Esmeralda Slot

Progressive: Yes Jackpot: Progressive
Reels: 5 Paylines: 25
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 1.00 Bonus Game: Yes
Wild Symbol: Yes Multiplier: No
Scatter Symbol: Yes Free Spins: Yes
Released: 2014 Software: Playtech

Esmeralda Slot

Esmeralda Slot

Esmeralda Slot

General Overview

It is very unusual to be confused by a slots theme on a game issued by gaming software giant Playtech. However, Playtech's new release called Esmeralda has a theme that is difficult to discern. Some reviewers have suggested it might be based on the film classic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". That could be a stretch. That said, the game does have an elegant Spanish motif modelled after a land based machine with the same name.

Esmeralda is a classic five reel and 20 pay-line progressive online video slot. Even though the graphics are sharp and clear, the lack of video action is problematic compared to some more exciting offerings by Playtech and other reputable developers. The game has a very high variance with an RTP of just fewer than 92%.

Features and Bets

Esmeralda requires a minimum bet of .01 coins and a maximum of 1.00 respectively. In order to gain access to the progressive jackpot, the player must wager the maximum. The best thing about this game is the extra features. For players who want to play fast, the game has both a turbo mode and Auto Play button. The information button is available as a means to clarify pay-lines, rules and possible returns. The Double button allows the player to gamble on any winning spin. The bet is double or nothing by trying to pick the right card: red/black or higher/lower. Moreover, the player can do a full double or nothing, or can elect to wager half the winnings. The player can continue trying to double up until they lose or choose to collect. The feature winnings are capped at $2,500.

Symbols and Bonuses

The avatars consist of card symbols from Jack to Ace plus musical instruments (Guitar and Tambourine), jewellery (Earrings and Necklaces), debonair Gentlemen (one is Antonio Banderas lookalike), a Rose and Esmeralda herself. The Wild symbol is none other than Esmeralda. The wild will substitute for everything in the Free Spins Bonus, but will not substitute for the Scatter symbol in the base game. If the player hits five Esmeralda symbols with a max bet, they become eligible for the progressive jackpot. Otherwise, they earn 15,000 per coin. The scatter symbol is an elegant Rose. Scatters will earn the player a small cash prize plus up to 70 freebies. Other than the free spins, the game offers no other bonus games.

Summary

Esmeralda is a 5-reel, 25 payline Playtech progressive video slot machine. Esmeralda also offers free practice, wild symbol, scatter symbol, bonus game, free spins and more.

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