The end of August is shaping up to be something of a slots showdown between NetEnt, Play'n Go and Yggdrasil. The first move will be made by industry giants NetEnt on the 24th August when their brand spangled new slot – Dazzle Me – is released to you lucky gamers. With Play'n Go's Wild North following on the 27th and Yggdrasil's Vikings Go Wild a day later, NetEnt will have to put on a strong show to keep your attention from wavering elsewhere.
At A Glance
First impressions of Dazzle Me are bound to be largely concerned with the reel layout. Pushing the boat out from its classic 5X3 (sometimes 5X4) reel framework – Dazzle Me features a 3X3X4X4X5 layout which looks something like a cross-section of a telescope.
How many paylines, I hear you ask? Erm. 76.
Moving on… The theme itself is incredibly pedestrian. Expect your classic slot symbols in chirpy colours and polished graphics but nothing you haven't seen before. Nothing to dazzle you, one might say, which is a big shame.
The interesting feature from this telescopic slot is that entire reels can, at any time, turn wild. If my mental faculties serve me correctly this feature will be particularly useful on the second and third reels for linking up those bigger wins, but the game does have the potential for all five reels to turn wild.
That's a little closer to the dazzle promised in the name, right?
Another nice little feature is the linked reels, which borrows heavily from NetEnt's previous release Twin Spin. If you hit four scatter symbols and trigger the bonus of 12 free spins, reels will occasionally mirror one-another in 2s, 3s or even 4s or 5s. This is where the big money can be won!
Watch out for a full-review coming to you shortly after the release of Dazzle Me!