For today’s slot roundup – not to mention the next couple to follow – we’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular titles on the market right now from Net Entertainment. The legendary brand behind some of the biggest names in the business, this time we’ll be looking at NetEnt’s Demolition Squad and Devil’s Delight. Pretty much as different as it gets, but right on par with each other when it comes to playability.
First up, the first thing that stands out about Demolition Squad is the way in which the cartoon graphics have something of a Japanese look to them. Which is something of a step away from the NetEnt norm. It utilises the usual five reel setup with a total of 40 paylines to play for, not to mention a rather impressive jackpot worth 120,000 coins. There’s also the chance to take on a generous 4,000 coins with a single spin, simply by lining up five red robots on any winning payline. Spins start from 40p and go as high as £200 each, so most budgets are accommodated by Demolition Squad.
In order to make things a little more interesting during normal play, Demolition Squad features an explosive wild in the form of the demolition wild symbol. When it lands on the second and fourth reels at the same time, whatever symbol lies in-between them becomes a demolition wild as well. This prompts one of the characters to burst into life and increase your likelihood of taking home a big prize.
Which is interesting enough, but as usual it is the free spins bonus round that’s the main event with this slot. In order to access the feature, you’ll first need to land at least three scatter symbols at any position on the reels. When this happens, you will be handed a number of free spins in accordance with how many scatters you landed – three being worth 10, four being worth 20 and five being worth a generous 30 free spins. The free spins bonus round is relatively simple in its own right, though is certainly made more interesting by the fact that all wins throughout the round are increased 3X. Which in turn means that if you land yourself a full 30 free spins, you could be in for a pretty exciting ride to say the least.
That’s pretty much where the action comes to an end as far as Demolition Squad goes, which keeps things nice and simple. It may not be bursting with bonus rounds and special features, but the explosive wild feature during normal play is enough to keep you coming back for more. It may not have an extraordinary amount of long-term playability, but is nonetheless great for a few casual spins. Plus it’s a medium-variance slot, meaning it should suit the playing preferences of most gamers well enough.
Next up, Devil’s Delight takes place in an entirely different setting – the fiery depths of hell, to be precise. That’s right, the dark lord himself is your host for this trip to the underworld, which it has to be said is more about good fun (and even a little sarcasm) than it is about anything scary. You’re technically given the challenge of assisting the grim reaper collecting souls, while the theme revolves around a few of the deadly sins.
Visually, Devil’s Delight looks nothing short of fantastic across desktop and mobile devices alike. All the usual playing card values make an appearance, along with expanding wilds, scatter symbols and spins that start from 20p and go as high as £100 each. And given that it’s pretty high up there in terms of volatility, those dry spells you encounter along the way could well be broken by outstanding wins.
The Soul Reaper Bonus Feature can be accessed by lining up at least three scatter symbols in any positions, though they only appear on the last four reels. When this happens, five of the seven deadly sins are represented by faces to the left of the screen, which you must then match with the symbols on the reels as you spin. If you manage to match anyone up, the individual in question meets their maker in a rather unpleasant (yet genuinely amusing) manner, after which you collect their soul and win a cash prize. There’s the possibility of collecting a total of five souls, which could mean a cash payout of up to 500X your bet.
Then of course there’s the Sin Spins feature, for which you will first need to collect a total of 15 souls. The good news being that there’s a memory function in Devil’s Delight, meaning that all the souls you collect over the 48 hour period prior are held for when you next play. As such, it isn’t nearly as difficult as it sounds to reach the full 15.
When the feature kicks in, you are provided with 10 free spins along with the deadly sins and an expanding wild on the middle three reels. As there are considerably fewer symbols in play during the feature, it has a habit of being delightfully lucrative.
And if all this wasn’t enough, there is another free spins feature which can be accessed by landing at least three pentagram scatter symbols in any position. You are rewarded with a random number of free spins up to a maximum of 17, with multipliers going as high as 5X.
What’s great about Devil’s Delight is that while it initially comes across as a little silly, it definitely means business as far as gameplay is concerned. Plenty of special features, sizeable cash prizes to be won and plenty of enjoyment along the way – pretty much the whole package, whatever you happen to be into.