Double Stacks by NetEnt: Double the win, twice the satisfaction

Double Stacks by NetEnt: Double the win, twice the satisfaction
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At the beginning of August, NetEnt launched Swipe & Roll which is a highly entertaining video slot game with retro reels housed in a `60s café. For September, the Swedish provider has promised another classy release: Double Stacks. This shows a continuous interest on behalf of NetEnt to modernize the vintage fruit machine and a huge comeback of this long-forgotten trend.

It seems that NetEnt has channeled all its design resources to create Double Stacks, this dazzling impeccable layout with no background story. The red cherries, watermelons, plums and yellow lemons look refreshing and glossy. Together with bars, sevens, diamonds and bells this casino slot is as classic as it gets. The wallpaper behind the reels varies from red purple to scarlet, a lovely colour that highlights simplicity. There is no plot. There is no story. There are no characters. This video slot game it’s all about the win; shaking, stirring and amplifying that win.

Technical Specs

  • RTP: 96.10%
  • Layout: a fruit machine with 5-reel, 3-row and 10 fixed bet lines

What to look for?

Scatters and Wilds, The Double Stack(s) feature & the Free Spins feature where the reels are overflowing with stacked Wilds.

When landing a full stack of symbols on a reel, the Double Stacks feature doubles all symbols on the reel. When a reel is entirely filled with highest paying symbols of a single kind, they will double and count as two symbols when adding the total win for that spin. This means that you can get up to a ten symbol win on any betline.

When 3 or more Scatter symbols appear in the main game, Free Spins feature is activated. In this mode, Wilds can also double.

Thought you should know that the highest paying symbol is the blue diamond that can earn you 1000 coins in a combination of 10, followed by the sevens, bars and the bells.

The fields at the top of the screen show the maximum cash win for these symbols and this is triggered if the entire reel area is filled with the corresponding symbol: blue diamond (£100,000), seven (£50,000), bar (£25,000) & bell (£10,000).

Famous quote

Win up to £20,000 coins on a single bet line or £100,000 if the reel screen is completely covered in blue diamonds!

Soundtrack

In Double Stacks, NetEnt makes extensive use of synthesizers and an ocassional guitar to drive your problems away. Wins are followed by a catchy tune that seems to come in joyful waves.

So… final thoughts?

Judging solely the presentation and the mechanics, I award Double Stacks a 6 out of 10 mark and will update this article as soon as I get to actually play it. However, I doubt that this will change much as I’m a romantic by heart, inlove with a story, with scenarios, with various meanings and interpretations.

We’ll keep you posted once we find out more and we are preparing a nice campaign so that you can take this classic-feel game for a spin.

Best enjoyed with a Sloe Gin!

Yours truly,

Rachel Bailey

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Release date: 24th September 2018

Provider: NetEnt

Genre: Video Slot Game, Spinning Reels

Plot keywords: bars | chic | classic | diamonds | fruity | radiant