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7 December 2020 - 4:30am

Some NetEnt games have been retired

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An email came through to us from NetEnt announcing that a bunch of their games have been retired and are no longer available to play. This is the list:

Berryburst MAX
Bollywood Story
Copy Cats
Flowers Christmas Edition
Go Bananas
Hook's Heroes
Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch
Magic Portals
Sparks
Spellcast
Swipe and Roll
Theme park: Tickets of Fortune
Twin Spin Deluxe
Universal Monsters The Phantom's Curse Video Slot
Witchcraft Academy

The games range from super old (Spellcast) to some relatively new releases. And of course a couple of games where NetEnt was phoning it in by releasing a slightly modified version of any already popular game (eg Berryburst Max, Flowers Xmas Ed, Twin Spin Deluxe). It would appear that these alternate versions of games were about as popular as you might imagine i.e. not very.

Are there any in there that you are going to miss? I was fond of Lucky Angler myself, so even though I haven't been able to play it for a while now I'm sad to see it is gone.

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7 December 2020 - 1:15pm
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Interesting. You don't hear of games being retired very frequently. I wonder why they'd choose to do so. They can't be very resource heavy, and it's not like they're taking up physical real estate like a land slot would.

I like the Universal Monsters games, so seeing The Phantom's Curse gone is one that sticks out to me.

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8 December 2020 - 12:54am
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I'm guessing but some of them are very cartoony and maybe they are worried they may fall afoul of the regulators who don't want games that could appeal to kids.

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8 December 2020 - 12:12pm
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I heard about this a few months ago that these games won't be available. Most of them don't surprise me but some do- I always though Flowers Christmas and Hook's Heroes were doing pretty ok.

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8 December 2020 - 6:56pm
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Were they also only available in Flash? With Flash technically dying at the end of the year I expect to see many Flash-based games "retire" rather than be upgraded to HTML5.

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10 December 2020 - 12:12am
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No, I think all NetEnt games available over the past couple of years had been converted to html5 long ago. Some of these games were really modern and had never even been available in flash.

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10 December 2020 - 1:10am
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INTERESTING many MGA Licensed Casinos have been providing NetEnt free spins over the last 1-2 weeks. No real reason given just for being a customer is common.
Or are they MGA casinos looking for feed back due to 100s of December promotions flowing currently

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10 January 2021 - 8:24pm
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Well I can see why they would retire those slots but I actually really liked witches academy and must like you Ed I really did enjoy lucky angler when that slot was hot it was freaking hot erupting with massive wins , I generously don't play Netent slots anymore Im finding thier games boring and and not paying out as generously as they used to that coupled with the lack of deposit free spins they would issue when a new release came out compared to now with nothing at all has left me thinking of them as bland burnt toast

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10 January 2021 - 11:40pm
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What you're saying Lambino doesn't surprise me. Many casinos have introduced the Netent lower rtp versions and I can't remember the last time I really enjoyed any of the newer Netent games.

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11 January 2021 - 12:04am
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If you are a player of Netent (I am not) you will notice the poorer returns which started well over 2 months ago. Both Netent and Red Tiger RTP% are terrible and have been so for months. Great for casinos not so for players.
Maybe this is the reason why a few MGA casinos I have not played at for some weeks all of a sudden provide me with free Netent games in blocks of 2 x 20 1 x 30 and 1 x 50.
Or was it to remove all the horrible Netent free spin games to avoid their customers complaints.
from memory the return was $5.38 for 110 free spins . The 1 block of 1 x 30 was 36 cents
Am happy not to play Netent games. the💩s

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14 January 2021 - 5:54pm
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As far as I know and have checked around casinos, casino operators can adjust RTPs of only a few games, but they can change RTPs of all the Red Tiger slots.

Regarding Red Tiger RTPs, Unibet and Dafaget casinos provide the initial RTPs.

I couldn't find other casinos to keep the RTPs at the original settings...

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14 January 2021 - 7:51pm
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That is true, when it comes to Netent, only a few games offer different RTPs - either lower or higher versions. Red Tiger has all their games available in either initial RTP versions or lower ones, Nolimit and Play'n Go also offers lower ones.

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14 January 2021 - 11:54pm
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I enjoyed playing many of the Red Tiger games whom at the time if one played at a higher level you achieved some outstanding results.
This all changed when Netent bent over some months ago for many casinos and changed their RTP%.
This move sharfted all players and made Casino operators $$$ . 💩
Hence my reason why I refrain from playing Netent/Red Tiger games.
Red Tiger is completely stuffed these days by the game controller Netent.💩
However Netent skullduggery has pushed me into live Casino area which I enjoy.

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15 January 2021 - 2:19pm
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Fortunately I didn't liked any of this games, so there is no loss for me 😀

I only wonder why the South Park game from Netent is not available at any casino in Romania, even if almost all casinos licenced in Romania have also Netent games, this games is missing.
And I love that game 😢

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15 January 2021 - 4:49pm
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mapika wrote:

Fortunately I didn't liked any of this games, so there is no loss for me 😀

I only wonder why the South Park game from Netent is not available at any casino in Romania, even if almost all casinos licenced in Romania have also Netent games, this games is missing.
And I love that game 😢

That game was discontinued a long time ago so it's not just Romania, it's all casinos with Netent games!

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15 January 2021 - 5:31pm
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Nolimit and Play'n Go also offers lower ones.

I didn't know that NoLimit City RTPs are also allowed to be adjusted... Thanks for info.

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15 January 2021 - 5:48pm
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Yes I have seen several casinos that offer lower ones, I mean in this case lower is jut 94%, not like Play n Go that can be even 91% and same as Red Tiger. I think Red Tiger is the worst in this case because it's incredibly difficult to get decent wins even with 96% RTP.

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15 January 2021 - 6:08pm
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That game was discontinued a long time ago so it's not just Romania, it's all casinos with Netent games!

I didn't know that, I thought it was missing only from the Romanian casinos. So, I have no chance to play again this game 😭😭

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18 January 2021 - 12:21am
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Yes indeed, South Park was discontinued several years ago. But beware, there are casinos running fake or pirated games that still offer it as well as other old discontinued games. If you find it at a casino you know that the games there are fake.

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