NetEnt is one of several big Swedish companies that are involved in the online gaming industry, but it’s the only one whose history goes back all the way to its beginnings, being established in 1996. The company is also known under the name Net Entertainment Productions. It has over 1,000 employees and it’s currently based in both Sweden and Malta.
This is a company that deals exclusively with online content, so you will not find their slot machines at land-based casinos. They offer slot machines, table games and live dealer tables. Since 2011, all their games are created for both desktop and mobile platforms. More than 200 games are available from NetEnt, the majority of which being video slots.
Though NetEnt has created content for other categories as well, such as Table Games or Live Dealer, the Slot Machines remain their bread and butter, the bulk of their clients coming to check out the impressive video slots that they’ve designed over the years. Their strength lies in the designs and the features of their games, along with the higher than average theoretical RTPs, which means that in the long run players have excellent reasons to stick with them.
Among the better known and more promoted games there are the likes of Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst. One or two new games are released each month by NetEnt, so at least a dozen new games of the highest quality are available at their casinos each year.
Exclusive Branded Games: thanks to the notoriety and the power of the NetEnt brand, the company has managed to create some interesting branded slot machines over the years. For example, in 2017 they released a series called NetEnt Rocks, with three games included that were based on Guns n’ Roses, Motorhead and Jimi Hendrix. Slots like Scarface, The Invisible Man or Dracula are also among their better known branded releases.
NetEnt slot machines might not be the sort of games that will dazzle the player with huge top jackpots (progressive jackpot games excluded), but on the other hand they more than make up for that with the wealth of features that they introduce in their slots. Unique bonus features are often going to be present, and I always appreciate that they don’t just stick the basic features in a game and that it looks like they’re making an effort.
A lot of games of theirs will come with Avalanches, stacked or sticky wilds, multipliers and various other options. A slot like Twin Spin Deluxe will have synced reels that will spin together, while Asgardian Stones gets the Colossal Crush, Planet of the Apes has two sets of reels corresponding to the two sides and Hotline has rows that can be activated in order to allow wilds to expand on them. These are all games recently released, and in each case NetEnt included something that made them unique.
RTP (Return to Player)
The average payout in a NetEnt game is going to fall somewhere between 95% and 98% for most of their titles, though obviously there are few games that get close to the upper limit of that range. The theoretical Return to Player is also calculated for the course of the slot’s entire lifespan, so your results may vary wildly over a relatively short period of time.
Among the games with the best theoretical RTP from their collection, I recommend you check out the original Blood Suckers (98%), Alien Robots (97%), Demolition Squad (97.10%), Devils Delight (97.60%) or When Pigs Fly (97%), though there are about a dozen others that will also be at 97% or higher.
When it comes to progressive jackpots, NetEnt is among the big names of the industry. They have several games that can pay over $1 million to players. Notable titles and their current payouts are Mega Fortune ($2.2 million), Mega Fortune Dreams ($3.7 million), Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods ($0.8 million), but they’re not alone.
Over a dozen progressive jackpot games are available in total, with versions being available for pooled and local jackpots. Obviously, the pooled ones are going to be worth a lot more, since they grow with help from all NetEnt casinos that use them.
The mobile games that are available from them are grouped on a platform called NetEnt Touch. These are games that you can access through a mobile device, tablets and smartphones being both included here. NetEnt has started developing content for mobile platforms from as early as 2011, so by now they’ve managed to create an impressive collection of slot machines for them. In addition to the regular video slots, they’ve also transformed progressive jackpot titles like Mega Fortune and Mega Fortune Dreams, into mobile friendly versions.