Quickspin Launches Eastern Emeralds Pokie
Having recently launched Dwarves Gone Wild, Swedish software developer Quickspin has been riding high on the success of yet another stunning production. It turns out that Dwarves Gone Wild was just leadup to their flagship pokies game of 2018, which is none other than Eastern Emeralds. This is a bit of a change in tactic from Quickspin, as Eastern Emeralds focuses more on the high paying potential than the graphics or storyline for which they have come to be known.
As the name suggests, Eastern Emeralds is an oriental themed pokie set against a backdrop of Towering mountains and Asian wilderness. The game boasts 5-reels with 3 rows, and a total of 20 paylines. Playable on all devices, the RTP is set at 96.58% with 67.94% in the base game, while 28.64% is allocated to the free spins bonus round. This is a fairly simplistic title with a Scatter symbol, Wild symbol, Multipliers and a free spins bonus.
A Move in a Different Direction
On the reels, you will find the usual selection of high cards symbols as well as a few oriental themed images laced with gold. These include a gold koi fish, a gold turtle, coins, a golden dragonhead and a bowl. The highest paying non-bonus symbol is the dragon, which pays out as much as the Wild.
The Wild symbol is the emerald green symbol printed with its title. When landed on a reel, the Wild will adopt a multiplier with the same reel number. Therefore, a Wild on reel 2 will have a 2x multiplier while a Wild on reel 5 will have a 5x multiplier.
The highlight of Eastern Emeralds, and perhaps the reason to play such a different Quickspin title, is the Destiny Bonus free spins round. Land 3 Scatters anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you get access to a potentially huge payout. Once triggered, the Destiny Bonus gives you the option of choosing what type of free spin bonus you want.
A Monster Pokie with Huge Payouts
We have seen this type of setup before where you can choose fewer free spins with a higher number of multipliers or a higher number of free spins with lower multipliers. With this game, reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 all come with multiplier in the bonus round. So, if you take just 6 spins, you can theoretically get multipliers of 5x, 6x, 7x and 8x.
What this means is that if you are lucky enough to land a string of 5 Wild symbols in the bonus round when choosing the 6 free spins model, you can win up to 252,000 credits or 12600x your total bet stake. This is one of the highest jackpot payouts we have ever seen in a non-progressive pokies game, and certainly one reason to get started playing. In departing from their usual fair, Quickspin has put together a surprising pleasing game with monster payouts.