The Money Burst series of slots by WMS have caused quite a stir in the online world and Glitz the slot game is no exception. Like most of the other online slots game, Glitz has its sister slot in land-based casinos, and its successes prepared it for its online release back in November 2012. As the name suggests, this game uses a jewels theme. It also features 5 reels and 60 payline, free spins, wilds, and a unique set of reels.
Glitz features specially arranged reels via a new slots format that offer players a unique way of winning. In place of the old 5 reels set-up is an innovative reel layout that makes this game interesting. The first 2 reels are the important, as they determine most of your wins. All bets are split over the 2 lines of the first 2 reels, and this simply means you can bet up to 90 coins per spin, with plenty of ways to win.
This game is designed around jewels and precious stones. Symbols include Topaz, the letter G, Amethyst, Rubies, Opals, Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds, and Dollar signs. Some soothing jazz music plays in the background every time you hit the spin button, but aesthetically, the game may look very simple and drab, and the graphics really miss the mark in Glitz. However, other aspects of the game make up for this downfall.
Although there have been a lot of online casino myths floating around implying that the online version of this game is different than the land-based casino version, we'd like to set the record straight by saying that nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it's actually rather surprising that WMS couldn't include more features with such a rich theme. Instead they have the usual features such as wilds. The wild symbol in this case is indicated by the word "Wild." As you'd expect, you can use the Wild to substitute all regular symbols with the exception of the Dollar sign, which is the scatter symbol.
First, the Free Spins feature can be triggered by the appearance 4 of a kind symbols (G symbols or wild substitute) on the 1st two reels and scattered dollar symbols on any location on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th reel. This combination gives you 20 Free Spins. However, if the G or the wild does not appear on the first 2 reels, you will be taken to another screen where you will be expected to select a jewelry box. If the value of the symbol in the box that you choose is higher than the value of the symbol on the reels then the chosen symbol replaces the symbol on the reels.
The second way through which you can trigger the Free Spins feature is through the appearance of 3 scatter symbols on the 3rd, 4th, and the 5th reel. This awards you 5 free spins and a chance to choose a jewelry box whose value replaces the symbols on the 1st and the 2nd reels. You could also trigger the Free Spins feature if 4-of-a-kind symbols appear on reels 1 and 2. With this you get 5 free spins. Reels 1 and 2 remain held for the entire Free Spins session. You need to keep in mind that additional Free Spins will be awarded when you land the scattered Dollar on reels 3, 4, and 5. This applies to all Free Spins sessions.
The betting range is quite incredible because you can spin the reels for as low as 0.30 coins. Yes, it is a 60-line slot game with a maximum bet value allowed being 90 coins. This is quite a small price to pay for the jewelry don't you think?
Most of the Money Burst games come with a good payout potential. The use of a Pick a Jewelry Box feature makes the game to stand out just a bit. If you don't mind the simple design, you will likely enjoy giving Glitz a few spins. This is especially true if you're running Linux because Glitz is one of the best Linux-compatible casino games.