The Monkey Summary
If you’re a discerning chimp like me (I am a rather sophisticated chap after all) and you know your diamonds from your sapphires then NetEnt’s up tempo Dazzle Me could just be the gem-themed slot game for you. These are the people behind the Gonzo’s Quest slot of course. Dazzle Me was probably their first big big game.
The Dazzle Me slot comes with a highly rewarding base game plus a totally different set of reels on the bonus to keep your slot play on the intriguing side. And that’s before we even get to the smart Linked Reel bonus that ups the winning ante.
The graphics of Dazzle Me are pretty dazzling, but bear in mind that this game has been around a bit so you might find the look of the game to be fairly basic, especially if you are used to playing games like the Asgardian Stones slot or Planet of the Apes- both later NetEnt titles. We prefer the term classic! It’s easy to see and easy to play, which is just as well, because the game play is fast and furious.
Dazzle Me is set against a sequined background with the icons made up of sparkling gems: Bobby Dazzlers, you might call them! The music is a foot tapping jazzy number that won’t distract you from the reel spinning fun. This is a bright, feel good slot along the lines of the Heartburst slot – another dazzler (that ones from Eyecon).
The first thing you notice about the Dazzle Me slot is that the reels are in a uniquely different lay out. While this game is a 5 reel game with a respectable 76 pay-lines, the first two reels are only three icons high, while the reels 3 and 4 are four icons high, while the five and last reel is five icons high! It’s all rather elevating stuff. We call it an asymmetric slot in the trade.
The top two icons of the game are the lucky number 7 and the golden bell, those fruit machine favourites. The lower value icons are the dazzling gems of the game’s title and include a ruby, emerald, pink sapphire and blue sapphire.
The big diamond had to be the star of course and this is the game’s Wild which substitutes for all icons except the Scatter which is an icon with Free Spins emblazoned across it. All good stuff
Let’s face it, these are what we are all interested in, right?
Dazzling Wild Reels
The Dazzling Wild Reels bonus can trigger at random in the base game. This Dazzling Wild Reel is a boon for you because it’s an overlay reel which is entirely covered in blue diamond Wilds. Do I hear the sound of cash flowing straight into the old piggy bank? Hey ho, I just might!
Away from the base game there is a further bonus element to grab with your prehensile tail.
Free Spins are triggered by luring three, four or five Scatters onto the reels which then award you 8, 12 or 16 free spins. Not bad me ol’ muckers!
While you’re enjoying your free spins there is also a Linked Reel feature at play. Curiously, one pair of reels either 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 will become linked to award you more wins. This means that the right hand reel of whichever reels become paired, mirrors the icons on the left hand reel to make matching, money making reels. Cue some smashing cashing in chaps!
The Monkey Verdict
The Dazzle Me slot is a low variance game with a RTP of 96.9% and theoretically there is a monocle-steaming 760 times your stake for the taking on each spin (in the free spins feature) and a ten times your stake there to be won in the base game.
NetEnt have polished this gem-heavy game into fast paced and rewarding fun. It’s rather tasty.