Dazzle Me Slot
Dazzle Me is a late summer of 2015 release from those online slots gurus at NetEnt. It has five reels and a fixed number of paylines – 76, and yes, that is a rather odd number. This oddity is explained by the fact that the first two reels in this slot have three rows, the second two have four rows, and the final one five. There is method in this madness, as will be explained later.
The symbols used in the game are jewels – sapphires, rubies, emeralds and … er … purple ones. There are a couple of guest appearances by a couple of pub fruities symbols, namely a 'Lucky 7' and 'Liberty Bell'. In typical NetEnt fashion, the symbols come stacked in threes on the first two reels, fours on reels three and four and in fives on reel five.
You choose your coin value from 0.01 to 2.00, and your bet level from one to ten. All 76 pay lines are in play at all times, and your coin value is always multiplied by 20, and then your final wager is multiplied by your bet level. When you are prepared to be dazzled, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts start at 3x your bet-per-line for three emeralds or sapphires. The champion symbol is that 'Lucky 7' – five sevens is worth 200x in this game, and not thirty-five as you might expect.
During each spin there is a chance that one or more of the reels might turn into a 'Dazzling Wild Reel'. This means the entire reel fills with diamonds, which act as the wild symbol in this game and substitute for all other symbols aside from the 'Free Spin' symbol.
Speaking of 'Free Spins' symbols, you need to land at least three of them anywhere on the reels to trigger free spins. Three of them gifts you eight free spins, four awards you twelve and five the maximum of sixteen.
During free spins the 'Linked Reels' feature activates. At the start of every spin, either reels one and two, or reels three or four become linked. They line up so they are perfect matches of each other, with the idea that having identical reels will hopefully trigger more wins.
This is yet another gorgeous slot and if you do see if this slot will dazzle you, you will be reminded a lot of the NetEnt classic 'Starburst'. The 'ascending reels' feature actually works very well, and it's always easy to work out if you're a winner or not as the reels fall into place. Nice bonus features as well, so, try a few spins of 'Dazzle Me' and prepared to be dazzled!