The Luck O’ the Irish slot is one that focuses on good fortune where you’ll hopefully find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. On the reels you’ll find a horse shoe, the pot of gold and a leprechaun. Somewhat surprisingly, there is a 3 leaf clover; you might expect the four leaf clover on a slot about fortune, but this might be due to the developers drinking the Guinness that can also be found on the reels.
In another change from the norm, you’ll also find four symbols showing on each reel, as opposed to the more standard three. This slot features both stacked wilds and a free spins bonus round with the twist of an added bonus symbol.
This slot is set in an Irish meadow, with a rainbow arching across the sky. A leprechaun sits above the reels gleefully embracing the pot of gold, the bold title to his right. The reels are filled with bright, colourful symbols which stand out against the dark blue background of the reels. Each spin is joined by the sound of a harp, which complements the game nicely. If you like Rainbow Riches by Barcrest, you'll almost certainly love this game too.
The five reels with the added symbols have a maximum of 40 win lines, although you’ll have the option of playing just 30, 20 or 10 lines, as well as a single line and of course the maximum 40. You’ll choose your coin value which you’ll multiply by the number of lines in play to give you your total stake for each spin.
To win you’ll need to land at least three consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line – with the largest win amounts coming when landing 5 in a row. The biggest paying standard symbol is the Guinness, which will win you 400 coins for the whole set, the 3 leaf clover next at 300 coins. The other standard symbols at the game are the horse shoe, spotty mushrooms and the playing card symbols from 9 to Ace.
The win amounts may seem somewhat small in comparison to other slots, however you’ll soon realise that wins at this slot can come in large clusters –increasing the value of each win.
The large amount of wins is aided by the wild symbol which is stacked, meaning at times this wild will cover an entire reel. This wild will substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus symbol. The wild is also the highest paying symbol should you land 5 in a row on a line – this paying out 500 coins.
You’ll find an auto play button in the controls below the reels, where you’ll be able to set the slot to run for 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins without interruption. Should you land the feature during the auto play however, the game will stop and allow you to enjoy the free spins.
The feature symbol is the ‘Luck O’ the Irish’ title one. This acts as a scatter and will activate the free spins feature if appearing three or more times across any of the reels.
During the free spins round you’ll find an extra symbol – the golden coin showing the jolly leprechaun. This symbol will appear many times across the reels and each will then spin to reveal one of the other game symbols at random. All of the lucky coins will reveal the same symbol, meaning that it will cover much of the reels. This will give a good amount of wins by itself, but if you consider there are also stacked wilds, each free spin could be hugely profitable. You’ll have 5 free spins but these can be re-triggered during the bonus round.
A slot based around luck and the Irish is certainly not an original idea – you’ll find at least one (maybe more) with a similar theme at any online casino. Blueprint games are most popular at UK online casinos, though they're available to a much wider audience. If you fancy your chances at capturing the leprechaun and his elusive treasure, then take your chances and see if you too, have the Luck O' the Irish.