the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot for the first time. I’m still not an expert when it comes to science fiction, trust me, but I now know science fiction can be about the technology of the future, science in general and advanced science and technology, but also spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
After I was enlighted about what science fiction is really about, I learned that the Space Wars™ slot is definitely part of the category, but that wasn’t all I learned. I also learned that this same category involved so many more NetEnt Games, but some have left the stage over the years including Attraction™, Alien Robots™, and the branded Aliens™ slot game. I guess it was time to fill up all this emptiness with the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot.
With a minimum bet of 0.20 and a maximum bet of 200.00, the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot is a pretty standard video slot. The same goes for the 10 bet levels and the 7 coin values that help you create the perfect bet. I also had a look at the payout numbers such as the payout percentage of 96.01%, and so far that doesn’t impress me either. So I guess we’re talking about a mediocre game here, but let’s see what the slot features are about.
Electrifying slot features
Definitely less average are the video slot features the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot is enriched with. Well, what else to expect from a video slot with a science fiction-themed video slot? With some science of the future involved, we expect nothing less than some futuristic slot features, right?
The video slot features seem to bring some action on the reels with the Wild-O-Tron feature in particular, but the Wild and Stacked symbols are kind of old-fashioned by now. Each spin there is a chance to activate the Wild-O-Tron feature and I think that’s a good start, but what if the feature is indeed activated? At least, that’s what I’m asking myself. During the Wild-O-Tron feature, the lamps on the Wild-O-Tron machine located beside the reels light up with the colours of the transformed symbols and all occurrences of a given symbol are transformed into Wild symbols during the spin. With a bit of luck, it can do so for up to 6 symbols, literally filling the screen with Wilds and boosting the chances to win big! This is what could make this game a high volatility game, but I’m not convinced.
One thing I’m sure about is that the Wild-O-Tron 3000™ slot will be offering an electrifying game and is a great addition for all science fiction fans out there, but if I could recommend a science fiction game I would rather go for Space Wars™ or even the EggoMatic™ slot.