Subtopia Slots from NetEnt
Subtopia is a pretty underwater themed video slot from super developer Net Entertaiment (NetEnt). Released in 2013, Subtopia is based on subterranean life under the water set in some sort of submarine vehicle. The story line centers on exploring a lost underwater city, meeting interesting characters and finding treasure along the way.
The game has five reels and twenty paylines but does not involve any bonus rounds. It’s very simple game play and interface may be found as boring to some, but it does allow players to focus on purely winning money, and in that regard it is a very good slot. Subtopia is a great game for beginners as it is very simple without any frills, but experienced players may find the lack of bonus rounds and other features a bit of a turn off.
Symbols and Underwater Feel
The symbols in Subtopia are displayed on the window of the underwater vehicle in which the game is based. Behind them can be seen the underwater city that you are travelling though to find treasures. The overall feel of the game is tranquil, and as expected from underwater the main color is blue. The symbols are nicely designed and clearly thought has been put into the little animations and each of the characters.
The basic symbols can be found on any deck of cards, i.e. 10, J, Q, K and Ace, but have been given an underwater make over and made to look a bit like diving equipment. The rest of the symbols are characters that are to be fund in the story line, and like many other slot machine games payouts occur when a player finds three or more of the identical symbol in a row from left to right. In total there are ten different symbols that can be matched for instant wins, with each individual symbol being worth different amounts.
As well as regular symbols, Subtopia also features the popular Wild and Scatter symbols. The Wild symbol is clearly marked as a golden statue with the word Wild underneath it. This symbol will substitute for any other symbol on the board, except for the scatter symbol or special feature symbols. The scatter symbol is a compass, and will automatically award the player a prize based on the amount that the player wagered on that spin if you find two or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels.
Subtopia has two notable special features. Firstly, finding three or more of the compass scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the free spins game. When this happens a pretty regular free spins game is launched that provides the player the chance to win a decent amount of coins without spending any of their own budget. As well as this, a Multiplier Meter will appear on the screen for some of these spins, randomly increasing your winnings from between two to six times.
The second feature is the Random Multiplier feature. This will basically change the amount a player will receive for any given spin. The meter for this feature can be found inn the bottom right hand corner of the screen. For most spins it will stay low at a 1x, however sometimes randomly it can move all the way up to 5x.