Lucky Leprechaun is an Irish inspired game, which relies on the legendary luck of this country and on their legends. It’s by no means a unique offer in this market, on the contrary, with a lot of competitors sporting the same theme. Lucky Leprechaun has been designed by Microgaming and it was launched in 2015 as a game with medium variance. The 5 reels get a total of 20 active lines and the rewards that come from their combinations can get to values of up to $25,000, while bonus games can do even better. For the features used in this case, Microgaming chose to rely on stacked wilds, on scatters, bonus games, free spins and multipliers.
You may modify only two out of the three components of the wager. Those two would be the coin value and the number of coins which will be used per line, and they’re the most common options that you get in such slots. You always use 20 lines here, and the wagers you can use vary between $0.20 and $100. The maximum line bet is at $5, and it can be achieved with 10 coins of $0.50.
Lucky Leprechaun gives you a great idea of its theme just by reading its title. The typical leprechaun is in the main role of the game, a redheaded character that’s wearing a green hat and is grinning at you. The Irish people and culture are going to inspire many of the symbols chosen for this slot machine, so you will notice the pints of Guinness beer as well, along with pipes, violins and pots of gold. The Celtic style Royals are present as well unfortunately. The background is going to show off the green hills of Ireland, but that’s a pretty normal image to be showing in such a slot machine. The symbols are of good quality overall, but there are both better and worst ones out there, so they’re not giving you a good enough reason to play the slot over its competitors.
A feature that is popular and used in the vast majority of the slot machines that you will find online, the wild gets in this case an extra ability, and it will appear stacked on the reels. It’s going to be available in this form both during the paid and the free spins, which should improve the rate at which you form combinations considerably. The wild symbol can pay you itself, by forming a combo just with other wilds, and it can also be a substitute for a regular symbol. It does not have the ability to act as a scatter though. The bonus game in Lucky Leprechaun will take you to a new screen, where you have the leprechaun on the left side, plus a path on which you walk to get to the pot of gold and its value of 1,000x the total bet. To get into the bonus game, the slot needs three to five Pot of Gold symbols scattered anywhere in the game. The feature triggered this way will be called Trail O Fortune. You get 4, 5 or 6 spins of a wheel, which will decide how many steps you take on the path. The further you go on the path, the closer you will be to the top prize of 1,000x total bet. If you land on certain positions, you will have rainbow bridges to jump at a higher position on the path. Extra spins can be found as well, as you land in different positions. The Shamrock Coin is the second scatter in Lucky Leprechaun. You will get it on reel 5 and if that happens you will be offered 5 free spins which will get a 2x multiplier. The Leprechaun will be turned into an extra wild during the free spins. Shamrocks colored in green and gold will come attached to the poker cards if you’re lucky, and they will give you additional spins and increased multipliers (up to 5x allowed).
There are some impressive payouts to be had in this game. The best one is the amount you can win through the Trail O Fortune bonus game, up to 1,000x total bet, so as much as $100,000. Regular combinations pay up to $5,000, and they can be increased to $25,000 during free spins. The 96.33% average RTP which Lucky Leprechaun has should offer players a good incentive to try out the slot.
There are huge payouts to be had in this game, there are some interesting features, but there is also a boring theme and an only average design. If the first two are more important to you than the last two, then give it a chance.