Crackling with fun and energy, Sparks Slot takes electricity as its theme. It’s a low-to-medium variance slot game played over five reels, three rows and 20 Paylines.
Look forward to some stunning neon graphics that look electrically charged, plus mesmerising sound effects in this NetEnt game. It has quite a bit in common with the brand’s Glow video slot.
And what it lacks in terms of a bonus game, it makes up for with its Wild Sparks feature, which takes place within the base game rather than being a bonus round. Oh, and the soundtrack is nice and soothing too!
How to play
This is an easy enough game to get your head around, whatever your level of playing experience. Coin sizes range from 1p to £2, and you can play from as little as 20p a spin, or for up to £400.
The Payline structure is interesting in that you can opt to play the standard ‘left to right’ Paylines, or vice versa, although it seems the outcome is the same whichever way you choose to play. You can also play in Win One Way or Win Both Ways modes.
The 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace symbols are (as usual) the lower-paying ones. Meanwhile large, bright shapes in neon wires, including hearts, flowers and butterflies, in red, orange, purple, green and blue, are the higher-value icons.
Sparks slot special features
The Wild symbol in the game (an orange ‘W’ in a glowing blue circle) pops up at random and has two functions. It can award instant wins of between 5 and 200 coins, while also having the power to substitute for all symbols except the expanding cloning Wilds to award the best possible prize available on a played Payline.
Expanding cloning Wilds
This is an exciting part of Sparks Slot, in which you can win up to 400 times your stake. Wilds can show up anywhere on the reels.
If you see Wild icons on Reels 2 and 4, they may expand up, down or both ways to take up the whole reel. (Just as easily, unfortunately, it may not do any of these.)
The icon to the left of the Wild is replicated to its right, giving you a guaranteed win of a minimum of three matching symbols. Should the Wild expand, the symbols to the left of it also become cloned.
Should the Wilds display in identical positions on Reels 2 and 4 in the same spin, the same symbol becomes cloned to Reel 3 and then 5 so you get a five-of-a-kind to win.
Return to Player (RTP)
The Return to Player or RTP in Sparks isn’t too shabby, hovering at between 96.54% and 96.56%.
Sparks Slot offers the type of quality players have come to expect from the NetEnt name, not least because of its superb graphics and animations.
Expect addictive, attractive and above all fast gameplay, making for a stylish slots experience with a game that’s eminently playable, and a theme that makes it similar to Starburst, Twin Spin and Neon Staxx.
Try it out on your desktop or mobile device, and let us know what you thought!