The Next Generation gaming software developer, also known as NextGen, has lived up to its name with the slot title Doubleplay Superbet. It takes the simplest of themes, the original mechanical fruit machine, and gives it a digital-age update with exciting special features. The game settings can be adjusted for high rollers and those with small bankrolls alike, and if players activate both special features, they can trigger enormous wins.
Design is key in this title. Doubleplay Superbet has five reels displaying three windows each, but the reels are invisible and housed in a crystal case in which the icons and game controls glow like bright jewels. The backdrop is a fire, endlessly cycling through the hues of the rainbow as it sends flames and sparks into the night sky.
Symbols Rendered in Vivid 3D
Doubleplay Superbet takes a welcome break from the Poker symbols. Instead, all 10 ordinary symbols are taken from traditional fruit machine themes. But in keeping with the flawless design, they are rendered realistically, as rich 3D objects in shiny colours. Six lower-value icons are paired as duos with equal value, although they all combine only with themselves to make prize-winning combos. They are double cherries and an olive, a lemon and a strawberry, the Ace of Spades pip and a horseshoe garlanded with card suits.
The top prize among these symbols is 100X the line bet, for five Spade pips or horseshoes on one pay line. Next up in value is a silver star, worthy of the top of a Christmas tree, and a gold bell. Both win as much as 150X the line bet, for five of a kind. A bright red 7, designed as a steel numeral, generates prizes for two matches or more, with a top win of 250X the bet. A big, flawless white diamond is the top-value symbol, and also pays out for two, three, four or five matches: 3X, 25X, 100X or 500X. The 3D Wild symbol can stand in for all these symbols, but matching Wild combos of two or more from Reel 1 also win the same prizes as the diamond.
Setting Superbet Options
When setting their betting options, all 25 pay lines are fixed, but players can bet between 1 and 200 coins per line. They must also decide whether to activate the Superbet and Doubleplay options to the right of the reels.
Superbet enhances the Wilds, allowing them to stack and add multipliers to any wins in which they feature. For 25 coins per spin, the player can enhance the Wilds on Reel 3; for 50 coins the enhanced Wilds occur on Reels 2, 3 and 4, and 100 coins per spin will make enhanced Wilds possible on all five reels.
Scoring with Doubleplay and Scatter
Doubleplay is the other setting offered to the right of the reels. If the player selects it, their wager per line is doubled, but any enhanced Wilds receive even bigger multipliers when involved in wins, up to X3, X6 or X9, depending on the Superbet level activated.
The Doubleplay Superbet Scatter is a shiny badge bearing the real money slots game’s logo. It pays multiples of the total spin bet for two or more appearances anywhere of the reels: X25, X25, X250 or X2,500. Three or more Scatters trigger a round of 15 free spins too. All the multipliers on the enhanced Wilds are doubled during free games, and free spins can be retriggered by three more Scatters during the free games round.