Drive Slot – NetEnt Preview
Drive – Multiplier Mayhem is a forthcoming online slot from NetEnt due for release on the 23rd of February 2016. The slot is themed in a race car setting, in the free spins bonus round players get to race the other drivers featured in the slot, collecting Nitro boosts and granting extra wilds and extra free spins.
Initial impressions might be that slot resembles the popular Steam Tower somewhat, but things have definitely been a given a boost in terms of the bonus round, base game features and the win capability thanks to the multipliers, lots of the good elements of Steam Tower have been reused but there are some exciting new additions too.
Drive is set in a regular 5×3 reel layout featuring 15 fixed paylines, as the title of the slot suggests the main feature are the Wild Multipliers. On each reel there is a Wild symbol, these also contain a multiplier value too, with reel 2’s being 2x, reel 3’s being 3x and so on up to the 5th reel with a 5x multiplier value.
Even more interesting is that these wilds combine cumulatively, so landing 2 or more on a payline multiplies the values together, the maximum multiplier available is 2x3x4x5 which is an impressive 120x Multiplier for that line!
The regular symbols in the game do pay low though, so take that into consideration, but even so a 5 of a kind Symbol pay featuring a combination of these Wild symbols will result in some impressive wins for sure. Check out the preview below to see the slot in action.
Drive Free Spins Bonus Round
The free spins bonus game is triggered by landing 3 Scatter Symbols on reels 2,3,4. The player is then taken to the bonus game where an initial 10 free spins are granted, and the race begins.
During the free spins there is a new symbol added to the reels called Nitro Boost, landing any of these on the reels will add them to the collection meter on the left-hand side of the slot, when certain checkpoints are reached from collecting the Nitro the player is then awarded some extra spins, as well as one of the Multiplier Wilds being added to the reels, this will then get randomly added after each and every remaining free spin.
If further checkpoints are reached additional Wild will be added too up to a maximum of 3 guaranteed multiplier wilds per spin, making for a very exciting free spins bonus round.
The stated RTP (Return To Player) for this slot is a very decent 96.7%.
We highly recommend giving the slot a Test Drive on launch day (23rd Feb), in our opinion this is one of the better NetEnt releases over the past months, taking the great game mechanics of Steam Tower and housing them in a slightly higher variance and more volatile online slot.
Betsafe Casino should have this slot on launch day, and in the meantime this month sees the release of the hugely anticipated Guns N Roses online slot next week too!