Despite everything we’ve said about video poker and their excellent Live Casino service, it’s for their slots that NetEnt are really famous for. If you were to ask all manner of slots-players from the beginner to the more experienced player to name 10 off the top of their heads, the smart money is on at least four of them being slots made by NetEnt.
Devices and Security
NetEnt slots can be played on desktop or laptop and as we’ve said already, all their games are designed with the mobile-loving player in mind. In fact, you could go as far as saying that their slots are designed primarily with the mobile-player in mind.
You can access their slots on Apple products (obviously including the iPhone) as well as Android ones, Java-powered devices and – for those looking to go as retro as a Pogues Christmas song – the ever-classic Blackberry.
You may recall that we mentioned that NetEnt is of the squeaky-clean variety when it comes to doing everything by the book in terms of only operating in regulated markets. Therefore, you won’t be surprised to hear they also take game performance and security very seriously.
That means everything from conducting hundreds of hours of testing (to ensure there aren’t any glitches or faults in the game’s software) to making sure that games don’t break down mid-spin. They also check that all casinos offering their games set them to the advertised Return to Player (RTP).
You may notice the “NetEnt: Better Gaming” message that appears as one of their games is loading up at Mr Green. That’s just to remind you that what you’re about to play is of the upmost quality and sky-high standards of reliability and trustworthiness.
They say patience is a virtue. So you might as well be patient and play games that are new to you in free-play mode first, before risking real money.
All NetEnt slots available at Mr Green can be played for free so why not spend a few minutes playing some games you don’t know that way, before diving in like Roy Keane in a Manchester United v Liverpool match. Just so you can find out if it’s your cup of tea, or not.
Playing in free play mode isn’t just about knowing whether you like the game or not. It also allows you to find out how often you secure a winning combination, which bonus features tend to be more profitable or to get a good feel for how volatile the game is.
Slot types and themes
When you’ve been in the business as long as NetEnt has, you’ve probably covered most of the themes that have featured in slots over the years. Since the one-armed bandits from the olden times, fruits have always been a popular theme in slots and if you’re after a vitamin c injection in the form of a casino slot, then Fruit Spin and Fruit Shop are among the recommended ones.
If slots based on fairytales are more your thing then Hook’s Heroes is as fun and quirky a slot as you’re likely to see in a while.
The Fairytale Legends Series of slots released over the past five years or so which includes Red Riding Hood (see below) and Hansel and Gretel are a good example of high-profile, heavily marketed and expensive-to-make slots that are well worth all the effort.
Other themes they offer are: aliens, vampires, Halloween-themed slots and ‘branded’ games such as Planet of the Apes, Scarface, and Jimi Hendrix.
A reminder that RTP refers to how ‘generous’ a particular slot is. The RTP number is always expressed as a percentage and will be between 90% (a pretty stingy slot!) and about 99% (an unusually charitable one!). The percentage refers to how much of the money pumped into it is ‘given back’ or to put it another way, how much of the amount wagered on it is returned to the player.
If you wagered 1000 Euros on a slot that had an RTP of 95%, you could reasonably expect it to pay out 950 Euros. Having said that though, slots-players should always be aware that RTPs are worked out over a longer period/amount bet than ‘just’ 1000 Euros so if that isn’t particularly close to what you actually got out of it if you wagered 1000 Euros yourself, you shouldn’t be too surprised.
Among the NetEnt slots that offer particularly disappointing RTPs are Super Fortune Teller (93.3%) and Tales of Krakow (93.3%). But then again, you’re not going to come across them here at Mr Green Casino because so low are their RTPS that the gentleman that he is (Mr Green himself) has decided to give them the cold shoulder and not offer them at all.
At the other end of the scale are the likes of Blood Suckers (98%), Steam Tower (97%) and Jack Hammer (97.10%), which of course Mr Green does offer.