Neon Staxx Slot: Review, Casinos List
|Released||June 24, 2015|
|RTP (return to player)||96.9 %|
|House edge||3.10 %|
|Bet Size||0,20-100 EUR|
Theme and basic information
The Neon Staxx slot is created by well-known provider NetEnt that has huge experience in the gambling field and can be considered a trustworthy company. Despite the fact that Neon Staxx slot was released in 2015, it was one of the first games of this provider that were made with the help of HTML5 technology. As a result, it is mobile-friendly, and it virtually doesn’t step aside for more contemporary slots in terms of technical equipment. For instance, it has the fascinating and lucrative SuperStaxx ™ feature which gives players a chance to win the massive stacks of symbols and, consequently, get big sums of money.
Now I’m going to tell you about the interface of this slot in detail. And firstly, I will say that its theme can be called “80's disco” with funky music and futuristic looking (for that time, I mean 80’) graphic objects with the different predators depicted on them.
Actually, the slot with all these bright colors looks pretty cool and attractive. In fact, I think that the game’s design should be a little bit pretentious and some kind of distracting from worries of worldly life.
Speaking about the main characters, you will see the predators of different types, they have almost the same hierarchical position and should be collected to bring a financial income. Among them, you will see a lion, a lynx, an eagle and a snake. The plot is remarkably straightforward. You should catch as many pictures with predators as possible and try to hit a jackpot.
So, you may be interested in this slot if you like 80’s stylized games with simple but convenient design, and you are willing to know more about the SuperStaxx ™ feature.
Why do I prefer a simply designed slot like this one? The answer is simple as well, when I’m playing in such games, I’m able to concentrate on the gameplay and not on various special settings that some latest (and not only latest) slots offer to players. So, it is a 5 reels and 4 rows slot that is designed quite ordinarily. It even doesn’t have any changing elements like the number of rows or reels. The quantity of pay-lines is fixed and equals 40.
It is said in the rules of the slot that only the highest win per bet line is paid, and a win is paid if the required combination appears from the left to the right side of the reels.
As for bet settings in this slot, you will find such adjustable set-ups like bet level and coin value. So, you can set the bet level from 1 to 10. It, in its turn, adjusts the size of the bet and makes it set from 0.20 euro to 2 euro if coin size is 0.01.
What is coin size actually? It is how much one coin costs. So, when you set the “10” bet level and bet 200 coins with minimal coin value equals 0.10 euro, if you want to know how much this bet will cost in euro, you need to multiply 200 x 0.10. In this particular case, the bet will be 20 euro.
The maximum bet I could set in the casino I was playing is 100 euro (if bet level is 10 and coin value is 0,5), and the minimum bet was 0.20 euro ( if bet level is 1 and coin value is 0.01).
Wild and Scatter are special symbols that I’ll elaborate in more details further in the article,
Base-game symbols with different predators looking like a decoration in the disco club of the ’80s (though, I can actually just assume how such decorations could look) and base-game symbols with the signs of playing cards.
The highest paying symbol is Wild that can substitute for all symbols except Scatter symbol. It pays 200 coins for collecting all 5 symbols and much less for catching only 4 Wilds - only 30 coins.
The highest paying symbol among neon predators is the one with a picture of a lion on it. It pays 100 coins for 5 such symbols that appear on required pay-lines. The symbols of predators pay far less for 3 or 4 collected symbols.
Finally, I’m going to mention the last figure that is how many coins you will get for catching the lowest paying symbols (there are two lowest paying symbols in this slot) which are Queen and Jack of neon-purple and neon-blue colors. It pays only 20 coins for all 5 collected symbols and just 4 coins if you get 3 of them.
Highest win per line, Wild symbol and Scatter symbol
Due to the fact that the highest paying symbol is Wild, you will get the maximum win per line if you collect all 5 Wild symbols on any pay line that are set and described in the info section of the game. As I have said, it equals 200 coins or 100 euro ( in a casino I was playing, but the figures can vary).
Describing Wild symbol I will say that it looks as a super-bright sign Wild of pink color on the background consisting of sparkling points of golden color that resemble a set of small light bulbs.
The Scatter symbol looks like the Wild one but the light bulbs have a green color and in the middle of the symbol, you will see the triangle of pink color with a sign located beneath of it.
Slot bonus features
As for Free spins, you can get them if you collect 3-5 Scatter symbols:
in the case you collect 3 Scatters, you will get 10 free spin
in the case you collect 4 Scatters, you will get 15 free spin
in the case you collect 5 Scatters, you will get 20 free spin
This slot can be considered as too straightforward for someone, but it doesn’t have any bonus game.
Now I will tell you about the special features that this slot offers. First of all, it is the SuperStaxx feature that was described at the beginning of the article. It represents a stack of symbols that appears on the reels. It is said that the randomly selected symbol appears at the stack at the beginning of each spin with the other symbols.
And it is also said that all five reels contain a number of adjacent positions that are randomly replaced with one symbol from a paytable. The only exception is a Scatter symbol.
Unfortunately, there is no Multiplier in this slot, and the jackpot is non-progressive which means that you can win a big sum of money, but it won’t be a really life-changing winning.
RTP, Volatility and Hit frequency
The Return to player (RTP) coefficient equals 96.9% in this slot. And, as you probably know, the average appropriate coefficient should be set between 96-97%, so it can be claimed that this slot is appropriate enough to play (in long-distance you will get a sufficient part of your bets back on your account).
This slot has low-medium volatility which means that you will win not too frequently, but, at the same time, it will happen not too rarely.
The hit frequency coefficient in Neon Staxx is 27.63%, and that information implies that slot-game will form a winning combination in 27.63% out of 100%. Consequently, you will lose 72.27% out of 100% each time you make a spin.
Graphics and sound
Neon Staxx is not a new slot, so graphics don't seem as pretty and impressive as in some latest slots. Though it is quite good. And the bright neon colors that are supposed to form the “80s mood” really make a special atmosphere of a holiday with a disco-style theme.
What is for sound, I actually liked its funky motives. They bring some kind of additional joy. I’ll just add that there is no into in this slot, but I think it’s predictable because it’s not a slot with a sophisticated plot.
Let’s start with a list of pros of Neon Staxx slot:
high RTP (96.9)
quite a good animation
good sound effects (funky-disco)
low-medium level of volatility
Html5 is supported
List of cons of this slot includes:
a cool but pretty standard theme that looks effective, but not original
the possible winnings are not as huge as they could be
there is no free spins multiplier at all which can add some fun
So that it is a good slot that was made in 2015 and still can compete with the latest slots regarding graphics and different features. Simultaneously, it stays quite charming and attracts new players by giving them positive emotions and offering big enough wins.
In my opinion, this slot is a good alternative to slots that you can play in a real casino. It is also a great opportunity to dive into the disco atmosphere of the 80s with neon lights, funky music and impressive pictures of animals.
Of course, it has its own disadvantages. For instance, you won’t win a huge sum of money, and the fact that it doesn’t have a multiplier or additional bonus game is surely disappointing for any online casino player. Nevertheless, if you prefer straightforward and well-performed slots that were released by a trustworthy company and that have a couple of really fascinating features, Neon Staxx might be your choice.