Introduction to Eastern Emeralds

Dwarfs Gone Wild, released only lately by Quickspin, is the company’s showcase game for the year. Certainly a huge accomplishment, but not as popular as their other title, Eastern Emeralds. And, as it turns out, a dramatic shift of focus for the Swedish programmer.

Although we opted to examine this game anyhow, we did so with the preconceived notion that it was just another boring slot machine by Quickspin. Our initial impression was that the maximum payout was 1680x, however this turned out to be incorrect. Let’s cover groundwork before we explore possibilities.

Playable from €0.20 up to €100, Eastern Emeralds is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-payline slot available across all devices. Free Spins provide for 28.64% of the RTP, while the main game receives 67.94%. It’s an easy-to-grasp category that doesn’t need for much in the way of mental gymnastics.

Symbolism of Eastern Emeralds

Playing card suits A through 10 appear against a mountainous Asian landscape, while other symbols include medallions, oriental trinkets, golden turtles, koi fish, and dragons. The dragon is the most profitable regular symbol, paying 7,5x for 5 on a payline, while also having the same value as the wild symbol.

The wilds also appear as a multipliers and have the same multiplier value as the reel they land on. If a wild appears on reel 4, the multiplier is increased by a factor of 4. Only one wild can appear on each reel, so don’t count on a flurry of them. A wild line plus connected Dragons is necessary for the maximum victory of 900x in the main game.

Free Games using Eastern Emeralds

When you get three Scatter symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4, you’ll activate the Destiny Bonus free spins. Four feature selections, ranging in danger from low to high, are shown on the “Choose Your Destiny” selector screen.

Six free games featuring multipliers of 5, 6, 7, and 8 on reels 2, 4, and 5.

9 free games with multipliers of 4, 5, 6, and 7 on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

15 extra turns with multipliers of 2, 3, 4, and 5 on reels 2, 4, and 5 only.

When 5 wilds appear in a line, you win:

There are 15 free spins in the base game and 150 times your wager on each, for a total of 18000 credits.

In the 12 free-spins mode, 150 x 1 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 equals 54000 Credits, or 2700 x bet.

In the nine free-spins mode, a play of $150 might win you a whopping 126,000 credits, or 6,300 times your wager.

In the 6 free-spins mode, 150 times 1 times 5 times 7 times 8 times the stake (xbet) equals 252,000 credits.

With a maximum win of 12600x on a single spin, this game features one of the largest payouts we’ve ever seen. In principle, this means that Eastern Emeralds has a maximum win potential of 75,600x, however Quickspin themselves have noted that the likelihood of this happening is astronomical. Never in a million years did we think we’d compare Quickspin to Danger! Crack with a high voltage!

Diamonds of the East: Final Thoughts

The fact that one of the highest potential online slots of ALL, Eastern Emeralds, comes from a developer more commonly associated with low-paying, low-variance outputs is a bit of a surprise.

Sixty-three times for free spins:

Nine bonus spins: 13,734x

5,922x after 12 free spins.

15 more turns: 2,294x

Even while a win of 16,000x seems incredible, the theoretical maximum payout for a single spin is 12,600 times the wager. Probably as unlikely as getting a Mega Jackpot on Mega Fortune, but doable. Even a 10,000x win in any game, let alone a Quickspin slot, would be unheard of.

The performance of Eastern Esmeralds has to be seen, especially since a maximum stake of €100 is permitted (Quickspin has informed to us that it is not capped). This must be a first for a non-jackpot slot, as there is no payout cap preventing payouts of more than €7,5 million.

Quickspin has classified the game as low volatility, and the game’s bonus frequency is indicative of this. None of the 30 features we played paid out more than 150x, which is in line with what we’ve come to expect from Quickspin slots. It looked like any other Quickspin slot machine in that regard. There is no denying the possibility, and it will be fascinating to see if any world-record breaking victories end up on YouTube.