Nest Egg slot review
Even before being taken over by online gaming behemoth, Playtech, innovative slots developer, Ash Gaming, knew a thing or two about making great games.
Having built themselves a reputation for quirky, quality slots that offer gameplay not seen elsewhere, it seems that whatever theme they try, it succeeds. Anyone who's played the horseracing-themed slot, Nags to Riches, or the music-based game, Madness: House of Fun, will attest to this.
What's It All About?
After music, football, Lotto winners, and the gee-gees, comes this game from Ash based on, erm, bird watching. And while it may not quite reach the heights of their other games, it still delivers on many levels, not least that it offers the chance to win a juicy progressive jackpot.
With five reels and 20 paylines, the game offers betting starting at just $0.01 a coin, but with a maximum bet of $200, and a 10,000-coin regular jackpot, there's plenty of cash to be had.
The Golden Eggs Are Key to Winning the Progressive
The progressive can be won in a number of ways: line up five golden eggs during normal play and bet at the maximum range, line up the same number of symbols during the free spins bonus round, or find three golden eggs during the game's Bird Spotting bonus game, and you'll bag the big pot. Just keep an eye on the running total at the top of the screen.
Birdspotting for a Bonus
Hit three Binoculars Bonus Scatters on Reels 1, 3 and 5, and you'll be taken to this bonus round. A neat twist on the standard 'Pick 'em Bonus' sees a little more skill involved, with a pair of binoculars used to zoom in on areas of the garden on-screen in order to find various birds. Match the birds to their birdsong being played and you'll win a prize. Match three birds and the turn ends, plus you'll be awarded a multiplier: the rarer the bird, the higher the multiplier.
Win 8 Free Spins in the Free Spins Bonus Round
Look out for the Blue Sky Wilds, as they substitute for all symbols other than the Golden Egg and Scatters. Free Spins Scatters hit on Reels 2, 4 and 5 will bag you eight free spins. Not only that, but there's a Stacked Wild to help earn you even more moolah.
With plenty of well-rendered images of owls, woodpecker, blue tits and finches on the reels, this game is definitely one for the 'twitchers' among you. With a couple of tasty bonus rounds and a progressive jackpot to boot, it seems that Ash Gaming can turn their hand to anything.