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Written and facts checked by Viransh Dhawan, Live casino specialist on June 30th of 2022.
We didn’t expect cyberpunk and racing to combine to create something this good looking, but we were pleasantly surprised! This slot goes to show just how important presentation is to the whole experience. The car is constantly speeding along the road, while you see the far-away lights of the city in the distance. We’ve seen many more elaborate backgrounds, but this one blows them all away in stylishness.
An upbeat, EDM track is playing at all times, which is perfect music for cruising around. Drive’s RTP is 96.7%, which is higher than the current average. We also enjoyed the fact all special features are racing themed, too! Multiplier Wilds, free spins and Nitro boosts that let you race against different drivers. Thanks to a myriad of ways to increase your multiplier, your jackpot goes up to 5100x your total stake!
While NetEnt produces a lot of good looking games, they’re rarely as stylish as this one. Superb visuals, a great theme and fantastic animations all come together to create something quite unique. But the cyberpunk aesthetic isn’t the only good side of this release. It also comes with engaging gameplay and super interesting special features. Watching the multiplier tick up is super satisfying, and can be incredibly lucrative!
Drive is defined by its medium volatility gameplay. It carefully balances small, frequent pays with satisfying jackpot prizes, and it does so a lot better than other slots. Again, this boils down to the multipliers that you get from the special features. The tagline Multiplier Mayhem certainly fits in this case! Once the winning streak comes, it’s a blast all the way to the finish line. Trust us, you will fall in love.
The coin range for this game is set between ₹1.00 up to ₹50 per spin. By changing their coin value and bet level, players are able to adjust their total bet. The very minimum you can stake is ₹15, and your maximum wager is ₹750 per spin. We can already see lots of annoyed high rollers, but trust us, Drive is still worth your time. The prizes it can provide reach into ridiculous levels, even without sinking a lot of money into it.
We love the design of the human symbols in Drive. Each of the rivals has a very distinct appearance, and you can probably guess their personality from it. You also get to see the car and our driver – a pretty girl that honestly looks out of place. If they gave her a scar too, or a badass tattoo, she would have fit in better. The icons themselves don’t pay that well, but when the multiplier bonuses get involved, you can get up to 5100x!
Multiplier Wilds: Multiplier Wilds can appear in any position on all five reels. They have the same multiplier as the reel they landed on. So, if a Wild lands on the third reel, it will have a 3x multiplier. The multiplier only applies if the Wild is part of a winning combination. And if you have two multiplier Wilds as part of a win, their multipliers are multiplied.
Free Spins: Three Scatters on the second, third and fourth reel will grant you ten free spins. During extra turns, Nitro icons can appear on the second, third and fourth reel. Each one grants additional free spins and an overlay multiplier Wild. The overlay appears in a random position each time, and acts like a regular Wild.
Nitro Collect Meter: Collected Nitro symbols fill up the Nitro Collect Meter from bottom to top. During free spins, you start facing against Twitch, and after collecting three Nitro icons, you move up in rankings. Then, you face off against Hamaki, and finally Bruiser. Each time your meter fills up enough to ‘level up’, you get more free spins and your overlay multiplier Wild gets stronger.
Drive is one of the better looking slots we had the pleasure of reviewing. It is very rare that we have no complaints about the visuals. We will usually complain about animations, or a boring background image. But this NetEnt release does everything right. The artists have really outdone themselves.
Your enjoyment of gambling on this slot will depend whether or not you like chasing special features. You can still get decent pays if you get lucky with multiplier Wilds. But if you want to land the mouth-watering jackpot, you will have to win free spins. If Drive sounds interesting to you, we urge you to play it. After the first winning streak, you’ll be hooked.