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Introducing Trollpot 5000 slot from NetEnt
Trollpot 5000 is from the developers at NetEnt however it is a real mystery why they have chosen to create this slot as it is a clone of one of their other slots. But, any fans of slots with classic style will be all for the land-based vibe the slot gives off.
NetEnt certainly used their cloning/reskin machine last year, particularly as they reskinned a huge proportion of their games for the highly profitable Asian market.
This slot proves that cloning is very alive and here it would be fair to say that the older slot known as Grand Spinn has undergone surgery to create this slot. I am not exaggerating as the two slots are completely identical apart from the soundtracks and aesthetics. I am at a loss to why NetEnt decided to go down this route but who really cares? So, if you are ready to play a good classic slot keep reading.
Theme & Graphics
If you have ever played the slot Grand Spinn the emotions this slot will stir up are striking. However, the lifelike fruit bowls with Art Deco styling are nowhere to be seen. The jazz styled soundtrack has also sadly been cut and you are left with a blue arcade that is painted in a vibrant colours and bright and rather brass symbols on the reels and this has been done to try and convey a land-based casino.
This slot certainly keeps things basic, but it could be a bit more complex than you may initially think. The format is simple being a 3x3 format complete with a single pay line. The slot can be played from as little as 2p per spin up to a massive £200 per spin making the slot accessible for a wide audience and wins are created landing three of the same symbols.
The math model has clearly been taken from Grand Spinn as the game statistics are identical. This is a highly volatile slot which offers a return to player that stands at 96.19%. Most of the return to player is spread over the three jackpots. Unsurprisingly the hit frequency is low sitting at 6.49% but keep reading and which you see the features and the way they work you will see why.
Trollpot 5000 Symbols
The symbols that you can expect to see on the pay table are lucky 7s, stars, carvings, mushrooms, clovers, and Bars. The highest paying symbol is the lucky 7s which will pay up to 10x your stake for landing a line of these and the Bars are the lowest paying awarding 0.5x for landing three on the pay line. There is a wild which helps to raise the pay outs and landing three will result in a pay-out that is worth 10x your stake.
Trollpot 5000 Features
As well as the fixed jackpots offered by this slot there are also another couple of features the slot has to offer. First is the nudge feature and although nudges are common the ones in this slot are more vigorous and appear far more frequently. Every time you land a winning combination the nudge feature becomes active and this start on your first reel and nudges continue until the original winning symbol is replaced by a new one. Whilst this is happening you continue to create new winning combinations; this pattern is then repeated for your second and third reels. Whilst playing in this feature you need to watch out where the arrow symbols located at the top of your reel come to rest. If this is activated the reels reverse in direction heading to the way it came from, this is also repeated in the same way as described above.
The next feature on offer in Trollpot 5000 the slot is the Multiplier Wilds which are depicted by the large smiling jester. The wilds can substitute for all the other symbols apart from the arrow or jackpot symbols to reward you with boosts of x2, x4 or x8 are represented by the big smiling jester. Wilds substitute for all symbols except the arrow or jackpot symbols, offering boosters of x2, x4, or x8.
Finally, there are the three fixed jackpots which are the Mini, Midi and Mega. Once all the nudges are complete it you find the reels have jackpot symbols at the top of the reels. If you get lucky and you have all three jackpot symbols shown you are immediately rewarded with the smallest jackpot that is in view. To win the Mega jackpot you must have the three Mega jackpot symbols showing on the top of the reels. The rewards from the jackpots are 20x, 100x or 5,000x your stake for the mini jackpot, midi jackpot and the mega jackpot, respectively.
Trollpot 5000 Conclusion
If you put to one side the fact that this slot is a total clone, there is plenty that will be appreciated by players that are fans of this type of style. When it comes to it the obvious elements are the three jackpots, however the real star must be the nudge feature and when this becomes active it certainly gets to work quickly, with the nudges seeming to be never ending and if you are lucky enough to land an arrow you get the same again just in reverse order. This is a clever feature and there is no doubt that you will love it once you see it in action.
Currently this slot only offers the three fixed jackpots whereas Grand Spinn goes one better as the jackpots are progressive. Currently there have been no announcements to suggest that this slot could join it but only time will tell.
Even though this slot offers some positive elements it is strange that NetEnt choose Grand Spinn to clone. If it were done for the Asian market this would make a lot of sense, but this slot is almost identical. When it comes to it though if you are like me and enjoy the original style with classic format you really will be at a loss of which slot to play as there really is little to separate the two.