Irish Luck Slot Machine
If you can’t resist kissing the Blarney Stone, or looking for Leprechauns around every blade of grass, or maybe you just can’t resist a pint of the black stuff- then you might just be a fan of Irish themed slot games like this one. It has to be admitted there are a few to choose from out there but to make sure that you’re only getting the best of what’s on offer we’ve had a snoop at Playtech’s Irish Luck slot to make sure it’s up to scratch and offers some slot-worthy fun.
So first up, as a slot connoisseur, you’ll know that Playtech are some of the biggest players out there when it comes to creating high quality games like its shiny Top Gun slot game, but has this classic game kept up with the cool kids on the block? Was this the real craic, or was it just a load of Blarney?! I dusted off my best Emerald attitude and got ready to jig onto the reels to test its mettle!
Look and feel
We’re here, basking in the perfect world of Irish Luck. The sun is shining, the grass is emerald green (as is only right in the Emerald Isle) and the Irish Eyes are smiling- well yours could be after this slot spinning fun.
Not only are the reels set in Ireland’s perfect verdant landscape but there are even rainbows on top of reels to show where that fabled gold at the end of rainbow lies- right here in Irish Luck.
Up each side of the reels are a rainbow of the standard sway of colours to highlight the games 30 pay lines on offer. Despite the hoard of icons and colour on display the reels are easy to read and make for a visually enticing game. Even if this isn’t the modern looking of games, it does have a timeless look that has aged pretty well.
The sounds are perky Irish-themed electronic sounds that will be familiar fare to those of you who like a slot in this genre with the occasional chuckle of the all-important Leprechaun to keep us in the winning vibe.
Irish Luck is a five reels, 3 rows and 30 pay line eyeful of Irish charm.
The high value icons of play are a silver Celtic Claddagh ring and a golden lucky horseshoe, then there’s a silver Celtic badge and an Irish Harp or cláirseach, if you’re a real expert, and a mandatory four leafed lucky shamrock.
The lower value icons of play are the Ace through 9 of the card deck with the higher cards being marginally more valuable – all jazzed up in curling Celtic green script.
The game’s Wild is what this game is ALL about. The icon for the Wild is the coy faced and red-haired Irish siren whose eyes literally smile-keep your eye on the game and you’ll see them moving from time to time. She’s the Queen at the centre of this Irish charmer.
Our captivating Wild substitutes for all icons except the Scatter and better still, she can become stacked to make some profitable gameplay- thank you!
When our fair maiden is part of a winning combo she comes bringing gifts in the form of doubling your pay out-wow there really is gold at the end of the rainbow!
The Scatter is a good reminder of why we’re here- it’s a gigantic crock of golden Leprechaun’s coins, just for you!
For those slot lovers who like to take game play in a relaxed pace, this is – after all – the quiet and calm rural Ireland that we’re in, then then there’s even an Autostart function. Just hit that button to get the reels moving so that you can just kick back and enjoy that charming Irish countryside, it does increase the tempo of all that money spinning action.
Pots of Irish Luck and gold!
Irish Luck’s bonus game is easily activated with just luring 3 Scatters to the reels. Once you’ve triggered the bonus game you are gifted a not too shabby eight free spins- now that’s a friendly gesture!
What’s more, before those reels have even started their merry twirling you have a quick picking game to help you make those free spins as profitable as possible – maybe you will be able to get your mitts on that pile of gold at the end of the rainbow!
You’re transported onto a new screen with a prefect blue sky and a lush green field full of sparkling gold! There are five pots of Leprechaun’s gold to choose from, each one contains a different gift in the form of a multiplier or even additional free spins. Simply pick two of these and see what extra luck you will bring to your eight or more spins- it’s a nifty treasure trove.
As you pick, a rainbow pops out of the pot to reveal your bonus. Once you’ve picked your two gifts, the contents of the other three pots is revealed.
What is particularly alluring in the bonus game is that if you manage to pick the right combo of golden pots, you can give yourself a massive boost with up to a completely crackers 33 free spins potentially on offer. Extra spins aside; there is also the chance for you to max out with a x15 multiplier too. This bonus game is one designed on the generous side. And because our friends in the Emerald Isle are so thoughtful this feature can be re-triggered too, just land more of those golden Scatters to see your fortunes put under a whole new charm.
In the slot’o’phere there is a long list of Irish themed games on offer, but many of these are pretty mediocre. Thankfully, Playtech’s Irish Luck is a game that isn’t all bells and whistles but it is graphically easy on the eye and a solid slot game which can hold its head up high.
The bonus game has been designed to be easy to trigger and, better still to re-trigger with all those freebie spins it is a game that has big money potential- after all, Irish eyes could be smiling for you!
Remember, this is a high variance game, it´s similar to the Penguin Vacation slot (in gameplay at least), so plan your budget carefully to see you through any dry periods. This is one of Playtech´s most popular slots after their Great Blue slot and their Marvel games, in particular their Age of the Gods slots range. Sometimes the simple things are the best- this is just a well designed 30 pay-line 5 reel slot with a decent free spins bonus that you can re-trigger.