With a standard five reels and three rows plus 20 Paylines, Eastern Emeralds Slot from Quickspin is a video slot with an Oriental theme that takes you on a journey deep into the Asian wilderness.
There’s a peaceful mountain range background, giving the kind of tranquil vibe that Asian-themed slots like to convey. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, though – you’ll need to be on high alert with all your wits about you to win big in this game!
How to play
Spin away from a mere 20p to up to £100 a pop. Symbols here are inspired by the east and include gold ingots, koi fish, dragons and turtles, as well as coins plus five lower-value A to 10 playing card values.
The most lucrative icon in Eastern Emeralds is the dragon, for which you get a tidy 7.5x wager for bagging a full set of five on a Payline.
Eastern Emeralds Slot special features
The Wild, which you’ll only see on Reel 1, replaces all symbols apart from the Scatter, which depicts the phoenix rising from the ashes.
Bear in mind you can only land one Wild per reel in this game.
Multiplier Wilds show up across all five reels, and, again, take the place of all icons, but not the Scatter. Their value is between 1x and 5x, while if a couple of these (or more) combine on a Payline, their values multiply. That means you can potentially enjoy up to a 120x multiplier with each whirl during the base game.
Destiny Bonus feature
This is what this game’s all about! A hat-trick of Scatter symbols needs to show up at the same time on the middle three reels to activate this. You’ll then have four choices, offering between six and 15 free spins. At the same time, you’ll be offered a series of multipliers on the middle three reels.
The higher the number of free spins you opt for, the lower the multipliers offered. That means that you can decide to take the risk of fewer free spins, but have the prospect of a bigger win overall, depending on your own attitude to risk.
As with the main game, if two or more multiplier Wilds combine on a Payline, that multiplies their values.
Return to Player (RTP)
With an RTP or Return to Player of 96.58%, Eastern Emeralds Slot is a medium-variance affair.
Fun, good-looking and vibrant, Eastern Emeralds Slot has just about everything you’d look for in a slot machine, and broadly lives up to the high standards fans expect of Quickspin. Of course, there are myriad Asian-themed slots out there already.
Equally, one or two reviewers have remarked that the game could have done with a few more bonus features. So it’s fair to say that Quickspin hasn’t exactly ripped up the generic Asian slot rulebook here. (The flipside, of course, is that this game is the ideal choice if you like simple slots.)
But we reckon it can be more than just a pretty face, and there’s serious winning potential, mainly thanks to those multiplier Wilds, even if, realistically, the chances of winning those astronomical prizes are pretty slim. Give it a whirl for yourself and see what you think.