The Neon Staxx online slot was launched by NetEnt in June 2015 and is a retro style video slot that takes you back to the wonderful 80’s with a huge amount of neon colors, cool vibes and a funky synthesizer soundtrack playing in the background! With an unusual layout of reels, a few standard type game features along with its own unique SuperStaxx feature, you can enjoy an explosion of 80’s fun.
Neon Staxx slot by NetEnt is a 5-reel, 4-row, 40 bet line video slot with features that include Free Spins, Scatter symbols and Wild substitutions. Then the SuperStaxx feature as mentioned above gives you the chance to randomly get huge stacks of symbols on the reels during each spin! This is another high-quality video slot from NetEnt and carries a jackpot prize of 80,000 coins.
How to play Neon Staxx Video Slot
When the Neon Staxx Online Slot first loads you will have a preview screen showing some of the main features of the game. You can disable this screen from showing in future in the games settings. Once on the main game and before you jump back in time to the 80’s and start spinning the wheels of this funky slot, you need to set your cost per spin. You do this by using the ‘Coin Value’ and ‘Bet Level’ buttons towards the bottom of the game screen.
This particular slot has 6 coin levels which are 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20 and 0.50 alongside 10 bet levels. Using these options, the minimum cost to spin the reels is 20p and the maximum is £100 if you fancy high rolling. We always recommend that before you play that the level you set as your cost per spin is one that you are comfortable with.
One of the unusual designs of this game is that the reels appear as if they are on a slope which means you have 4 rows in full view rather than the typical three. You are even given a glimpse of the symbols on the next row available at the top of the screen as they are waiting to drop down into the main game screen.
The included symbols only have four card symbols being J, Q, K and A, so there is no 10 as with other NetEnt online slots. You then have some very colourful animals in the form of a snake, an eagle, a panther and a lion. Alongside these, you have wild and scatter symbols with the latter generating free spins.
To spin the reels you just need to select the button with the rotating arrows at the very centre of the bottom part of the game screen. Next to the spin button you also have a ‘Max Bet’ button and an ‘Auto Play’ button. Clicking the Max Bet will spin the reels at level 10 based on your current coin value. Choosing the Auto Play feature gives you the option to have the game spin the reels automatically. You can set the number of spins from 10 up to 1000 spins.
As you play the game you have the chance for the SuperStaxx symbols to appear on any of the reels. A randomly selected symbol will completely fill a reel and this can happen in both the main game and Free Spins. All reels contain adjacent positions that will be replaced randomly with one symbol meaning one or more reels might be filled with one single symbol resulting in higher wins.
Also, as you play you can have Wild Symbols appear that will substitute for all other symbols except for Scatter symbols. Landing the scatter symbols will award a series of free spins with 3 Scatter Symbols giving 10 free spins, 4 Scatter Symbols giving 15 free spins and finally 5 Scatter Symbols giving 20 free spins.
Finally, on the very bottom of the game on the left, there are several options including a question mark, auto button, volume control and settings. The question mark gives you fairly in-depth information about the game including rules and game functions.The settings allow you to set your spacebar on a PC as the action for activating a spin. You can also set the game to quick spin and remove the intro screens.
Neon Staxx Video Slot Tips
On the bottom left-hand side of the Neon Staxx video slot screen, you will see an ‘i’ symbol. Selecting this will allow you to view a series of 5 screens that give information on each of the features discussed above. You can also view the coin payout levels for the number of matching symbols on a pay line along with a grid view of each of the winning lines. These screens are useful to help you familiarise yourself with the game.
When you come across a video slot that you have not experienced before we would advise that it is best for you to play the game in demo mode first. This gives you an opportunity to learn how the game plays and familiarise yourself with the features without having to use real cash. However, at anytime you can switch to real play mode. If you would like to play Neon Staxx Video Slot for free in demo mode then you can at Slotty Vegas Casino and Super Lenny Casino.
Is Neon Staxx the right video slot for you?
The Neon Staxx Video Slot has a theoretical RTP (return to player) of 96.9% giving a house edge of 3.1%. This is a decent RTP and in our test of 100 spins at a cost per spin of £1, we were able to turn over our £100 with a loss of just £7.60 which makes it a good slot to meet wagering requirements of any free casino bonus.
Overall we would place the Neon Staxx video slot as a low variance game as the difference in coin awards for 3, 4 or 5 symbols is not very large and the overall jackpot prize of 80,000 coins is low in comparison to many other NetEnt slots. We found lots of lower value wins coming in often with the biggest dry spell being 9 spins without a win and that was only once. If you enjoy the 80’s then this slot may just be up your street but the game is not feature-rich and can seem a bit repetitive as you play.