Quick Facts

Developer

NextGen

  • Reels5
  • Pay-lines25
  • Max. Payout6,000
  • Free SpinsYes

Emerald Isle

NextGen Gaming have finally done it. There was talk of them renovating the Emerald Isle video slot, and it is finally here for you to play. This will be the second time that Emerald Isle has been released, so one can only hope that the improvements made by the online casino software providers boost this game up into a whole new level.

Emerald Isle is still an Irish luck themed video slot, and it still contains cheap gameplay. It is now mobile-friendly, and features considerably better graphics than its predecessor.

Don’t go thinking that this new Emerald Isle slot is a sequel, though. It isn’t. The same loveable features are present in this game which made their debut in the original slot. So, the big question is – did NextGen Gaming hit their target with the revamped version of Emerald Isle? Let’s find out…

Developers

Emerald Isle was originally released a number of years ago, and it was the same developers who launched that original title. NextGen Gaming have become a lot more popular since then, and they have tried to bring this slot back to the forefront, with the type of crowd it used to enjoy.

This is the first real “restoration” job that NextGen Gaming have attempted, but considering that – in terms of design and structure – their modern slots have a slot in common with their earlier titles anyway, the task shouldn’t be too big to handle, should it?

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How to play

Right from the off, you will see that Emerald Isle is vastly superior to its predecessor. The graphics are insanely better, and the menu bar has had a bit of a redesign to bring it up to speed with modern times.

Everything else has had a little tickle, too, but the slot is still as cheap as chips. All 20 lines are fixed into place, but you can still get away with chucking just $0.20 per spin on this nifty little slot. If you do wish to push the boat out, you can have a crack at $40 per spin wagers if you please.

Features

Wild symbols: That ginger-bearded leprechaun is back, and he once again acts as a wild symbol. Leprechauns can substitute for all other symbols in the game, barring the scatter symbols. Leprechauns also act as the best paying symbols in the slot, and can see you win a non-progressive jackpot if you line up 5 on a payline.

Scatter symbols: The rainbow is once again the scatter icon in Emerald Isle. The revamped version of this symbol doesn’t actually look that different from its predecessor, if we’re being honest. Land 3 or more of these on the reels to trigger a free spins bonus round, as well as pocket scattered wins.

Bonus round: Landing just two wilds on the first and fifth reels will trigger a bonus round in the Emerald Isle slot.

In this bonus round, all you have to do is click on treasure chests, and match two symbols with the same amount on them, and you will win that cash prize. It is hardly riveting stuff, but at least this simple click and win bonus is generous when it comes to the moolah.

Free spins: In the free spins bonus, players will start out with 10 free games. During the feature, any winnings they acquire will be tripled by the slot. Again, there is nothing terribly complex or exciting about the feature, but it is incredibly generous with its winnings.

Maximum pay-outs

The original video slot carried a non-progressive prize, which was worth around 6,000 coins in total. So it can be assumed that the revamped version will offer something in the same range, if not the same non-progressive jackpot outright.

Given that the slot is dirt cheap to play, you are always going to get good value for money with wins in this game.

Summary

Lovers of the original Emerald Isle slot are going to find this release just simply smashing. The problem with the original game was not that it was basic, or that it had cheap prizes. It was that it was looking too old to be enjoyable. In short, the graphics really needed an overhaul.

They have received that thanks to NextGen Gaming, and now Emerald Isle is once again coughing up the big bucks with its Irish luck theme. There is certainly no reason to grumble when it comes to this revamped video slot.

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