While this is not the newest Irish themed slot you’ll find online, it does have a certain charm. All the classic symbols are in play. A leprechaun, pot of gold and flame-haired lady can be found on the reels. If you get wins with those leprechauns, you’ll be treated to some traditional Irish music.
There are two features in this Amaya designed game. The first is a free spins round which sees all your wins tripled. There is also a picks game with 3 levels. Here you will try to match 3 symbols on each round for cash prizes.
This is a 5-reel online slot with 3 rows of symbols and 20 win-lines. You can adjust the number of win lines (though I recommend not to do this, as the wilds become less effective). You can also choose from a wide range of bet sizes, from just 1c per line and up. Auto play is configurable, and will stop when you hit one of the features by default.
A leprechaun, complete with 4 leafed clover in his hat, plays an important role in the Emerald Isle slot. First, he has the biggest prize – by a long way. If you line up 5 leprechauns on a win-line, you’ll get 6000 coins, with 1000 for 4 and prizes all the way down to a single symbol on the left-hand reel. Second, the leprechaun is wild. This means he will substitute for any symbol other than the rainbow, and help to create extra wins.
Regular higher paying symbols are topped by the red-haired lady. This is worth 1500 coins for 5 of a kind. The pot of gold and 4 leafed clover have equal prizes, and are topped with 500 coins for 5. Playing card symbols are dominant on the reels of this slot. Aces down to nines make up the smaller wins.
Irish legends say there is a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow – and this symbol plays a special role in the Emerald Isle slot. The rainbow symbols are not tied to the 20 win-lines. Instead they pay based on the total number in view. The biggest prize is for 5 scattered rainbows – 100x your total spin amount.
What is more, if you get 3 of them on a win-line from left to right consecutively, you will trigger 10 free spins.
The free spins bonus game is very simple. There is no transition from the main game. You will know you are in the free spins due to a woodwind version of a traditional Irish song. You will also see a count of your remaining spins under the reels (you start with 10). All wins during this feature are tripled compared to the pay table. This means that 5 leprechauns will get you a huge 18,000 coins. You can retrigger for more spins with consecutive rainbow symbols.
If you get a leprechaun on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin then you trigger a second screen picks game. Here you see a grid of 6 clover leaves on wooden tiles. You click on these to reveal symbols (the main ones from the game). Your task is to match 3 – which gets you a cash prize. You can go through 3 levels if you pick 3 before all the tiles are finished.
Compared to many newer slots, this one looks very old. There are some animations, and the symbols are detailed – though they are nowhere close to the 3D special effects you’ll find today. The slot is framed in a wooden box, with gold trimming, and the back of the reels is a light blue – like a summer sly with white clouds.
While some symbols are vivid, the slot does suffer from having too many plain playing cards symbols on it. The leprechaun stands out. This guy has an orange beard and a green hat. When you win with him he becomes animated and a tune plays. You’ll see golden sparks coming from his hands. The flame haired Irish lady looks very effective – and is looking at you from over her shoulder.
Sound effects are electronic, and sound rather dated. There are two different Irish tunes. One for the picks game and the other for the free spins.
This is an older slot, and is started to look (and sound!) a little dated. If you enjoy solid games, with some big win potential, them it has enough charm to be worth a quick spin. The highlight is the free spins game with 3x wins. The picks game is also worth hitting, especially if you make it through all 3 levels.