My brother and his wife were in town this week. Since they are as impressed by a bargain as I am, we went to Ellis Island for the steak special, you know the one you have to ask for that isn’t on the menu. The price had gone up since they were here last to $6.99 but it now includes one of Ellis Island’s brewery beers, so it’s still a good deal. You can’t get a meal like that for that kind of money back in Illinois. So they have something to boast about when they get home even if they don’t win big.
After dinner I played a little quarter Joker poker on the 40x machine to bolster my players club points; I have another brother visiting soon. I got a four of a kind so I doubled my money and cashed out. Now I was ready for some fun play; I have several favorite machines I like to play: this time I chose IGT’s Russian Treasures.
This 30 line 10x bet machine has an expanding wild feature, that will create a winning combination by expanding over another symbol on the reel in which it appears. Russian Treasures also pays left to right and right to left; this is always a plus for me on a game.
The symbols feature a Russian nobleman and his wife, his family crest and the family jewels, which include a jeweled Fabergé egg that triggers a bonus.
Russian Treasures has two bonus games: the Russian Riches and the Nesting Eggs.
Five bonus symbols landing on a played line triggers the Russian Riches bonus. A second screen reveals a tile grid over a Russian palace with 4 jewel symbols at the bottom of the screen. You then start picking tiles to reveal jewel symbols. The bonus ends when three of the same jewels are selected. If a Russian Eagle symbol is picked it counts for all 4 jewels so it is possible to win the credits revealed by more than one jewel. It’s possible to win from 100 to 4400 credits times the initiating line bet
The Nesting Eggs Bonus is triggered when a scattered Nested Egg symbol appears in any position on reels 2, 3 and 4. You are prompted to pick eggs to reveal bonus values. The eggs can contain up to 6 nested eggs, each of which contains a bonus value. The bonus ends when the egg is selected and the bonus values are revealed.
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