Developed by Just for the Win, Emerald Gold brings forth a slot theme that is based on luck itself, or at least the Irish version of it anyway! As we would expect, there are shamrocks, horseshoes, leprechauns, emerald rings, and of course a whole lot of gold to win in this interesting Irish themed slot. As always, the basic details of the slot’s core mechanics are up next.
As we have come to expect from Microgaming exclusives, the graphics are up to the standard we would expect from a slot game in 2021, but they aren’t anything too special. Nevertheless, the cheerful background music of Emerald Gold, the mystic rolling hills at the back, the colorful Irish symbols and the festive sound effects are well implemented.
While Just for the Win did not go overboard with too many animations here, it kind of feels like a good decision. Looking at too many of the same animations can feel tiring faster than you might think. In fact, they have even kept the emerald greens slightly muted, so that the golden hues shine through in perfect contrast. Even after taking multiple attempts at winning that huge potential jackpot, the visuals will not tire you out.
777 – Created in the Celtic font style to stay true to the Irish theme here, the 777 is one of premium symbols in Emerald Gold. As long as you manage to land at least two of them on an active payline, you will land a win in the following order:
‘W’ in Gold - The Wild symbol in Emerald Gold can act as any regular low value symbol to help you get a match on the reels. Alternately, it can hold the same value as the premium ‘777’ symbol, provided you manage to land 3 or more of the W’s, creating their own match.
The Four-Leafed Clover – The scatter symbol here is the four-leafed clover, which is considered to be both extremely rare and a sign of good luck in Irish mythology. If you manage to land anything between 4 and 12 of these premium symbols in one spin.
The Leprechaun’s Gold Hat – When you land three gold hats on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels, you receive three turns at the Free Spins bonus round. During any of the three turns, if you manage to land even a single scatter, your spins will be reset back to three again. At the end of the bonus round, every scatter you got during the free spins will be added, and your winnings will be calculated by multiplying the total bet amount, with the respective four-leafed clover multiplier detailed above. There’s even an option to pay extra and activate the gold hat bonus from the very first spin, but that’s a high-risk to take at 52x your total stake!
For a slot game that has so many bonus features and such a high-value jackpot, Emerald Gold is surprisingly easy to understand and play. However, due to the high volatility, you need to be careful with how you proceed, while planning a betting strategy for each turn.