Romance is the theme and design of the Esmerelda slot machine and you’ll notice that straight away when the slot game loads. The reels of the game are set in what looks to be an abandoned restaurant with deep red curtains.
The top of the reels is where you will find bunches of red roses with other romantic symbols – a necklace, earrings and a single red rose on the reels. Other symbols that make up this game are guitar, tambourine, card values J, Q, K and A and the two hot Latino lotharios.
There are 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines to this slot machine with minimum bets of 25 coins and maximum set at 500 coins.
High Paying Symbols
Betting offers just two options; minimum of 25 coins or maximum of 500 coins, unlike other online slot machines, you cannot toggle the bet to suit your budget – you simply pick either or in this case.
Esmerelda will award the highest payout of 15,000 for 5 of a kind (when betting maximum stakes). The two lotharios offer the second highest payout of 1,000 with the musical instruments offering 875.00.
The single red rose is the main attraction to this slot game – it’s your scatter symbol that also triggers the free spins bonus. Seven or loess red rose symbols will only trigger a scatter pay of 50.00 (for max stakes), but 8 or more is where the serious fun comes from. Eight roses awards 400.00 and 15 free spins. Nine roses awards 450.00 and 17 free spins. Ten roses awards 500.00 and 19 free spins. Eleven roses awards 550.00 and 20 free spins. Twelve roses awards 600.00 and 22 free spins. Thirteen roses awards 650.00 and 25 free spins. Fourteen roses awards 700.00 and 35 free spins, while 15 roses awards 750.00 and 70 free spins.
Esmerelda is your wild and substitutes for every symbol on the reels except the rose. When symbols fall, the wild symbol can be used to complete winning payline where they may have otherwise have been missed.
Double up is a feature that requires you to guess the colour or suit of the next card to win a 2x or 4x multiplier. Any base game win of less than 10x your total stake will trigger this feature. The screen will produce a deck of cards facedown and to the top right will be the last 10 cards called. Use these to try and estimate the next colour or suit of cards. You can choose to use all of your initial win or play it safe and stake half of it.
We found Esmerelda slot game to be of medium to high variance with the game focusing on one brilliant feature; the free spins. Unlike other slot titles from Casino Technology, when you trigger the free spins, you get great cash amounts added to your bankroll too. The potential to win 70 free spins and an instant 750.00 payout is superb. Big wins fall during the free spins feature, so it’s no wonder it’s a tricky one to trigger. Players are even able to re-trigger free spins too, so you could potentially trigger up to 70 more free spins before you’ve even played out your current free spins.
The graphics and soundtrack may be on the animated and basic side, but the winning potential more than makes up for this.