NextGen Gaming’s new Emerald Isle video slot is a redesigned version of the original Cryptologic release. NextGen bought out Cryptologic, so the fact that they have chosen to redesign this legendary slot should come as no surprise. Emerald Isle is still an Irish luck themed video slot, and one which now contains absolutely corking graphics. The slot offers players the chance to bet on 5 reels and 20 paylines, whilst wagering anything from a low of 20p up to a total of £500 per spin. Emerald Isle also features a non-progressive jackpot, which is worth up to 6,000 coins. In terms of its features, though, this slot is identical to the original game.
Keep your eyes peeled for the leprechaun icon. This symbol acts as a wild in this game, and can easily substitute itself for any other icons in the slot – barring other bonus icons. Leprechaun wilds can easily offer you the chance to pocket wins worth up to 6,000 coins, too, if 5 appear on any active line.
If the leprechaun appears on the first and fifth reels at the same time, the player will trigger a petite bonus round. In it, players can match two prizes of the same amount to win that prize. The top prize in this feature is 500x your triggering bet.
The slot’s scatter appears as a rainbow, and it can offer you scattered wins worth 2x, 5x, 10x, or 100x your total bet, if 2, 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the reels at once. The scatter can also trigger a bonus round.
Players will win a total of 10 free games, and during those free spins, any wins you pocket will be met with a 3x multiplier – which will triple their value. This is a very basic free spins bonus round, but one which can cough up the goodies if a bit of Irish luck is on your side.
Emerald Isle is certainly a wonderful looking video slot. As we’ve said, in terms of playability and features it is the same as the original game. If you loved the original, you will find that this new Emerald Isle slot is just as impressive, and features far better graphics.