You can usually rely on Quickspin for design excellence and that’s certainly true of Eastern Emeralds which looks and sounds terrific. A valley shrouded in mist forms the backdrop to the reels. You’ll see traditional pagoda style building and magical lanterns too.
On the reels are Asian-style royal symbols as well as well as golden coins, bowls and tortoises. Central to the action are the multiplier wilds. As well as replacing all other symbols apart from the scatter they also boost the payouts by the multiplier shown. This can be up to 8 times your stake.
If you land more than 1 wild multiplier in the same winning combination, their values are combined. For example, 2x and 4x multipliers in the same payline boost the win by 8x. Get the best possible wild combination and the payout rockets by a 120x multiplier in the base game
The bright red phoenix symbol is the scatter symbol. Land 3 of these on the same spin to trigger the game’s Destiny Bonus feature. You’ll then be offered a selection of free spin and wild multiplier combinations:
- 6 free spins with 5x, 6x, 7x and 8x wild multipliers which can combine to 1,680x
- 9 free spins with 4x, 5x, 6x and 7x wild multipliers which can combine to 840x
- 12 free spins with 3x, 4x, 5x and 6x wild multipliers which can combine to 360x
- 15 free spins with 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x wild multipliers which can combine to 120x
The fewer the number of free spins, the bigger the potential multiplier. With the multipliers from the 6 free spins, you could win a 16,003.7 times your stake on every free spin. If you opt for more free spins (i.e. 15), the multipliers can combine to give you wins of 2,294.5 times your stake on each free spin. The overall variance here isn’t especially high. The volatility is in the medium range.
Eastern Emeralds is a very simple game. The action centres around the wild multipliers which certainly keep things moving. Get lucky with them, especially in the Destiny Bonus feature and Eastern Emeralds could turn out to be a gem of a slot game. If you like Quickspin titles, Dwarfs Gone Wild and Pirate’s Charm are recommended.