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Lights slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 12/05/2020

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Tester rating:

2.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:05/2014

RTP:96.1%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1000

Mobile version:Support all devices

Highlights

Random wilds

Wilds

Freespins

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Max. win

Themes

Orient

Travel

Summer

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RTP (Return to player):
96.1%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 1000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
16
NetEnt score (compared to other slots of supplier)
3
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Lights is a Netent slot that took inspiration from Asian paper lanterns. An enlightening experience with sky-high wins perhaps.

This slot was originally released in 2014 and although the symbols are starting to look a little dated, the overall look of the slot still keeps up well. The rolling hills and snow-covered mountains in the background place this game firmly in Asia. We can even see a river flow by, animated and all. I thought this was a great little detail that helped set the mood.

A slot that reminded me of Lights is Dragon’s Luck by Red Tiger. Although that game is a little more bombastic it is also set in Asia and has us overlooking a suiting countryside. Meanwhile, Big Win Cat by Play ‘n Go sets the slot inside a Japanese shop if you’re interested in some more Asian imagery!

Looking at a 5-reel, 3-row playing field with 10 paylines, Lights doesn’t reinvent the wheel. It keeps things simple both in design and gameplay. I did like the idea of using paper lanterns as a source of inspiration which they incorporated into the game design pretty well.

The sound design is likewise rather simple and obvious, with a lot of mythical sounding light gongs. Wins are amplified by a short jingle but the rest of the music is muted and calm. The idea of sitting on a bench at the end of the day overlooking the Asian countryside as different lanterns pop up is a good combination.

Symbols

The different symbols in Lights are largely in theme. The high-paying symbols are different types and colours of paper lanterns. Meanwhile, the lower-paying symbols are cards. They are originally designed and have an Asian look to them but are still rather simple.

They are from highest to lowest:

  • Scatter Symbols: When 3 or more Scatter Symbols appear on the screen, it activates the Free Spins mode.
  • Red Lantern: Max. 1000 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Orange Lantern: Max. 750 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Lantern: Max. 500 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Lantern: Max. 400 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Purple Lantern: Max. 300 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 75 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 40 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 30 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Wild: Substitutes all other symbols in the game.

As you can probably tell, there are quite a few symbols which makes getting a winning payline a bit harder. Luckily the Wilds show up pretty often so that helps. Light lists a Medium Volatility and I thought that fit my personal experience well. You can expect a reasonably steady supply of wins while playing.

Features

Lights keeps things simple when it comes to its features. It has a few that can’t be surprising to even the most casual of players. They interact well with each other but don’t require much input from the player.

I’ll list the features below:

  • Random Wilds: At any time during the base game and the free spins mode, the game randomly adds between 1 and 4 Wilds to the reels. These substitute all other symbols in the game, except the Scatter Symbol.
  • Scatter Symbols: During the base game, getting 3 or more Scatter Symbols on the screen activates the free spins mode. With 5 Scatter Symbols, players receive 30 free spins.
  • Free Spins: During the Free Spins mode, additional Scatter Symbols can add more free spins. Between 3 and 6 Random Wilds appear during the Free Spins mode.

As you can see, it’s a short but sweet list. Free Spins and Wilds are about the staple of any slot. The only change Lights makes to the basic formula is the fact that the Wilds are random and appear on top of the symbols instead of replacing them completely. When it comes to the gameplay, I don’t think it matters at all.

The Free Spins mode has a nice background that’s different from the base game. We’re presented with a giant full moon dominating the night sky, bathing everything in a deep blue. I thought that was a nice detail for a game mode that is pretty much the same to the base game in every other way.

In Conclusion

Netent often develops games that have a whole range of features. Games like Planet of the Apes and Finn and the Swirly Spin take that to the extreme degree with almost a dozen features each. Lights is in sharp contrast with those, with only a bare minimum of features.

Everything about this slot seems to be aimed at the goal of giving the player a nice, relaxing experience. You’ll probably play this slot for a while when you’re looking to calm down. Perhaps you’re watching something on television or you’re getting ready for bed and want to get some spins in. In that case, Lights is a great option.

The game has a max. win of 1,000x your bet which I thought was a nice compromise with its Medium Volatility. There is not much that will keep you coming back unfortunately and I’m sure I played this game when it first came out but I can’t remember it at all.

Overall rating:

2.8

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Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):96.1%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1000

Min. bet:£0.01

Max. bet:£90

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Reels:5

Rows:3

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Max. lines:9

Min. lines:9

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Languages

You can play Lights in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese

Currencies

Lights supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 33 other currencies.

All supported currencies:
GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), ISK (Kr), INR (₨), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)

Stats

Release date 05/2014
112th newest on NetEnt 1,734th newest on Bojoko
RTP 96.1% 0.27% > average
119th highest on NetEnt 951st highest on Bojoko
Win up to 1000 x your bet
94th highest on NetEnt 1,182nd highest on Bojoko
Paylines 9 55% < average
123rd highest on NetEnt 1,540th highest on Bojoko
Min bet £0.01 per spin
The lowest on NetEnt The lowest on Bojoko
Max bet £90 per spin
118th highest on NetEnt 1,251st highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
5th most rated on NetEnt 30th most rated on Bojoko
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Trystan Michielsen

Trystan Michielsen

I've been playing videoslots for almost 10 years and been a professional reviewer for over 5. I look at slots not just as a writer but also as a player, hoping to help others find their perfect slot.

I also enjoy movies, books and travel so any slots with those topics usually have my preference. But in general I'll play everything!

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Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:05/2014

RTP (Return to player):96.1%

Max. win:bet x 1000

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 2.8

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