A slot called Celtic Gold can mean only one thing. Yes, we’re off to the Emerald Isle in this 5 reel, 50 payline title from Pragmatic Play. Highlights here include the pair of free spin features that come with raining or sticky wilds. Trigger the bonus picker and you could also land an instant win of up to 500 times your total stake. Play on all devices from between 50p and £250 per spin.
The design in Celtic Gold is simple and rather understated. Yes, there’s a green tinge to the visuals but it doesn’t contain some of the lazier stereotypes you’ll find in slots with this theme. On the reels are Celtic-style playing cards values plus shamrocks, gold coins, harps and horse shoes. The pot of gold is the most lucrative of the standard symbols, offering payouts of up to 6 times your total stake per payline.
Better still is the rainbow wild. This can land on all 5 reels and replace all other symbols bar the golden tree scatter. It also offers payouts of up to 8 times your total stake per payline.
Land the scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Bonus feature. You’ll then be taken to a new screen where you’ll be offered the choice of 3 pots which can deliver 4 potential prizes:
- Small Award – a payout of 1x your total stake is made if you’re unlucky enough to pick out this pot.
- High Award – a payout equal to between 10 and 500 times your stake is made if you land this pot.
- Raining Wild Free Spins feature – trigger this and you’ll receive 10 free spins with extra wilds landing on each one of them.
- Sticky Wild Free Spins feature – here you’ll receive 6 free spins. Any wilds that land will freeze in position for the rest of the feature.
There’s nothing complicated about Celtic Gold. Both the design and the gameplay are very straightforward. The bonus rounds can be worth hitting though courtesy of the wild extras. As far as volatility goes, we’re in the medium range with 400 times your stake on each spin/free spin – the bigger wins will come from the High Award extra (500 times your stake potentially).
Pragmatic Play has created a simple but entertaining game here. Celtic Gold doesn’t exactly re-invent the wheel but if you like this theme, then it’s certainly worth a spin. Saying that, I would much rather play other Irish themed slots such as Yggdrasil Gaming’s Rainbow Ryan or IGT’s Shamrockers Eire to Rock.