Voyage back to the 80s for this sci-fi-inspired game! Neon Rush Slot from Yggdrasil Gaming was released in April 2020 and has five reels over three rows with just 10 Paylines. It’s the second slot (the other being Temple Stacks) to use the Splitz mechanic that Yggdrasil’s studio created in-house, so it’s often called Neon Rush Splitz.
Look forward to a futuristic feel and a daredevil vibe that combine to create a unique playing experience. Oh, and to top it all a massive jackpot is up for grabs!
Skyscrapers soar in a cityscape background, while a motorcyclist at the edges of the reels occasionally changes sides to help celebrate your wins. You’ll also love the synth music and other sound effects.
How to play
Spin away from a mere 10p up to a lowish £40 maximum on your device of choice, including on the move on mobiles and tablets. (Although you’ll make the most of Neon Rush in landscape mode on mobile gadgets.)
Win by landing combos of at least three symbols.
Icons are futuristic yet simple. Among the lower payers are a hexagon, triangle and diamond. Meanwhile, the green and pink shards are more lucrative symbols. Land five of either of these across a Payline to bank 2x stake.
Neon Rush Slot special features
As usual, the Scatter icon is your ticket to free spins. Meanwhile, the Wilds are only to be found within the Splitz mechanism described below.
The Splitz mechanism
This is Neon Rush Slot’s most significant feature, and the Splitz symbols encompass the jackpot icons and Wilds. A Splitz symbol can show up on any of the reels and ‘split’ to uncover up to five other icons, including three and four-of-a-kind combos.
Thanks to this mechanic, you can bag combos of up to 15 similar symbols, worth up to 500x wager.
Land five Splitz symbols or more to scoop one of the game’s half-dozen jackpots.
Happily, there are plenty of these on offer in Neon Rush Slot, although the feature doesn’t crop up that often. Land three, four or five of the Scatters to bag 10, 20 or 30 wager-free whirls respectively.
What’s more, while this round is active, the Splitz icon only reveals jackpot emblems or Wilds, meaning you have even more chance of banking an amazing jackpot.
Win a jackpot via the Splitz mechanism. You have a chance to win one of six jackpots when you scoop at least five Splitz icons.
The meter at the top of your screen indicates the number of jackpot symbols revealed. Each Splitz symbol could have up to five jackpot icons. Whenever one of the latter displays, the meter moves along as follows:
- Five jackpot symbols win you 5x stake with the Rush jackpot
- Six jackpot symbols win you 20x stake with the Neon jackpot
- Seven jackpot symbols win you 50x stake with the Hyper jackpot
- Eight jackpot symbols win you 100x stake with the Mega jackpot
- Nine jackpot symbols win you 500x stake with the Superior jackpot
- Ten jackpot symbols win you 25,000x stake with the Ultra jackpot
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player stands at a decent 96.3%, which is standard for a modern high-variance video slot. In terms of volatility, you’ll find Neon Rush is on the high side. But with those hefty jackpots up for grabs, that’s hardly surprising.
Hit rate here is not the highest, at a shade over one in five.
You’ll enjoy atmospheric Neon Rush Slot if you like your playing to be kept simple and clean. At the same time, it’s a technologically revolutionary game and manages to be ultra-modern and old-school at the same time while showcasing the best of Yggdrasil’s formidable design talents. It may not be absolutely ideal, however, if you like your respins or multipliers since neither is to be found here.
Try it out in free mode before investing any hard-earned cash – and tell us what you thought.