The Wombat says: It’s a gambler’s favourite question: ‘Have you go the luck of the Irish?’ Along with Oriental themed slots like the Red Dragon slot, Irish games make up a big percentage of our games here at Wombat Casino.
But where does this darned question come from and why are the Irish supposed to be so ruddy lucky? Well Wombat fans, apparently it has very little to do with Ireland at all and much more to do with America…
During the gold rush years in the second half of the 19th century, the most famous and successful miners in the US of A were either Irish or Irish American (this gets us thinking of the Wild West slot!) Over time, the association of the Irish and all their mining fortunes led to this age old expression ‘luck of the Irish.’
Anyway, it seems that good old Blueprint Gaming still believe the hype as their latest slot game is an Irish-themed release complete with chirpy Leprechauns and four-leaf clovers that takes us on (yet another) journey to the Emerald Isle. Let’s give it a go!
Slots O’ Gold Slot Game Play
Slots O’ Gold is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 10 paylines, these gleaming reels are set in a green sunny meadow with some trees, pots o’ gold, and of course a big old rainbow. It’s a bright and cheerful game like the Fruit Shop slot machine, just with more gold!
Your lucky symbols on the reels include the usual a pot of gold, a harp, a lucky horseshoe, some toadstools (where the little fella lives we presume) the leprechaun’s hat, a pint of Guinness, a pipe and a four-leaf clover.
The Leprechaun himself is the Wild symbol in this slot game, but will appear only reels 2, 3 and 4 only. As per usual, the Wild will substitute for all others to create winning combos.
Say ‘hi’ to the bonus feature, and this one is a good ‘un, to be sure to be sure! During the game if a Leprechaun Wild lands on reels 2, 3 or 4 then the Rainbow Re-spin is triggered. There’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow on the Slots o’Gold online slot game, remember!
Here the Leprechaun Wild will expand to cover the whole reel and become sticky while other reels spin again. If another Wild lands on the reels during the bonus round, it will expand again and stay sticky along with the other Leprechaun Wild reels for a whole new re-spin!
Your Rainbow Respin bonus round ends when no more Leprechaun Wild symbols land, and you can scoop a maximum of 3 re-spins in total.
The Rainbow Gold
The Rainbow Gold symbol is a bit special. When it lands on Slot’s O Gold reels, it will automatically turn into a random new symbol to aid you in your quest for the pot of gold over the rainbow, or just give your more winning combinations. Whichever you prefer, but look out for the Rainbow Gold symbols as it’s happy days when they are about.
Jackpot King Progressive Jackpot
As one of Blueprint Gaming’s Jackpot King slots, you have the chance to scoop the mighty progressive jackpot on the Slots o’Gold online slot game. It’s triggered by landing 5 Jackpot King symbols after a spin, so keep your eyes peeled for them! First you’ll collect the crowns, then spin a wheel of fortune which could win you the progressive prize. EEEK!
As far as Irish themed games go, we think Slots O’ Gold is one of the best offering some decent possible payouts and some good-looking graphics. Play Slots o’ Gold and see for yourself!
Wombat score: 4/5
A nice game that loses a point on the music front….