Microgaming’s Lucky Leprechaun pokie was released in March 2015 and is based on its earlier Lucky Leprechaun’s Loot. With a 95.5% RTP, bonus rounds and free spin features, it’s a low- to medium-volatility pokie that’s fun to play and has huge payouts.
The Lucky Leprechaun slot is a 5 reel, 20 payline video pokie that offers players a range of coin sizes – 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20. 0.25, 0.50 – and where all 20 paylines are automatically in play on every spin. Players can wager between 1 – 10 coins per line and so the maximum bet ranges in size between $2 – $100 (minimum spin is 0.20). Wins are multiplied by the line bet and pay from left to right; however, scatter wins are multiples of the total bet and pay anywhere on the reels.
During the Trail O’Fortune bonus feature, the biggest potential payout is 1000x total bet (up to $100,000) when you reach the Pot of Gold at the end of the trail.
There is a potential $500,000 jackpot available during the 5x free spin bonus round. This is won by hitting 5x Lucky Leprechaun logo wild symbols on all 20 paylines (possible due to the Stacked Wilds) when the 5x multiplier is in play and when betting the max.
In base play during the Lucky Leprechaun casino game, the biggest potential payout is $5,000 for hitting 5x Wild symbols on a single payline when betting the maximum coin size and number. This could potentially grow to $100,000 for hitting stacked Wilds on every reel, meaning all 20 lines would pay out.
The Trail O’ Fortune bonus feature is activated by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This bonus game is played on a separate screen with the aim being to get to the end of the trail and claim the Pot of Gold – the reward for achieving this is a payout of 1000x the total bet (up to $100,000).
Progression along the trail is made by spinning the Trail o’ Fortune bonus wheel – the number of spins you receive on this depends on how many bonus scatter symbols triggered the bonus round:
As you progress along the trail, crossing the rainbow bridges advances you more quickly and the multiplier increases each time you discover an emerald gem.
When you hit a Shamrock scatter symbol on reel 5, the 5x Lucky Leprechaun free spins bonus feature is activated. During this bonus round, the Leprechaun character symbol also becomes Wild, while the playing card symbols can have gold or green shamrocks attached to them – a gold shamrock increases the multiplier by 1x (up to a maximum of 5x), and a green shamrock gives you an additional free spin (however, another full 5x free spin bonus round can’t be triggered).
Other Lucky Leprechaun slots special features include quick spin and auto-play.
The Lucky Leprechaun slot is based on figures and images from Irish mythology and modern Ireland – they range from leprechauns and pots of gold, to Irish musical instruments, to pints of Guinness. Unsurprisingly, the colour green is dominant while the symbols, which animate on winning spins, are very bright and cartoonish. The leprechaun character comments on the game, announcing big wins or when you activate the bonus features. Throughout, there is gentle Irish folk music in the background, and this becomes a lively jig on winning spins and during the free spin bonus round.
The Lucky Leprechaun casino game is a low- to medium-volatility online pokie which includes both straightforward game play and some fun and entertaining bonus features. The payouts on offer are potentially enormous, especially when considering the relatively low size of the maximum bet. The game is also pleasing to look at, without necessarily being the most visually dynamic pokie you’ll ever play.