Slot O Gold
The sheer number of slot games themed around the Emerald Isle is testimony to the enduring love of the old country. Would Blueprint Gaming’s Slot O Gold be able to join the hallowed ranks of games that deserve the accolade of a great Irish romp or would this slot leave me feeling a little green around the gills? I put away my bright flashy games like the D J Wild slot and readied myself for a tempting journey to the land of Leprechauns.
Slot O Gold has your attention from the outset; this game has a progressive jackpot, the more you play the bigger those winnings could be. Now you’re listening!
So this game looks pretty good. The graphics are crisp and full of bright colours and you see exactly what you expect to see in our fairytale land – a lush green scene, a forested glade with a nice sparkly pot of magical gold around the frame of the reels and that joyful rainbow beaming over the reels themselves. This game has feel good written all over it.
The background sound is pretty fun too with jaunty Irish-themed music to help take you to that green country. But then it starts to get annoying- we’d take the music off the Golden Slot any day. You might find yourself turning the volume down!
Slot O Gold is a 3 rows, 5 reels and 10 pay-lines slot from Blueprint and distributed by NextGen- the people behind Double Play Superbet– where you can win left to right and right to left.
The game’s icons are those items beloved of Irish tradition including a crock of Leprechaun’s magical gold, a Leprechaun’s green buckled hat, the national symbol of Ireland – the Celtic Harp, a pint of stout (you fill in the brand name!), a golden lucky horseshoe, toadstools (homes for the fairy folk perhaps), a Leprechaun’s pipe and a four leaf clover.
Slot O Gold’s Wild is a friendly looking Leprechaun in full green gear who brings his smiling face to reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitutes for all other symbols.
Each time the Wild lands on reel 2, 3 or 4 he triggers the reel to freeze during your free spin and this can happen again if you can snare another Wild to help make more winning combos for you. Ideally you have the 3 Wild-ready reels frozen with Wilds; this is pretty gratifying when it happens causing our green clad- friend to leap across the reels – a generous touch by our friendly green guardian.
Keep your peepers open for the Rainbow Gold icons that crop up randomly over the reels. When they do this they become stacked and then transform into one of the icons randomly to grow your potential winnings – rather tasty.
For the laid back slot player Slot O Gold has an Autoplay function if you want to watch the reels roll by in relaxed anticipation of your next big win.
If you’re in it to focus on the megabucks then land five of the special Jackpot King icons on each of the 5 reels in a line and the big money is yours to take away from our fairy friend; these symbols overlay the normal icons.
So after an enjoyable visit to Slot O Gold I can happily say it wins my accolades in the” I’ll be back again stakes”. It is a good addition to the genre of Irish magical themed slots with the neat re-spin feature and that oh so tempting progressive jackpot.