It’s becoming a serious slot series for NetEnt, the Megaways slots series! End of January, the 3rd Megaways game, Fruit Shop Megaways™, developed by NetEnt arrived at the NetEnt Casinos after Twin Spin Megaways™ and Divine Fortune Megaways™ were launched in 2020. This means that the 4th instalment of NetEnt’s Megaways slots series is approaching. The Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot launch is set for 20th May 2021.
Secretly, it’s the 6th Megaways game from NetEnt as Red Tiger Gaming, acquired by NetEnt in 2019, developed Piggy Riches Megaways™ and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™. Since NetEnt has been taken over by Evolution Gaming last year, this powerful iGaming company is now the rightful owner of the 6 Megaways slots.
“Ramp up the razzle-dazzle with the Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot, an upcoming BRAND NEW MEGAWAYS game by the legendary NetEnt studios.
What is the Dazzle Me™ slot all about?
The reason why NetEnt picked the Dazzle Me™ slot for its next Megaways game, is because Dazzle Me™ is different from other video slots. The five distinctive reels are the reason why! The first two reels do offer a standard three symbols, but number three and four offer four symbols on each reel. The fifth reel shows an impressive five symbols while a dazzling 76 bet lines are available.
76 bet line huh? Uhm yes, that was a lot when Dazzle Me™ arrived at the NetEnt Casinos in 2015. However, with the Megaways series available, 76 seems so few as these games often consist of 117649 ways to win thanks to the 6 reels with on each reel up to 7 symbols. More about that later.
I don’t know what will be left of what was so special about the Dazzle Me™ slot, but I’m sure we will see the familiar style back in the Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot. This simply means that the reels will be covered with simple animated gems, lucky 7 symbols and the liberty bell.
The Dazzle Me™ slot is certainly one of the NetEnt slots that won in popularity because of its simplicity. No complicated animations or slot features. Just a straight forward slot game equal to Starburst™, Stickers™, Joker Pro™ and Twin Spin™. The latter was the very first NetEnt slot that received a Megaways version.
And now it gets a Megaways version, what does that mean?
First of all, it means that the video slot officially becomes part of what is one of the most successful slots series in the iGaming industry. By the time of writing this announcement, the series offers around 70 to 80 Megaways slots, maybe even more. That says something about the success of the series that started with just a few Megaways slots from licence holder Big Time Gaming.
It all started in 2016 with the launch of Bonanza Megaways. It wasn’t the first Megaways slot to be developed by Big Time Gaming, but it was the game that brought the Megaways series to the spotlights.
Not long after, Big Time Gaming noticed the success of the Megaways engine and decided to share the engine with other slots developers. That’s how the series grows rather fast to the largest slots series available.
For a NetEnt slot to become a Megaways slot, NetEnt just needs a licence from Big Time Gaming for the use of the Megaways engine. It’s this engine that makes the big difference between the original and the Megaways slot.
The success is brought by the diversity of the spins. During every spin, the number of symbols landing on each reel is randomly chosen, resulting in a varying number of Megaways. The reels will usually show 2 to 7 symbols on the 6 reels with up to 117,649 Megaways available.
The way each spin is diverse in Megaways is what makes this slots series a success, but it wouldn’t if this wasn’t combined with some of the best slot features. This includes Free Spins and an increasing Multiplier as we know from the Avalanche™ feature.
What new to expect from the Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot?
Without a preview video or a decent description of the new game, I don’t know much about the Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot, yet. I’m sure more information about this new Megaways slot follows soon, more extended than the description below:
MegaWays™ slots contain a random reel modifier which varies the symbol height on each reel with every spin. In this way, the number of ways to win changes each time the player hits spin, making the game experience incredibly unpredictable and giving players the chance to land spectacular wins.
We’re incredibly excited to be merging the explosive MegaWays™ mechanic with one of the best loved titles in NetEnt’s catalogue of hit slots, Dazzle Me™.
Stay tuned for more info on this exciting release!
This means I can only guess what’s going on in the upcoming Dazzle Me Megaways™ slot. My first guess is that the design will have a lot in common with the design as it is now. I also believe that the Dazzling Wild Reels will return. After all, that’s what made a success of the original version. The same goes for the Free Spins feature and the Linked Reels as we also see in the Twin Spin Megaways™ slot.
As soon as more information comes out, you’re the first to know! Stay tuned!