Online slot gaming has come a long way since the early days of the internet. Incredibly basic slots have evolved into the games online today, offering stunning graphics and amazing features. Sterling Silver 3D has gone one step further by offering the 3D experience in a slot. Simply put on your 3D glasses and you’ll be immersed in this game like no other. If you don’t have 3D glasses to hand, you can simply turn off the 3D option. Without the glasses, the game is, as you might expect, blurry.
The game features a gamble option, wilds with random multipliers and a free spins bonus round where every win will see you given an added boost.
Sterling Silver 3D is a 5-reel slot, each of the reels three showing three symbols after each spin. The game pays from left to right and has a total of 25 win-lines. Players can choose to play between 1 and all 25 win-lines and will also choose the number of coins, between 1 and 5. The coin value ranges between 1c and $1.
The highest paying symbol in the game shows three bars of silver. Land five in a row and you’ll win 1,000 coins, the only four-figure pay out in the game. A single bar of silver is next on the pay table and has a top prize of 500 coins.
Joining the silver as the standard symbols are a bunch of playing cards. The Ace is the highest paying of these, worth 300 coins, while both the King and Queen pay 200 coins. The 9, 10 and Jack all have a top win amount of 100 coins.
The wild symbol, which like every other symbol in the game, is silver, has the word ‘wild’ emblazoned across it. The wild will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. This is no usual wild however, as any time it is used to land a win, you’ll find a random multiplier appear. This multiplier will range between 2x and 10x, so will give any win a healthy boost. The wild is stacked on the centre reel.
Any time you land a win you’ll have the option of taking a gamble. Choosing this option will take you to a second screen where you’ll find a face down playing card. To the left of the screen, you can aim to predict the colour of the card, which will double your money. To the right of the screen, you can aim to choose the suit of the card, which will multiply your win by 4. Of course, if you gamble and get it wrong, your wins will now be gone.
The final symbol in the game shows a silver coin, with 6 silver bars piled pyramid style. This acts as the scatter symbol and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. Land the scatter on all three of these reels and you’ll win an immediate 10x your total bet and gain entry into the free spins.
You’ll be awarded 15 free spins in total. Throughout the feature, any wins will be doubled – this is addition to the random wild multipliers. More good news is the fact that the spins can be retriggered.
If you have a pair of 3D glasses, this slot offers up the brilliant immersive experience that you won’t find elsewhere. Being one of the first to offer up a 3D slot, MicroGaming haven’t gone too adventurous, with the majority of the symbols being the playing cards. And no, you won’t find bats flying at you, or enjoy a 3D rollercoaster ride – this is simply a first step into 3D gaming. An electronic style soundtrack plays throughout the game, while the overall feel of the game is an industrious one.
It’s always good to see software design companies pushing the boundaries and MicroGaming have come up trumps here. If you have a pair of 3D glasses to hand, this game does offer up an original and engaging slot experience. No slot is complete without enjoyable gameplay however. This slot supplies that with the wild symbol. With multipliers for every wild win up to 10x, that next huge win is only ever a spin away. Add in the free spins bonus round, with more multipliers, and the big wins will keep coming.