Luck O’ the Irish Slot’s Traditional Look
There are plenty of slot titles set in the Emerald Isle, and the Luck O’ the Irish slot from Blueprint Gaming sticks to the tried-and-tested lucky symbols associated with Ireland. The game is fairly straightforward, with no bonus features apart from the Wild and free spins, although the latter does include a useful extra Bonus icon.
Luck O’ the Irish plays on five reels displaying four windows each, and players can bet on 1, 10, 20, 30 or all 40 pay lines. The bet per spin can also be adjusted to suit the player’s budget. The reels are housed in a red-gold frame, etched with geometric Gaelic motifs. The backdrop is a familiar one in Irish-themed titles: a brilliant green hillside, with a rainbow arching over the reels.
Symbols Mix Stereotypes and Authenticity
Most of the themed symbols in Luck O’ the Irish are the standard icons associated with Irish luck, but a nice touch of authenticity is a three-leafed clover: the shamrock. Most titles use a four-leafed clover, considered lucky in many cultures, but the shamrock is the true badge of Ireland. It’s the game’s second-highest ordinary symbol, worth 300 credits, in other words 300X the line bet, for five matches on a pay line.
Three pints of Guiness form the highest-value ordinary icon in Luck O’ the Irish, worth 25, 100 or 400 credits for three, four or five matches. A golden horseshoe and a pair of toadstools are the last two themed icons, winning equal value prizes for the same matches, with a maximum of 200 credits for five of a kind. The six poker symbols, 9 to A, are also in pairs of matching value, winning up to 150 credits for five Ks or As.
Wild Offers Two Advantages
A brimming pot of gold, the traditional reward at the end of the rainbow, serves as the Luck O’ the Irish slot’s Wild symbol. It has the usual slots role as a substitute for any other symbol except for the Scatter and the Bonus icon, so it helps generate extra winning lines.
If the Wild forms unbroken sequences from Reel 1 on the same pay line, t also wins prizes of its own. For three, four of five Wilds, the player wins 50, 200 or 500 credits.
Free Spins Round has Extra Bonus Icon
The Luck O’ the Irish Scatter is the game logo. When three land in any position on the reels, the player immediately wins 1X the total bet on the spin, and is also awarded 5 free spins. During the free spins, an extra Bonus icon, a gold coin bearing a jolly leprechaun, will appear in several positions on the reels on every spin.
The Bonus icon then spins to reveal one of the game symbols, and all the Bonus icons scattered across the reels then change to that symbol. This feature can give the player multiple wins at once during the free spins, and three more Scatters during a free spins round will re-trigger another 5 free spins.