Some people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on 17 March by wearing green clothes. Some people drink green beer. The guys at Play’n Go have decided to celebrate with a new slot: Leprechaun Goes Wild!
Leprechaun Goes Wild – how it works
Leprechaun Goes Wild is a conventional high volatility slot with a Free Spins bonus game. It has 5 reels, 4 rows, 20 fixed paylines, and a return to player average of 96.2%.
Low symbols are card values (10, J, Q, K, and A) and high values are items associated with leprechauns (a pot of gold, a mug of beer, a pipe, a green hat, and a silver horse shoe).
There are LOTS of Wilds in this game!
The main Wilds are leprechauns, and they come with five different coloured backgrounds: blue, green, purple, orange, and red. Each reel has its own particular Wild colour (purple Wilds only appear on Reel 1 for example). Other than the reel placement, these Wilds are basically all the same.
There is also a lucky Four Leaf Clover which acts as both a Wild and a Scatter. Three landing naturally triggers a Free Spins game, but if 2 Four Leaf Clovers land on a single spin that is still pretty amazing. If 2 land, one of two things will always happen:
- An extra Wild is added to each reel. This can generate substantial wins.
- An extra Four Leaf Clover is added, and since the Four Leaf Clover is also a Scatter this launches the Free Spins Game.
The Free Spins Game
The Free Spins game is launched by landing 3 Scatters (or 2 Scatters and getting a extra third Scatter). The action starts with a gigantic four-leaf-clover-shaped wheel appearing on the screen. Players spin the wheel to see how many Free Spins they will receive (the lowest possible number is 7, but 9, 11, and 13 are also possible).
Play is similar to the base game, however Leprechaun Wilds are sticky. If a player lands a Leprechaun on each and every reel (all five colours) the giant clover wheel reappears and players can win an additional 3, 5, 7, or 9 spins!
What we love about Leprechaun Goes Wild
Holiday themed slots generally come with low expectations, and they rarely turn into year-round favourites. Saying that, Leprechaun Goes Wild is a high-quality game which combines a fairly gentle feel with a rapid play-rate. It is possible to zip through a hundred spins in about six minutes (as we did during our test play).
As this is a Play’n Go slot, it goes without saying that the graphics, animation, and sound are top notch. The fact that it is a high volatility slot with a reasonably creative, slightly zany Free Spins mechanic means that (at least for the short term), we expect Leprechaun Goes Wild to be a decent-sized hit.
Where can you play Leprechaun Goes Wild?
Players keen to be the first to try out this new slot when it hits casinos on Thursday 13 February should head straight to an online casino.
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