A Leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore and the Leprechaun in this slot fulfils the stereotype by wearing the green suit and hat, having the ginger beard and wearing buckled shoes and stripy socks. This Leprechaun is also somewhat overweight and likes to whistle at you rather loudly if you don’t hit spin quickly enough! At this slot you’ll also find the four leafed clover and the golden coin that are both deemed to be lucky as well as a bonus round where you really can find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and possibly win the largest of the three progressive bonuses.
It would be fair to say that this isn’t a particularly original idea for a slot, the Irish lucky theme being seen over and over again. This means that this slot needs to stand out in some way. The first impressions are not great however – the majority of the reels are filled by playing card symbols with a distinct lack of relevant symbols. The slot is predictably green, with the symbols looking bold and colourful on the reels, the Leprechaun standing to the left of the reels, giving the game some character and an element of humour. Each spin of the reels is accompanied by the sound of a xylophone, giving the slot a slightly magical feel.
This slot has five reels and thirty win lines. You can choose to play fewer win lines however, with options of playing 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or all 30. You’ll also choose both the coin value and the line bet amount, the combination of which will give you your total stake for each win line.
The highest paying symbol in the game is the four leaf clover and should you land five in a row you’ll pocket yourself a win of 2,000 coins. The hat and the Ace pay out 500 coins, and every other playing card symbol pays out 100 coins or fewer when landing a full house.
The wild symbol at the slot is the golden coin and will substitute for any other symbols at the game apart from the Leprechaun symbol and the pot of gold symbol.
Every time you win you’ll have the option of taking a gamble. This is certainly an interesting gamble round as you’ll be able to set your own odds with the potential of winning up to 8x your stake. You’ll choose how much of the gamble wheel is set to win or lose, and then hope the arrow lands on the win section. You’ll be able to take up to 3 gambles.
The first feature is the free spins round which is activated by the Lucky Leprechaun symbol. You’ll be taken to a separate screen where you’ll find nine boxes, each containing a number of free spins. You’ll pick three and gain the number of spins contained by each box. You’ll then pick one of three hats, each of which hides a different multiplier – the multiplier you choose being in place throughout the free spins round. As an added bonus during this round, the wild symbol will become sticky, so will remain in place throughout the free spins. This leads to a situation where the round will feasibly become more profitable with each subsequent spin.
The second feature is the bonus round which is activated by landing the pot of gold scatter symbol. You’ll now be taken to a screen showing the Leprechaun stood next to 3 pots, each representing a different Jackpot amount. There are bronze, silver and gold jackpots and you’ll hope that the rainbow ends at the pot of gold for the biggest prize in the game. The Jackpot feature is only enacted if playing for the max bet size of 5.
This slot by iSoftbet is a tricky one to assess. As stated earlier, the first impressions were somewhat poor – the slot has a real lack of symbols and in comparison to some games you’ll find today, and graphically it is somewhat weak. However, the features are actually good. The free spins round has some nice interaction at the start which sets it apart from many other free spins rounds found online and the three different progressive Jackpots certainly add excitement. Is it the best Leprechaun themed slot? No. But it’s certainly not the worst either.