Free Leprechauns Luck Slot
The Luck of the Irish is a topic covered by just about every slot software house out there. Notable games with this theme include Wild Lepre’Coins by Aristocrat and Irish Eyes by MicroGaming. You’ll find a lot of the old clichés on Leprechaun’s Luck by Ash Gaming – though they have been put together into an engaging game with several slot bonus features.
You’ll find a free spins game with locking wilds as the main attraction. There is also a second screen bonus game involving a rainbow. Here you can win up to 1000x your spin amount, or even the progressive jackpot. On the reels, there is a randomly triggered wishing well bonus – which also has a shot at winning you the progressive jackpot.
Checking the Setup of Leprechaun’s Luck (just to be sure, to be sure).
20 win lines cross the reels in this game, with the standard 5 reels and 3 rows setup in use. This total of lines is not changeable, though there is a lot of flexibility with the size of your bets. Auto play is offered as standard.
Some of the clichés I mentioned in the intro are the highest paying symbols. Wilds have the biggest prize by far. These are the logo symbols, and 5 of them will get you a generous 10,000 coins. Next comes the harp, which is worth 1500, pint of Guinness (1000 for 5) and a brightly colored mushroom (500). After that are some boldly colored playing card symbols, which supply the smaller wins.
There are two special symbols, one for the free spins (the leprechaun) and one for the rainbow bonus game (a pot of gold).
Wishing Well Bonus Game
If a single wishing well symbol appears on reel 3, you’ll hear the leprechaun mention finding his gold, and this reel will expand to cover all 3 rows. You see the inside of the well, and your bucket on a rope will move downwards. As it travels, there are win amounts on either side, which will be collected and added to the bucket.
Once you reach the bottom of the well, there will either be some grass – or a pile of gold. If you do get the gold, then you have won the progressive jackpot which is displayed above the reels.
Free Spins Bonus with Locking Wilds
You only get 5 free spins to start with, though there are two things which improve your chances of a bigger win. First, the leprechaun appears smoking a pipe in front of the reels. His pipe will blow smoke numbers, which are added to your total of free spins.
Second, before the spins start (along with the Irish jig music), you’ll see the leprechaun do an Irish dance over the reels. He will leave several wilds, which will lock into place for the duration of the bonus game. These can work with any regular wilds you spin for extra-large wins.
Rainbow Second Screen Bonus Game
3 pots of gold trigger the second-screen rainbow bonus. Here you will see the leprechaun once again, this time stood next to half of a ‘wheel’ which is surrounded by stone. You click start and he pulls a lever, spinning this wheel. Each segment is a color, and will fill part of a rainbow above. The more times you can spin, the bigger multiplier of your total bet you will win.
If you manage to fill in the entire rainbow of colors before you hit collect, you will win the progressive jackpot.
Classic Design, with Slurps
One thing that really stood out for me with the design is that you will hear slurping noises, and see the Guinness go down when you win with these pint symbols. Ash Gaming has used slurping noises in their slots before – in the tea drinking round of Adventures in Wonderland. As far as I know, this is the only slot maker to do this!
The symbols are bright and clear, and the animated leprechaun is happy and cheeky enough to come across well. This is not the most detailed design, though it is better than many of the older video slots. You’ll get plenty of chat, and some traditional Irish music for good measure.
Will Leprechaun’s Luck Lead You to the Pot of Gold?
Whether or not you find the gold that pays the progressive jackpot, this slot will be a lot of fun to play. The Leprechaun is endearing, and the game has an overall upbeat feel. With 3 different bonus games – two of which have a shot at that progressive – you’ll have plenty to entertain you while you play.