Irish Eyes 2 Slot Game from Amaya
As you might have guessed from the title, this is a sequel to Irish Eyes, and another online slot to add to the long list of ‘Luck of the Irish’ themed slots you’ll find online.
This game is somewhat similar to the original slot in the series, although it has to be said that this game is much better graphically in comparison to its predecessor, even if the gameplay is very similar. The highlight of this slot is certainly the free games bonus feature, while the red headed lady from the original game appears again, this time as a very high paying wild!
How to Win on Irish Eyes 2
In the original game, the red headed lady was the scatter symbol, but with her attractive and windswept looks, she is perfectly suited to the role of wild, where she will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. She also represents the highest paying symbol on the reels, worth an eye catching 5,000 coins for landing the maximum 5 in a row.
A golden ring featuring two hands clasping a heart is next on the pay table, worth 1,500 coins for a full house of 5, joined by the leprechaun’s hat at 750 coins (the leprechaun from the original slot seems to have disappeared, but fortunately he has left his hat behind!). Both these symbols, as well as the wild, pay out for landing two or more in a row from left to right, while each additional symbol requires 3 in a row or more to land a win. The standard symbols are completed by a pipe, a four leaf clover and the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Whenever you land a win, you’ll have the option of taking a gamble by clicking the playing card symbol. Here you can try and double your money by choosing the correct color of a face down playing card. However, you can go one better and try to predict the suit of the card and if correct, your win amount will be multiplied by 4 (this might be a good option if you’ve just found a 4 leaf clover in your pocket).
Free Spins on Irish Eyes 2
In Irish Eyes 2, the scatter symbol is a pot of gold and you’ll win an immediate cash prize of up to 100x your total stake when it appears two or more times across any of the reels, however more importantly perhaps, land three or more scatters and you’ll enter the free spins bonus round. Here you’ll have 10 free spins when landing the minimum 3 scatters, but an additional 5 more free spins for each additional scatter. Any wins gained during these free spins will be the subject of a 3x multiplier, which is always a nice bonus during a feature.
Design and Setup
The design of this slot is a huge step up from the original game. The backdrop to the reels shows a countryside scene with threes everywhere and flowers moving gently in the wind while butterflies move in and out of the picture, the image having an almost dreamlike quality. The title looks bold set against a golden background, while the symbols on the reels have a nice design too, the playing card symbols standing out with an ornate design whilst also adding much color to the reels. During play, you’ll hear the whistling of the birds in the background, while each spin is met with a jaunty Irish tune, which certainly adds to the theme.
Like the majority of online slots, this game has 5 reels, with three symbols showing on each. The game has a default amount of 25 pay lines, but you can opt to change this number to anywhere between 1 and 25. Your total stake for each spin is the number of lines multiplied by the coin amount, this ranging from just 2c all the way through to $5. The game also has a very straightforward auto play option – just hit the button to start it and hit it again to stop. This is no frills, but it certainly gets the job done.
It has to be said that this Amaya designed slot is a big step up from the original game, but whether this game will stand out in the crowded ‘Irish’ genre is certainly open to question. The fact is that the game only has a single feature, which is actually one less than the original slot. Nevertheless, the nice looking graphics and the accompanying sound do work well and the single feature is a good, high paying one, meaning that this slot will have some appeal.