Emerald Gold Review
Join us for a trip across Ireland’s rolling green hills and beautiful blue skies. We wander around in search for leprechauns and their Emerald Gold.
Just for the Win helps us along the way, but warns that only the luckiest will find it. Will this slot lead us to a pot of gold, or will we go home disappointed and empty-handed?
- 25,000x jackpot
- Inspired by Western Gold
- Players can buy free spins
Software providers iterating on their previous games is nothing new. Sometimes, you want to revisit a gameplay loop and add new things to it.
Other times, you want to take the same special features and mix up the math model. This release aims for the latter option.
Both the Scatter payouts and the free spins special feature will be familiar to Just for the Win veterans. However, the prizes they can grant are brand new!
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
Irish themed titles seem to be designed following a set checklist. Pints of beer, lucky symbols, redheaded leprechauns and gorgeous green nature.
Emerald Gold has all of these things in spades. It all comes down to whether you enjoy that sort of thing or not. The artists have done a great job with both the background and icon designs. Hats off to the team!
You play this online slot on a five-reel, four-row board with forty paylines. All paylines are fixed, meaning that players cannot toggle them on or off at will.
Find three or more identical symbols next to one another to score a cash prize. All wins must follow an active payline and start with the leftmost reel. Otherwise, the relevant cash prize will not be awarded.
The core of this game is the Scatter feature. Land four or more Scatter simultaneously to win a cash prize.
It sounds simple in theory, but needs plenty of luck to create any sizeable wins. As you add more Scatters, the prizes you can receive start increasing substantially.
Scatter prizes can be won during both normal gameplay and free spins. Keep an eye out for that lucky four-leaf clover! The prizes it can grant are listed in the table below.
- 4 Scatters – 1x
- 5 Scatters – 5x
- 6 Scatters – 15x
- 7 Scatters – 25x
- 8 Scatters – 50x
- 9 Scatters – 100x
- 10 Scatters – 250x
- 11 Scatters – 2,500x
- 12 Scatters – 25,000x
Emerald Gold Free Spins
Landing these wins is made easier with the free spins round. Find three golden hat bonus icons to win three free spins.
Golden hats can only appear on reels two, three and four. Every time a Scatter appears during free spins, the number of extra turns is reset to three. Free spins continue until the number of extra turns runs out.
During free spins, Scatters are collected. When the bonus ends, all collected Scatters are added together and an appropriate prize is paid.
Players can also buy free spins for money. Pay 52x your current stake, and your next spin is guaranteed to trigger free spins.
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RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for this release is 96.04%. This is just slightly better than the current industry average, which sits at 96%.
You can bet between $0.20 and $10 on each spin. This is an okay spread of bets, though the max wager is limited to prevent massive prizes.
Regardless, the impressive jackpot value available in Emerald Gold can still grant an impressive prize.
At 25,000x your total stake, this may be the most impressive Just for the Win jackpot yet.
It handily beats the 10,000x top prize present in Western Gold, which inspired this slot.
As you might expect with jackpots of this size, the game has a very high variance. Those impressive prizes are possible, but very difficult to obtain.
Hunting for leprechauns always comes down to luck more than skill. The same is true for jackpots found in this release.
Every spin could be the one to lead you to that jaw-dropping pot of gold jackpot. Emerald Gold will be popular among high rollers who like chasing huge wins.
If you want a more casual experience, you will have to look elsewhere. We rate this slot 4 out of 5 stars.