Easter Surprise Slot Review

It won’t be long now until Easter comes around and many parts of the world celebrate the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but eating lots of chocolate eggs, getting dressed up as rabbits and leaving children little trails for them to find even more of the sweeties.

I have to admit to being a bit bemused by the whole easter celebration. I am not quite sure how chocolate worked its way into this religious festival. I did hear someone once claim that the chocolate egg was meant to represent the rocks that were rolled away from Jesus tomb. I find that a little contentious to be honest.  I’d find it more believable if they said Jesus was alive and well in there playing with a little rabbit and tucking into a Buttons easter egg when he was found. I totally understand the religious significance, it is how chocolate and bunny rabbits have wangled their way onto the scene that confuses me.

Anyway, we’ve moved a little off the point there, so lets get back to the Playtech slot Easter Surprise.  You can play this slot now at Coral Casino and I think it is going to be played far more frequently over the coming weeks as the supermarket shelves fill with all kinds of chocolate-egg-goodies.

The slot itself is a very bright slot and it is decorated in some rather gaudy pinks, blues, greens and oranges. It’s a very chirpy slot, with cheery sound effects and graphics that do make you feel more positive about the whole chocolate festival.  There’s the usual 5×3 reels, with 20 selectable lines available (though the slot plays best with all 20 in play).

Bets start at £0.01 per line and you can wager from as little as £0.01 (or £0.20 if you play all 20 lines at the lowest coin value) up to a maximum bet of £1,000 which means that this is a slot suited to the higher roller as well as the lower stakes punter.

With a jackpot of 10,000x your bet, this is also a slot which can offer you some significant returns. The backdrop to the reels is a rather lovely spring setting with blue skies, green grass and of course lots of easter goodies on the reels.

The lower value symbols are the standard playing card low symbols which go from 10 through to the Ace and you can win between 5 coins and 150 coins on these symbols depending on the type landed and how many symbols are on the pay line in question.

There are just three higher value symbols, a yellow egg, a blue egg and a red egg. These offer pays from just 2 coins (for 2 symbols on a payline for the red and blue eggs) up to 500 coins for five of the red eggs on a pay line.

With just a few symbols on the reels compared to some other slots, you do feel that your chances of winning are improved on the Easter Surprise slot and to a certain extent that does explain why it is a more medium variance game.

Easter Surprise Slot Key Features

The Easter Surprise slot is a very simple slot and there are just a trio of bonuses to look out for beyond the base game and each of these has its own respective symbol which is used to trigger the bonus.

The first of these is the Wild symbol, which is the Easter Bunny. It can substitute for any of the high or lower value symbols listed above and in addition, if you land a number of Easter Bunny symbols across a pay line then their pay out is the highest in the game, so these are definitely the symbols to chase on the reels if you can.

The logo of the Easter Surprise slot is the second bonus symbol and this one is a Scatter which if you can land three or more across the reels in any position, then you will earn a cash prize and the chance to play through 10 Free Spins. In addition to your free spins you will also receive a 3x multiplier on all wins, trebling the amount of money you can make during the bonus game in an instant.

Indeed it is the combination of free spins bigger value wins with that 3x multiplier which gives you the best chance of landing one of the bigger value wins available in the game.

There is one additional bonus in the Easter Surprise slot however and this is the Easter Egg Bonus and this is triggered when you land three or more of the Wicker Basket symbols anywhere across the reels.

This launches a new screen and on it you will see the Easter Bunny holding a basket that contains six Easter Eggs. You get to select from these Easter Eggs to reveal a cash prize. The more of the Wicker Basket symbols you landed to trigger this bonus, then the more picks you get. Once you have selected all your Easter Eggs then the amount of money you have won is added up and it is then transferred into your account.

The Easter Surprise slot is a very simple offering from Playtech, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. On a slot like this, I think simplicity works well and that means that the base game and also the bonus features are more accessible and easier to understand, especially for beginner slot players.

However, the fact that this is an Easter themed slot does mean that it has limited appeal at other times of the year and like any slot that is based on a specific time of the year, it tend to only be played around those times. That’s a shame as there is plenty to enjoy in the Easter Surprise slot and it is a game that, on another theme, would have you coming back for more spins at various points in the year without any shadow of a doubt.

However, rather like Easter Eggs themselves, you only tend to see them at Easter and after a while, you can get a little bored of the flavour.


Editor's Review

Easter Surprise is a fantastic and enjoyable slot in terms of how it looks and plays. You cannot fail to be amused by the way the slot is presented and the sound effects that play as the reels spin and your wins paid out. The game play is basic and simplistic but in truth it works well on the slot. The bonuses too are fun to play and can be rewarding, especially the Free Spins bonus but the Easter Egg Bonus can also land you some nice value wins. Overall, this is a fun slot to play for a few spins, especially around Easter but it has limited appeal at other times.

Where can I play?Coral Casino
Number of paylines:20 selectable
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech