Everi is not as well-known as other slot makers, however their products and services are used in almost every casino in the US, and most casinos in the world. Based out of Spring Valley, Nevada, Everi has been making slot machines since 1998.
Earth Rainforest is a newer Everi slot game and is perhaps one of the only slot machines that focuses itself on social consciousness. As part of Everi’s Everi Cares initiative, Earth Rainforest not only offers players the opportunity to win big, it also provides a portal by which players can donate to various charitable organizations; all of which have been screened and vetted by Everi.
The game features traditional poker ranking symbols 9-A as well as symbols straight out of the rainforest, such as a multicolored tree frog, parrot, monkey, and leopard. Though visually attractive thanks to the multitude of colors, the slot game itself is simplistic in its makeup and functionality.
Earth Rainforest is a 5-reel slot with 4 symbols on each of the reels. This game is a penny slot, however you will seldom find one that allows you to wager any less than 50 credits per spin. What’s more, the fact that this is a penny slot means that the casino has a significant edge and that large wins come few and far between. In the same breath, there are multiple different progressive jackpots in play at any given point in time.
Earth Rainforest has bonus rounds and other features that work to augment the unlikely jackpot hit. During these bonus rounds, a player is given plenty of opportunities to win large sums of cash.
Mystery Expanding Reels – During any base game spin, the game may randomly add 4 rows of symbols on top of the existing reels. This creates an additional 40 paylines and, thus, an additional 40 ways of winning.
Pick Bonus – The Pick Bonus is triggered by showing 3 “Bonus” symbols scattered on lines 3, 4, and 5. Once the bonus is triggered, the player will pick from a 5×6 spread, uncovering wild bird symbols of varying colors. Upon the initial uncovering, the player is awarded a bonus of 1200, 560, 320, and 200 credits times the bet multiplier for red, green, blue, and purple respectively.
With each pick, a player reveals colored bird symbols, a Wild, or a Prize Bump. With each revealed bird symbol, a player advances closer to a 4 of a kind. If a Wild is revealed, all symbols are advanced towards the 4 of a kind. One Prize Bump symbol doubles the initial value of all prizes won. Two Prize Bumps multiply the value of prizes 3x, and all 3 Prize Bump symbols revealed 4x the prizes won.
Expanding Reels – With 3 Free Spins symbols scattered on lines 1, 3, and 5, the expanding reels bonus will be triggered. This bonus is akin to traditional free spin bonuses and awards a 2x credit prize as well as 7 additional free spins. As is typical, further free spins can be won during your free spin bonus.
The bonus rounds are unveiled and completed rather quickly with Earth Rainforest. Of course, with the free spins bonus the fact that you are able to compound free spins and earn more within the bonus itself, this bonus has a chance of lasting a bit longer than others.
Unfortunately, Everi has not yet brought Earth Rainforest online and it can only be found on the floor of brick and mortar casinos. With that being said, the game performed well during initial launching in select Las Vegas casinos and its presence is expected to be even more widespread in the near future.