Net Entertainment's Neon Staxx video slot takes me back to a time where lasers and American Gladiators reined supreme, aided by keyboard heavy groups like Europe and Starship. For punters that didn't appreciate this time period, Neon Staxx may look extremely odd, but the game itself is solid and is a slot you owe it to yourself to try.
Neon Staxx is a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot that brings a style and look that brings to mind words like "tubular", "radical", and "bodacious" to mind. Game symbols include card symbols (Jack, Queen, King, Ace), a triangle cobra, diamond eagle, square bear, and hexagon lion. The game's music almost seems to play as large a role in Neon Staxx's theme, and the keyboard heavy cadence of the sound is absolutely spot on.
Feature wise the game includes free spins, scatter symbols, wild symbols, and the Super Staxx feature, wherein entire reels can be filled with a particular symbol. This feature paid off very handsomely for me while testing out the game, as at one point I ended up filling the first three reels with lion symbols, and I took home 4,000 credits in a single spin as a result. Neon Staxx's free spins feature is set off when you score three or more scatters on the reels, and the results can be huge due to the stacked wild symbols on multiple reels.
While Neon Staxx may not have a huge selection of features, the game manages to blend in a few key ingredients that keep players spinning the reels, such as the Staxx feature and excellent theme. While the game has a retro look and feel to it, you don't necessarily have to be a child of the 80's to enjoy it.