Playtech Egyptian Emeralds Slot Review

Egyptian Emerald: Demo

Playtech has taken a pair of classic themes and mashed them together to create the Egyptian Emeralds slot. Easy on the eye, it’s a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that comes with simple but potentially exciting gameplay. The highlight is the respin round which is triggered by landing a full stack of wilds. On the respin that follows, the wilds shift to random positions on the reels. Play on all devices from between 10p and £500 per spin.

Colourful visuals

There’s an almost futuristic feel to the design in Egyptian Emeralds. All the imagery, including the pyramid-filled background, is done in the style of gemstones. On the reels you’ll fine 6 different jewels, each of which features a hieroglyph motif. The best of them is the gold gem which features the jackal god Bastet. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline for a payout of 1, 3 or 15 times your total bet.

Beetles Wild

The scarab beetle wild is central to most of the best action on offer in Egyptian Emeralds. For starters, it’s the top paying symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination and you’ll pocket 1, 1.5, 5 or 20 times your bet. It also triggers the game’s Scarab Respins feature.

Scarab Respins

These are activated if you land a full stack of scarab beetle wilds on any of the middle 3 reels. A respin follows with the wilds from the triggering spin shifting to new positions on the reels.

If you’re lucky enough to land another full stack of wilds, another respin follows with 3 more wilds moving to new positions. It’s possible to land a third respin here which is when things can get really interesting courtesy of the 9 randomly positioned wilds.

Entertaining mashup

Combining the classic Egyptian and gemstone slot themes works rather well here. The colourful design is very nicely realised and the gameplay, though very simple, can deliver plenty of action. If you’re after a slot that offers plenty of extras, then this probably won’t be for you.

However, filling all reel positions with scarab wilds will result in a 200 x bet payout. Even Starburst, which is known for being low variance, offers 500 x bet payouts per respin. For a slot game that has the respins element as well as big potential wins, Crystal Sun by Play ‘n GO is the answer – you can win 4,000 x bet on each respin with the multipliers.

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