Eastern Emeralds Slot
- An Eastern theme with a lovely setting and clear and simple design
- Some good bonuses that let you take risks for bigger rewards
- A fun and rewarding slot best played in short doses
Eastern Emeralds slot comes to you from Quickspin who have released other slots including the recently reviewed Wild Chase slot. The theme here, as the name might suggest, is set in the east with a lovely backdrop with trees, mountains and a typical eastern temple set in the distance. It’s a theme we’ve seen before in many slots and while it does work well it’s perhaps a bit overused and hardly helps the slot to stand out.
The graphics as a whole are pretty good, the setting is nice to look at and the symbols are nice and clear but it’s hardly groundbreaking stuff. Fortunately, it’s the gameplay that helps make Eastern Emeralds slot stand out. There’s quite a lot going on in terms of bonuses and features and the gameplay in general but I’ll come onto that shortly. The basic aim of this game is to get a winning combination using the base symbols from left to right. These base symbols are listed below, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- 10, Jack and Queen (lowest value)
- King and Ace
- Rings and Hat
- Dragon Head and Wild (highest value)
The Wild symbol, as well as being the joint most valuable in a winning combination, substitutes for all symbols apart from the Scatter symbol. It appears only on reel 1 in the base game and the Free Spins Bonus.
Eastern Emeralds Slot Bonuses and Features
Multiplier Wild Symbols. As well as the regular Wild symbol, there are Multiplier Wild symbols which can appear anywhere on reels 1-5 which also substitute for all symbols in a winning combination apart from the Scatter symbol. If 2 or more of these appear on a winning pay line, the corresponding multiplier is awarded.
Destiny Bonus. 3 Bonus symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 will trigger the Destiny Bonus where you have the option to choose 1 of 4 spin options to start the bonus. These options are:
- 6 free spins with 8x multiplier only on reel 5, 7x on reel 4, 6x on reel 3 and 5x on reel 2.
- 9 free spins with 7x multiplier on reel 5, 6x on reel 4, 5x on reel 3 and 4x on reel 2.
- 12 free spins with 6x multiplier on reel 5, 5x on reel 4, 4x on reel 3 and 3x on reel 2.
- 15 free spins with 5x multiplier on reel 5, 4x on reel 4, 3x on reel 3 and 2x on reel 2.
Those with fewer free spins are obviously a higher risk but could offer much greater rewards.
That’s it for all the bonuses in Eastern Emeralds slot from Quickspin and actually, I quite like it. Sure, there aren’t as many bonuses as some other games but I really like the main bonus here which offers free spins with different multipliers. This is great as it gives you a choice based on what you’re after. In a sense, you can change the variance of the slot by going with more free spins to lower the variance of the game or go for bigger rewards with less free spins. It’s a good feature that we have seen in other slots but not very often. My main criticism here is that there isn’t much else to this slot. The design is nice although not groundbreaking by any means, and there aren’t any base game bonuses to help keep things going and keep your interest. So overall then, a good slot to play for a few sessions but there isn’t really enough to keep your interest long term.