Irish Eyes Slot
The Irish Eyes slot is a 5-reel, 25-pay line online slot from Microgaming. This slot has proven to be one of Microgaming’s most popular slots since it was released and has even spawned a sequel. The theme of the game is all things associated with the Emerald Isle, including fair, green-eyed maidens (hence ‘Irish Eyes’) and lucky Leprechauns. Sadly, no Guinness.
Other symbols used in the game include shamrocks, pots of gold, and playing card values nine through to ace. You can choose between £0.01 and £0.40 for your bet value, and you can choose how many lines you want to play up to the full set of 40. Wins are triggered by landing at least three identical symbols in sequence from the left hand reel on an active payline.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is 5x for three nines or tens, up to x10,000 for unearthing five ‘Leprechaun’ symbols.
The Leprechaun is wild (probably the lack of Guinness) and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the ‘Lady’ scatter symbol. In addition, if a Leprechaun lands on the outer two reels, you enter the ‘Pick Me’ bonus game. Choose a symbol to reveal your prize.
The Lady symbol acts as the scatter symbol and if she appears three or more times anywhere on the reels from left to right, you win a dozen free games with all prizes tripled. You can also gamble all prizes by picking the correct colour (for a x2 bonus) or suit (for a x4 bonus) of a playing card.
Irish Eyes’ popularity stems from its simplicity, as is the norm with most of the most-loved online slots games. The game-play is hardly taxing, but there’s enough excitement to keep most casual slots fans entertained. With a bit of luck, you have have enough cash to fill your own ‘pot of gold’, and if you do, then it won’t be only Irish Eyes that are smiling.
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