With the wonderfully retro Neon Staxx slot by NetEnt, we're taking an exciting trip back to the 80s.
However, we'll also be packing some more modern features in our suitcase to give us an arcade game experience like no other. We're talking about extra-large stacks of symbols, free spins, and wild substitutions that take this game from what could've been just another retro-themed slot to a whole new level.
Thanks to the stunning fluorescent graphics and an uplifting electronic soundtrack that even the king of 80s synths (Georgio Moroder) would be proud of, this amazing NetEnt slot serves up generous helpings of seamless, semi-3D gameplay.
The appearance of Neon Staxx is extremely reminiscent of an arcade game screen in that it looks angled and almost 3D-like. Its reels are also taller than those used in the majority of NetEnt slot games as they're four rows high.
Behind them, you can see a futuristic (well, as futuristic as you could get back in the 80s) bright blue landscape and the view of a city skyline lit up by forks of neon pink lightning. The symbols on the reels are equally colourful and consist of retro-style eagles, snakes, bears, tigers, and playing cards (A, K, Q, J).
Neon Staxx uses five rows and forty paylines and has a high theoretical RTP of 96.9%. As with many of NetEnt's modern slots, you can increase or decrease both the Coin Value and Bet Level settings to give you a minimum and maximum bet-per-spin of 20p and £100.
It also helps that the prospect of scoring a top jackpot of 80,000 coins is clearly advertised by a scrolling banner at the top of the screen.
The wild symbol is an orange-and-gold disc with "Wild" written across it in pink lettering. It awards wins whenever three or more appear on the reels (up to 200 coins for five-of-a-kind) and can also help you score wins by substituting for all symbols except the scatter.
The scatter a pink triangle on a silver circle, and when it lands three, four, or five times on the reels, it gives you a tasty treat of ten, fifteen or twenty free spins respectively.
The main feature of Neon Staxx is called Super Staxx, and its main purpose is to help you create winning combinations. It's activated at random and causes stacks of symbols to cover one or more entire reels at a time. It can take effect on any symbol except the scatter. In the free spins round, Super Staxx is a little more selective about which symbol it picks to act as a stacked symbol – only the four animals or the wild.
The Neon Staxx slot from NetEnt delivers a fast-paced sci-fi/retro gaming experience that throws up frequent wins. If you used to love playing arcade games, this slot would doubtless bring back some fond memories.