Tue, Jun 11, 6:56am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Thu, Mar 12, 6:30am
Punters who see the online previews of Sterling Silver 3D might be disappointed by the fuzzy screenshots of the game. What players need to understand is that, unlike so many other gaming machines in this niche, the game requires 3-D glasses. That should be an indication that Microgaming pokies diverge from the competition significantly. If you see the glasses as a drawback, it might make you feel better that the software comes with a tutorial on how to make your own glasses–you don’t have to buy a pair somewhere.
Of course, gamblers might not want to wear a pair of clunky glasses which obscures their computer screen. If that’s a problem, players have the option of choosing a 2D version, though you might want to continue browsing elsewhere. If not, then let’s talk more about the Sterling Silver 3D Pokies.
The game is a 5 reel, 25 payline machine with a flat-top jackpot. The top fixed jackpot is 50,000 coins, so punters get the chance to win a big pot anytime they play.
Coin options range from $0.01 up to $0.25 with a 125-coin max bet, so the betting range goes from 1 cent up to $62.50. The top jackpot is $12,500, if you make the max bet. Game features include a wild symbol, a scatter symbol, a bonus game, free spins, and a multiplier. Any of the major standards features, besides the accumulated jackpot, are available. A gamble feature is offered.
As mentioned before, players who don’t want to play in the 3-dimensional mode can hit a button to convert the game to 2-dimensional play. All the features remain the same, so don’t worry that you’ll miss anything but the visual impact. Speaking of the poker machine’s visuals, let’s talk about that for a minute.
Many online gamblers are used to 3D games involving cartoon characters and a lot of bright colours. Playing a game which is little more than silver coins and reel symbols on a flat black background might sound like a step down. The game does take some getting used to, especially because a dark background on a lighted screen tends to play havoc with some people’s vision.
Remember that the 3D glasses filter light and dim the screen, so this wasn’t a problem for us. While the graphics on Sterling Silver Pokies are not revolutionary by any means, they provide an interesting game experience. What sets this machine apart is the many gaming features offered.
If you’re searching for places to play Sterling Silver, we recommend:
Each of these websites offer Sterling Silver Pokies. Though each of these casinos is owned by the Digimedia Limited gaming group, they have quite different bonus offers. Platinum Play Casino offers 1500 free bets with no deposit required. Vegas Palms Casino offers a 200% deposit match up to $100. Deposit $50 and you’ll receive an additional $100.
Royal Vegas Online Casino offers an exclusive offer of 20 Free Spins plus a $1,200 free welcome bonus for new players. 7 Sultans Casino provides a unique $500 welcome bonus, where players get to choose how they want the bonus to be distributed – get it all on your first deposit, or split it over multiple deposits.
Each of these four sites offers a 10% additional bonus for those who use one of several web wallets to make their deposits. The e-wallets part of this program include Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), EcoCard, Lobanet, Click2Pay, and ClickandBuy.
Microgaming has several games which aren’t always listed as 3-dimensional, though they are rendered in three dimensions. Drone Wars Pokies has the look of vintage games, but offers 3-D graphics. The game, released in May 2011 by Microgaming, offers 5 reels, 25 paylines, scatters, wilds, and a bonus round. The theme of the game is robots in space.
Drone Wars was developed by Microgaming in partnership with GGI. Though the title isn’t found in many Aussie friendly sites, it won’t always be so. (Drone Wars was designed for a German audience.) Ask your favourite Australian casino to include the game in their list of titles.
Magic Money 3D Pokies come from a collaboration between Microgaming and GTS. Once again, the game is designed for German pokie players, but Microgaming sites should be able to add it to their pokies menu. The theme involves teen wizards and witches, so it’s clearly inspired by the Harry Potter movies.
In fact, the art on the machine shows a castle in the background which is obviously inspired by Hogwarts Academy. The reel symbols are standard magical components and funny animals (familiars), including a raven, a rat, a spider, a spell book, a magic vial, a witch’s cauldron, and a crystal ball. This poker machine contains 5 reel, 15 lines, wild symbols, and free spins.
Like Magic Money, Panda Cash Pokies come from a collaboration of Microgaming, GTS, and developer Rabcat. The game is inspired by the Chinese panda bear. The 3D cartoon animals are quite realistic in their depictions and are without doubt 3D art representations. Animals include the panda (with bamboo flute), snake, fish, tiger, Chinese gong, and the Taoist yin/yang symbol. Panda Cash has 5 reels and 15 lines. The game offers free spins, a wild symbol, and a gamble feature.
Sunny Money Pokies is similar in art quality to Panda Cash. In this case, the theme is the beach and nearby tropical fauna. Reel symbols include palm trees, a snorkel/swim mask, a tropical bird, and fruity cocktails. Features on the gaming machine include 5 reels, 15 paylines, a wild symbol, a scatter symbol, and free spins. You’ll find this game in the same Microgaming sites you’ll find Panda Cash and Magic Money, as it’s developed by the same online casino software development companies.
Aussies wanting these games should can speak to the support staff at Royal Vegas, 7Sultans, Platinum Play, and Vegas Palms and ask for these 3D pokies by name. All these titles were released in 2011 or later for specific websites, so (besides Sterling Silver 3D Pokies) you won’t find them just anywhere.
If Australians want to try out 3D pokies from Microgaming, we suggest you find one of the aforementioned gaming sites and try out Sterling Silver 3D pokies. The experience is quite different than what you would expect from Microgaming’s 3D software rivals, but it’s a glimpse of things to come from the leading in online pokies software.