Lucky ‘N Love Slot from Incredible Technologies
Though you might not guess it from the title, Lucky ‘N Love is an Irish themed slot. In fact, both Lucky and Love are characters that appear on the reels. Lucky is a traditional Irish leprechaun, complete with green hat and red beard, while Love could be a female leprechaun, or possibly a pixie!
This slot has a diamond shaped 3, 4, 5, 4, 3 configuration which is unusual for a game from Incredible Technologies. There are on reel features involving extra wilds and respins, and a free spins bonus round too.
How to Win on Lucky ‘N Love
The all-ways system is in use instead of traditional win lines, so any sequence of symbols from the left hand reel without a gap of an entire reel will trigger a win. This makes it simple to spot your wins on the diamond shaped setup. It will cost only 40 credits for all 720 possible winning combinations.
Lucky is the biggest paying symbol, worth 200 coins for 5 on a line, 100 for 4 and 50 for 3. Love, with a bright pink background contrasting with the green of Lucky, will get you 150 coins for the full set. The next best paying symbols are some clichéd items from Irish themed slots, these are a bag of money, elaborately designed ring and violin – each worth 125 coins for 5. 6 different playing card symbols are also in play for the smaller wins.
There are wilds on the reels (and extras as you will see below), which substitute for all of the regular symbols – though not the pot of gold scatters.
Extra Wilds – The Shamrock and the Heart
Both Lucky and Love symbols will sometimes turn into extra wilds. This happens when one of those symbols with either a shamrock or a heart appears in reel 5. The shamrock turns all the Lucky symbols on the reels wild, and the heart does the same for the Love symbols. Once they go wild a respin occurs, which can sometimes add even more wilds to the mix.
Free Spins Bonus Game
Pots of gold only appear on the first and fifth reel, and will trigger the free spins bonus round. If you hit the first one the symbols on reel 5 will speed up into a light blur and there is a sound effect to up the excitement levels. When you do hit you will be awarded 10 free spins.
During this game the extra wilds of the shamrock and heart feature will still come into play. The Irish jig type music will also step up to a new level. You can retrigger for more spins during this bonus with 2 more pots of gold.
Design and Setup of Lucky ‘N Love
When it comes to the quality of the graphics and overall design, this is definitely not just another Irish themed slot. The upper part of the cabinet shows the two main characters above a pay table. The lower screen contains the diamond shaped reels, with a detailed deep forest background. The colors are bright and vivid, with lots of small effects like the 2 pots of gold being joined together by a rainbow enhancing the overall look.
When the free spins bonus kicks in and you get a respin with extra wilds, you will find 3D avatars of both Lucky and Love doing an Irish dance on top of the reels. The music will have you tapping your toes as you play.
The diamond shaped setup of the reels is easy to get used to, and at 40 credits for all the winning combinations from left to right you’ll have plenty of value too.
It can be difficult to make a luck of the Irish themed slot stand out – since so many slot makers have games covering the same niche. I think that Lucky ‘N Love from Incredible Technologies has managed to stand out in this crowded market.
The extra wilds with respin in the base game is the stand out feature for me. If you get any more wilds when the reels spin again, it is possible to hit multiple winning combinations from the same spin. The free spins game has some nice graphics touches, though is more of a standard bonus game.
If you enjoy Irish themed games – then Lucky N Love is a must-play!