Emerald Isle; Online Slot with Blarney Touch
The Nyx Gaming Group, now a subsidiary of Amaya Gaming, has produced games centred around most of the popular slots themes. The Emerald Isle video slot, which can be played for fun or for real money at no-download Amaya casinos online, is their take on the Irish luck theme popular in many games. There is no storyline as such, just a collection of symbols related to Irish lucky charms, accompanied by a cheerful Irish jig at appropriate moments.
Emerald Isle is a five-reel, 15-window slot, with the reels encased in a plain wooden frame, contrasting with the bright pastels of the symbols. There are 25 paylines, and the player can choose any number between 1 and 20. They can also set bets per line at a number of increments between 0.01 and 5.00, and Auto Play will launch up to 50 spins automatically for easier long-term play.
Wild Triggers Match Bonus Game
Appropriate to the theme, Emerald Isle uses a friendly leprechaun as the Wild. He substitutes for any symbol except the rainbow Bonus Scatter, and wins his own coin prizes for any Wild runs that start on Reel 1 and move consecutively along a payline, starting with just a single Wild on Reel 1. This wins 2 coins, with prizes for two, three, four or five matches rising to 10, 175, 1,000 or 6,000 coins.
If the Emerald Isle Wild appears at the same time anywhere on Reels 1 and 5, a Bonus Round is triggered on a new screen. In the Bonus Round, the player is given a grid of six blocks, and they must turn over symbols to try to make three matches before all six symbols are revealed, which advances them to the next level. Prizes as high as 100X the line bet can be unlocked on each level.
Scatter Wins Bet Multiples and Free Games
A brilliant rainbow over a mountain field of clover fills the Scatter role in Emerald Isle. For two or more matches anywhere on the reels, the Scatter wins an instant prize of 2X, 5X, 10X or 100X the total bet on the spin. Three or more Scatters left to right unlock a bonus free spins game. The player gets 10 free spins with all Emerald Isle prizes tripled, and the feature can be retriggered.
Novel and Mundane Mixed in Symbols
Apart from its special features, there isn’t a lot more to say about Emerald Isle. It looks good and play moves quite quickly, but there isn’t anything extraordinary in the symbol design. There are only nine payline symbols, which improves the player’s odds somewhat, and six of them are the poker symbols 9 to A, designed in illuminated lettering as in the Book of Kells. They are matched in pairs of equal value, and five Ks or As score a prize of 150 coins.
The three themed Emerald Isle symbols are a four-leafed clover, a pot of gold coins, and a green-eyed, red-haired Irish beauty. All three win prizes for two matches or better, and the maiden scores 1,500 coins for five of a kind.