Neon Staxx Slot Game
The first thing you’ll notice after loading this brightly colored online slot is that the reels slope away from you. Narrower at the top of the screen, and becoming fatter at the bottom gives an effective 3D feel – though it does take a few spins to get used to it.
This is a sci-fi looking game, with vivid images and dramatic music. Your bigger wins will come from covering a lot of the screen with the ‘super stacks’ feature, where symbols appear on the reels many times in a row. During the free spins bonus, you’ll be given a symbol which is super-stacked throughout.
How to Win on Neon Staxx
There are 20 win lines covering the 5 reel by 4 row grid, the best paying regular symbols are neon creations representing different animals, for example a snake or a tiger. You will notice the prizes for lining up even the full 5 on a win-line are on the lower side. This is more than made up for by hitting multiple win-lines at once.
The highest paying symbol is the wild, this is a bright golden circle, with the word ‘Wild’ over in in neon pink. The usual ‘wild rules’ apply – this symbol will substitute for any of the regular symbols to create extra wins – though not the scatters. If you hit 5 wilds on a line then you win 200 coins, with 30 coins for 4 and 15 coins for just 3.
Of the animal symbols the lion has the biggest prize, clocking in at 100 coins for 5. Next comes a pink / purple tiger (75), purple eagle (50) and blue triangle with a snake (40). Playing card symbols, which are equally vivid and neon in color, make up the smaller wins – with aces down to jacks in play.
Many slots online use the ‘stacked symbols’ system. What this means is that you get runs of the same symbol on the reels, which will sometimes result in entire reels showing the same symbol. Super-stacks takes this concept one step further. Here you have very long strips of the same symbols on the reels – which gives you a good chance of seeing one or more reels covered. On Neon Staxx your biggest wins will come when you cover the entire grid in the same symbol.
During the base game, a random symbol is super-stacked on each spin. If you are lucky enough to hit when this is the wild symbol, you can be in for some big wins.
Neon Stacks Free Spins Bonus Game
Scatter symbols are green circles with a neon pink triangle on them and the word ‘scatter’. Three or more anywhere in view will trigger the free spins bonus. You’ll get 10 free spins for 3, 15 spins for 4 and 20 spins for 5.
Before your spins start you see a screen where the symbols are scrolling past quickly on the right hand side. You need to click the button underneath this, which slows the symbols down until they stop. The symbol showing becomes your super-stacked symbol for the free spins bonus. You’ll get excellent coverage of this symbol. With the higher paying ones you’ll certainly have the opportunity for some bigger wins.
Vivid Neon Design and Setup
The reels are translucent for this game, revealing a computer generated background made up of a grid landscape with mountains. Above the mountains you can see lightning strikes. The scene looks very effective in blue and purple. The unusual sloping reels add to the futuristic feel.
Symbols are individually very colorful and vivid, and the overall effect is bright and intense. When you get full reels of a symbol the remaining reels glow and speed up, giving an expectation effect while you wait to see if the next reel will also match. There are plenty of smaller animations with symbols flipping and squares coming from them.
Dramatic music plays throughout, with something of an 80’s feel to it.
You will not be able to adjust the 20 win-lines, though there is plenty of flexibility in coin size (from 1c up to 50c per line) and betting level (up to 10x). Auto-play and max bet are offered as a standard NetEnt option.
I can see this slot appealing to the type of players who enjoy Starburst and similar games. The overall game play is simple and solid, with the stacked symbols the main way you’ll win big. If you do manage to cover the entire slot in the same symbol, you could be looking at a very big payout! The music, neon symbols and overall sci-fi look and feel are beautifully produced, as you would expect from Net Entertainment.