Irish-themed slots usually mean lazy looking games filled leprechauns, harps and pints of stout. 2 by 2 Gaming has created something far sturdier in Celtic Goddess. It’s a 5 reel, 30 payline slot that comes with wilds that can boost payouts by 2x or 4x, symbol upgrades and a free spins round. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 30p and £30 per spin.
With menacing skies, rugged mountains and monoliths in the background, there’s a real myth and legend feel to the design. The heart, diamond, club and spade symbols are done Celtic style. They’re joined by more lucrative arrows, swords, daggers, cauldrons brimming with gold coins and male and female characters. The best payer is the bearded man who’ll get you almost 17 times your total stake if you land 5 on a payline.
The red-haired Celtic Goddess is the wild. She can appear on reels 2 and 4 only. If you land a winner that includes 1 wild, the payout is doubled. If that win features 2 wilds, then the payout rockets by 4x. Celtic Goddess comes with a pair of bonus features:
Goddess feature – this can trigger at random on any spin. Any of the lower playing card suit symbols can transform into the same higher value symbol. A new payout then follows.
Free Spins Bonus feature – the main bonus round is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Celtic stone scatter on the same spin. Your reward will be a payout equal to 1, 2 or 10 times your total stake as well as 8, 12 or 16 free spins. After each free spin, the Goddess feature becomes active offering further chances to create a winning combination. Furthermore, wilds being involved in a win will incur a 2x or 4x multiplier to your winnings.
This slice of Irish legend is a simple but enjoyable one. The windswept design is nicely done and the features offer plenty of variety. You can win up to 2,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin too.
If you enjoy Irish slots but can do without the rainbows, 4-leaf clovers and other clichés, you normally find with this theme then Celtic Goddess provides an entertaining alternative. If you want something more traditional, Novomatic’s Irish Coins or Blueprint Gaming’s Irish Riches (MegaWays) are recommended.