No strangers to making electrifying slots, Net Entertainment is back at its electrifying best with the Sparks Slot game and it’s five reel, 20 payline set up.
As you might have guessed from the title, this game will create sparks in the gameplay and the bonuses. Not least because we can choose to win one way or both ways. You heard me right. Now strap on those Sparks and let’s get some prizes delivered.
We’ve set this up as a five reel slot, but in truth and in true NetEnt style the real case has drifted off into deep space. Instead our symbols hover in a galaxy somewhere in a reel-like structure, where the energy is sparkling and ready to ignite. The symbols look they are twirling bands of multicoloured energy, caught in a slow-shutter shot to create a whirling, sparkling pattern. As ever with a NetEnt title the game design has been developed superbly to create an immersive atmosphere and theme.
When the game loads we have the option to select either to win one way or both ways, a choice that can be switched at any point throughout the game with two handy tabs at the bottom of the reels. Switching between modes is therefore super easy and also instantly recognisable as the relevant mode.
The Win-One-Way mode has a backdrop of fathomless blue, while the Win-Both-Ways mode is a deep pink. Interestingly, switching between modes returns us to our previous win in that mode, a brilliant touch from NetEnt as it creates a feeling that we are switching between two coexistent galaxies.
As though traveling through deep space and winning both ways isn’t bonus enough, Sparks boasts an in-game bonus feature that is another NetEnt trademark. The Expanding Cloning Wilds bonus feature occur on reels 2 and 4, with the Expanding Cloning Wilds landing on the reels and expanding up, down, both ways or neither. The symbol to the left of the Wild will now be expanded to the right, bringing a guaranteed win of at least three symbols.
If the Wilds expand this could potentially bring us a multi-row, multi-payline bet win, and if the Wilds appear in the same positions on reels 2 and 4 simultaneously the cloning will potentially bring us a five-of-a-kind win. And if we have selected to win-both-ways…well, you don’t have to be an astrophysicist to work out how that could go.
Aside from these Expanding Wilds Sparks also features regular Wilds, which do the seemingly normal and boring substitution duties when featuring in a bet-line win.
With two Wilds, one of which expands, clones and basically has the potential to transform our sci-fi slot dreams into reality, Sparks has the potential to make this journey an extra special one indeed. As though we make a journey to two separate deep space galaxies every day. Well, you do if you’re Net Entertainment.