Sterling Silver pokie review
Sterling Silver pokie review
When the top online pokies developers ventured into 3D technology they limited it to the screen. Microgaming took things a step further on their pokie by integrating the 3D technology but with the requisite of 3D glasses with their first 3D pokie, Sterling Silver. We take a look at whether or not this makes it a worthwhile game to play, and whether or not the requirement of stealing the cinemas 3D glasses is a necessity.
Sterling Silver 3D pokies at Microgaming pokies casinos
How to play Sterling Silver
You do need glasses to appreciate the 3D technology, but with 3D televisions and 3D movies you may have a pair on hand. You can still play the game without the glasses all you have to do is select to play in 2D mode, where it becomes a standard video pokie.
In terms of gameplay, Sterling Silver features 5 reels and 25 paylines with a minimum bet of $0.01 and a maximum bet of $31.25, meaning this pokie is great for players with low bankrolls.
Microgaming has stuck with the use of the traditional 9 to A symbols for the low paying symbols, with five A symbols paying the highest at 300 coins. The middle paying symbols are the bullion bars with the three silver buillon bars symbol paying the highest at 1000 coins when five are spun.
Keep an eye out for the Wild symbol, which is the logo of the pokie and sees a random multiplier of up to 10x applied when it appears on a winning payline.
The Scatter symbol is the silver bullion with the text ‘Sterling Silver Scatter’ and it activates the Free Spins feature, but it is important to note it only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. Additionally, when you land three you score 10x your total bet and trigger the free games.
The soundtrack doesn’t really make sense, but then again what soundtrack would for a pokie based on silver, but you can simply turn this off via the options in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
As a standard video pokie, the symbols are crisp and clear, while the bonuses are actually quite generous, and as a 3D pokie if you have the glasses on hand it transforms you into a whole new realm offering a unique experience.
Sterling Silver in-game bonuses
There aren’t any extravagant multi-level bonuses we are use to seeing lately, but there is a Free Spins feature, along with a Gamble feature too.
- Free Spins feature:
If you spin at least three Scatter symbols you will trigger the Free Spins feature. Here, you win 15 free spins as well as a 2x multiplier.
- Gamble Feature:
The Gamble feature is also available on Sterling Silver, as it is on many of Microgaming’s titles, where players can double or quadruple their winnings any time they score a win. Players simply pick whether the card will be red or black to double winnings or the suit out of Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, or Hearts to quadruple winnings. Be careful though, as you can lose all your initial winnings by guessing incorrectly.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have any 3D glasses on hand but you can make your own with acetate sheets and cardboard if you want to experience Microgaming’s incredible take on 3D gaming – and we’ve heard it truly is a unique experience unlike anything available online.
As a standard video pokie, Sterling Silver is actually of high quality with Microgaming’s crisp graphics, despite lacking some depth, and the free spins with a 2x multiplier are excellent when triggered and we managed to re-trigger 15 more once we had already activated the Feature. Additionally, the Wild in the base game can see some huge wins. We won $275 with two Wilds completing a payline, one with a 3x multiplier and the other with a 5x multiplier, despite the other symbols being low paying symbols.
We don’t recommend the Gamble feature every time you win, but it can be a fun risk every now and then – we picked Red and managed to double our winnings. Overall, Sterling Silver is a great pokie and if you happen to have 3D glasses on hand it’ll be a whole new way of playing the pokies with real money.
Where to play Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver can be found at Microgaming online casinos, but we recommend www.RoyalVegasCasino.com for the best Microgaming-only casino.
Play Sterling Silver on your smartphone or tablet and if you happen to be at the movies you can test out the 3D graphics while the trailers are on if you’ve scored some glasses for a 3D film. The pokie is compatible on Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows tablets and smartphones so you can tap and enjoy the 3D, or 2D, graphics on the go.
You can access the game via a downloadable or instant play platform on computers – click the links to either install the software or access the catalogue via your Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browser – and take advantage of the $1200 welcome bonus if you are a new player.