It’s always good to have a bit of the ‘Luck O’ the Irish’ when playing at an online casino – and Irish Riches gives you that very opportunity. A joyful leprechaun is the main figure of this 888 Games’ designed slot, while there are two bonus features to keep you on your toes throughout play. This slot even has a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, in the form of a progressive jackpot – read on to find out how you’ll win it.
Irish Riches is an online slot with five reels and a maximum of 15 win lines, although players can opt to play any number between 1 and 15. Paying from left to right, the highest paying symbol of all is the golden horse shoe which pays out an impressive 1,500 coins. The large green leprechaun hat is next on the pay table at 800 coins, while a harp, a wooden beer tankard and a pipe make up the rest of the themed standard symbols. The playing cards A, K, Q, J and 10 complete the symbols, each backed by a lucky four-leaf clover.
Most of the symbols offer a pay-out for landing three or more in a row, although the top 3 paying symbols also offer a small win for hitting just two in a row.
The wild symbol is backed by a very colorful rainbow and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the two different scatters. You can’t miss this symbol – it has the word ‘wild’ written right across the middle. You will sometimes find wilds creating wins on more than one win-line in a single spin.
The first bonus feature is won when you land the leprechaun scatter symbol three times or more across any of the reels. Leprechauns have been depicted as both fun and friendly characters or as little devils in TV and films. Fortunately, this is one leprechaun you’ll be very glad to see. You’ll now enter the free spins bonus feature and the good thing is that the leprechaun will add some permanent wilds to the reels. At first you might think they are sticky wilds, but slightly unusually, they can move around thanks to the mischievous mystical Irish figure.
The second feature is the Crock of Gold bonus round enabled by landing the symbol of the same name three or more times on any one spin. This is a straightforward, but still interesting pick me round. First, you’ll make a pick to decide your winning amount, while the second pick applies the all-important multiplier (known as the mystical multiplier).
The biggest prize of all in this game is won on the progressive jackpot – this amount can become seriously high, as in seven figures high on occasions. So how do you win it? This is the simple part – it is awarded randomly after any paid spin. While there may seem to be no rhyme or reason as to how you’ll win it, the higher stake you are playing for per spin the more chance you’ll have of landing it.
As you can probably imagine, there is a fair bit of green in this 888 Games’ designed slot, the Leprechaun, the four-leaf clovers and the leprechaun’s hat providing much of this color. Throughout the game, the leprechaun sits to the left of the reels looking mightily jolly. This might be due to fact that he is sat in the middle of a pot of gold. It does seem that the leprechaun has been living the high life however, as his wide waist line makes it look like he’ll never escape from the pot. It might be that he has been nibbling away at his mushroom house, which stands behind the leprechaun. As you might expect, there is an upbeat Irish theme tune played throughout, fun at first, although after a while you might want to reach for the volume button.
Head to any online casino and it’s a sure thing that you’ll find an Irish themed game and this is another to add to the list. This game doesn’t fit into the best or the worst of the category – it sits firmly in the middle. The base game isn’t going to get you too excited, but the fact that there are two bonus features does give the game something of a boost. However, the fact that a large progressive bonus can be won randomly after any one spin makes this slot worth testing your (Irish) luck with!