Thu, Jun 27, 12:50am by William Brown
Last Updated Fri, May 15, 12:41am
Double Shot is the collective name for many different pokies from Aussie studio Ainsworth. What links these unique titles are progressive bonuses, and similarly structured free spins. Individual machines then have their own features on top.
The range of games you can play in the Double Shot range include the following:
Year of the Goat, Western Treasures, Year of the Sheep, King of Wealth, Fortune Bear, Sheer Wonder, Year of the Rooster, Year of the Snake, Year of the Tiger, Zambezi Kingdom, Double Dragons and Spartan Spirit II.
Each of these pokies features 20 win-lines and the majority feature impressive Asian-style designs. Within these designs, a lot of gold graces the reels and you’ll find eye-catching symbols and patterns in each theme.
You can win jackpots directly on the reels of these games – with no wheel or special picks game needed. Which size of jackpot you win depends on whether you hit a 5 of a kind win with a higher paying or lower-paying symbol – and combine this with a special frame.
Ainsworth creates a series of online slots and live casino games. Many of their online range is available for free play, allowing you to test out the games before you play for real money.
Double Shot slots are part of the live casino range. They are not yet available online in either real money or free play format. However, you can enjoy these pokies at the lower stakes, which gives you the chance to land those jackpot prizes.
While each of the games is different, there are some set features across the whole range. For example, every game features 20 win-lines. At each theme, you’ll be able to play for 5c or 10c per line too. The cost of each spin is either $1 or $2.
You’ll win in the usual way – by landing matching symbols from left to right. Land three in a row on a win line and you’ll win the smallest pays, while 5 in a row offer the biggest wins (and added extra features which you’ll read about below).
In each of the games, the themed symbols are the highest paying. For example, in Double Dragons, you’ll find the dragons, a dragon’s claw holding a pearl and a sailing boat. The low end of the paytable in each will feature the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
In each of the games, you’ll be able to activate the distinctive free games feature. Also, all the games of the range share the same ‘Double Shot’ jackpot possibilities.
Activating the free spins feature will usually require you to hit three or more feature symbols on the reels. Going back to Double Dragons, the feature here is activated with three dragons. This game offers up 10 free spins. Each spin sees the fifth and final reel filled with wild symbols. Land just 2 dragons and the feature is retriggered.
Other games offer their own bonus rounds. Examples include King of Wealth where you can win 10 free games with retriggers and multipliers – and Sheer Wonder where stacked bonus symbols and super free games are the order of the day.
It’s a good idea to try out all the games until you trigger the feature. Then you’ll know which of the Double Shot pokies range works for you.
The one thing that binds all these games together is the chance to win the two progressive prizes – the Major and Minor prizes. Interestingly, you’ll win these jackpots directly on the reels.
You’ll notice that on the fifth reel some of the symbols have a frame around them, and this becomes very important. If you land a five in a row win with the framed symbol, one of the jackpots is yours.
Here’s exactly how you can win each jackpot.
The bonus prizes listed above offer lower prizes than the Major and Minor jackpots but can still give your bankroll a nice boost. These prizes are in addition to the standard 5 in a row wins you’ll get paid out for. Of course, if you land a five in a row without a framed symbol on reel 5, you’ll simply win the standard payout from the paytable.
Yes, all the slots in this range offer free games bonus rounds. These free games features are all different and give each game their own individuality within the Double Shot range.
Yes, the Double Shot range is all about the progressive jackpots. To land a jackpot prize you’ll simply need to land a ‘clean’ five in a row win, with a framed symbol on reel 5. If a wild symbol is involved in the win, you’ll receive a smaller ‘bonus’ jackpot prize.
Currently, this Ainsworth range isn’t available online – you can only play the Double Shot range in a live casino setting. This means you can’t play on your mobile device right now, but if the range moves online, you will be able to.
With more than 10 games in the range, each has its own individual look and feel. The symbols on the reels are all distinctive to their own games, as are the bonus rounds. The double shot jackpots are the familiar.