Blingy visuals and free spins are the standout elements of Glitter Gems, a jewel-themed slot powered by Ainsworth. It’s a simple 5 reel, 30 payline game that comes with a feature round that awards up to 13 free spins where all wild wins are doubled. Stakes start at 30p per spin.
Ainsworth slots are rarely subtle affairs as far as design goes and Glitter Gems is a typically flashy, in your face offering. The plain reels include the regular A to 9 playing cards. They’re joined by a selection of jewel-filled symbols. You’ll see egg shaped jewels that award up to 150 coins per payline as well as jewel-encrusted dice and a diamond-filled dollar sign that pays up to 200 coins per line.
Rounding out the standard symbols are purple and red lucky 7s. These pay 300 or 1,000 coins respectively if you land 5 of them on a payline. There’s also a wild, the Glitter Gems logo, which replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter.
That scatter is the shimmering blue diamond – land 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin and you’ll pocket a payout of 2, 10 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and with it, 8 free spins. The payout structure is slightly different during the free spins in that the purple and red 7s can combine to make winning combinations.
Hope to see wilds in your winners during the feature too as the payout is doubled when that happens. Land 3 scatters on the same free spin and you’ll get an extra 5 free spins. That’s pretty much it as far as gameplay goes.
This is a super stripped back game – the imagery may have a shiny glow but scratch beneath the surface and this is an old school fruit machine, albeit one with some blingy looks. If you know what you’re getting, then Glitter Guns is a perfectly serviceable, if a dull fruity.
If you demand more in the way of bonuses and features from your games, then you’d be better served looking elsewhere – there are plenty of quality slots with lots of superb features like Yggdrasil Gaming’s Valley of the Gods and Pragmatic Play’s Pixie Wings.