This is IGT’s second major release in the “REELdepth” series of 3D video slots. REELdepth uses what IGT calls the “Multi-Layer Display” technology, which layers two LCD video monitors on top of each other to create a three-dimensional effect.
The two screens, using a technology purchased from PureDepth, Inc., create a feeling of “true 3D,” not unlike that found in a stereoscopic image.
The first REELdepth games use this effect to simulate stepper slots, with the illusion of spinning reels with animation added, and video bonus rounds in which the reels disappear to be replaced by a 3D video sequence.
“Glitter & Gold” incorporates a 50-line base game in a four-reel setup. There are four reel stops on each reel, for a four-by-four pay window. The primary game also employs a new IGT feature called “Blackout,” in which a reel symbol expands to completely fill up a reel and increase the chance of winning a jackpot. The Blackout feature is shown in 3D animation-the stacked symbols “pop” off the screen.
Glitter & Gold is a triple progressive slot as well. Gold 3D symbols stack on the reels to win the progressives. One gold stack wins the lowest progressive jackpot; two stacks win the mid-level prize; and three gold stacks return the highest progressive.
The top line jackpot returns 30,000 credits times the line bet, which is an incentive for higher coin-in from players. The progressive jackpot levels are operator-configurable.
Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: REELdepth MLD
Format: Four-reel, 50-line video slot
Max Bet: 200
Top Award: 30,000 times line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.1%-15%