Double Crazy Nuts
Rules of any sequel: Bigger, better, cleverer.
Sequels are a tricky thing - For every Terminator 2 there's a Speed 2 flopping into ignominy. (I may have mentioned this before in 1, 2 or 12 reviews, but my knowledge base is limited…) You see people expect the familiarity of the original, with new and improved elements. Take T2 for example – we knew the basic premise, but both Arnie (the good guy this time) and Linda Hamilton (sexier & more kick-ass) returned with splendor.
Now compare it to Speed 2: Jason Patric instead of Keanu (no offense Jason – you're great, but Keanu's role was an iconic character) and Sandra Bullock going through the motions. The plot of T2 – intelligent and inspired. The plot of Speed 2 – slow and derivative. So these two films always serve as my benchmark when reviewing a sequel.
Enter More Crazy Nuts – the follow-up video slot to Crazy Nuts by Belatra. I can't say I knew Crazy Nuts was so successful it needed a sequel, because in all honesty, I played it for the first time yesterday. That's good for review purposes though, because it's fresh in my mind. Like its predecessor Crazy Nuts can be enjoyed on your P.C, mobile device and tablet. As far as my initial impression goes – well it feels like a bit of Deja Vu (or a glitch in the Matrix), because this slot looks identical to the original. So, it's elicited the same feelings of slightly surreal underlying humor. There shouldn't be anything strange about choosing nuts in a slot rather than fruit, but hey, after spinning thousands of these, anything new is bizarre.
Double Crazy Nuts is a 3 reel and 5 payline high volatility slot. The symbols are the Double Crazy Nuts logo, a variety of nuts and a coconut (which I suppose could be classified as a nut, but I'm a bit pedantic. I mean it's like the whole “tomato is a fruit thing” - that's just absurd). The controls are neatly, but not too prettily lined up along the bottom: Settings (including Gamble toggle), Balance, Lines, Credit, Bet, Total Bet, Win amount, Max Bet, Start and Autostart. There's no Turbospin which may seem nuts (sorry I couldn't resist), but actually, you won't miss it one bit.
Set your Gamble function to your preference in settings. You can wager your profits with one of the following after each winning spin:
A 2X bet on a high card draw against the dealer.
A2X bet on card color or 4X bet on card color and suit.
Now… drum roll please…the grand unveiling of the difference between the original and the sequel: In Double Crazy Nuts, 9 like symbols on screen multiplies the current payline wins by 2! OK – that qualifies as new and improved.
The graphics and music are pretty much the same the original, but that's a pretty high standard. The sound effects have kept the creaking reel sound which for some reason I love! (small things amuse small minds I suppose) Performance wise there were zero issues, apart from the initial game screen taking a while to load.
I would start off with the original and if you like that move onto Double Crazy Nuts because with the enhanced feature, it would be tough to go back. Double Crazy Nuts will provide a lot of thrills for lovers of the first game and an added double multiplier if you get lucky. It's light, frothy, pure fun – and don't we all need that from time to time?