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The wombat says: Top o’ the morning to you, this chirpy slot is inspired by lucky Leprechauns and all things Irish, would you believe? Even though I haven’t set foot on the Emerald Isle myself (too ruddy rainy for my liking, after all, I am a wombat, not a platypus) I do appreciate a freshly pulled pint of Guinness so I guess there might be some Irish in me after all…but then again, I also like tacos, so I’ve a Mexican side too (hmmm, reminds me of Taco Brothers Saving Christmas ).
Where was I, oh yes- the Lucky Leprechaun slot- now to the game itself!
Look and Feel
With 5 reels and 30-pay-lines, there’s more action in this slot than at your average folk night down the local Irish boozer. Meet the lucky leprechaun who is watching over your reels who joins our list of mythical creatures (check out the Fairies Forest slot machine for some even smaller ones).
We do love an Irish slot (don’t worry, we have a serious collection from the Finn and the Swirly Spin slot machine, to Irish Eyes to Slots O’ Gold, we’re practically an emerald green site). Lucky Leprechaun is one of our faves.
The wee fella himself might as well have stepped straight out of a St Patrick’s Day parade: complete with green hat & suit, smoking pipe and ginger goatee. This jolly fella will comment on the game’s action with cheeky banter and some infectious chuckles, which all adds to the craic in this slot. The background music is nice, too, giving your game play a fiddle dee-dee feel. Yes, those violins will transport you right to the misty coast of Donegal.
Microgaming make some lovely looking slots (just try out the King Tusk slot game if you don’t believe me) and this Irish themes game is no exception- it’s very easy on the eye.
Among the game’s symbols you’ll find the Leprechaun himself, the fiddle, the Leprechaun’s smoking pipe and three pints of Guinness. Then there’s the usual 10, J, Q and K that make up your lower-paying symbols. Your Wild in this game is the Lucky Leprechaun game logo, which substitutes for every symbol except for the Scatter or Bonus symbols. The pay-lines are fixed, which is perfectly fine for slot wombats like my good self, as I hardly fiddle around with those lines – I just wanna get straight to the action!
Lucky Leprechaun Scatter and Free Spins
It takes only 1 golden coin to trigger the Free Spin feature, which is a nice touch. You start off the Free Spin round with a win multiplier of 2, but those random clover symbols will start to award you either more Free Spins or even additional multipliers as you progress. Cling on to your pint glasses and cheers to that! It’s going to get very dizzy…
Trail O’ Fortune Bonus
No Irish or Leprechaun-themed slot would be complete without a legendary Pot of Gold. If you manage to scoop 3 or more of these lucky symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll be given a shot at the Trail O’ Fortune bonus. Here, you will spin the Wheel of Fortune to advance on the Leprechuan’s path to many riches, you lucky little fella or lassie you.
The more Pot of Gold Bonus symbols you managed to get on the reels originally, the more shots at the wheel of Fortune you’ll get. And if you manage to scoop the Pot of Gold at the end of the trail, you’ll be rewarded with 1000x your bet.
We very much enjoyed this little gem of a slot. OK, the game might look a little dated by today’s standards but it does have a (stout) barrel full of extra features. It’s a Microgaming title like the Around the World slot game: give it a try and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
Wombat score 4/5
It works well on mobiles and tablets too. Four leaved clovers and all, it gets four out of five.