Nothin’ But Net Slots

Nothin'-But-NetNothin’ But Net is a basketball themed slot, and it’s one of the few that focus on this sport, despite its huge popularity in the United States. There are a lot of soccer themed slots out there, but basketball isn’t receiving anything close to that level of attention. You get the basketball players, the cheerleaders and all the other things that make this sport great, and best of all, you don’t get any playing cards. The game focuses 100% on the sport, which is what you want to see in every single game, but you only get in about half of the titles.

You get the typical 5 reels in Nothin’ But Net, with up to 9 selectable bet lines on them. There is a decent prize offered inside, but not extraordinary at $30,000, with its features consisting of scatters and wilds, plus multipliers and free spins.

Features of Nothin’ But Net

You will find that the multiplier and the free spins that appear are a result of the scatter symbol and the wild, respectively. It’s a decent spread of features, above average for Cryptologic.

The Score Board that you see hanging above the basketball court is an important part of Nothin’ But Net, used as a symbol with scatter abilities. These abilities allow the symbol to give out prizes based solely on the number of times it appears during the same round, even if their location isn’t on the same payline. That’s exactly what the scatter name refers to, the symbol’s ability to appear scattered on the screen, while every other symbol needs to form regular combinations. The only reward offered for multiple scatters appearing is the cash prize, as a 1x to 200x multiple of the total bet of that spin.

The wild symbol does a lot more things for you, though it’s also a lot more limited compared with other games. Showing up on the 1st and 5th reels, the Logo wild can substitute for any other regular symbol, so hopefully additional paying combinations will be formed with their help. With a 2x multiplier doubling every payout, it’s better to get a wild in every single combo than to have combinations with all matching symbols. One wild symbol will also get you 2 coins as a small reward, but there are no bigger payouts than that.

Free Games Feature

With both wild Logos on their reels (1st and 5th) at the same time, you gain access to the free games feature. It consists in 15 spins for free and a 3x multiplier that is attached to each one. Triple the prize can also mean triple the top jackpot, so I’m a big fan of this particular bonus feature.


Betting options and jackpots

This is a fairly typical game as far as betting is concerned. You get the option to use one coin for each payline you want active, and if you don’t want them all you can reduce the number of total coins. Each coin has a denomination that is chosen from the $0.01 to $5 range. Those that want to maximize their chances at a prize and its value will wager $45 for each spin.

The reward in exchange for that kind of wager consists in 6,000 coins, meaning as much as $30,000 if you used the right coins for it. It’s an average sized payout at Cryptologic, though at other developers it would be quite high.

Design and symbols

The basketball theme that served as inspiration is easy to figure out, but it’s not going to be terribly impressive. I would imagine that hardcore fans of the sport will be the ones to give it most attention, as everyone else will find slots out there with better graphics, even if not with the same theme. There are blobs of color in the background image, each one supposed to be a fan in the stands, the picture having a green overlay on top that I’m not sure why it was used.

Symbols: Logo (wild, 2x), Score Board (scatter, 200x triggering wager), Green Team Player (3,000x), Blue Team Player (1,000x), Blonde Cheerleader (500x), Mascot (500x), Hoop (300x), Ball (300x), Sports Drink (200x), Basketball Shoes (200x), Whistle (100x) and Ticket (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s a game for the real fans of basketball, and I can’t imagine too many people liking it if they don’t enjoy the sport already. Otherwise, it’s got both average prizes and average features, so it’s not a bad choice.

You will find Nothin’ But Net at any online casino which chooses to use software from Cryptologic, playable either for free or for real money.