Just about everyone is familiar with the Theory of Evolution: the idea that over time, living things mutate and evolve into more complex creatures. It’s a long and complex process, though many games have used the ideas of evolution and sped them up a whole lot to let players have plenty of fun with the concept.
Despite this, at Slots Geek we hadn’t seen a slot machine that used the concept of evolution to full effect – at least until now. Net Entertainment’s latest slot machine, titled Evolution, features a variety of living things both simple and complex to illustrate just how evolution can work. There’s even one special feature that allows you to watch the creatures evolve right in front of your eyes, allowing you win bigger when more advanced species take their place.
About The Game
Evolution is a 25-line, five-reel slot machine that was recently released at NetEnt casino sites. The object of the game is simple: match symbols from left to right across the reels, with three or more of the same symbol in a row scoring a win. The symbols in this game are divided into two groups, each comprising five creatures. First, there are the simple organisms, which mirror the card rank symbols ranging from tens through aces. These creatures are only able to give you relatively small prizes. More complex organisms make up the bigger prize winning symbols, up to a maximum of 500 coins if you can match five “Draconius Rex” symbols in a row. There’s also a wild symbol available that can substitute for any of these creatures to help make winning combinations.
You can’t talk about this slot machine without getting into the gorgeous and colorful graphics that are present throughout the game. Each of the creatures is presented with a highly detailed illustration that – no pun intended – really brings them to life. The simple organisms look like the kinds of single-celled creatures you looked at under a microscope in school, while the more complex creatures are all animals – though they’re fantasy creatures that don’t exist in our world.
Each organism is also given a fake Latin name, adding a little depth to the presentation. There are also extensive 3D graphical effects and some very cool animations, including one particularly enjoyable one that takes place during the free spins game. The vibrant atmosphere is perfect for a game that’s all about life, and greatly improves the experience of what was already a very strong machine.
While there’s only one special feature in Evolution, it’s definitely a fun one. If you hit three or more free spin symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll be given a scatter prize as well as a number of free spins – both of which increase as you hit more symbols (up to a maximum of 100x and 20 free spins for five). During the free spins game, you’ll get to watch evolution in action, as any creature that takes part in a winning combination will then “evolve” to the symbol one spot above it on the pay chart (though simple organisms will never evolve upwards to complex ones, meaning they’ll stop “evolving” as aces). Over the course of your free spins, this means more and more higher-value symbols will appear on the reels, increasing your chances of scoring big wins.