NetEnt Tribute to Timeless Cultural Icons
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NetEnt’s repertoire of slots includes a fair number of ones that pay homage to a diversity of popular cultural icons. Be it a movie that has established itself as a cult classic, a worldwide hit TV series, a music band that has defined a generation, a ground breaking fictional novel with characters that pass on from generation to generation, and what have you. In this article, we’ll give a brief overview of some of the slot adaptations that have captured the fantasy of fan players and never fail to bring out a touch of good, ol’ nostalgia.
South Park & South Park: Reel Chaos
South Park is an ongoing animated TV series, especially geared towards adults, that has been with us since the 90s. It features crudely stylised characters with quirky and dysfunctional personalities who find themselves in over the top situations that parodies real-life issues in ways that range from subtle to no-holds-barred vulgar. This is what has ensured that South Park establish itself as one of the most well-known series that goes on churning out new seasons. The characters’ level of popularity have inspired the production team at NetEnt to produce not 1, but 2 slot adaptations – South Park and South Park: Reel Chaos.
Starting with the more conventional South Park 3D video slot, this one has gone platinum. It consists of 25 fixed bet lines spread out over a 5-reels-by-3-rows display. This slot has a theoretical payout of 96.7%. Along with the animated versions of the characters up to their usual shenanigans we’ve come to love over all the years, this game features an array of special features:
- Symbol substituting wilds
- Cartman mini feature and Beefcake Wild
- Terrance an Phillip mini feature
- Hankey mini feature
There is also a good number of bonus games in South Park. These are triggered by 2 normal bonus symbols appearing on the 3rd and 4th reels and a special bonus symbol – 1 of the 4 main characters of the series – on the 5th reel. The bonus games include:
- Kyle Bonus Spins
- Stan Bonus Spins
- Cartman Bonus Game
- Kenny Bonus Game
Moving onto South Park : Reel Chaos, this adaptation is a play on the superhero gang Coon and Friends, who after appearing a few times in recent South Park series, gained more prominent air time and spin offs. The whole Coon and Friends concept blatantly mocks the recent years’ trend Hollywood and TV series production companies like Netflix have adopted of turning Marvel and DC comics into movie franchises.
This entry in the South Park video slots series consists of a machine with a 96.8% theoretical payout, and with 5 reels by 3 rows and 20 bet lines. Once again, this game features a nice set of special features that are sure to entertain players while bringing big wins:
- Symbol substituting wilds
- Cartman’s tacked wilds
- Kenny’s multiplier
- Stan’s multiplying re-spins
- Kyle’s overlay wilds
- The Mintburry Crunch Epic Bonus Spins
The Alien movie franchise began in 1979 with the sci-fi horror multiple award-winning vision of Ridley Scott based on the designs of the eponymous alien by the surrealist artist H. R. Giger. Several sequels, cross-overs, and spinoffs in different formats have spawned since the original’s inception, with yet another entry planned for the near future following Ridley Scott’s 2012 release of Prometheus.
NetEnt’s pays tribute to the enduring and visually harrowing movie franchise – precisely, the 2nd entry, directed by James Cameron, Aliens – with a darkly-themed video slot that has got comes with all the thematic and atmospheric bells and whistles that will surely play several familiar chords with fans.
The game is built with 5 reels by 3 rows, carrying 15 bet lines. The theoretical payout is 96.4%. The game’s special features, apart from the symbol substituting wilds, are designed as 3 different levels – The Search, The Encounter, and The Hive – that must be reached and cleared by fulfilling specific requirements (please refer to manual).
The Invisible Man
Originally published as a novella by the renowned sci-fi writer H. G. Wells, this story of fiction has served as the premise of several movie and TV series adaptations, the first of which was a movie directed by James Whale in 1933. It tells the story of a scientist named Griffin who researches optics. He comes up with a formula to allow the body to refract light just like air does instead of absorbing and emitting it. He becomes his own test subject and the experiment is only half successful as he is not able to reverse the effects.
The video slot spinoff portrays a dark and creepy theme and ambience, especially as interpreted in the 1st movie. The user interface includes 5 separate reels by 3 rows, combined to produce 20 bet lines. Special features in The Invisible Man include:
- The Win-Both-Ways Feature
- Symbol substituting Police Wilds, Griffin Wilds, and re-spins
- Free spins
- The Griffin’s Rage Bonus Game
- The Police Spins Bonus Game