Evolution

Game info

NetEnt
Software
25
Paylines
5
Reels
Yes
Bonus Game
1825
Times Played
Players from United States not accepted.

Game review

Go back into prehistory in Evolution, a captivating five-reel video slot from NetEnt. As ancient organisms transform, you can rake in the cash. See all that Evolution has to offer by playing for free on this page, or play for your chance to win real money at any of the NetEnt casinos we have listed below.

When you first load Evolution, decide how much you want to bet. You can do this with the “Coin Level” meter on the bottom-left. Each increase boosts your total bet by 25 coins. If you want to adjust your base coin denomination, use the arrows beside “Coin Value” on the bottom-right. Start by pushing the circular arrow button in the middle, or push “Max Bet” to spin with a coin level of 10. If you want to spin several times in a row, use the “Autoplay” function.

In the main game, your goal is to get matching symbols from the leftmost reel to the right along any of the game's 25 paylines. Wild symbols increase your odds of getting winning hits. To enter the game's generous free spins feature, get three or more scattered Free Spin symbols anywhere on the reels. During this feature, winning combinations will evolve to the next highest-paying symbol. Even the lowest of symbol hits can turn into big wins.

Game Play

Coin Level: Change the number of coins wagered per line.
Coin Value: Adjust the base coin denomination.
Circular arrow button: Spin at the selected bet.
Max Bet: Play at the maximum coin level of 10.
Autoplay: Spin several times in a row without pauses.

Game details

Software
NetEnt
Paylines
25
Reels
5
Bonus Game
Yes
Times Played
1825
Progressive
No
Wild Symbol
Yes
Scatter Symbol
Yes
Autoplay Option
Yes
Multiplier
No
RTP
96.3%
Min Coins Per Line
1
Max Coins Per Line
10
Min Coins Size
0.01
Max Coins Size
0.5
Jackpot
2500
Free Spins
Yes
Game Type
Video slots

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Players reviews

reviewed on 10/01/2014 India

Evolution has good graphics and animation. The Net Ent provider mostly do not disappoint in this field. I really like the animation of the symbols in the reels wave in water. The idea behind the slot is of future animals and applaud to Net Ent people that they beautifully characterized them.
The slot does not have any bonus feature and there is only free spins feature. I found in the base game the slot is low on returns and it got a bit boring to play. The best win that I could make was of just 175 coins when I was betting at 25 coins. The returns just 5 times of the bet. That is disgusting!. The free spin feature is rather very productive as compared to the base game. The best part was that I doubled the bet just before the free spin feature was triggered. I hit the three free spin symbols on the reels and I was awarded with 10 free spins. In the free spins I made 4 big wins and made a total win of whooping 3388 coins. I also found that in free spin feature the frequency of the highest paying symbol that is draconius rex increases. There is evolution feature which is activated in the free spins but it was not much beneficial at least in my game play. In this feature all the identical symbols which are the part of wining combination evolve to the next symbol level excluding the wild symbol. So as I mentioned in my game play most of the wining combinations contained the highest payout symbol so there was no scope evolving into higher symbol level.
So the slot is good during free spins but the base game is not acceptable. I would rate the slot 7 on 10.

reviewed on 09/24/2014 Latvia

Evolution it is game that i play sometimes, but it is hard game for me, my computer is very slow when i open this game, even if i choose no animation and low quality there is still lags for me. Game is interesting and i like it, but it is not that slot in that i play often.
There is 25 paylines, and lowest possible bet is 0.25 per spin. Game created to be interesting in freespins feature, and nothing in base game. It is hard to win something during main game like i said, but once i have good payout, open slot with 34 euros only, after sucky lose at wild rockets, and start play with 0.25 euros. I hit 5 best paying symbols, not know how it called, and won about 15 euros. Not very huge of course, but for evolution it is best what possible, if only 5 scatters pay more, but it is very hard to get. My best run at this slot was after i open it with 100 euros and decide not risk and play 0.50 euros per spin. In 100 spins i get 3 features, but all was very bad, evolution of payouts was terrible. After this game was cold, slot not want to show me two scatters, it is always indicate that it is cold and feature will not come fast. I continue spin, and then on reels 1 3 4 5 i get scatters, 15 freespins was good, and i won 220 euros with very low bet 0.5. But it is very rare happens to win something decent here, most times i get many freespins features, but payouts are terrible low. And main game payouts also low, so better not play evolution slot often. Sometimes, and if two scatters will appear many times, you can expect feature soon, this is my advice.Not bet high, because without feature you will just lose.

reviewed on 08/19/2014

Today the slot I am going to review is Evolution produced by Net-Ent. Evolution is a 25 low variance set payline video slot themed on the history of Animal/Amphibian evolution! Evolution really is a one of a kind video slot the music and sound fx suit it perfectly giving a slightly strange but fitting ambience to your gameplay!

I will be honest completely I used to dislike this game intensely as I could just not seem to win anything more than a few quid on it but my opinion like with some other Net-Ent titles has completely changed! Why do you ask? On first inspection this game looks quite average not a great payout for 5 scatters not a great payout for top symbol(500coins) No multiplier during free spins and a below average base game. Do not let all of this fool you though! This game is a hidden gem!

The reason this game is actually very good is this it’s the free spins round! In Evolution free spins the symbols actually evolve upon every line win until they get to prehistoric squirrel like symbol named a draconius rex sorry I don’t speak latin need to look this up to work out what it translates as(this pays 500x line bet for 5) This means kings turn into aces Lizard turns into mouse basically every line win the symbol below it in coin value transforms or evolves if you like into the one higher! Ths can make massive winnings for the player! For example if you transform mouse into squirrel a few times the chances of 5 of a kind is highly increased because you now have more squirrels on the reels! Paytable makes for nice reading when you work out the amount possible on even just a 50p/75p bet!
Premium animal symbols range in value for 5 lowest being 150x and highest 500x as explained above,Alpha numeric characters range from 40x to 100x,the slot also features a substitute wild symbol which replaces all symbols except scatter but pays nothing by itself.

Scatters pay in order 2x bet for 2 scatters,3 pay 4x bet+10 free spins,4 pay 20x bet+15 free spins and 5 pay 100x bet and 20 free spins! As I said even though the free spins do not feature any multiplier the chances of winning big are high thanks to the evolution feature.

Pros of Evolution:

Evolution feature in the free spins

Great to wager on because at low bets it's quite low risk.

Looks fantastic

pays for 2 or more scatters

Does not take too long to get the free spins

Quick spin feature.

In summary Evolution is a very nice little slot and highly underestimated amongst the more popular games Net-Ent has to offer! I give it easily 9/10!

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When playing it can be infuriating how often 2 scatters come and the third nearly lands.

The music can suck you in too much and can be distracting.

Not the best paytable but Evolution feature compensates it.

Can run very cold after a big win leave it as soon as you hit one!

reviewed on 06/15/2014 India

Evolution by Netent is one of the most advance slot in terms of graphics and sound and it has feel of evolution of life from below the sea to the animal living on land thousands of years ago. It is a 25 liner slot that has 5 reels and symbols enclosed in jelly fish like skins. Now coming to the point, the returns are only average for the base game. You will have to toil, spin again and again to get a good winning combination. Low to high roller game is possible but generally it should be kept low to have plenty of play time so that you have more probability of activating free spin bonus round. Free spin bonus round gets activated when you 3 or more free spin symbols on the reels giving you 10, 15 and 20 free spins for 3,4 or 5 scatters. 4 and 5 scatters are next to impossible and 3 scatters also occur very rarely. But once you get free spins , you have chances to compensate for the base game and over it, win something to take away too. I have activated this feature only once since i have started playing on this slot though in fun play i have activated it 3 to 4 times... Only time i activated it i won $45 on a bet of $0.02 ( i bet generally 0.02 on this slot) winning 2250 coins in free spins. This is possible because of the evolution feature which activated when you get winning combination in free spin round and the symbols that cause winning combination evolves to a symbol higher in evolution series or suppose three "J" form a winning combination then these gets converted to "K" paying higher amount of money. 5 of a kind in such case results in huge wins or even 4 of kind may pay you as much as 200 to 500 coins. But apart from this free spin round, i find the game has very less to offer for the invested money. If netent could introduce a new bonus round in this games sequel , i am sure i would be the first one to play that..lol.. But overall i would rate this graphic rich slot with decent to good returns an 8 on 10.

reviewed on 05/14/2014 Belarus

Evolution is one of the best netent game in my eyes. First of all, this game has amazing graph, i can place it on second place after elements, and to be honest i am not sure, which one from this two slots better in case of beaty, elements or evolution. Both looks amazing, and why even judge them, better just open and enjoy. One thing that i did not like in this game it is base game. It is really annoying and boring, because it is impossible to get some nice win in base game, if only 5 scatters which will pay 100 x total bets. But i never had this 5 scatters, but spend on this slot more than 50 hours total, and this is a lot of time i think. My best result - 433 x total bet after freespins, triggered by 3 scatters. Number of scatters very important on this game, because more scatters - more freespins. In freespins lowest symbol after they appear on winning combination change to better, till the end when all creatures will become best paying symbols, and when all cards symbol becomes aces. Freespins features is really unique, and i never see something like this at any other slot. Also it is always fantastic to see how many best paying symbol comes to reel, and then boom, big win on the screen, and nice sounds. Unfortunately sometimes freespins not want to evolution, and result of freespins is poor, but of course they simple can not pay all the time to us.
Conclusion: From the all sides this is great and interesting game. Perfect graphic and perfect feature idea from netent allow me to give this slot 8 stars, i can give 9, but base game is simple not interesting at all, boring, annoying, without any fun. You playing to get freespins only, and this is of course not good.

reviewed on 03/31/2014

basic information about slotThis game was released from 2012 year, or 2011. I play this game frequently on many casinos, and i like it!
idea of the slot Idea of slot is evolution of ancient orgranism, and this game has underwater theme. Interesting theme and good looking slot at all.
freespins and bonus gameThis slot have no any bonus games in the paytable, but it is possible to get freespins. For freespins i need to get 3 or more scatters. 3 scatters will award with 10 freespins, 4 scatters award 15 freespins ,and 5 scatters award 20 freespins. On this slot number of freespins is very important, because the more spins i have, more chances i have to win big. Freespins on this slot is unique, and i never see on any other slot this feature, every picture can evolve to more good paying in this slot. It is possible to achieve only two pictures during the spins - best paying squirell, and Aces. I have this few times, and my win was more than 400x bet size, and cool that i get it from only 10 spins. For 20 spins i think it is possible to achieve unique big win, because it is possible have many spins with best pictures. I never hit 5 scatters on this game, few times 4 scatters but wins was really bad because i did not get nice evolution.
personal gameplayMy gameplay is good with this slot, i like to play this game while i have active bonus on my account, i think it is easy clear bonus with this game. Biggest freespins feature for me was around 500 euro, but i am not remember my bet size. Also this slot usually gives me wins of 100 - 200 euros. Very good and interesting slot, but sometimes it is hard to get scatters for freespins.
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reviewed on 03/19/2014 Romania

I quit shortly from playing at BetSoft, Microgaming and iSoftBet casinos yet to enter again after a long time in a NetEnt casino . Evolution is one of the slots here that has 25 paylines, and whose graphics quality is very close to that of the number one choice slot in NetEnt „Elements: The Awkening“. Beside this superlative appearance quality, when it comes to the general game playing in my opinion this slot is still average.
The theme of the slot is the evolution of different creatures on Earth starting from marine life and advancing towards terrestrial life. All symbols pay here from 3 upwards, but while marine creatures pay small amounts, the amounts paid by terrestrial creatures are bigger (since they are more evolved). The „Wild“ symbol is very, very rare in this game (about a Wild is present once every 3-5 spins). The slot has one feature, namely the Free Spins and the symbols that trigger this round have here also the role of scatter, paying anywhere on the screen from 2 upwards. The number of free spins is 10, 15 or 20 ( given by 3, 4, or 5 Free Spins-Scatter symbols) and the winnings acquired during this round do not differ too much from the amount earned during normal spins. During the Free Spins round the so-called „Evolution Feature" is triggered. It consists in advancing the quality of all the symbols contained in a winning line (which eventually can lead to higher wins). But if you're not lucky, a Free Spins round (got about once every 100 normal spins) will not help too much here.
As I said with 25 paylines the total minimum bet is 25 cents. At this bet one should expect that on average about once every 3 spins, to have a gain of somewhere between 15 and 50 cents. Thus, on the overall the slot is a loser and the losses although not very large, are significant (at 25 Euro/100 spins played, one will loose on the average between 5 and 7 Euro) .
To make a brief summary, the slot is good due to excellent graphics but in terms of earnings generally offered is average compared to other NetEnt slots. Moreover, at least I have not been particularly attracted by the rats on the screen (which here represents a step in the evolution of terrestrial living things).

reviewed on 02/03/2014 Canada

Evolution is a 25 Payline video slot from NetEnt that always gives me the knack to play it. It almost gives me the same interest I have with the slot Elements: The Awakening, they both have their unique way of expressing their styles! What makes me interested about Evolution is the fact that there is one feature that potentially can bring about mega wins with the start of just 10 Free spins. It can be more free spins for scatters higher than 3! I love the way scattered Free Spins symbols land especially the very last one, as if making a sound from a cannon or from a gun although I think that exact sound should sound more slower, louder by 20% while it echoes...that way it makes triggering the free spins more treasured , dramatic and epic. I would definitely lean against my computer waiting for suspense to kick in then I would expect optimistic results coming from matched symbols on the reels! The second the free spins became real the screen moves upward to show a place brimming with life, then later showing me I've won 10 free spins. There are no multipliers on this feature but...the symbols which evolve say for example, from a 10 symbol will become a Jack. Any symbol upgrades by one higher symbol until it reaches the highest symbol, the Draconius Rex. I always get amazing wins from free spins and the way it wins and goes to a point where a bunch of same symbols comes rushing on the reels! The biggest win I've had for only $1 is $163. There were so many Draconius Rex symbols on every reel giving me two 5 of a kind symbols, one on a "W" payline and another on a "V" shaped! I was literally cheering for more! It turned into a chain reaction of winning symbols if the reels are cooperating aggressively! The Wilds inside the feature is a major big help I'll tell you that! Another reaction stirred itself the moment I saw the meteor destroy that "place" filled with life. It was like a moment where for example my hard worked is completed such as a project or something I built for a long time then it gets destroyed by something or someone unexpectedly giving me the words, " NNNOOOOO!!! All my hard work!!!". It's all good knowing I made large winnings in the free spins after the meteor hit :) ! Evolution by surprise gets a 9.5 out of 10!

reviewed on 01/31/2014

Hello! What will you think if i told you that i know slot which has amazing sounds, amazing graphics, and very interesting freespins round? Of course first you think - you will want to play this slot. And i present to you evolution! This is my one of the favorite online slot, i love it so much, but like with many others slots, i had amazing runs with it, and i had bad runs with it.
Evolution not so interesting in the base game, excepting the people who really enjoying not only with big wins, but enjoyning graphic that your eyes will love, and sounds your ears will love. But honestly paytable in the base game is pretty low, and i never had wins over x100 total of my bet in the base game. But freespins... For 3 scatters you get 10 freespins, for 4 scatters 15, and for 5 scatters 20 freespins. In freespins you can watch evolution of the symbols. It means, you get freespins and on first spin you landed three of a 'ten' symbols. Now all symbols 'ten' will be a jacks till the end of freespins. And this is with every symbol, so if you enough lucky, you can get 3-4 spins on which will be only aces and best paying symbol on the reels! Yeah... I had few such bonus rounds, and believe me this is great feeling to see such spins, every spin - very big win, like 100-200x of your total bet. But if you will be very lucky, imagine you had 10 such spins... Oh, i never personally see such thing, but i believe this is possible, and this is of course increase my interesting in this slot.
I say big thank you to net entertainment for this slot, i love it, i love everything with it, and of course i want to ask you a question: ' why you still reading this and do not made deposit and start playing this slot' ?

reviewed on 01/26/2014

Evolution is one of the best slots available on the net in terms of graphics and innovation. Does it however reach the same height in terms of entertainment and wins? I think every software provider, Net Entertainment in this case, should strive to offers the best type of games with exciting features and graphics which make players come back.

When I first saw this slot I wasn't too sure what to think of it, except that I often mistook it for another NetEnt game - Elements the awakening. Both games have a similar type of look, and names for that matter. So I was easily confused in the beginning.

Evolution has 25 paylines in total and 5 reels. Each reel has three rows while the game also features wilds, which can replace other symbols except the free spin symbol of course. The wilds only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. All symbols in the Evolution slot are made up from primitive creatures.

The paytable shows what they are called, but I simply have no clue what these terms mean lol. The symbols resemble squirrels, rats, frogs, snails and piranhas. The best paying symbol is that of the squirrel.

Something to really look forward to is the free spins in this game. You need at least 3 free spins symbols to unlock this feature. Depending on the number of symbols this number can increase to 20 free spins. I once had 4 of those symbols awarding me 15 free spins.

During free spins the symbols of a winning combination will simply vanish and be replaced by a higher paying symbol. I think this is quite unique and haven't seen anything like this before from Net Ent, or other software providers - simply brilliant.

This slot doesn't have the potential to award huge prizes like some other games, but it does however award smaller prizes very often. My biggest hit on this game was during free spins, hitting 220x bet size thanks to various squirrels and some wilds.

During base game it often gives you 1x up to 5x bet size. If NetEnt created a better paytable I'm sure this game would rang among the crème de la crème of NetEnt slots.

My final rating for Evolution is 8/10.