Sat, Jul 6, 1:50am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:14pm
If you are a fan of the 100’s of Ainsworth pokies, then you’ll probably know how often they create groups of similar pokie titles. Three ‘Glitter’ titles are great examples. Glitter Gems, Glitter Rubies and Glitter Opals all have the same look – though with different precious stones. The designs feature plenty of sparkle. While many of the symbols are traditional (think 7’s and bars), they have designs which are very much individual. As with many newer slots from Ainsworth Technology, many individual animations combine to give these games a lively, fresh feel.
As well as the free spins bonus, you can win one of two mystery jackpots independently of the symbols on the reels. With stacked wilds, and big line prizes for the top symbols, the Glitter Mystery pokies certainly have big win potential. Here are the highlights:
In itself, a pokie with smaller progressive jackpots would not be that unusual. Where the Glitter range stands out is that these prizes must be won before hitting a specified amount. By comparing the current level of the prizes to the ‘must pay by’ amount, you can see when a jackpot is ‘due to pay’. While this is never a guarantee of a win, it does add an element of strategy when you are choosing which pokie to play.
Jackpots for the Glitter Gems, Rubies and Opals pokies are not linked to the main games. These are triggered at random.
Bonus symbols are the main gems in the title of each pokie. For the Glitter Gems game, these are diamonds. You need 3 or more to get started with 10 free spins. There are not the easy 2 bonus symbol retriggers this time – instead you need more gems to add to your total.
This is a plain free spins bonus compared to many other pokies. There are more wild stacks (showing the logo of each game) in play. These can be found on reels 2 through 5. If you are lucky enough to cover all of those reels, you can get line hits on all 50 reels.
The Glitter Mystery pokies range uses the standard setup of Ainsworth Technology titles. This has 3 rows of symbols on each of the 5 reels, with up to 50 win-lines crossing from left to right.
There are shared symbols between the titles, as well as the unique gems. The highest paying symbols are red 7’s. While this might be a very traditional symbol, used in pokies for decades, these ones look different to normal. They are made from cut gems, with a silver surround. Lining up 5 of these can see some big prizes coming your way.
Other higher paying symbols include purple gem 7’s, dollar signs which are set with diamonds and a pair of dice. The smaller prizes come via the ‘royals’, bold playing card symbols.
Ainsworth have deliberately made these titles sparkle as much as possible. The gems stand out, with light flying from them in all directions. Any lingering doubt that the red 7’s are traditional will soon be dispelled when you see them doing back-flips and with the edges of the gem surface reflecting light.
This pokie has so many animations that it can sometimes be hard to know which one to focus on. Combine this with the upbeat and intensive electronic music and effects – and you have the slightly crazy effect that Ainsworth have obviously tried hard to create! If you like your gambling sessions to be lively, the Glitter Mystery pokies make for a great choice.
While these are relatively straightforward in terms of game play, the mix of glittering design and mystery jackpots is worth checking out. All the titles have free spins bonus games. You’ll find these are generic, with no special behaviour other than extra stacks of wilds. With that increased big win potential, you’ll be hoping to fill the final 4 reels with the logo wild symbols. Mystery jackpots have a ‘must pay by’ level. If you pass a Glitter Gems game and see this within a couple of dollars of this, then you’ll know you have a better than normal shot at the big prize.