It’s perhaps a testament to how dominant NetEnt seems to be as they can make something as simple looking as fruit machines into a feast for the eyes. Back when we were playing on physical machines, we could only dream of games looking this good. And now, here we are, quite literally spoiled for choice when it comes to our favorite hobby. Life is good if you like slots, so you won’t catch us complaining. Instead, we’re going to indulge in the NetEnt latest release. It boasts a 5x3 playing field with 10 fixed paylines, which pay from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel only. The title has a medium volatility, and an RTP of 96.1%, which is above average for video slots. The largest jackpot you can win is worth 1,000x the wager. Certain symbols can appear doubled in their reels, making it much easier to complete wins with them and on top of that, you have the ever-popular free spins to further spice things up.
As we already mentioned, Double Stacks looks gorgeous. Every symbol is lovingly rendered in high quality, and has a literal glow around itself to draw your attention towards it. This means, as the reels spin, you’re in for a colorful affair. On top of that, the reels themselves are a darker shade of red, making them distinct against the lighter red backdrop, and keeping your attention centered there. This effect is also helped by a seemingly hidden light source behind the reels, which lets off a light glow of its own. And while all of that is happening, small bubbles of various colors explode outward to contribute to the gorgeous visuals. Symbols include lower paying fruits, such as watermelons, lemons, plums and cherries, and higher paying icons like golden bells, bars, lucky sevens and diamonds. The title’s medium variance means you won’t have to grind for a decent jackpot, but as a result, its pay isn’t as prominent as high volatility games.
Special features include Double symbols and Free spins. The first of which is relatively simple. Any symbol can appear double on a single reel, which counts as if you have two symbols present on one reel. This means you can complete wins with nine or ten of the same symbol. On top of this, the four highest paying icons can appear stacked during normal gameplay and during free spins.
Free spins are activated by collecting three, four or five Scatters. You can win 5, 15 or 30 free spins, respectively. For the duration of the free spins, Wilds can also appear stacked on the playing field, alongside the four highest paying icons. Furthermore, two or more Scatters can win additional free spins, which are added on top of the existing ones.
While it’s not the most mind-blowing NetEnt release we’ve played, it beats the average. It’s weak on the special features front and if you want something more prominent, this isn’t the title for you. But if you like medium volatility, simplistic gameplay and the prospect of winning 1,000x your wager? Then come give it a few spins.