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Software Spotlight: NetEnt

08 Nov | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Software Spotlight: NetEnt

How much do you really know about Netent, one of the leading online casino software providers in the industry?

Founded in 1996, NetEnt was known as Net Entertainment until 2015.

From its base in Sweden, the company employs more than 1,000 industry experts and currently holds gaming licences from multiple regulators, including the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

What’s more NetEnt has earned a listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In addition to creating over 200 online casino games, NetEnt is responsible for processing real money gaming transactions.

In 2017 alone, it handled 41.2 billion requests.

To further define its role within the industry, NetEnt is spearheading the virtual reality (VR) movement. Utilising the latest technology, it has already developed VR prototypes of its most popular games, including Gonzo’s Quest.

Inside the Betway slots lobby, you won’t find every NetEnt slot ever made. However, these five on offer are many of the company’s top titles:

Blood Suckers

  • Launch Date: 2013
  • Slot Features: High RTP, free spins, 7,500X jackpot
  • RTP: 98 per cent
  • Paylines: 25

Blood Suckers features five reels, 25 paylines and an RTP of 98 per cent.

Although the gothic horror symbols look a little dated, the interface as a whole is packed with detail.

Aside from the 7,500X jackpot and bonus games with 10 free spins up for grabs, the background dramatics are a defining feature of this game.

Even before you’ve set your bet to at least £0.25, the wind starts to howl as footsteps echo in the distance. It’s these little things that make Blood Suckers one of the most atmospheric slots around. 

Gonzo’s Quest

  • Launch Date: 2013
  • Slot Features: Avalanche feature, increasing multipliers
  • RTP: 96%
  • Paylines: 20

Arguably the best-known NetEnt slot, Gonzo’s Quest is available to play from £0.20.

As well as an engaging backstory, this game’s avalanche feature is its main selling point.

Each time a winning combination is made, the responsible blocks disappear and new ones appear in their place. If that creates another winning combo, the process repeats itself until you draw a blank.

As well as helping you turn a single spin into multiple prizes, the avalanche gets bigger each time i.e. the multiplier increases so that each win successive win is worth more.

Guns N’ Roses

  • Launch Date: 2016
  • Slot Features: Rock-inspired bonuses, listen to Guns N’ Roses tracks
  • RTP: 96.98 per cent
  • Paylines: 20

One of NetEnt’s defining features is entertainment. Guns N’ Roses is an example of that.

Beyond its five reels, 20 paylines and 96.98 per cent RTP, this video slot features some of the band’s greatest hits.

In fact, what the developers have done is to turn familiar guitar riffs into special features such as Legend Spins.

Because you can listen to full-length tracks, Guns N’ Roses slots are as much about entertainment as the money you can win. 

Jack Hammer 2

  • Launch Date: 2013
  • Slot Features: Multiple ways to win, free spins
  • RTP: 97.1 per cent
  • Paylines: 99

Taking the cartoon theme to a new level, Jack Hammer 2 is regarded as an industry classic.

Loosely based on Dick Tracey, this five reel video slot features 99 paylines.

To set the reels in motion, bets range from £0.50 to £250 per spin. Regardless of the level you spin at, fixed wins range from 2X to 500X your line bet, while five or more electric eels give you up to 20 free spins.

The real selling point is the fact you can line up more than five matching symbols. This extra dimension opens up more possibilities and, in turn, creates a more entreating spectacle.

Starburst

  • Launch Date: 2013
  • Slot Features: Expanding wild
  • RTP: 96.1 per cent
  • Paylines: 10

One of the most popular slots at Betway, Starburst features five reels, 10 paylines and an RTP of 96.1 per cent.

The reason this slot is popular, other than its 250X jackpot, is streamlined appearance. Set in outer space, shooting stars are visible thanks to the transparent reels.

In addition to the stellar background, the multicoloured gems help to make this one of the more colourful video slots on the market.

To give Starburst something a little extra, the wild (multicoloured star) expands. Whenever it rolls into view on reels 2, 3 or 4, it will cover the entire reel to improve your chances of making a winning combination.

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