Bird-Brained – A Quick Rundown of EggOMatic, Double Up Ducks

It’s all about our feathered friends today as we take a look at two eggstremely (sorry!) popular slots from Net Entertainment and Eyecon. We’d highly recommend checking out both of them, though which to shell out your hard-earned cash on first…well, read on and judge for yourself!


First up today is the delightfully titled EggOMatic, which comes from the gurus at Net Entertainment no less and takes the usual simple setup with five reels and 20 paylines to play for. Spins are available from 20p up to a maximum of £200 and the action takes place in some kind of weird robotic factory, the likes of which you’ve probably never laid eyes on before.

There’s a conveyor belt running along the top of the reels and an egg dispenser to the right. In the case of the latter, there are four different feature eggs that pop out from time to time: Spreading Wild Egg, Free Spins Egg, Coin Win Egg and a Surprise Egg. The way it works is that when these feature eggs make their way above the reels, you then need to land a Wild Rooster symbol for the eggs to fall onto the reels, crack open and deliver the goods inside.

And as you’ve probably guessed, Spreading Wild Eggs results in all the surrounding symbols being transformed into extra wilds, which can lead to pretty colossal prizes to say the least. The Surprise Egg is exactly that, doling out any of the prizes available from the other eggs. If you’re lucky enough to land the Coin Win Egg, you’ll be handed an immediate cash prize that can be anything from 50 coins to an impressive 2,500 coins.

Better yet though, the Free Spins Eggs is just about the most exciting of the bunch and opens up the game’s free spins bonus round. You’ll initially be awarded with anything from 7 to 50 free spins, but what’s different now is that every single time you spin, another random egg will make its way onto the conveyor belt and significantly improve the likelihood of hitting the big time. Depending on which eggs emerge, you could take home a big cash prize, see a bunch of wilds added to the reels or even increase your tally of free spins.

What’s really great about EggOMatic is the way in which they’ve taken what’s technically an incredibly simple concept and made it into something seriously enjoyable. The addition of these lucky eggs brings an entirely new dynamic to the base game which makes the whole thing so much more entertaining from the word go. It’s also relatively low in terms of variance, which means that while huge prizes are somewhat rare, EggOMatic does at least have a habit of paying out on a relatively regular basis.

Double Up Ducks 

Next up, if you’ve ever been to a classic fairground in your life, then you’ll be very familiar with the classic setting in which Double Up Ducks takes place. A comparatively rare release from the folks over at Eyecon, Double Up Ducks takes the usual five-reel setup with 25 paylines to play for and spins on offer from 25p up to £12.50. Eyecon generally takes a backseat to some of the biggest and better-known developers currently in business, but Double Up Ducks does a pretty good job of proving why you should never underestimate the little guy, so to speak!

All the visuals and symbols are gorgeously presented and delightfully familiar, with the highest-paying symbols during normal play being the giraffes and the price tickets – worth up to 950 coins. The wild symbol takes the form of a pink elephant, which has the potential to take wins to an altogether higher level. Depending on how many you manage to line up for, you could be looking at a prize worth 10, 200, 2,000 or 9,500 coins.

The base game is relatively simple, though does at least bring the opportunity of taking home some fairly impressive prizes. However, Double Up Ducks features an extremely enjoyable and potentially lucrative free spins bonus round, which can be accessed by landing at least three of the duck target scatter symbols in any positions on the reels at the same time.

Along with being provided with 15 free spins to start with, you’ll also instantly receive a prize worth anything from 5 to 450 coins. On top of this, absolutely every prize won while playing with these free spins is increased 3X. And given the fact that it is possible to keep on re-triggering free spins up to a maximum of 240, there’s serious potential for taking home some seriously impressive prizes.

Bringing it all together, Double Up Ducks is a bit of a mixed bag though is definitely worth checking out. The visuals are great, the classic fairground soundtrack sets the mood nicely and the free spins bonus round really is an absolute blast. It’s just a bit of a shame the folks at Eyecon didn’t decide to take things a little further with the base game, which does have a habit of feeling a little on the lacklustre side after a while. That said, it’s extremely low on the variance scale as well, which in turn means you’re rarely more than a few spins away from either a prize or something exciting!




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