Mon, Aug 5, 10:52pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
When you first spin on Double Stacks you’ll find a NetEnt game with a very traditional feel. While the background has a more vibrant feel than a classic game, all of the symbols have appeared on the reels of pokies for decades. They include bells, sevens, cherries, plums and many more. This slot game is made interesting by the ability of single symbols to transform into doubles, giving the potential of lining up 10 symbols in a row.
Double Stacks offers action all the way, with some incredible prizes appearing via the stacked high paying symbols. Here are the highlights of this medium variance pokie:
In the base game you’ll notice that four symbols can be stacked on all five reels – the diamond, the seven, the bar and the bell. Things get interesting when a stack fills the reels, as the symbols will now double up.
A double symbol will now count as 2 symbols. For example, if you land a win with a single double symbol and four single symbols, you’ll be awarded the pay for a 6 in a row win. Each of these four highest paying symbols show wins for up to 10 in a row on the pay table.
At the top of the screen you’ll see a range of max prizes relating to these leading four symbols, the pays coming if you manage to fill all five reels with the same symbol. 10,000 coins are yours if you fill the reel with diamonds, 5,000 for the sevens, 2,500 for the Bars and 1,000 coins for the bells.
You’ll enter the free spins bonus feature when you land three or more scatters across any of the reels. The minimum three scatters award 5 free spins, while four or five scatters award 15 and 30 free spins respectively.
During these free spins, the wild symbol can be stacked too (it appears individually in the base game). If the stacked wild manages to fill an entire reel, this will now double up and lead to potentially bigger and better wins.
This NetEnt designed pokie features the popular 5×3 reel set up and a total of 10 win-lines. Land five diamonds in a row and you’ll pick up 1,000 coins, while the sevens, bars and bells pay 500, 250 and 100 coins respectively. Cherries, plums, lemons and melons make up the low end of the pay table and offer up to 9 in a row wins (these symbols can’t double up but can appear alongside 4 wild symbols for those maximum wins).
The wild symbol is represented by a gold star and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter (which conveniently has the word ‘scatter’ written across it).
Double Stacks has a fresh and colourful design, with shades of red and purple making up most of the luminescent background. The reels themselves are backed with an arrangement of tiny purple dots, very different to the standard white reels these classic symbols usually sit upon. Symbols are crisp, clear takes on the traditional images which have appeared on pokies for many years.
On hitting spin each of the reels shine in turn as they come to a stop, while an ambient soundtrack plays along – all creating an up to date, contemporary feeling pokie.
Double Stacks is an energetic and original pokie from NetEnt. While at first glance those classic symbols might point to an outdated game, this is nothing of the sort. Land those stacked symbols fully on a reel and you’ll see them double up, leading to both more winning opportunities and larger pay outs. Enter the free spins feature and you’re suddenly looking at wild stacks too. Look out for the max pay outs, which will become more and more likely with each subsequent matching stacked reel. An enjoyable, colourful slot with a modern twist on some very traditional symbols.