Glitz Slot Game
Slot games can be intensive and complicated these days, so it is great to see a simple – yet beautifully produced title from WMS in the form of Glitz. This game is loosely based on the popular gems format, and has a smooth jazz backing track which makes it an ideal candidate for auto-play. The setup is the ‘Money Burst’ format, which is unique to WMS games. This involves the first 2 reels only having 2 rows on symbols, which then ‘burst’ into 4 rows for the remaining 3 reels.
There are 60 win-lines in play, and getting either a wild or matching symbols in the first 2 can lead to a lot of winning combinations at the same time. Once you play the game for a few spins, this format becomes enjoyable and easy to follow.
Playing Glitz Slot Machine
You can play this game both in live casinos and online. The default setting is 60 win-lines, though this can be reduced in increments of 10. With stacked symbols and the Money Burst format, I recommend keeping all 60 – as this will maximize those winning combinations those times you do see stacked wilds on the reels. You can bet from 1c per 2 lines, which means a low minimum spin amount of just 30c.
Symbols are beautifully produced, as you would expect from a WMS slot. The gems have detailed light work and appear very vivid on your screen. In contrast, the background is a plain red colour (this changes to blue for the free spins game). There are also coin symbols on the reels which have a more intensive animation – these represent one of the ways of triggering the free spins bonus game.
The top paying symbols are the wilds and the ‘G’; these are each worth 200 coins for all 4 and 100 for just 4 on the reels. The wild substitutes for all of the regular symbols, though not the golden dollar feature symbol. Multiple wins will often come in at once over the 60 lines, which mean that the 200 coin prize can be multiplied by 10 or even 20. While playing I saw the 3 larger reels all covered in wild symbols, which triggered the ‘big win’ fountain of coins and pulsating dance track.
Win Free Spins on WMS Glitz Slot
There is a free spins feature, which can be triggered in 3 linked ways. First, you can get 4 identical symbols in the smaller 2-row reels. Wilds count here, so you could get 2 wilds and 2 matching symbols and still trigger the bonus. Second, you can get 3 golden dollar signs on the remaining 3 reels. Third you can get both – in which case the number of free spins awarded goes up from 5 to 20.
Once the bonus starts your screen gets filled up with jewellery boxes. You choose one of these to reveal a symbol, which then fills the 4 rows of the smaller reels. If you triggered with 4 symbols, then those 4 remain instead. After that the background turns blue, the smooth jazz track turns into something that sounds more like 1970’s disco music, and you run through your free spins. You can retrigger in the same way that the original bonus started. The fixed symbols mean that wilds become much more valuable during the free spins. With just a few stacked wilds in place you can be looking at 20 or even more winning lines from a single spin.
After the hectic bonus round, you’ll return to the smooth jazz of the main game – and the red background with it.
This slot is a nice antidote to the ever increasing complexity of slot games these days. It goes back to basics with beautiful production, solid game play and just the single free spins game to keep you entertained. The ‘Money Burst’ format works well for this title, giving you the opportunity to accumulate multiple wins from any one spin.