Batting her long eyelashes at you, the sexy Esmeralda is waiting for you to return her love. Her sizzling Latin lovers there as well, looking to steal her heart and make her their own. Who will prevail in this love triangle, and who will be left alone, broken and saddend? Whoever it will be, the greatest winner will be you, the player, as you get to keep everything you've won over the course of the game – which often amounts to a small fortune. And if that is not enough, the game offers a huge progressive jackpot – the lucky few who will capture Esmeralda's heart will win it, and their lives will never be the same.
Like other romance themed games, such as A night out and Dr. Lovemore, "Esmeralda" tells a story of love and romance with a distinct Latin theme. The art, as well as the music will pull you into the sweeping story and create the right ambiance for the game – the game itself offers huge rewards and a massive progressive jackpot, and will provide a fun and rewarding experience.
Gameplay is wild
"Esmeralda" is a 5 reel, 25 line slot machine game. The game is played on a board of 15 slots. When you spin the reels, these slots randomize, showing a different set of symbols with each spin. Whenever these symbols show a matching combination on any of the active pay-lines, you win a prize based on a fixed number set in advance for each combination and multiplied by the line-bet amount, with the highest prize being 15,000 times the bet!
Each of the pay-lines plays individually, and you can win more than one pay-line with each spin, making the potential wins incredible indeed.
Roses are free
To make sure you have the upper hand, Esmeralda offers free spins to those who bring her tokens of love in the form of red roses. Whenever the board shows 8 or more red roses, you win free games and a cash reward based on the amount of roses you've won.
All free games are based on the bet and amount of active lines you had when you won them, so higher bets make for much higher rewards from the free spins feature. So bet high – it will all be worth it.
Double or nothing
Another feature in the game is the gamble feature. This feature allows you to turn small wins into huge wins. Whenever you win, the DOUBLE button will light up, and you can click it to bet on you win. After you select how much of your win you want to bet you, the dealer will draw five cards, and flip over the left-most one. You get to choose one of the other cards, and if that card is higher than the dealer's, you win and double your bet. You can keep going until you choose to collect, or until you lose all your wins, so play wisely.
Face it, tiger
The biggest wins, however, come from the progressive jackpot. As each player on any of the casinos that run "Esmeralda" plays, a portion of his bet goes into a huge shared jackpot. The lucky few who steal Esmeralda's heart will win the jackpot.
First, to be eligible for the jackpot, you must bet on all the active lines, and your total bet needs to be over £2. Once you are eligible, you can win on any spin – all you need to do is simple score five Esmeralda symbols on any active pay-line, and you win the jackpot, comprised of a seed prize from the casino, worth 25,000 times your line bet, and the jackpot that was filled by all other players. The jackpot tends to be huge (at the time of writing, it stands at 1.6 million dollars!), and winning it is always life-changing.
How to play
Playing "Esmeralda" is as easy as smiling. At the bottom of the screen you'll find the control panel, filled with the buttons that control the game.
- Info: Shows information about the game.
- Lines: Select how many lines to bet on, out of 25.
- Line bet: Change how much money you are betting on each line.
- Bet max: Bet on all the lines and spin the reel immediately.
- Auto-spin: Select how many times you want to spin, and let the game spin for you.
- Double: This button lights up after a win, letting you double your wins as explained above.
- SPIN!: Spin the reels, bid for Esmeralda's heart, and win huge prizes!
Tips from the pros
Playing "Esmeralda" is easy, but winning the biggest rewards requires a certain amount of investment. When you play, make sure you are betting on all the lines and with a high enough line-bet to be eligible for the jackpot. This will also make sure all free spins are worthwhile and pay enough.
Also, make sure to use the double option to turn small wins into big ones, so you can fuel your games until you win the big jackpot and retire. When you win, it will all be worth it.