Neon Rush Splitz comes with this ultra-cool retro futuristic neon theme we’ve seen a few times already. It’s not a common theme by any means but we’ve been getting it a little more, clearly hitting a nerve with players. If you’ve ever been a fan of Tron or any other retro futuristic video games and movies, Neon Rush Splitz is for you.
The graphics are superb. The cityscape in the background is stylised and well done. The female motorcyclists who accompanies us on our journey through the city on the left or the right (she swings around every once in a while) is also very cool.
The electric synth soundtrack does the rest to give us a cool looking and sounding video slot with Neon Rush Splitz.
Yggdrasil has kept things simple on the reels as well. We get three low value symbols in the shape of a triangle, a diamond and a hexagon plus two high value symbols, a pink and green crystal shard. Both are worth 2x our stake for 5 of a kind but 500x our stake for 15 of a kind, a combination made possible thanks to the Splitz mechanic, which we explain below.
The wild in the game can only appear thanks to the Splitz symbol, but there is a free spins scatter.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 40.00 per spin.
Yggdrasil trademarked their Splitz mechanics as a competing offer to the Megaways engine and similar features. In their first offering, Temple Stacks, it sort of still resembled the Megaways engine but that can’t be said in Neon Rush Splitz.
When a Splitz symbol lands on the reels, it can split itself into a maximum of 5 instances of the same reel symbol. The number of maximum Splitz corresponds to the number of the reel it landed on. As such, a Splitz symbol on reel 1 will never split. On reel two it can split up to 2 times, reel three 3 times, on reel four 4 times and on reel five it can split up to 5 times. That’s how we get the maximum number of 15 symbols on a payline.
Splitz symbols can reveal any symbol except the scatter. It mostly gets interesting when it reveals the Wild symbol or the jackpot symbol (more or less just a glowing orb). Of course, all instances of the Splitz symbol will reveal the same symbol.
If we get the Jackpot symbol, things will get interesting. The jackpot symbol will then turn as well and split into cubes. The maximum number of cubes is also determined by the reel the jackpot symbol landed on. As each jackpot symbol reveals how many cubes it splits into, these cubes are added to the counter above the reels, which shows us which jackpot we can win:
We need at least three scatters to activate 10 free spins. Four scatters would give us 20 free spins and five scatters even 30 free spins.
During the free spins, everything pretty much stays the same, however, now the Splitz symbol will only reveal Wild symbols or the jackpot symbol, much increasing our chance at wins and even claiming one of the jackpots.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Neon Rush Splitz is 96.03%, which is a solid average. This is a highly volatile slot, but the hit rate sits at a little over 20%, which means we should see a win in about every 5 spins. That’s pretty decent, especially if the Splitz do their thing.
And when they do, things really do get interesting and we often end up with quite the adrenaline kick as we see the Splitz mechanics at work. If the jackpot symbols are revealed, this is taken up a notch and we find ourselves holding our breath.
Whilst we managed to get the Rush, Neon and Hyper jackpots during the base game here and there, we once managed to trigger the Superior Jackpot, claiming 500x our bet in one go. When the free spins were over, we had won over 580x our stake, which felt great.
In a single spin (including the jackpot and potential paylines) you could win 25,676x your stake, which explains the maximum stake of €40. That would result in a win of €1,027,040. Hard to get, but very attractive to try for, especially in such a cool slot as this one.
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