Emerald Dream Quad Shot is a gemstone-themed slot from Ainsworth. It’s a simple 5 reel, 25 payline game that comes with a free spins round with a second wild. Land a 5 of a kind winner with the Quad Shot and you could win a jackpot prize. Stakes range from between 25p and £50 per spin.

Ainsworth slots aren’t renowned for their stunning looks and Emerald Dream Quad Shot is another underwhelming effort on that score. The plain reels include lower value royal symbols plus higher value gemstones done in the shape of pendants and roses. The purple gem is the best payer, awarding 12 times your total stake if you land 5 on a payline. The blonde-haired woman is the wild – she appears on reels 3, 4 or 5 only and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the green emerald scatter.

Land 3, 4 or 5 of the green emerald scatter and you’ll win a payout equal to 1, 5 or 10 times your total stake as well as triggering the Bonus Wild feature. Your reward is 8 free spins. During those free spins, a second bonus lady joins the action. She too appears on the middle 3 reels only and acts as a second wild. Land 7, 8 or 9 of the bonus lady and a payout of 10, 25 or 50 times your stake is on offer.

During the free spins, the emerald scatter appears on reels 1 and 5 only. Land 2 on the same free spin and 3 extra free spins will be added to your total.

Land a 5 of a kind winner and the quad shot bonus symbol in the single reel to the right of the main set and you’ll be in line for a bonus prize. The precise prize depends on which symbol makes up the winner and whether it includes a wild.

What you really want to see is a 5 of the kind winner featuring emerald symbols with no wilds and the Quad Shot. This awards the biggest Major jackpot.

Emerald Dream Quad Shot is a typical Ainsworth slot. The design isn’t very good and the gameplay simple. The bonus round does offer some decent chances, as does the Quad Shot bonus. We found it all a bit disappointing though and think you’ll find plenty of better options elsewhere – I recommend trying Age of the Gods Ruler of the Sky from Playtech which is superb.