Those that love high-volatility games, with absolutely huge potential, will be hard-pressed to find slot machines that do better than the new title from Quickspin, which is called Eastern Emeralds. To give you a taste of what’s available inside, expect a Chinese themed title with the legendary creatures of the country in big roles, and with enormous multipliers available in the free spins, even as high as 1680x.
In some areas, Eastern Emeralds offers more than any other slot machine, particularly feature wise. At a quick first glance, you will just notice a game with 5 reels / 3 rows of symbols, where 20 active lines are always available. The RTP is at a generous, but relatively normal 96.58%, the bets are within regular ranges, but the payouts can be incredible and potentially even as high as $1.8 million (depending on whether there is a cap or not, but that’s the potential of the game if there isn’t one).
The features are the ones that give you that high potential, with up to 1680x multipliers being possible inside the free spins, though you also get wilds and scatters.
Betting and Prizes
Don’t expect a very elaborate betting system, this is not that sort of slot machine. It mentions that it has 20 fixed bet lines and it works with a betting range that is between $0.20 and $100. Given that range, a line bet will be anywhere between $0.01 and $5 in value.
Now, if you’re looking for the biggest rewards that the game will deliver, it will not look that great initially, if all you have to go by is the high paying combo of the wild, which pays 150x the line bet, or up to $750. Luckily, with multipliers of up to 1680x possible during the free spins, and with multiple bet lines that can contribute to a win, there are huge rewards that could be won at that point. It’s not a very elaborate game, but it does have that huge potential, for those lucky enough to get there.
The developers announced an overall Return to Player of 96.58%, out of which 67.94% comes from the base game and 28.64% is the contribution of the free games.
Eastern Emeralds Spin Features
Now, if you look at the big features that are advertised for Eastern Emeralds, things start off with a simple substitute. A Wild logo is used for the purpose, and it’s going to be used to replace other types of symbols. It doesn’t replace a bonus scatter. Wilds have an ability here that I appreciated, coming with a multiplier that corresponds to the reel that the symbol is on (5x multiplier for the 5th reel wild). 120x multipliers are possible in this slot, even if you’re in the base game.
As hard as it might be to believe, things get even better during the free games. Reaching them is a matter of landing three scatters on the middle columns. You pick the kind of free spins you want. The one with the most free spins, 15, will have multiplier wilds that when added together give you up to 120x more than a regular combo could deliver. For the variant with just 6 free spins, the wild multipliers are going to range from 1x to 8x, and so the win potential will reach 1680x the standard amount.
Theme & Design
It’s a very well-crafted game, but with a Chinese theme that it’s relatively normal to see in a slot machine. The symbols are also regular ones, so they give you gold fish, turtles, gold ingots, gold lions or gold coins, but also playing cards.
I think that it’s going to be a favorite of players that love slots with huge potentials and high volatility, which could make you rich through a single very lucky spin.