The Luck of the Irish is a recurring theme in online slots and here is another such game to whet your appetite. On the reels you’ll find symbols like the leprechaun himself, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and a wishing well. With 50 win-lines too, you’ll have many opportunities on every spin.
The most interesting part of the game is the free spins bonus feature. These spins will play out as they normally would, and then the fun starts. You’ll now choose one of three interesting and intriguing options.
Lucky Leprechaun’s Loot is a five-reel slot which pays from left to right. With 50 win-lines, this gives you plenty of chances to win, although players can choose to play any number between 1 and 50. Players will also choose the coin size, which ranges between 1c and 50c.
The highest paying symbol in the game is the pot of gold. Land five of these symbols in a row and you’ll win 1,000 coins. Next in line is the wishing well which offers a maximum prize of 750 coins. A purse containing a bunch of silver coins offers a top prize of 500 coins. The final standard themed symbol shows a pair of leprechaun’s shoes complete with gold buckles. Land five shoes in a row and you’ll win 250 coins.
Completing the standard symbol are the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. The Ace and the King have top prizes of 150 coins, while the rest of the playing cards are worth 120 coins.
The wild symbol is a golden coin which shows the image of a four-leaf clover. This will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. Any wins you gain using the wild symbol will be subject to a 2x multiplier – always a nice bonus!
The Leprechaun himself acts as the scatter symbol in the game. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels and you’ll win an instant cash prize. The minimum two sees you win your stake back, while the maximum five gives you a win of 250x your stake.
Land three or more scatters and you’ll also enter the free spins feature. The number of spins is based upon the number of scatters used to activate the feature. You’ll earn 15 free spins for 3 scatters and an additional 5 spins for each extra scatter. Each of the free spins has a bonus – any wins will be multiplied by 3. These wins become extra juicy when you use a wild, as these wins will now be multiplied by 6.
This feature is at its most interesting when the free spins finish. You’ll now have three options. The first is to simply collect the win amount you acquired during the free spins. Your second option is to choose a mystery prize instead. The win amount for the mystery prize will be 2x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x or 500x your total bet. The third option is to forfeit the original win amount and replay the free spins. This adds a good element of strategy to the game. It can also be a saver those times you run through the free spins without hitting many wins.
The design of the slot shows a wonderful Irish scene above the reels. A thatched cottage made of stone stands on the left side of the scene, while rolling fields move across the rest of the image. A small stone church sits on these fields, while a rainbow also lights up the scene. Th sky is sunny to the left, while grey to the right – a perfect set-up for the appearance of a rainbow. The reels themselves have a dark green background, while the leprechaun is the stand out symbol, winking whenever you land a win. The accompanying sound is generic mostly, where an Irish theme would have been more suitable.
Occasionally you come across a slot which is all about the feature. Lucky Leprechaun’s Loot fits firmly into this category. The base game is standard and aside from the scenery, the reels have a basic look – this is not improved by the generic sound. However, the feature is unique and enjoyable. Playing out a free spins round and deciding whether to keep it or not is the work of genius. You could now make a very good decision or a very bad one. Whichever way it goes, this feature goes much further than most in terms of excitement.