Pronounced as “Nirvana” this game isn’t a tribute to the grunge band of the 90s, but instead attempts to capture the idyllic transcendent utopian state. Developer NetEnt aims high by plotting a course paradise, but will the gameplay match up to expectations?
The graphics on this game are deceptively simple but this is in no way representative of a lack of creativity by NetEnt. Instead, the design has been kept uncomplicated and unfussy to emphasize the sense of infinity and never ending space.
And when you peer into the void behind the reels, you’ll only find a thick velvety black blanket softly covering everything around. It’s hard to tell exactly what kind of environment you’re exploring in this futuristic vision but there’s an eerie illumination streaming down from above with tiny pinpoints of light breaking up the darkness.
This other-worldly shine lights up the reels from behind as the symbols radiate an almost phosphorescent glow. The images used for the symbols are fairly mundane with a four leafed clover, bells, letters representing high value playing cards, cherries and bells but their extreme fluorescence makes them seem extra special.
Plan Your Strategy
There’s 30 paylines in this online slot which means there’s lots of chances to line up a winning match. However, these paylines are fixed so can’t be used to lower the stake if you’re hoping to bet low.
You do have the option to set up the value of the coin and the level you want to bet at per line, leaving the total minimum bet at 0.30 and a max bet of 150.00. This equates to a coin value between 0.01 and 0.50 and up to 10 levels per line.
What you choose to bet depends on your overall budget but there’s a decent array of prizes on offer and a theoretical RTW of 96.6%.
Aim for the Cherry
Like all online video slots, the game will recognise when you hit a winning line but it’s helpful to know just what you could win in advance.
You’ll find the info you need on the paytable, and you’ll see there’s a wide range of prizes on offer depending on what symbol you match and how many you spin.
Other than the very top prize, you’ll need to line up at least three to get a payout. The letters representing playing cards are at the lower end of the board, offering a win of between 7 and 15 for matching three, and 70 and 125 for matching five symbols. In contrast, the top value symbol on the board – the shimmering cherries – pays out 70 for matching three and a whopping 2,000 for matching five. The cherries offer an additional prize of 5 for matching just two.
Wild and Free
You won’t find a creative selection of bonus games on Nrvna, but that doesn’t mean there are no extras on the reels.
The pink orb with the glowing star is the wild, capable of standing in for almost all of the other symbols on the board. If you line up a match using the wild, your prize will be automatically tripled.
The orange orb containing the precious gemstone is the scatter and if you line up at least three you’ll receive free spins. Matching three will give you 10 free spins, four will five you 15 and getting a full set of five will earn you a cool 30 free spins.
During the Free Spins you’ll be playing on a special wheel where you’ll have the opportunity to earn up to x10 your wins or a further two free spins. If you hit the x10 multiplier on each of your free spins you’ll receive an amazing x3,220 so fingers crossed!
A New Dimension
Nrvna the Nxt Experience by NetEnt is an online video slot which is almost seductively hypnotic with its relaxed, space age vibe and futuristic design. You won’t find the most explosive graphics nor the widest selection of games, but nevertheless it’s still a very enjoyable play.