It was during the gold and silver rush years in the 19th century, a number of the most successful miners were of Irish descent. Over time the association between being Irish and having success with mining is what led to the expression “Luck of the Irish”.
Playing slots is far less risky than working in mines but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from the luck that the Irish bring. If you don’t believe me, give the games below a chance.
1) Catch the Leprechaun – Platipus
There’s an Irish folklore that claims that if you manage to capture a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Eve, you’ll have an endless supply of money for the rest of your life. The Irish have spent centuries trying to pull it off but Platipus wants to make it a little easier for the rest of us.
It still sounds difficult but who doesn’t love a challenge, am I right?
A Breakdown of Features
As the mandatory bright green takes over your screen (hey, that rhymes), you will come face to face with features such as the Bonus Buy, Free Spins, Collect Feature and last but not least Catch the Leprechaun.
- Bonus Buy – Jumping the line without even playing as much as a single spin can still get you to the Bonus round. This might be one of the cheaper once I’ve seen and the prize for Free Spins is only 60x your bet.
- Free Spins – It takes 3 scatters to get the job done and for 8 Free Spins to be yours. It is possible to retrigger them for another 8 by landing 3 more scatters.
- Collect Feature – In the Bonus round, you’ll find a Cash Bonus counter on the right. If you can land a Cash Bonus symbol and a Collect symbol on the same row, you’ll get the amount in the counter. This can be done more than once!
- Catch the Leprechaun – Scoring a collect symbol, a Jackpot Bonus and/or a Cash Bonus on the same row will trigger the feature. When you do, you’ll win a cash prize of up to 150x or one of the 3 Jackpots between 200x up to 5,000x your bet.
Set Yourself up for Life
Catch the Leprechaun and according to the folklore, set yourself up for life, by playing the game at BitStarz.
2) Wild Wild Riches Megaways – Pragmatic Play
You can expect even more Leprechaun action and gold in our next game which is Wild Wild Riches Megaways by Pragmatic Play. This is another great looking game where thanks to being a Megaways game, up to 117,649 paylines will be at your disposal.
Gamble for More Free Spins
As soon as you trigger the Free Spins feature, you will be put in front of a wheel. For your first spin, it’s time to decide the number of Free Spins you’ll get and the sections of the wheel will have numbers from 6-20.
When the number is sorted, you can choose to either put the spins on the line and gamble for an extra 2 spins. Be aware that if you fail, you will lose all your spins and head back to the base game. If you want to play it safe, you can accept the ones you have gotten.
The fact that this game also has a Money Collect feature shows that the Leprechauns really love their money. Landing a pot of gold next to a wild will help you get the money (up to 20x your bet).
Grab a Jackpot
Should you manage to score the Mini, Minor, Mega or Maxi Jackpot symbol you can get a whole lot more. The Maxi Jackpot is the biggest and will send 250x right to your pocket.
Where to Find the Gold
3) Rainbow Mania – Habanero
I have to warn you that playing Rainbow Mania may cause you to become extremely relaxed and put an unexpected smile on your face. Thanks to the superb soundtrack, you can really immerse yourself and literally feel as if you are living in the Shire-looking area together with both Leprechauns and Hobbits.
If you have some time to spare, I suggest you just lean back, close your eyes and let the soundtrack take you away.
Get as Many as 133 Free Spins
There’s not a lot of slots where you can get as many as 133 Free Spins but Rainbow Mania is packing some serious heat in this department.
You can get them either by landing 5 or more scatters or if you want to take a shortcut, you can do so thanks to the Bonus Buy feature. If you choose the latter, you will have as many as 3 options to pick from.
Pot of Gold Feature
Gold and rainbows are a given in these types of games and if you land a pot of gold on reel 1 or 5, it will shoot out a rainbow that covers the middle reel.
The rainbow will then turn into an expanded wild which is a dancing Leprechaun. With a bit of luck his move will score you a nice win and you will start busting a move yourself.
Take a Break
The Cherry on Top
Irish themed games have a certain way of setting the mood and since they all sport a beautiful warm green color, chirping birds and calming soundtrack, they always bring a great summer vibe.
When you can add some nice wins to that like the cherry on top, you have yourself a winner.