Eastern Emeralds Slot RTP and Review (Blueprint)
ALL ABOUT EASTERN EMERALDS SLOT
It seems that 2018 is destined to go down as the year that Big Win slots moved on to another level. Big Time Gaming set the wheels in motion some time ago with their Megaways™ titles, and now others are starting to follow suit. There was Laser Fruit from Red Tiger, BTGs new Extra Chili, Blueprint’s Irish Riches Megaways™, and now Quickspin … yes, that’s right, even Quickspin, have got on board with a slot that can deliver up to 12,600x in one single spin!
After all the fuss that was made about Dwarves Gone Wild, billed as Quickspin’s big release for the year, we weren’t really expecting much from Eastern Emeralds, which on the surface looks like a standard Quickspin release – the graphics are classic QS style, and the game makes good use of Wilds like many more of their catalogue.
But where things really go off grid is in the bonus round, where players get a choice of 4 features with different numbers of spins and different risk levels. The result is an extraordinary free spins round where you can clock in with a 12,600x win if you choose the high risk strategy and land a line of wilds.
But unlike BTG slots, this one is not advertised as a high variance game, but rather Quickspin rate it as low (though we’d say medium).
Let’s find out more …
Key Facts About Eastern Emeralds Slot
- Eastern Emeralds is a 5 reel and 3 row slot with 20 fixed paylines.
- Eastern Emeralds is a medium variance game with an RTP of 96.58% and a max payout well in excess of 10,000x, likely much, much more.
- The game has an Oriental theme, and the reels are set again a backdrop of big mountains, with bridges and pagodas under an orange sunset. Like most Quickspin slots, Eastern Emeralds uses the color orange extensively!
- The low value symbols are the cards, 10 through to Ace, whilst the premium symbols are golden carps, dragons, coins and lamps.
- The dragon is the highest paying symbol at 7.5x for five on a line. The same goes for the Wild symbol, which itself substitutes for all others except the scatter.
- Watch out for scatter – you need three or more to set off free spins.
- Eastern Emeralds can be played from $0.20 to $100 per spin.
Eastern Emeralds Slot Features
Before you even crack the bonus round there are some good win opportunities in the base game courtesy of the Wild Multipliers. The multiplier depends on which reel the Wild landed on. If it lands on reel 2 then you have a 2x applied to your win. Also, if you have more than one wild in a payline, then the multipliers are multiplied together.
This means, should you land a 5 wild payline you will get 900x – 1x2x3x4x5 x 7.5.
Destiny Bonus Feature
The scatter symbol in Easter Emeralds is the Phoenix from the Flames. You need three to pitch on the same spin in the middle three reels to set things off. Once you have it, there is a choice of four free spins packages, each with a different risk level.
Choose from the following:
6 Free Spins with a 5x, 6x, 7x and 8x multiplier on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively.
9 Free Spins with a 4x, 5x, 6x and 7x multiplier on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively.
12 Free Spins with a 3x, 4x, 5x and 6x multiplier on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively.
15 Free Spins with a 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x multiplier on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively.
So, the choice is yours. Clearly, you have more attempts at winning with more spins, but the multiplier values are greater for 6 free spins, and the potential wins per line much bigger. Here’s what you could win with a line of 5 wilds at each level. Remember, 5 wilds pays out 7.5x your original bet in the normal game set up.
6 Free Spins – 5x6x7x8 x 7.5 = 12,600x your stake
9 Free S pins – 4x5x6x7 x 7.5 = 6,300x your stake
12 Free Spins – 3x4x5x6 x 7.5 = 2,700x your stake
15 Free Spins – 2x3x4x5 x 7.5 = 900x your stake
Of course, you could land 5 wild win lines on each spin for 6 consecutive wins, giving you a payout of 75,600 during the Destiny Bonus feature. But the chances are very, very, very small indeed!!
Reports suggest that whilst there is massive win potential in this game, that does not mean that the bonus round is triggered infrequently. In fact, three scatters pop up as regularly as you would expect in a normal Quickspin slot.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Well, we certainly weren’t expecting this from Quickspin. It is rare to find a game that can pay out over 10,000x per spin. Of course, the Megaways™ games all have that potential with unlimited multiplier increases, but it’s hard to know how far they can go. Here, the potential is spelt out – 5 wilds in 6 free spins mode will grab you 12,600x your stake for one of your spins. This is indeed a big game. However, as this is a low variance slot, it seems unlikely we will see wins of this size appearing that often, though we are intrigued to find out. Coming to a Big Win video near you anytime soon ….