I know Leprechauns are considered to be evil by some and not someone or something you want to be around. With that said, I have to give them credit for some of the things they do. I mean how relaxing doesn’t their life seem to be every time you see them in a slot?
They always seem to live on the greenest, most lushest Irish pastures. The music is always soothing and despite what the legend says, they seem to have a pretty chilled life.
Take A Seat by the Waterfall
More evidence of this is the guy in the brand new Irish Weekend Bonus Buy slot. In another relaxed setting by a waterfall, the game looks different than most other games we are used to seeing on the market.
I’m about to take you on a journey through Magic Catchers, Wheel of Fortune, Ultra Spins, Fish Pots and whatever else the waters might bring.
Puff Away, Lil Leprechaun
I know smoking isn’t good for you but I have to admit the Leprechaun looks very comfortable, puffing away on his pipe in these surroundings. To be honest, I think we all would be.
As far as graphics go, this is certainly a new look and I’m all for it. I admit that it was a bit tricky to get used to in the beginning and not seeing symbols in all positions didn’t feel right. However, it does get your attention so I tip my imaginary hat to Evoplay for their creativity.
Master the Magic Catcher
You need the Magic Catcher to be on its best behavior in order for you to score wins. This guy is the one who determines the potential winning positions as it moves around for each spin.
In order to win, there has to be a symbol inside the frame. It can take on 7 different shapes and cover 1-20 positions at once as both shape and position are both completely random.
Fish Are Running the Show
I’ve seen a few waterfalls in my life but I can’t say I’ve seen a constant flow of fish coming down from it. It would be a cool sight but maybe I just haven’t been at the right spot.
There are 4 different types of fish in this game and they all come with a random cash value. Exactly how much depends on the fish but I do like the feature itself.
Check out the potential multiplier of each fish:
- Pink – 1x, 2x or 3x
- Purple – 5x, 7x or 9x
- Green – 10x, 12x or 15x
- Gold – 20x, 50x, 70x, Mini, Mega or Super Fishpots
Score a Fishpot
The word “Fishpot” isn’t something you stumble upon on a daily basis but it’s something you don’t want to miss in this game. It’s the gold colored fish who can deliver it and when it does, you can cash in nicely:
- Mini – 100x
- Mega – 750x
- Super – 3,000x
Get Your Free Spins
There’s a reason why Leprechauns hunt pots of gold and if you get one in the waterfall, you can consider yourself lucky.
It says that it will activate the Wheel of Fortune feature but when in my case, I was given 10 Free Spins and never got the chance to spin a wheel. With a bit of luck you can win 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins and of course I was given the fewest.
Welcome to the Bonus Round
When you have your Free Spins and are in the Bonus Round, the Magic Catcher goes into overdrive. It opens up a possible 20 position cover and when this happens, it triggers something called the Ultra Spin Bonus.
Ultra Spin Bonus Feature
Only fish symbols are involved in the Ultra Spin Bonus feature and you know what that means… cha-ching!
My biggest win did come from the Ultra Spin Bonus and I know a €3.30 win doesn’t seem like much but it’s pretty damn good when you only bet €0.10 so I’m happy with that.
Use the Bonus Buy
There’s a Bonus Buy to take advantage of if you feel like speeding things up. I thought the prizes were very good so if you want to try out either Free Spins or the Ultra Spin Bonus, I can highly recommend it.
- 10 Free Spins – Costs 25x your bet
- 15 Free Spins – Costs 37x your bet
- 20 Free Spins – Costs 49x your bet
- Ultra Spin Bonus – Costs 26x your bet
Grab a Seat by the Irish Weekend Bonus Buy Waterfall
When I started playing Irish Weekend Bonus Buy, I might have been blinded by the lovely graphics. Because of how it looked, my expectations went up and I don’t think it managed to meet them in the end.
I enjoyed the features but for some reason the gameplay was a bit too slow for me. It does relax you though, which is a definite plus. Will I go back and play it again? Possibly, but I won’t be running back as soon as I finish writing this article, if you know what I mean.