Sat, Jun 29, 1:22am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Thu, May 14, 3:54am
Pokie developer Ainsworth has a habit of releasing their games in groups, and this is the case with the ‘Double Shot Classic’ series. The name of the series refers to the fact that you can win one of four progressive jackpots or enter a free spins bonus feature.
While the gameplay on each of the five games in this series is similar, the free spins feature in each is very different. This gives each title its own unique feel.
In this series, there are a total of five games: Fortune Fountain, Fortune Ox, Royal Diamond, Solid Gold and Peking Panda. These are found in the same cabinet – so you can choose your favourite title. Simply tap on one of five boxes to choose your game and then you’ll get spinning.
The games in Ainsworth’s Double Shot Classic series have a mix of 20 to 25 win-lines. There are four progressive jackpots that can be won on any spin – mini, minor, major and grand. Unusually, in most cases, the jackpots are won directly on the reels. Land a 5 in a row win, and one of the jackpots is yours.
Playing slots for ‘fun’ or in free play mode is a good option to get a feel for a game before playing for real money. A number of Ainsworth pokies can be played for free online, although Double Shot Classics have not yet made it online. You’ll need to play it in a live casino, and for real money only.
However, the staking options at Double Shot Classic mean that its ideal for low stakes players. The beauty of playing for low stakes is that the four progressive jackpots are all on the table.
Each of the five games in this Ainsworth series features five reels, with three symbols on each of those reels. To play you’ll start by choosing your stake. The three-coin denominations are 1c, 2c or 5c. You then multiply by the number of lines in your chosen game to set your total stake. For example, if you play a 20-line game for a 5c coin value, the total stake per spin will be $1. Within each game, you can also have the option to reduce the number of win-lines used.
To win, you’ll need to land three or more matching symbols from left to right on a win line. Each game in the series has its own set of symbols, all based around that theme. For example, in Royal Diamond, you’ll find golden goblets, crowns and gems gracing the reels.
There are two bonus features aside from the base game. The first is the five different free spins games offered up by the five games. The second is the progressive jackpot opportunities. These are won by hitting 5 of a kind wins, with special boxed symbols on reel 5.
While all the themes and details of the free spins games are different. You’ll quickly get a feel for which slots are in the Double Shot Classic range.
One of the best aspects of this series of games is the sheer range of free spins options. Each game offers up its own feature. In deciding which of the five games to play, you could base it on which of the free spins features you enjoy the best.
A good example of the feature is in Fortune Fountain. After activating the free spins feature, you’ll have 5 different options. Within these options, you’ll choose a combination of a number of free spins and a multiplier. You could opt for 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier. At the other end of the spectrum, you could opt for 5 spins with a 10x multiplier. Other options sit somewhere in the middle.
Each of the games offers variations of free spins round. Some will offer stacked bonus symbols; others will turn selected symbols into wilds and more.
To win a jackpot, you’ll need to land a five in a row win with selected symbols. The way you win with those symbols will decide which of the four progressive jackpots you receive.
If you have a five in a row win which contains a wild symbol, you’ll win one of the lesser jackpots. If you hit a five in a row win without a wild symbol, you’ll win one of the larger jackpots such as the Major. In some of the games, you have ‘boxed’ symbols on the fifth reel.
To win the largest jackpot of all, the Grand, you’ll need to:
Winning jackpots in this way certainly makes Double Shot Classic pokies different. 5 of a kind wins take on a new level of excitement when there are progressive jackpots added.
The ‘Double Shot Classic’ pokie features five different games under the same umbrella. On starting you’ll get to choose which of the following games you’ll play: Fortune Fountain, Fortune Ox, Royal Diamond, Solid Gold and Peking Panda.
The base gameplay and the progressive jackpots offered are the same. However, each game features its own distinct set of symbols and a free spins feature that differs from game to game.
Yes, Double Shot Classics allow you to win the mini, minor, major and grand jackpots. These are won directly on the reels, either during the base game or the free spins bonus feature. A jackpot is yours if you land a 5 in a row win.
No, these games are only available in live casinos for the moment. Ainsworth does have a range of pokies which can be enjoyed at online casinos – either for real money or in demo (free play) mode.