In the blockbuster 80’s film Conan The Barbarian, starring the famous bulging muscle mass of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan is asked: “What is best in life?”
“To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.”
This testosterone-soaked line, which was actually a paraphrasing of a famous Genghis Khan quote, now needs an additional segment added to it … “to win big on NetEnt’s Conan!”.
The branded slot differs greatly in style from usual NeEnt games that have 5 reels and 4 rows, as Conan boasts 6 reels, 4 rows and also 24 fixed bet lines.
Along with a Pay-Both-Ways mechanic, Conan has linked reels, three base game features, multiple Free Spin modes and an additional Thoth Amon feature that can trigger as a result of the base game features.
Visually, this is one of the most beautiful and artistic titles that NetEnt has released, filled with epic magic and lightning effects that fit the theme perfectly.
The symbols in Conan are pretty, but nothing special, as they operate like 99% of other Video Slots out there.
You have high-paying symbols, that are taken by Conan’s sidekick and lover Valeria, his nemesis Thoth-Amon and, of course, Conan the Warrior-Thief-Gladiator-King himself.
The medium-value symbols are occupied with grappling hooks, helmets and swords; leaving the lowest-value symbols as snakes, lions and falcons – which is a refreshing change from the normal card values that usually take up this tier.
Play On Your Mobile
Had way too much coffee on your commute and need somewhere to dispel all that extra energy? Then you’ll be happy to read that Conan is fully optimised for mobile.
So, while you’re stripping down to your loincloth/tighty-whities on the train and extricating your broadsword from your suitcase, have a think about whether you’d like to play:
A: The regular, HTML5 version that’s fully compatible with mobile phones
B: The specific ‘NetEnt Touch’ version that’s been specially designed to put those fingers and thumbs to a barbaric purpose on mobile.
There’s no wrong answer here, just two different ways to enjoy epic mobile gaming.
Conan Game Tutorial
There is a long list of bonus features in this high-octane action fest, so bear with us while we outline how each one works:
Tower Wilds Feature
During the main game, Tower Wilds can appear on reels 1 and 2 – substituting all symbols except for Scatter symbols and giving you potentially big wins.
Battle Wilds (Expanding)
If a red Battle Wild lands on reels 5 and 6, it will expand horizontally to cover up to 3 reels.
Mystery Symbol Feature
Mystery symbols will appear on reels 3 and 4 and work a little differently to the Tower Wilds, as they can transform into any symbols apart from Scatters and Wilds to fit winning combinations.
If you land a stacked Mystery symbol in the main game, you’ll have a chance to activate the ‘Mystery Multiplier’ that will multiply your win up to 7 times!
This special feature is activated when you land one or more fully stacked reels of Mystery symbols with one or more Wilds.
When it begins, Myster symbols will be randomly added to reels 2-5 – leading to some potentially gigantic wins.
If you’re designing a brutal, barbaric and bloody game to represent the legendary story of Conan The Barbarian, there’s no way you can just have one Free Spins mode like all other slots – that would be too boring, right?
That’s probably why NetEnt have crammed 3 whole Free Spin modes into Conan each with different features and volatilities.
City Of Thieves Free Spins
This mode has low to medium volatility but features Tower Wilds that can expand to cover the reels partially or completely for some big wins.
Temple Of The Serpent Free Spins
The s-s-s-s-s-serpent temple has higher volatility and allows for Mystery and stacked Mystery symbols to appear on all reels.
Walls of Tarantia Free Spins
We’re back to low to medium volatility for this one. but with the added benefit of Battle Wilds – increasing the change of covering the screen with winning symbols.
The bet limits in Conan are fairly straightforward streamlined. there are 7 different coin values to choose from, ranging between €0.01 and €1 – this means the amount you can bet is between €0.20 and €200.
This medium volatility slot is feature-packed, with each feature allowing for multiple types of wins, as well as it being possible to earn some major wins in the main game. However the tippity top amount is 2,016 times your bet.