Good morning, competitors! Swedish software company NetEnt cleans up the emerald for a jovial little jaunt to the Land of Saints and Scholars. It was difficult to write this evaluation without interrupting one of the many musical patios for which the hospitable locals are famous. It’s safe to say pretty much anything about this accent without fear of offending someone. The game itself might not be particularly noteworthy, but at least you won’t have to fake an Irish accent to avoid getting roasted.
The easygoing Irish affability is present from the very beginning. It’s true that Irish Pot Luck isn’t NetEnt’s most visually stunning offering, but a screenshot may be deceiving. Still, it’s an attractive appearance that fits in well with the carefree spirit. A cheery little melody that gurgles away like a creek winding through Killarney National Park is another thing that can help you ease into neutral. It reminds me of Finn and the Swirly Spin, if you know what I mean.
The action takes place on a 5×3 grid with 20 fixed paylines and is playable from 20 p/c up to $/€200 per spin across all platforms. According to the numbers, the return to player percentage is standard at 96.06%, and the leprechaun keeps things calm by choosing a low to medium level of volatility. N
The game is permeated by an air of lighthearted Irish fun. This is made abundantly clear by the crystal-clear and unmovable symbols on the paytable. Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades, which are all low-paying suits, look like a variety of iced animal biscuits. The high pays, which include pipes, caps, harps, and horseshoes, also feature a distinct leprechaun aesthetic. An impressive collection of good luck charms.
The maximum payout for a winning hand is 20 times the initial wager for a winning line of five horseshoes. The wild can also contribute to winning combos, with a maximum payout of 50x the wager for five wilds. Wilds can stand in for any ordinary pay symbol, but not the specials (which have their own set of compensation requirements).
Irish Relish Tray: The Goods
This leprechaun seems to live by the maxim “let it rain,” as he frequently showers the reels with symbols that help players. On any spin during the regular game or bonus spins, in a process called the Pot Luck feature, the chubby little leprechaun may pluck various unique symbols out of his pot and toss them on the reels or, as he teasingly does sometimes, out of screen. You can place up to three scatters or jackpot symbols on reels 1, 3, or 5, and as many as five wilds in any position.
The multiplier mechanic is essential to the game’s play. Every time you spin the reels, it will apply a multiplier to your winnings. This can be x1 in the main game, x2 in the bonus game, x3 in the free spins, and x15 in the bonus game itself. Keep an eye on the rotating signpost in the corner of the screen displaying the current multiplier value.
If you get three of the rainbow scatter symbols, you’ll receive 10 free games. Free spins are identical to ordinary ones except for the higher win multiplier discussed above. Getting another set of three rainbow scatters awards 10 additional free games to the player.
You’ll need to spin the Jackpot Wheel if you’re after the big bucks, the proverbial “pot at the end of the rainbow.” This occurs if three jackpot symbols appear in view during regular play or free games. The jackpot wheel appears far more frequently than the free spins and features three levels with multiple parts and arrows that propel players to the next level.
There are a wide variety of jackpots up for grabs, including the Mini Jackpot (which can be won twice), the Midi Jackpot (which can be won twice), and the Mega Jackpot (which can be won three times). Mini, Midi, and Mega jackpots are worth 20x, 100x, and 5,000x the wager, respectively.
Judgment by Irish Potluck
Overall, fans of this genre will find a lot to like in Irish Pot Luck. Clichés abound, as they always do in stories of this type, as does a stock environment and an abundance of leprechauns. While Irish Pot Luck doesn’t always provide a heart-pounding thrill, the abundance of interesting elements keeps players interested.
Leprechaun activity is high as he randomly scatters magical signs, much like choosing shamrocks and letting the wind carry them away. This strategy keeps the main game interesting, thanks to permanent modifiers in the form of extra wilds and the ever-present multiplier.
However, the game’s quest for equilibrium occasionally results in fewer free spins. The Jackpot Wheel, if you can reach it, also contains some nice payouts, and the fact that it can go off at any time throughout the game adds an extra element of suspense.
If you’re looking for a thrilling gaming experience, Irish Pot Luck isn’t it. But, for some low/medium volatile action, in a lovely environment, capped with a decent jackpot it could be worth a spin.