We recently brought you NetEnt vs Microgaming: The Battle for June, which contained details about NetEnt's upcoming new slot game Neon Staxx – set for release June 23rd. Now, since the news of one fluorescent themed wonder, it would seem that NetEnt has gone neon mad with the announcement of Sparks slot, featuring symbols which appear as vivid wisps of electricity. The game is sleek and elegant, though this is unsurprising as the mighty NetEnt seem keen on continually raising the bar of the slots industry.
At a Glance
Sparks slots is a 5-reel, 3-row, 2-line slot absolutely bursting with colour, due to the very latest NetEnt innovation in the use of HTML5 technology. This new edition of HTML5 may be the reason behind NetEnt's neon theme of late, as it allows the software provider to indulge in colours which might not previously have resulted in such a high-quality feast for the eyes.
A nice colour scheme isn't going to win you any cash however, and if NetEnt have already got the neon thing down in Neon Staxx it would seem a little odd for them to release another similar title without including any new features, right? Right! Sparks looks set to wow players old and new with some crucial new features. Lets take a look at them below.
There appears to be quite a few innovations in Sparks which will keep slots lovers coming back for more – my favourite is the choice between Win One Way or Win Both Ways. The premise is quite simple; either play your regular slots game in the Win One Way mode (where your winnings are taken from the classic left-to-right format), or you can pay a little extra to engage the Win Both Ways mode, meaning your potential wins are taken both from left-to-right and right-to-left.
The obvious bonus here is that you have a much greater chance of hitting a winning combination with the Win Both Ways mode activated as the game will offer either a higher Return to Player (RTP) or Hit Frequency. Wild substitutions crop up occasionally to give a greater likelihood of a win.
Not only that, but the game also features an Expanding Cloning Wild. When this feature is activated the game's ambient, minimal soundtrack ramps things up a gear to something a little more epic. This is complemented by the introduction of a lot of fire on-screen. The Expanding Cloning Wilds multiply up whichever column they landed in giving a chance of a mega win.
A closer look at Sparks reveals not just a beautiful game but a new direction for NetEnt in the wake of its HTML5 upgrade. There are quite a few unique features to satiate seasoned slots players and novices alike, and the level of control afforded to the player is second-to-none. Sparks is likely to launch on all good NetEnt casinos, many of which can be found in our Top 20 UK Mobile Casinos. Looks like another home-run from NetEnt with this one! Take a look at the teaser video below: