Published on 22 March 2018 by Adam
Despite our recent excitement regarding the announcement of new NetEnt slots and upcoming releases, it’s been slightly dampened with some sad news. Unfortunately, and for a variety of reasons, we occasionally have to say goodbye to some of NetEnt’s best work – and that time has come again.
Around this time last year, the iGaming world was in a state of shock after both of NetEnt’s South Park slot games, plus the branded Aliens hit, were pulled from gambling shelves.
The most likely reasoning for this is because of licensing rather than limited interest, so we still harbour faint hopes that the South Park slot series will rise again. Alas, it’s probably wishful thinking.
Although the pain of losing such popular hits was tough, it was perhaps the little prior warning that rankled the most.
Many gamers complained about the lack of communication beforehand, resulting in these games simply disappearing overnight for most.
A fair amount of time to fire them up for the final few occasions is what many craved, and we’ve made sure there’ll be no repeat almost 365 days on.
The NetEnt Slots Expiring on Thursday 29th March
That’s because you have bang on a week from publication to play a total of six desktop NetEnt slot games before they’re no more. However…
All we have so far is a date – Thursday 29th March 2018 – so we don’t know whether the games will cease to exist the moment the clock strikes midnight or if they’ll stay until the end of the day.
With that in mind, if you’re an avid fan of any of the slots below, we wouldn’t take the risk in waiting until next Thursday to give them a proper send off.
Without doubt the most high-profile of them all, we’re devastated to say that Frankenstein will no longer be playable after almost 7 years of loyal service. For smartphone and/or tablet gamers, it’ll be a case of déjà vu after Frankenstein Touch met its demise in April 2016.
Frankenstein is famous for kicking off NetEnt’s Universal Monsters slot series which has gone on to become a multi-game hit!
With the unusual option to select how many bet lines alongside bet level and coin value, you can spin away for as little as one cent if you desire, or a max of €100.
Dr Frankenstein, you’ll be sorely missed.
The main Muse attraction is hidden within the full title. Inspiration Wilds appear on reels 2, 3 and/or 4 – randomly expanding, sticking or multiplying to help you on your cause.
Out of the seven soon-to-be defunct NetEnt slots, Muse has the highest RTP of 97%.
Re-familiarise yourself with the soothing colour scheme, peaceful artwork, and trio of Greek goddesses of this March 2013 release…
Get your shades on and swimwear out – it’s time to head to NetEnt’s Beach for the last time. Another relatively high RTP game at 96.80%, Beach is a cleverly designed slot which sees the incoming tide bring new slot symbols every time you spin.
Beach’s main feature is the Octopus Wild which can swap the position of two other icons to try and generate a better result.
Finally, the Free Spins Round has been renamed Free Waves, with up to 24 possible from this late-2012 launch.
Attraction is a super-charged slot that’s one of the more recent releases – seeing the light of day in August 2014. You will notice this from the somewhat more polished feel about the artwork compared with earlier NetEnt drops.
Attraction has a catchy soundtrack and is the perfect slot game for physics lovers.
Every NetEnt slot has its own unique aspect, and Attraction’s is the Magnet Feature. You’ll see a magnet appear on the side or the bottom of the reels, activating Sticky Wilds or Re-Spins. Here’s a quick refresher:
Gamers often like to go back in time whilst playing, and the August 2012-released Evolution slot is no greater example. Of course, the big clue is in the name – yet Evolution comes packaged with symbols of interesting and original creatures to demonstrate NetEnt’s creativity.
NetEnt’s Evolution slot is certainly a game of levels, with the Free Spins Round superseded by a special Bonus Game.
If you manage to do well here, the coin wins are highly likely to come flooding in
Similarly to Frankenstein, any NetEnt mobile casino fan will already have experienced losing Subtopia, as the Touch version left our smartphones and tablets in the summer of 2017. That’s given us an extra nine months to enjoy Subtopia on desktop – with Multiplier Meters looking to dish out extra big rewards.
Subtopia is one of the earliest games set to be struck, having made its first appearance in early 2012.
Here’s how it’ll be remembered on mobile…