Name:  Dazzle Me Megaways™

Developer:  NetEnt

Paylines:  99, 225

Reels:  6

Rows:  Up to 9

RTP:  96.01%

Variance:  Medium

Top Payout:  10,000x

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About This Slot

NetEnt’s Dazzle Me game is a fun little grid slot with a bright, airy feel and popular on UK slot sites. Following on from Twin Spin Megaways™ and Divine Fortune Megaways™, Dazzle Me it the fourth in NetEnt’s series of upgraded slots that utilize their deal with Big Time Gaming and work on the expanded reels format. The variance here is not so high as others in that group and may be a chance for those who are more risk averse to test their luck and try out the Megaways™ game engine for size.

Dazzle Me Megaways™ has a compelling interface and grabs the attention thanks to a layout of six reels that start with 3 rows on the first two, four on the middle two and five on the two reels furthest to the right. The set up creates up to 99, 225 paylines on any spin, with wins triggered by identical symbols landing anywhere on the reels from left to right.

The action starts from just 10p per spin.

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

So, in terms of volatility this is not your standard super-charged Megaways™ game. The original Dazzle Me was certainly at the low end of the variance scale and whilst this version cranks things up, we are still in the mid-range which makes it a pleasurable play without too many dry and frustrating sequences. The RTP is set to a pretty average 96.10% and the top payout is a stonking 10,000x – not bad for a mid-volatility slot with a 10p minimum stake.

Symbols and Graphics

First, a word on the reel set up and the initial format is a 6×4 one, but it can expand so that rows can hold up to 9 symbols each – this gives the dynamic gameplay that delivers up to 99,225 paylines in total.

The icons here reflect the jovial mood of the game. The low value ones are depicted with 6 Gems delivering from 0.50x to 0.90x the stake if 6 hit on adjacent reels. Meanwhile, premium icons include Clovers, Hearts, Bells and Red Sevens which grant between 1x and 3x your wager for 6 in a sequence.

Watch out as well for the huge Diamond that stands for Wild, always ready to step in and replace any other symbol bar the Scatter to form wins. And finally, fingers crossed for landing the simple blue icon with ‘Free Spins’ written on it that represents the bonus scatter.

What We Like

  Up to 99, 225 paylines
  Dazzling Wild Reels on ALL free spins
  Medium variance not too risky
  Cascading Wins
  Bright, vibrant design

What We Don't Like

  Variance could be higher

Gameplay and Features

Dazzle Me Megaways™ mixes some classic Megaways™ features with NetEnt’s own innovative gameplay – the base game has pretty regular action thanks to the Cascading Wins feature but it’s the free spins round where things really hot up and if you are looking to get even close to that 10,000x payout you’ll need to unlock this bonus feature. Let’s see how it all works.

The Avalanche Feature

Totally classic Megaways™ stuff here – after any winning spin the winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. This can create further wins, and the process repeats until no more wins are created.

The Dazzling Wild Reels Feature

The core feature of the game is the Dazzling Wild Reels one – these may occur in the base game at random but are GURANTEED to appear on every free spin. When they do, up to 3 reels from numbers 2 to 6 are chosen as Wild Reels, increasing the win potentially significantly on these spins.

Free Spins Feature

Triggering the Free Spins Round requires at least 4 Scatters to appear anywhere on the grid. That gest you 8 spins. Every additional Scatter after four gets you 4 further spins. The backdrop now changes to have an orange hue and at least one reel becomes a Dazzling Wild Reel. You’ll notice a counter above any Dazzling Wild Reel – the number displayed is the number of wilds that appear on that reel. When a wild on that reel appears in a winline, so the number on the counter increases by one.

Effectively this is setting up a nice progressive win system where more wins push the counters higher and boost the potential still further. You can see how a free spins round with a significant number of free plays and a good run of Dazzling Wild reel could produce some ‘Dazzling’ Wins!

Our Verdict

Dazzle Me Megaways™ is a little bit different and won’t appeal to the usual high-risk fanatics who enjoy the classic expanding reels experience – it has a lower variance than most Megaways™ games and a lower number of win lines too. However, whilst this might be off-putting to some, it may at least open the door for more casual slots players to enjoy what Megaways™ has to offer and we recommend it to those who enjoy NetEnt’s normal mid-range fare like Starburst and Aloha! Cluster Pays. It is a game that could also benefit from more features but at the same time, the unusual reel set and frequency of Dazzling Wild Reels means that any session can bring some compelling sequences and the possibility of some good wins.

If you are ready to give it a go you can enjoy Dazzle Me Megaways™ in the UK from May 2021. Good luck and have fun!




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