Neon Staxx Slot Review
Enter the futuristic world of Neon Staxx and score the Super Staxx feature to get superb winning combos on a Return to Player percentage of 96.60% plus excellent Free Spins rounds.
Overview of Neon Staxx Slot
Neon Staxx slot by Net Entertainment is a science fiction themed slot machine that plays and feels like a genuine slot action experience. This is owed to the machine’s smooth and almost liquid spinning of the reels, the in-depth detail and of course, the bonuses and prizes. Then there is the Return to Player outcome which is an unbelievable 96.60% for a slot of this look and feel. It is something to think about.
Neon Staxx slot is sci-fi but only if seen through the lense of graphic design. Everything else about this slot makes it just a good old (well, new really) gambling machine that brings the excitement and entertainment of some of the best land-based slot machines.
The features that jump right at you from the outset are the glowing symbols, the five times four reel set, the futuristic soundtrack and feeling – that you cannot shake off – that you are in control of an orbit-bound flying vessel.
Design of Neon Staxx Slot
This is an absolute design masterpiece by slot machine experts Net Entertainment. They have really delved into the idea with this one, as there are no blank spots left uncovered, graphic design-wise, in terms of sound and in terms of the gambling experience.
The reel set is cleverly positioned at an angle, giving Neon Staxx slot an edge against other competing slots just by that small visual trick. The reel set has been set on a neon grid plane that ends in topographic relief of digital mountains, which merge with pink and purple skies that are ripped by fearsome thunders. The Neon Staxx slot logo is in the top left corner.
The reels are less than the usual five by five which produces forty fixed paylines. The stuff inside the reels – the symbols – are cutting edge design, with neon blues, purples and pinks that produce a molten feel as they spring to life. Each symbol is animated and produces additional effects when part of a winning combination.
The music is also a thing of its own. We wish we could get that track, we would play it on repeat. It really fits in the science fiction mood of the 80’s. You could tell when a production company has invested time and energy into building a slot machine. In the case of Neon Staxx slot, the sound is part of the gameplay and makes you enjoy the experience with the sound on.
The Winning Symbols
The low value symbols are the face cards jack, queen, king and ace. In the case of Neon Staxx slot, the value of these symbols don’t go up but are rather split in two – jack and queen have the same value and king and ace are higher up but also share the same values.
The high value symbols are four geometric shapes that contain the head of some predator animals: a snake, a raven, a panther and a lion. Unlike the low value symbols these go up in value from one to the other, in the order mentioned above. The highest paying symbol is the lion and five of it are worth 100 coins.
The specialty symbols are a neon triangle with the “Scatter” lettering across it and Wild symbol. The Wild substitutes for any symbol except the scatter and produces winnings. The highest combination are five Wilds and that amounts to 200 coins. The scatter symbol does not produce winnings, rather Free Spins. Anything more than two leads to this bonus feature, so three scatters equal ten, four scatters equal 15 and five scatters equal 20 Free Spins.
Winning Neon Staxx
Scoring a big cash prize on Neon Staxx slots is tied to two things: Free Spins and the Super Staxx feature. Here is how these work. A high value symbol, which is randomly selected, stacks high up to fill the entire reel, or two reels or even three reels. When the stacks fill adjacent reels the player is all the more close to a winning combo.
During the Free Spins mode the Super Staxx feature is still active, but with a tiny twist. In the event of Free Spins only the Predator symbols or the Wild can become stacked for the duration of the bonus.
Besides these two features there aren’t any other, although it would have been nice for Net Entertainment to include at least one more thing. But it is what it is, and we still have a great slot machine, and even more so when we consider the great Return to Player probability of 96.60%.
This is more than welcome considering the one caveat about the SUper Staxx feature. Namely, when landing three Super Staxx that don’t produce a win, the feature is actually blocking the way for potentially matching symbols or scatters or wilds. But there is not way around it, this is part of the Neon Staxx slot and invites endurance with the wagers until adjacent staxx win the prize.
What we Think
Neon Staxx is a well-made slot machine that does provide the excitement and entertainment one would find in a land-based casino. The Return to Player is excellent and leans on the high variance side. On the other hand, the lack of additional bonus features is regrettable, otherwise, Neon Staxx slots would be ranked in the top 100 slot machines out there. That being said, it still deserves your attention. Some players like the stacks feature and some don’t. It all depends on the experience one has had with the stacks. One thing we can be sure about is, the Super Staxx in Neon Staxx slot has yet to prove itself cash-worthy in the true sense of the word. Regardless of that, we will return to this game again.