Neptune Rising is a new game that you’re going to be finding at Microgaming powered casinos in the near future, a slot machine which is developed by Plank Gaming, a smaller studio. It’s ocean themed, with a focus on gods of the Ancient Rome, and it features the usual mix of creatures and treasures that such a game tends to have.
As far as the action offered inside goes, you have this 5 reel slot with 10 lines, which is capable of paying quite well once you reach its free spins, but which will have a medium or high volatility otherwise. You get wilds, scatters and free spins with guaranteed wins, and once you get to that later stage of the game, things get very interesting. RTP wise, it’s been announced as a slot with a 95.92% Return, which is not bad.
Betting and Prizes
You may play the game with all 10 lines active, this doesn’t change. You pick the total bet, and you change all line bets/coin values at the same time. You can select a very low bet, of just $0.01 per line, but you can also pick some higher option if you want to.
As far as the return of the game, it will offer paying combinations of up to 9,000 coins, which is 900x the stake for each win it can form. Not quite sure how likely it is to have a screen filled with those high paying wilds, but in theory it could offer as much as 9,000x the stake per spin. In practice, you will find that the most rewarding part of the game will come via its regular symbols, when they bring you guaranteed wins during the free spins, as this happens on 10 lines at a time.
I’m OK with the RTP that’s mentioned here as well, though it’s slightly lower than expected these days, so I do see room for some improvement. The figure announced for Neptune Rising is 95.92%.
Thanks to the free spins being the part that pays most, you get a higher volatility style of gameplay.
Neptune Rising Slot Features
One of the game’s most profitable symbols, the wild Trident is going to either be a substitute for a regular symbol, or it will form its own combinations of 2 to 5 symbols. The latter is the best thing it could be doing, as payouts of up to 900x the stake are possible then, on each line.
Neptune Rising is the name of one of the slot’s features as well, and it triggers at random for losing spins. You see Neptune appear and trigger a guaranteed win, by adding the required symbols on the reels.
If you have only two scatters appear on the reels, Neptune Rising can show up and get you 1 to 3 extra symbols of that type, so that the free spins can trigger.
You get 10 free spins via 3+ Coin scatters. The big pro of the free spins is that they have guaranteed wins each round. Either the first two or three reels will be occupied by matching symbols each spin, and they will give you 10 wins at a time. Get those matching symbols on the next reels as well, for a chance at some really big rewards.
Theme & Design
The theme of the game is not nearly as interesting as the features have proven themselves to be. You get a typical marine themed design, with Neptune (god of sea in Roman mythology) and his trident, with Sirens, coins, sea horses, dolphins or treasures, but with some Royals as well.
I quite enjoyed the action in Neptune Rising, and thanks to the big potential of its free spins, I believe you will feel the same way, especially if you’re a fan of high volatility slots.