Luck o’ the Irish Slot
Luck o' the Irish is a 5-reel, 4-row max 40-pay line online slot created by Blueprint Gaming. So, we have to add another Irish-themed slot to the many similar games we have already reviewed at RightCasino.com. Luck o' the Irish is another to add to a list which already includes Rainbow Riches (Barcrest), Leprechaun's Fortune (WMS), Irish Luck (Playtech) and Lucky Leprechaun (Microgaming). The real question that needs answering is why are the Irish – and Irish-themed slots – considered lucky in the first place? There are several answers that are suggested for this issue, and one popular one seems to be that Irish-born and Irish-American-born miners gained a reputation in 1800s America for striking it 'lucky' when discovering gold and silver. Of course, this 'luck' may have been down to hard graft and expertise, but that failed to stop non-Irish miners from concluding that it was all mainly down to pure chance.
Anyhow, this slot is of course filled with Irish-themed symbols – toadstools, clovers, pints of the black stuff and horseshoes. You also get a harp solo every time you spin the reels, plus a jaunty Irish jig whenever you win. Joining the Irishness on the reels are playing card values from nine to ace. You can choose your stake-per-line from 0.01 to 10.00, and the number of lines you want in play (either 1, 10, 20, 30 or 40). Your final wager will be these two totals multiplied. When you're ready to get jigging, hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout is 5x, which is for three of the same playing card value. The biggest paying symbol is the wild symbol, which for five on an active pay line you receive 100x your stake.
The wild symbol is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the 'Luck 'o the Irish' logo bonus symbol and the golden coin symbol.
That logo symbol just mentioned is the scatter symbol in this game. If you land three or more anywhere on the reels then you win your total bet value plus five free spins with the golden coin symbol added.
During free spins a number of golden coins will appear on the reels during each spin. When the reels stop spinning, each golden coin will transform into an identical, random symbol, which will hopefully trigger some juicy prize payouts. Free spins can be re-triggered during your freebies.
This is quite a fast-paced and frenetic game, and the sound effects and music combine well in order to create a very entertaining experience. The only problem is that because of the lack of variety this game becomes pretty old pretty quickly. A few more features would not have gone amiss, but as it stands here is a charming game that doesn't, unfortunately, do much to promote repeated play.