How does NetEnt keep on creating brilliant new slots? We reckon it Dobby’s them. That is, bang its head against a wall until it creates yet another awesome slot. And while it’s usually other slots houses taking on NetEnt it seems that with Double Stacks the Swedish maestro is taking on itself. First NetEnt gave us Dazzle Me, a vibrant slot which we all love. But then, not content with such a great game, it tried to outdo itself by then serving us Double Stacks. But who are we to complain?
A Dazzling, Doubling Display
On Dazzle Me, the five reel, 76 payline slot with an innovative reel case, we get gems aplenty, similar to other NetEnt slots like Starburst, but on a unique reel setup. Straight away we notice it’s going to be great to play and this is reinforced with the Linked Reels which appear during the Free Spins. Identically linked reels appear before a free spin, copying the adjacent reel. The symbols spin like crazy, we get rainbow coloured symbols flashing before our eyes and we can win up to 760 times our stake!
Then the whipping began. And the Linked Reels no doubt inspired the Stacked Symbols on NetEnt’s Double Stacks slot, a five reel, ten payline slot that gives us nostalgic slots with a twist. And that twist is the Double Stacks feature which sees symbols double up on reels, counting as two instead of one. When we get ten of a kind in a winning combination, we can win up to 1,000 times our stake when the Diamond symbol shines for us. Add in the Free Spins and the stacked symbols make this one lucrative slot. So if Double Stacks borrowed inspiration from its predecessor, then we’re glad it did.
Which One’s Best?
It’s a tough one. Dazzle Me obviously inspired Double Stacks but the little differences mean it’s not an obvious comparison. For instance, on Dazzle Me we get traditional gem symbols over a beehive reel case while Double Stacks give us Watermelons, Cherries and Diamonds, all nostalgic slot symbols. At a pinch, we’d say that Double Stacks edges over Dazzle Me, just because NetEnt already has a portfolio of gem-based slots. So NetEnt can stop the punishment, it’s definitely good enough.