The adaptation of the fictional-fantasy Cimmerian Conan is the culmination of decades of stories, books, comics, films, tv programs, role-playing and video games. It was only a matter of time then that the theme found its way into the world of video slots. Conan by Netent is a 6x4 grid and 24 paylines slot whose highlights include mystery symbols, wilds, multipliers, extra spins and the Thoth-Amon Feature. The maximum payout is set to 40,320 coins!
The symbols include three characters: Conan, a female Barbarian and villain. There is also a helmet, grappling hook and sword. Finally, three coins make up the lowest-paying symbols. The graphics are cartoon-like with epic music. The opening and very violent animated sequence really builds anticipation for the gameplay. The artwork is solid, but we were somehow expecting a bit more from this developer.
During the regular games, tower wilds may appear on the first two reels and replace all the regular game symbols.
Mystery Symbol and Multiplier
The Mystery Symbol feature takes place on the fourth and third reels. Mystery symbols will transform into one of the other regular symbols. If you manage to land a stack of mystery symbols, then a mystery multiplier may also come unlocked. Here, a win using the mystery multiplier will multiply that win by 3x to 7x.
Battle Wilds appear during the base game on the fifth and sixth reels, with the ability to expand on up to 3 positions horizontally on adjacent reels.
The fourth possible regular game feature is Thoth-Amon which may be triggered by at least one full stack of mystery symbols in combination with at least one Tower Wild or Battle Wild. Here, mystery symbols are randomly placed anywhere on the second to fifth reels.
Extra Spins: City of Thieves, Temple of the Serpent or Walls of Tarantia
Three or more scatters will trigger one of three extra spins games: City of Thieves, Temple of the Serpent or Walls of Tarantia.
Temple of the Serpent
This is a medium to high volatility feature where an activated Thoth-Amon may help to contribute more mystery symbols and stacked mystery symbols.
City of Thieves
This is a low to medium volatility feature containing tower wilds which can expand down or up on any of the reels. These wilds can partially or fully cover reels.
Walls of Tarantia
This is a low to medium volatility feature containing battle wilds which can expand three positions sideways on adjacent reels when they appear on any reel.
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- three different free spin modes
So what did we think?
Netent is a developer known for a number of branded themes such as Planet of the Apes, Jumanji and one of their more recent games Narcos. When Netent first announced that they had secured the rights to Conan in February, there had undoubtedly been a build-up of anticipation for what the slot might be like. While overall, the features have a good hit frequency, some will be much better than others. For example, you'll have to be patient for the extra spins and even more patient for the Toth-Amon feature to trigger.
While I expected more from the graphics, it remains to be seen what the payouts on these numerous features will be like.
Conan: closing summary
Conan slot has an RTP of at least 96.01% and can be played with wagers ranging from £0.20 to £20. This is a medium volatility game so wins may come less often but may be bigger compared to similar low volatility slots. It is designed in HTML5, so it is ready for mobile, tablet and desktop play. The slot has pay both ways mechanics. To take it with you, all you'll need is an Android or iOS operated device.