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Neon Reels is a probably the best achievement of iSoftBet. It’s a unique product both in terms of appearance and the game features. It takes you in a whole new 3D reality where the action takes place. Since it’s a 3D slot it offers more possibilities for cool looking effects and transitions. Even after days of playing the game you’d still find the graphics outstanding. The overall design really pushes the standards to a whole new level, we hope that other casino software providers will follow up and start producing games of this kind. The technology is there, so why not take advantage of it. In the background you can hear soothing music that perfectly matches the ultra-modern ambient.
This is a 5 spinning reel 3D slot with a progressive jackpot. It’s another feature that makes the game attractive. Each reel shows 3 symbols when they aren’t spinning. The player can adjust how many paylines are going to be active with the minimum being 1 and the maximum 25. The bet possibilities are suitable for all types of players. You can change between 6 different coin values where the lowest is 0.01 and the highest value a coin can have is 0.50. Once you set the coin value you can place 1 or more of these coins per activated line, to be more precise the maximum coins a player can place per payline is 10. If you sum it up the bet range is from 0.01 to staggering 125.
Neon Reels features symbols represented by what looks like neon lights. The blue color dominates and with the dark background it really looks amazing. The Wild Symbol also follows the whole neon theme, once you see it you know it’s the Wild. On the other hand the Scatter Symbol is a part of the neon theme, however, with additional video animations. Whenever you hit a Scatter Symbol the camera tilts a bit focusing on the reel on its right. This lasts until the turn is over. Hitting 3 or more Scatters rewards you with 10 Free Spins during which the Wild Symbol acts as s a multiplier. 1, 2 and 3 Wild Symbols multiply your winnings by 2, 4 and 8 times respectively.
A rare feature which can hardly be seen elsewhere is the Frozen Reel. If you hit 2 Diamonds positioned on the first reel you receive 2 Diamond Free Spins during which the first reel is frozen. If any other diamonds or Wild Symbols appear on the spinning reels they also become fixed. Chaining few of these can be very rewarding. The winning condition for the progressive doesn’t include a bonus game or any other subsequent conditions. All you need to do is hit 5 Jackpot Symbols and the much desired jackpot is yours.
Neon Reels should be considered as a benchmark for other slot games. Other casino software providers rarely go out of their comfort and experiment with something new. Sometimes it ends bad, but it can be surprisingly worthwhile if the designing process is carried out as it should. ISoftBet have set their own bar rather high too and they better release another game that will outshine Neon Reels, otherwise this game will precede them. Bottom line is Neon Reels is a rather refreshing game that will hopefully reach its full potential. It would be a shame if this game stays in the shadows of other games designed by more popular software providers. This said, with some countries like Canada being subject to game restrictions, Neon Reels could end up becoming the next best thing at Canadian casinos.