Land of Gold is powered by Playtech and is a 5 reel, 576 ways to win slot which is available to play only on desktop devices (i.e. PC/laptop). Playable from 40p to £80 a spin, it uses the AllWays game engine with no paylines as such – wins are generated by 3 or more symbols from left to right (on consecutive reels).
Land of Gold has an Irish luck theme and is beautifully designed – with cartoon style graphics and a soothing yet melodic soundtrack, you will see leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, 4-leaf clovers, lucky horseshoes and harps on the reels – the highest value symbol is the pot of gold with 5 of them rewarding you with 1,500 times your line bet.
On to the features – first you have the Stacks of Luck feature where you can win between 5 and 25 times your stake. Stacks of the pots of gold, rainbow, 4-leaf clover, harp and horseshow spin on the reels – when they cover the 3 middle reels, you will win the cash prizes indicated above. If you land 3 stacks of any 1 of the symbols, you will also get an extra random cash prize.
Then you have Lucky Spins Free Games feature which is played when you get the Leprechaun scatter symbol on the 3 middle reels – here you get to spin the wheel of luck to reveal how many free spins you’ve won. There is also a multiplier attached to each win. You get to keep spinning the wheel until you hit collect.
As for the wheel, you have multipliers ranging from 1x to 3x and free spins values from 3 to 10 – if you combined the multipliers, it would give you a multiplier up to 8! During the feature, look out for the lucky Leprechauns as 3 of them on the 3 middle reels will give you a further 5 free spins – more importantly, free spins can be retriggered indefinitely!
Finally, you have the Golden Coins Bonus feature which is triggered when you get the Mushroom Bonus symbol simultaneously on reels 1 and 5. You then pull and release the mushroom to make the leprechaun jump and grab cold coins which result in cash prizes.
If the luck of the Irish on your side, you might catch a big gold coin for an even bigger cash prize. The feature only ends when you hit a crow. If you collect 3 lucky 4-leaf clovers, you will win the progressive jackpot!
Land of Gold looks fantastic with a good set of bonus features – I found my biggest wins came in the Lucky Spins Free Games feature where a 4x multiplier applied to my free spins. Saying that, I found the light-hearted approach quite rewarding with big wins definitely on offer. If you like the theme, there’s plenty to choose from – namely IGT’s MegaJackpots Isle O’ Plenty which also has a progressive jackpot element.