Doubles Slot from Yggdrasil Gaming presents five reels across three rows and offers 243 ways of winning, but without traditionally structured Paylines. It manages to blend the best of an old-school fruity with a modern feel.
Partly transparent reels are set against a backdrop of a bay, circled by mountains. Expect Eighties-style graphics and an electro-type backing track creating a seriously old-school vibe. The blocky visuals recall an early home OC or console, in fact.
Don’t be fooled by the name – this game is not about strong gin and tonics or tennis matches! Instead, it’s all about the double symbols in this straightforward offering from the Swedish slot maestros.
How to play
Spin away from 25p a go up to a high-rolling £50 per spin. Set your bets and you’re good to go!
As mentioned, there is no use here of standard win lines. Instead, you need to land a hat-trick of similar icons on neighbouring reels kicking off from the left to bag a win.
There’s a decidedly retro vibe going on with the symbol set – expect to see oversized plums, melons, cherries, oranges and lemons, diamonds, horseshoes, stars and the odd lucky 7.
The most lucrative icon is the diamond, paying 25,000x line bet should you land a 10-symbol combo.
Each of the symbols in this game has both a single and double form. A double has the value of two singles, meaning you can have up to 10 on the same ‘Payline’.
Doubles Slot special features
Doubles does not incorporate a Wild icon. The Scatter has the letters DD on it.
This is the highlight of Doubles, indeed it constitutes the game’s only special feature.
Access it in the usual way by landing at least a trio of Scatters anywhere you like on the reels to enjoy between 10 and 40 freebies according to the number of triggering Scatters.
Before the freebies kick-off, you will need to choose a symbol from the paytable, and then all of the single-format versions of this icon will become double for as long as the free spins round lasts.
It’s also possible to retrigger this perk and play again choosing the same symbol in the same way as you did for the original round.
There is a 25,000-coin jackpot in Doubles Slot or a €50,000 top prize.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is a decent average at 96% in Doubles, while variance is medium to high, depending to an extent on the choices you make. The hit rate is also pretty good at 34.51% or just over one in three.
If you prefer your games to have multiple, complex features, Doubles may not be the one for you. However, you will love it if you enjoy a bit of nostalgia, coupled with a fast pace and plenty of action plus the chance to play for some sizeable wins. Equally, its simplicity makes it a good choice for newcomers to the world of slots.
With this offering, Yggdrasil shows that not only can it do the high-tech, visually sumptuous games, but it can also do classic as well.
Equally, of course, as players have come to expect with Yggdrasil offerings, it’s visually highly attractive. Give it a go and see if you want to make your next slot game a Doubles Slot!