Not to be confused with the Microgaming powered game of the same name, Lucky Leprechaun is a 5 reel, 30 payline progressive jackpot slot from iSoftBet. This Irish luck-themed affair offers payouts of up to 20,000 coins per payline, free spins with multipliers and a trio of bonus rounds. Play from between 30p and £7.50 per spin.
The visuals in Lucky Leprechaun are bright and breezy with the reels set against a blue skyline complete with rainbow and lush green field full of mushrooms – overseeing operations is the animated leprechaun himself. Symbols on show include playing card values from A to 10 as well as the leprechaun’s lucky green hat and a 4-leaf clover which offers payouts of up to 2,000 coins if you find 5 on a payline. The lucky coin is the game’s wild. It replaces everything apart from the bonus and feature scatters.
To trigger the Lucky Leprechaun Bonus feature, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the Lucky Leprechaun symbol anywhere on the reels. Once active, you’ll be presented with 12 boxes. Pick 1 to reveal the number of free spins you’ll receive.
You’ll then be show a trio of lucky hats – once again pick 1, this time to reveal the multiplier which will be applied to all of your free spins. If you’re lucky enough to land the coin wild during the free spins round, it becomes a sticky wild and remains in place for the remainder of the free spins.
The pot of gold symbol is the key to unlocking the 3 progressive jackpots on offer – land 5 or more of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the Progressive Bonus feature. 5pots and you’ll be in line for the bronze jackpot. 6 and you have a shot at the silver jackpot too. Land 7 and you could win the big gold jackpot. To be in with a chance of winning, you have to be playing at the maximum line bet of 5 which makes the minimum wager £1.50 per spin.
Lucky Leprechaun isn’t the most original slot you’ll see – it’s simple but nicely designed. What makes it playable are the free spins round where the multiplier and sticky wilds can get the cashier flowing nicely. It’s not the easiest round to trigger though.
The progressive jackpot element of course offers the chance of an impressive payout too. If the Lucky Leprechaun works his magic, then you could be dancing a jig of delight. Saying that, there are better Irish luck themed slots around with IGT’s Shamrockers Eire to Rock and Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold recommended.