Quickspin is a name that should be familiar to you if you’ve been playing slot machines in the last couple of years, and a game like Eastern Emeralds will show you exactly why they’ve been growing quickly. With excellent graphics and exciting features, the game makes it easy to forget that its theme is just one of the many Chinese Treasure-inspired stories we’ve seen released lately.
Getting to the way the game is played, you have a standard layout inside, one that places 20 fixed paylines over 5 reels of 3 symbols each. The part that’s really interesting comes from its features, with up to 1680x multipliers being possible via the slot’s wild symbols, though only for the free spins. Wondering what’s the potential here? As much as $1,260,000 could be yours, all from a single winning combo formed during the free spins.
Setting up the bet is painless enough in Eastern Emeralds. You have a pop-up that opens up when you click on the Total Bet button, and it’s going to have values ranging from $0.20 to $100 for you to choose from. The line bet will go to $5.
Eastern Emeralds Jackpot
As is so often the case, the true value is in the game’s features, not in the base game, though even there you could get up to $90,000. The best wins of the paid spins will go that high only with four multiplier wilds all contributing to the same combo. It gets even better during the free spins, where the multipliers can go up for the wilds, and together they could increase a jackpot by up to 1,680x.
Despite the huge potential rewards, the game sticks with an RTP that’s considered average right now, of 96.58%, one more thing that shows you how volatile it can be.
Eastern Emeralds is going to be the sort of game where the features make all the difference, and without them I wouldn’t recommend you come close to it. Don’t expect free spins or wild multipliers to come easily, but they are present in the game and they help make it a high volatility title.
The Multiplier Wild is the one that makes this game special. Each reel has a wild with a multiplier that corresponds to the column’s number. You get the 1x wild on reel 1, 2x for reel 2, and so on, up to the 5x wild. Their value comes from the fact that they multiply each other when they contribute to the same winning combo, so if you happen to get a regular symbol on reel 1, while the other four reels host wilds in the right positions, the total multiplier would reach 120x in the base game. As for the multiplier wilds from the free spins, more on them below.
Destiny Bonus With Free Spins
The Phoenix Bird, one of the four creatures that are often mentioned in Chinese mythology, is your trigger for the bonus feature. Having it on the three middle reels gets you the Destiny Bonus, and in it you have to pick one of four free spin options.
6 spins with up to 1680x wild multipliers: the wilds from reels 2 to 5 get 5x to 8x multipliers, rather than 2x to 5x.
9 spins with up to 840x wild multipliers: the multipliers will range from 4x to 7x.
12 spins with up to 360x wild multipliers: 3x to 6x wild multipliers.
15 spins with up to 120x wild multipliers: the same values that you get from the base game, of 2x to 5x for the multiplier wilds from reels 2 to 5.
The 1st reel wild will always be a regular one, without a multiplier.
Quickspin might be great at creating excellent designs, but they’re not always picking the most exciting themes for their slots. China’s mythology has been a favorite for developers in the last couple of years, as everyone is trying to enter this market with huge potential. The upside is that Quickspin knows how to make a good-looking game, and Eastern Emeralds manages this even as it uses mostly objects made out of gold for its more important symbols.
Lions, fish, turtles, ingots, coins, these are all using the same precious metal in their construction. Add the Wild logo and the Phoenix Bird, which are the features, but also some Royals that manage to take away some of the game’s appeal, and that’s the entire list of symbols.
I love the high-volatility nature of Eastern Emeralds, especially what you can get once you reach the free spins. Don’t expect some cool story as well, but I’m sure that the graphics quality will be enjoyed by most.