The puns keep on coming from NextGen and this time the source material in question is of course Easy Rider – a movie that we have actually never seen. Nevertheless, we know the general idea behind it and so it is no surprise to see motorcycles playing an important part here on Easy Slider, which is a game that will immediately impress on the back of some great graphics and sounds, and then keeps things ticking over with one of the more impressive extra features that we have encountered recently. It was a relatively early addition to NextGen’s mobile gaming portfolio, but it continues to hold up well and there will be plenty of action for players to enjoy when they sink their teeth into this one.
What to Expect
As would be expected given the age, the game does not quite stand up to the very latest releases in the graphics department, but that should take nothing at all away from the fact that this remains a very good-looking game indeed and, as noted, the soundtrack plays a part in making for a great overall aesthetic. 25 lines ensure that Easy Slider will be right in the wheelhouse of many NextGen fans, while the female biker plays a massive part in the game by serving as the wild card.
Wild action is, in many ways, what this game is all about, and it will not take long for players to be introduced to the reason for ‘Slider’ being used as the pun of choice here. If you thought it would be something to do with drifting, you would be wrong but certainly not disappointed! A burning motorbike sits atop the reels at all times and players are invited to slide the bike along to their desired position for a bonus multiplier and enhanced wild on their chosen reel. Understandably, the more chance there is of making use of the multiplier, the lower the actual multiplier value is. Specifically, slide him to reel one and your prizes will be doubled, they will be tripled on reel two, while they will be increased by four, five and six on reels three, four and five respectively. When a wild does land on your chosen reel, it will expand to cover it completely, so it can definitely be worth sacrificing part of the multiplier for more frequent hits, although it is worth bearing in mind that the stated multiplier amounts are doubled when the free spins are in effect.
Speaking of which, three or more scatters on the board at once will lead to the award of fifteen free games. All prizes are doubled compared to the base game and, as noted, this also applies to the sliding wilds which start off at a four times multiplier on the first reel and continue moving on up from there.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Easy Slider is actually a pretty simple game when you break it all down, but the execution ensures that NextGen has another big hit on its hands. The free spins round can go through something of a barren spell, and it can feel like it takes ages to trigger it sometimes. However, even on the worst runs, some expert placement of the sliding wild can make a real difference and it is clear that, unusually, that is the main attraction on this game. The overall game does feel a little dated, but in terms of fun and enjoyment it is hard to beat within the NextGen range.