The wombat says: the Double Stacks ™ slot from NetEnt might look a lot like an old fashioned fruity like the Wild Scarabs slot machine from Microgaming, but it’s actually a cool little slot with some decent features.
The main attraction here wombat fans is that certain symbols are randomly doubled when the land giving you better chances of scooping wins, so you can bring home the bacon! Let’s dive straight in…
Look and Feel
The Double Stacks slot has a classic fruity feel but it’s an upgraded version. This wombat likes the look of this slot with its sharp clean graphics and brightly coloured icons. This game is brighter than the Basketball Star slot and Dazzle Me put together! It’s simple, but does the job.
Double Stacks slot has 5 reels, 3 rows, 10 pay-lines. Bets start at 0.10 and go all the way up to a max bet of 200.00 per spin in your local currency.
The symbols on the reels include melons, lemons, plums and cherries as your low value symbols plus bells, bars, lucky sevens and diamonds which are the big ballers.
So very much like the Double Triple Chance slot except for one thing: landing 5x of the diamonds on a pay-line will pay you out the 4.5x your bet!
The wild icon in this slot is the gold star with WILD emblazoned across it, and it will do the usual job of wilds by substituting for all symbols on the reels (except for the scatters). And speaking of which, the scatter in Double Stacks slot is the glitzy disco ball icon. Nice touch NetEnt, very Studio 54.
Double Stacks Feature
Let’s take a look at where this game gets its name from. When matching symbols land on top of each other when the reels stop after a spin, the Double Stack feature is triggered. The stacked symbols are doubled, with each single symbol counting as 2 -which means double the pay-out!
So say you managed to get 5x diamonds on a pay-line, this will amount to a chunky win of x1,000 of your original bet. You can’t say fairer than that!
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Land 3x, 4x or 5x scatters anywhere on the reels and you’ll scoop up 5x, 15x or 30 free spins respectively.
During the bonus round, the spins can also be re-triggered by landing more of the Scatters.
Sadly there are no multipliers on offer, but the Wild symbol will appear stacked and double if it covers an entire reel. And don’t forget that the double stacks feature will be active on all standard icons too.
Play Double Stacks on Mobile
Do you prefer to spin the reels while you are out and about? Well you’ll be pleased to hear that this game has been optimised for play on iPhone or Android smartphones and tablets. It’s the same game but a different screen size!
Double Stacks slot only has 10 pay-lines and this wombat would have liked to see have seen a few more, but still, no-one is perfect (not even this wombat) and the double stacks feature more than makes up for it!
Big wins and mega wins come around with decent frequency in the base game and if you manage to set off the Free Spins, you could even land a Super Mega Win!
This a great addition to NetEnt’s collection of innovative slots.
Wombat score: 5/5
Is there a free spins bonus?
Yes – three or more scatters anywhere on the reels (the disco balls) trigger 5, 15 or 30 free spins respectively. The wild symbol will appear stacked.
You can retrigger the free spins with 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters for 2, 5, 15 or 30 extra free spins.
How do you trigger the jackpot?
The 1,000x your stake top win can be won on every spin. Fill the reels with double diamond symbols or use the wild and diamond symbol in the Free Spins bonus.