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I’ve played more Irish themed slots than I’ve had slices of toast with Vegemite, so I had high expectations from Pots of Luck slot. Could this game, themed by the Emerald Isle, deliver Celtic charm and gold by the bucket-full or, would it end up being a load of ol’ Blarney?
This slice of Irish feel-good heralds from the stable of 1×2 Gaming. So what’s in the pot for this cash-loving wombat?
Look and Feel
Despite being one of nature’s optimists, there is big competition for originality in Irish themed games. So be prepared for the usual comfortingly familiar Irish fare on the reels.
1 x 2 Gaming has thrown some money at the designers and asked them to come up with a game that has some nice looking graphics. This game looks very smart and this already marks it out from many of the other green-themed slots in the genre.
However, 1X2 has a surprise up their sleeve -this game is themed by gold and green. The reels are set in a swanky frame with a dark background to make the crisp icons stand out nicely. It was time for me to pop on my best Irish dancing boots, and with legs this good, why not?
Try and fill your boots with Celtic coins over 3 rows, 5 reels and 20 pay-lines. Not as many as the Sherlock of London slot with its 25, but pretty standard from 1X2 Gaming. You’ll see plenty of games that go for the sweet spot of 20 lines (like the Wild Turkey slot machine for example) – it’s that Goldilocks number obviously- not too low variance, not too high.
The well-loved lucky number 7 is the symbol with the most winning welly. Other high scoring symbols include a gold cauldron of green brew (that’s a new one on me. Maybe it’s a spinach latte- who knows?)
The mid value icons are a green pint of brew (there’s that spinach smoothie again) and a glitzy gold lucky four-leafed clover.
Gold and chunky letters depict the Ace through Jack of the card deck, the low-value icons.
The word “Bonus” below a green shamrock does what it says on the tin.
Naturally, the Wild is a bulging sack of Leprechaun’s gold and this money-spinning icon has a nice habit of becoming Sticky to help make you more wins. The Scatter is a traditional Leprechaun’s green buckled hat.
If you land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters on the reels, you will unlock the free spins game which will award you 10, 14 or 18 free games respectively.
Pots of Luck Bonus
The main bonus game can be brought to life with a trio or more of those Bonus shamrocks landing on the reels, on a single spin.
You will arrive in a new screen and you’ll see a selection of five cauldrons of gold on pedestals against a background of rainbows- all that’s missing is a unicorn! You’ll need to choose between the title’s Pots of Luck and hopefully make some money.
This game has enough smooth looks and bonus features to give Irish themed slot fans a good craic. The Pots of Luck slot is a solid addition to the genre of Irish themed games that populate the slot world but this one offers a neat picking game and some swanky graphics. We like!
The Pots of Luck slot is a low variance game which means plenty of action with more frequent, albeit small payouts- a great little dose of happy go lucky.