Lucky Eggsplorer is one of the many Microgaming casino games online which was released for Easter 2009. It uses the 5 reel, 30 line format seen only at Microgaming casinos. It also has a free spin feature and an Australian style double up bonus where you can increase your wins.
The game has an adventure theme with my favourite chickens being the main characters! The Rooster symbol is wild and substitutes for all symbols except the scattered maps. The rooster also awards the top pay on the base game of 6000 coins or 60,000 if you are playing the max of 10 coins per line.
Lucky Eggsplorer comes in a good range of coin sizes starting at 1c and going up to 25c. With a 300 coin maximum bet you are looking at spending between $3 and $75 if you want to play max bet.
After the top jackpot for the five roosters there are two ways to hit for 3000 coins with either five of the chickens or five of the scattered maps. Next highest pay is 2500 coins for five of the chicks. This is followed up by a 1000 coin win for five ships and the 500 coins for five wheels.
The scattered maps are the ticket to big wins with the Journey bonus. Get three or more and you instantly win 5 free games and a shot at winning instant prizes or more free spins. You move on to the pick a box stage where you have a range of five destinations.
You get to pick three of the five destinations which reveal either instant prizes or additional free spins. Once you have completed your picks you go back to the reels and play any free games. During the free games all wins are tripled so the top jackpot grows to a very nice 180,000 coins. Unfortunately the feature cannot be re-triggered. The game also has a double up bonus. On any win you can choose to gamble your win by pressing the gamble button. You can then choose red or black to double your win or the suits to quadruple your wins. Interestingly there is no house edge on the double up stage.