Irish Gold Slot Review
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Irish Gold is a very stylish and minimal classic 3-reel slot with 5 paylines, developed by Play’n GO. In this Irish-themed game the scatter comes in form of a green Clover Leaf, and the wild card is the Pot of Gold. If you are a less is more kind of person this is a good match for you, as this game really has been stripped down to the necessities. All graphics are really nice in this game. The coin size ranges from 0.1 to 1, which can be modified by clicking the “Coin Value” button. Play for free or with real money as you wish.
Theme, characters and environment
Back to basics! Irish Gold is a wonderful classic slot game with very well-designed graphics. It is a tasteful take on the Irish leprechaun theme, with a 2D version of a slot machine placed in the grass in front of the blue skies with some swirly clouds and a rainbow. Some of the new games that come out now has sooo many paylines, and it is really nice to just relax and enjoy a game with only five paylines from time to time.
Environment and set-up
This is a feel good game and that is the whole point of a classic video slot. It is created for players that enjoy that pure slot machine vibe, and the Irish soundtrack is a really nice element that makes this game unique. When you load up the game you first get to choose how many paylines you want to play with and how you want to set your line bet. Here your bet can be adjusted with the ‘coin value’ button, as well as with the ‘Coins’ button. Choose how many paylines you want to play with; you can go all the way to one single payline if you want to. With your settings you adjust the game as you go along, with a wager of £0.10 per spin on one payline, all the way up to £25.00 for all five paylines. Then you are ready to spin away, and if you want to kick back and enjoy the show, use the autoplay feature for a while.
History and background
Irish leprechauns, pots of golds and rainbows is a common theme in casinos online today. They are simply a timeless symbol of huge riches and of luck – something we all want to get our hands on. A leprechaun is an Irish type of fairy that we can read about in the Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, dressed in green clothes, with a coat, hat, boots and belt with a buckle. More often than not do they have a charming pot belly, probably because human feed them to win their favour. Some say that they are solitary creatures that you rarely see coming out of their secret homes, but we all know that they have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. For some reason humans aren’t able to find that pot of gold without the help of a leprechaun, so hopefully they will turn up on your reels.
Symbols and soundtrack
In line with the minimal approach, this game doesn’t have an overwhelming number of symbols either. They have chosen to go with symbols like:
- The bonze BAR
- The silver BAR
- The gold BAR
- The green leaf clover
- The magical leprechaun
Regular winning combinations include 50x your line-stake when you get three leprechauns, 30x for landing three gold BARs, 20x for three silver BARs and 10x for those who get three bronze BARs. You will also win 5x for a combination of any three BAR icons, regardless of what kind they are.
The scatter symbol comes in form of a green Clover Leaf, and the wild symbol is the Pot of Gold that we all want! The wild Pot of Gold is also a multiplier (x5) and if two wild symbols grace the reels, your win is multiplied by x25. Wins that are generated with the Clover Leaf scatter also multiplied by the total bet staked.
Music and sound effects
Irish game, Irish music. The soundtrack is great in this game, as it really connects well with the theme of the game.
There are no bonus games in Irish Gold, and they also don’t offer a gambling function in this game. Players can however benefit from other ways of boosting the wins, with multipliers that go all the way up to 25x. Symbols to look out for is the Pot of Gold (wild symbol) and the Four Leaf Clover (scatter symbol).
The Pot of Gold
Players that have a sufficient line bet can win as much as 2,500, 3,000, 3,500, 4,000 or even 5,000 credits with the pot of gold. Interestingly enough, the pot of gold is also wild in Irish Gold, which means that it can substitute for all other standard symbols in order to complete winning combinations. This means that it cannot substitute for a scatter symbol. When this wild is a part of a winning combination, it is multiplied by 5x. If two of them are involved, the win is multiplied by 25x.
In Irish Gold the scatter symbol comes in the form of a four-leaf clover. That is a very auspicious sign! If you get two or more scatter symbols anywhere on your slot reels, there is a win in store for you. Two scatter symbols give you 2x and three scatter symbols give you x25, meaning that the wins are multiplied by the total bet staked and added to regular line wins. Keep this in mind when you set your line bet, as it all comes down to finding a balance between the bet and the win.
Pros and cons of the slot
In conclusion, this is a lovely classic slot game that is easy to enjoy thanks to the exciting multiplier functions. It would have been fun with some free spins or a small bonus feature, but then again this is a minimal game with three reels, so why not go really old school and play with one single payline for a while just for old times’ sake? With great graphics and a good soundtrack, the Irish Gold slot from Play’n GO surprises us with a really nice and grounding gaming experience.
- Several multipliers up to 25x
- Jackpot with 5000 coins
- Friendly and fun gaming atmosphere
- No free spins feature
- No progressive jackpot
- No bonus games
Irish leprechauns and pots of gold is a popular theme when it comes to video slots, so there are a few to choose from if this is your type of theme. We can recommend titles like Irish Charms, Irish Eyes, Full of Luck, Fortune Day, Celtic, Clover’s Tales, Cash n Clovers, Leprechaun Tales, Leprechaun Legends and Golden Shamrock. Regardless of which Irish tickles your fancy, we hope that you manage to reach all the way to the end of the rainbow.
Where to play
Irish Gold from Play’n GO can be played at Slotozilla, Redbet, Royal Slots, Spin Station and Mr Smith Casino. Choose to play for free or with real money – it doesn’t hurt to get a feel for the game with a demo version first.