Thai Emerald Slots
Thai Emerald slots are all about the graceful, gorgeous, and inspiring background that embodies the peace and tranquil qualities of Thailand, or perhaps a spa retreat in Thailand. This board is a 5x3 grid with 25 pay lines, a pretty standard number, and set up for an unusual board theme. As soon as you pull the board up you'll see a background featuring a zen waterfall. All of the navigation buttons for playing are located near the bottom of the screen. There are shortcut buttons for game instructions and a paytable, there's also an auto spin button and a manual spin button - depending on your preference. You can adjust the amount you choose to bet using arrows. There's also a shortcut button where you can adjust the speed at which the reels spin. This game also includes several small windows that display your balance and winnings. The concept of the game is pretty simple, just spin to match and from those matches, you'll win rewards!
Sounds and Animation
The music on this board is authentic and relaxing, generating both a sense of fun but also an exotic Asian quality with flute sounds and an organic tribal drum beat. The board is animated and lively, and the reels light up when you trigger matches. Those who are familiar with RealTime Gaming designed boards will recognize some of the effects, like the magical sparkles that reveal the winning combinations!
Symbols and Themes
RealTime Gaming did a good job delivering the bonus features along with a relaxing grid. This game has wild symbols, mystery stacks, free spins, and more. The paytable on this game includes tons of tropical wildlife based on what I imagine Thailand might be like - including monkeys, butterflies, lotus flowers, bananas. These are of course the higher paying symbols- the lower-paying symbols on this board are the A (ace) K (king) Q (queen) J (jack) plus 10 and 9. All of the lower-paying symbols are emerald with a lotus flower on each low-paying symbol, continuing the beautiful theme even in the smaller details.
Wilds and Betting
The game also has a wild symbol, and an emerald symbol, which is the mystery symbol. The 5x3 reels can be really fun to play with these features. The game pays from left to right. This game also has a small betting range of 0.25 per spin or a maximum of 6.25 credits. The wilds in this game sometimes expand to fill up several reels with full animation.
Mystery Symbols and Other Features
Within this medium volatility game, you can win up to 50,000x your initial stake. The wild symbol can substitute for any regular bars or the mystery symbol to help form a winning combination. It can only land on reels 2, 3, or 4. The mystery symbol only lands on reels 2, 3, and 4, and transforms into other symbols every time - hence the name of the symbol. This game includes free spins! You can trigger this feature and win 8 free spins. During the free spins, there's a higher chance you'll retrigger the mystery symbol - giving you a lot of free rounds if you can manage some lucky spins!
I loved the features in this game. They were more than worthwhile, and while aboard themed around a relaxing vacation, in theory, might not sound exciting, the animations and well-produced sound effects created more excitement and magic within the board than I expected, capturing my imagination with this exotic background and special features. The mystery symbols and transforming reels were my favorite part of this game.