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Irish Luck Slot Review

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Lines: 25
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Eyecon

First released in 2016, Eyecon’s Irish Luck has an Irish folklore theme (a very popular setting for online slots games), along with some innovative gaming features that make it a more entertaining slot to play than many other comparable games.

Irish Luck has wild and scatter symbols, two different bonus rounds, plus a free spin round, and so all of this makes for highly engaging gameplay. The game looks good, with a bright and colourful design (even if the images are a little cliched), along with simple but fun animations. Overall, this is an entertaining low to medium volatility slot with a RTP of 95% that offers a good range of payouts.

How to play

Irish Luck is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot where all wins pay left to right, except for scatter symbol wins which pay anywhere on the reels. There are 14 different coin sizes between £0.01 and £0.50, and so the maximum bet ranges in size from £0.25 to £12.50 (although the game can be played for as little as £0.01 per spin). Wins are multiples of the line bet, except for scatter wins which are multiples of the total bet.

  • Four-leaf clover symbol is the wild and substitutes for all other symbols, except the scatters
  • Wild symbol appears on reels 2 and 4 only
  • Any win featuring the wild symbol is multiplied 2x
  • Fairy symbol is a scatter
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x fairy scatter symbols triggers the Match & Win Bonus
  • 5x fairy scatter symbols = 50x total bet (up to £625)
  • Leprechaun symbol is a scatter
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x leprechaun scatter symbols triggers the Prize Pick Bonus
  • 5x leprechaun scatter symbols = 50x total bet (up to £625)
  • Hitting the I-R-I-S-H later symbol combination left to right = 3000x line bet (up to £1,500)
  • 5x fairy tree symbols = 1000x line bet (up to £500)
  • 5x pot of gold symbols = 500x line bet (up to £250)
  • 5x rainbow symbols = 500x line bet (up to £250)

Jackpot

The maximum jackpot prize in Irish Luck is £3,000. This can be won during the free spin bonus round (when wins are multiplied 2x) by hitting the I-R-I-S-H letter symbol combination while betting the maximum coin size.

Special features

Prize Pick Bonus

The Prize Pick Bonus is triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x leprechaun scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You are taken to a separate screen where you see a selection of tree stumps. The number of scatter symbols that triggered the bonus determines how many prize picks you have.

Each pick will reveal either a fairy or a leprechaun; fairies award a multiplier of the total bet up to 100x, while a leprechaun will award 10 free spins. The two prizes are added together, and all wins are multiplied 2x during the free spins round.

Match & Win Bonus

The Match & Win Bonus is triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x fairy scatter symbols anywhere on the reals. You are taken to a separate screen where you are presented with a grid of four-leaf clovers. The clovers reveal multipliers up to 100x, and you pick clovers until you hit a matching pair. Once a pair has been revealed, this multiplier is applied to the total bet of the spin that triggered the bonus.

Graphics and Sounds

Irish Luck has symbols that are typical of games based on Irish folklore, and include a fairy tree, a fairy path, a pot of gold, a rainbow, a leprechaun and a fairy. These are skillfully drawn and look good, giving the game a fun, whimsical quality. The music and sound effects are perhaps not as good as the visuals, however. There is no sound when the reels spin, and the sound effects on a winning spin are disappointingly generic. However, this improves during the bonus rounds, when the soundtrack does come to life with some energetic traditional Irish music.

Conclusion

At first glance, you could be excused for thinking Irish Luck is a run-of-the-mill sort of slot game, as visually there is not much to distinguish it from the multitude of other slots with an Irish folklore theme. However, the gameplay is certainly a cut above, with two separate bonus rounds and a free spin round, providing opportunities for relatively sizeable wins.

If you fancy finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, check out Irish Luck at our recommended UK online casinos.
 
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