Brilliant Sparkle looks very similar to another online slot machine; Da Vinci Diamonds – but in the release from Merkur there are no tumbling reels or paintings of famous artists. The reels are full of shimmering gemstones that come alive when they create a winning combination. The reels themselves are placed on a velvet screen with silver surrounding the five reels. Left and right are the 10 paylines highlighted in various colours.
Symbols on the reels are; diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, quartz and citrine. Other symbols include x2, x3 and x5. You don’t have to know your gemstones to win here.
The lower of the screen is the control panel which houses various options. You can adjust your paylines and bet per line with ease thanks to the big arrows and you are able to view your balance, bet and wins at all times.
With 5 reels and just 10 paylines, players can easily see where the different paylines are – thanks to the coloured sections on the screen. By using the adjusters to the lower right of the screen, you can adjust your bets and paylines to suit your budget. For all 10 payline, minimum stakes are just 0.10 whilst the maximum are 20.00 a turn.
The non-progressive jackpot of 2,000 will be awarded when you bet max stakes and trigger 5 of a kind of the diamonds on the reels. The second highest payout is 1,000 and can be won with 4 of a kind of the diamonds or 5 of a kind of the ruby, emerald or sapphire symbols. All remaining gemstones offer a 200.00 payout for five featured on the reels.
As with all Merkur slot titles, there are very limited features on offer – but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing exciting about the game. First up is the multiplier feature; when either the x2, x3 or x5 symbols fall as part of a winning combination – they will add that specific multiplier to your winnings. These multipliers have more than one benefit as they can substitute for all other symbol found on the reels.
If you love a good gamble, the gamble feature on offer allows you to go on for more than just your line win. When you trigger any win on the reels you will be able to go on for more – but be warned you only have a few seconds to make your mind up or the machine will collect your winnings and place them into your balance pot.
The lower control panel will offer a gamble option – click this to try for more. A new screen will emerge with ‘Risko’ splashed to the top. From the deck of cards shown you need to guess whether the next card drawn is either red or black – simple right? Guess correctly to double your cash and carry on for more if you like, but one incorrect guess and you lose everything so be careful.
Brilliant Sparkle is a medium to high variance slot machine with limited features on offer. The majority of wins will come during the base game when combined with the wild multiplier values. The gamble feature offers the potential to win lots of cash, but like a flip of a coin, it’s 50/50 so you could end up losing a lot. We love the brilliant design and winning potential but you will be spinning a good while before triggering anything decent on the reels.
Brilliant Sparkle has a return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.11%.