Neon Cluster Wins Slot
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Released in January 2019 Neon Cluster Wins is StakeLogic’s futuristic take on the classic fruit-machine. The game employs a cluster pays mechanic and comes with free spins and a couple of random game enhancers.
Neon Cluster Wins plays on a 6x5 grid, is of medium volatility and comes with a published RTP of 95.77%. Winning combos are created from clusters of 10 or more vertically or horizontally adjacent symbols anywhere on the grid.
You can play this slot from €0.10 to €50 per spin and it comes with a max win of €162,500.
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Design and Symbols
The design and symbols combine old school fruit machine staples with futuristic neon displays and HD symbols. There’s nothing especially complex or sophisticated about the graphics on display here but they are eye-catching and fit the theme.
The gameboard sits center-screen with high definition neon fruit symbols contrasting nicely with the jet black reels. An animated strip of purple mosaic neon lights are visible either side of the gameboard, flashing intermittently throughout gameplay. Play is also accompanied by a funky synth and guitar backing track.
Low value symbols are cherries, lemons, oranges, and plums; melons and bells are medium, while red sevens and bars are the top paying symbols. The game’s wild is a blue star and the scatter is horizontal neon ‘BONUS’ sign. There are also two jester head symbols which appear randomly and can herald the arrival of a game enhancer.
Free spins are the game’s main feature which can either be triggered by scatters or entered immediately via the feature buy button. There are also two game enhancers; Extra Wilds and Cluster Swirls.
Extra Wilds Feature
A joker wearing a blue and purple costume randomly appearing to the left of the grid can trigger the Extra Wilds Feature. A number of regular symbols will be replaced with wild symbols, guaranteeing a win.
Cluster Swirls Feature
The appearance of a joker wearing a red and green costume can trigger the Cluster Swirls Feature. This only occurs when a winning combo has landed on the reels. The joker flies to the centre of the grid and swirls, distributing joker symbols to spaces adjacent to winning symbols. The joker symbols then transform into the same symbols as the winning combo to create a larger win.
10 free spins are awarded for landing three or more bonus scatters. The grid will expand to incorporate 2 new rows thus increasing the likelihood of wins and bigger wins. During the bonus round if any two bonus symbols appear at least partially in view two extra spins are awarded. Landing 3 bonus scatters triggers a full additional 10 free spins.
If you’re prepared to fork out 60x your regular bet size you can forgo the need to wait for bonus scatters and buy straight into the free spins. It’s possible to pay less as during regular play the occasional ‘discount coin’ will appear on the reels. Each coin will marginally reduce the price of the feature buy.
Our Thoughts on Neon Cluster Wins
Neon Cluster Wins is certainly not a game changer, but for those who enjoy the old school graphics and symbols it’s a pleasantly distracting slot.
Anyone familiar with StakeLogic slots will probably have realized that this is basically a repackaged version of their December 2018 release “White Buffalo Cluster Wins” so it’s not exactly an original effort on the part of the Dutch developer. However, repacking games or game mechanics is nothing new and the redesign will probably appeal to some folk who prefer a simple, old school aesthetic to the cartoonish design of White Buffalo.
Neon Cluster Wins is a nice, clean slot with a simple mechanic and a decent bonus round. It’s not going to set the world on fire but it’s a decent mid-range slot which is worthy of the occasional spin or two.