Way before it was released, the Conan slot was heavily announced by NetEnt, and for a reason. First announced at the ICE Totally Gaming in London in 2019, Conan is a branded slot (following the release of Narcos and Vikings) that is based on one of the world’s most epic movie characters, so obviously, everyone was waiting impatiently for it to have its release. For those of you who are not familiar with Conan, if there are such, he is a character from the 1982 fantasy/adventure movie, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Conan lives in the Hyborian age, and he’s a sword hero that keeps on fighting enemies to survive. Ready to join him, his sidekick and his nemesis on a new adventure?
Conan Slot Theme, Design and Layout
The pseudo-historical Hyborian age is presented to perfection here. You will see that the stone-made reels are set in the middle of an old village, covered in snow, with thunderous skies above it, which emit an apocalyptic tone. On the temple’s walls, you will see statues of Conan, and on the reels, you will see elements related to his story. The lowest-paying ones are the little coins with snakes, falcons and lions. The higher-paying ones are the weaponry symbols, the grappling hooks, the helmets and the swords. And, for the highest-paying ones, you will see Conan, his partner Valeria, and his enemy Thoth-Amon.
When you take a look at the screen, you will see that NetEnt has paid attention to every little detail. The slot looks and feels as if it was a scene taken from the movie. When it comes to the layout, there are 6 reels, 4 rows and 24 paylines offered in the slot, with the pay-both-ways mechanics. But also, there is NetEnt’s brand new interface. And, last but not least, you will see that the prizes in the paytable are relevant to the current bet, so you don’t need to calculate the rewards you will receive, as they will be calculated for you in advance.
Special Symbols, Bonus Features and Gameplay
The Conan slot offers a 96.28% RTP, and a betting range that could fit any slot players’ budget. You could play it for as little as 0.20 credits, or if you’re up to, you can play it for 200 credits. There is more than 2,000x the stake for grabs, here, so it is quite the rewarding game, with more than 400,000 credits for you to scoop.
As for the gameplay, you will see that the base game is divided into 2×4 sections, three of them actually. Each of them has a unique feature which gets triggered when a corresponding symbol appears on it.
If the Red Battle Wild appears on the 6th and 5th reel, you trigger the Battle Wilds feature. This is when the Red Battle Wild expands to adjacent reels sideways, up to three positions. If the Mystery Symbol lands on the 4th and 3rd reel, you trigger the Mystery Symbols feature. This is when the Mystery Symbols transform into matching symbols. But if they appeared in a Stack, the Mystery Multiplier feature gets triggered, too. This is when you will see Conan fighting a giant snake, increasing the Multiplier by 1x with each blow, up to 7x. If you see that the Mystery Symbol, Red Battle Wild and the Tower Wild land simultaneously, you trigger the Thoth-Amon feature, where you get 3 to 6 Mystery Symbols added on any reel, bar the 1st and 6th one. And finally, when the Tower Wild appears on the 2nd and 1st reel, the Tower Wilds gets triggered, where the Tower Wild expands and covers both or just one of the reels partially or fully.
But there’s also a random Linked Reels feature, which is active when you see that any of the 2×4 sections light up. This means that two reels have been linked to display matching symbols and give you much better payouts.
Conan Free Spins Bonus Games
You will trigger 10, 15, 25 or 50 Free Spins, should you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 Scatters, respectively. There are three Free Spins modes you can get. Two of them are medium volatile, while the third one is a high volatile option. The first medium volatile is Walls of Tarantia Free Spins. Here, the Battle Wilds appear on all reels and expand sideways, up to three positions. The second option is the City of Thieves Free Spins. The Tower Wilds here expand to cover a reel partially or fully. The high volatile option is Temple of the Serpent Free Spins. Here, the Mystery Wilds and even Stacked Mystery Symbols appear, which also activate the Mystery Multiplier. The Thoth-Amon feature activates with 5 to 9 Mystery Symbols on the reels, and the Linked Reels can produce up to 6 linked reels.
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