Want to have St. Paddy’s every day? The Irish do know how to have fun. Then buckle up and get yourself ready for a spinning spree at the ‘Shamrock Isle’ slot by Rival. Not only will you find yourself in a gorgeous Irish countryside full of all sorts of magic creatures, but if you are as lucky as an Irishman you may end up with a pot full of gold!
So, how to win at ‘Shamrock Isle’? The concept is pretty much standard. You choose as many lines as you like. The choice here is great: there are 20 lines available. Then you select a bet per line. On one line you may bet from one to ten coins. One coin may be worth from 0.01 to 0.25. That means that the total stake may be as little as 0.01 or up to a considerable 50.00.
To win, land a combo of symbols of one kind on a line of your choice. The rub is that the first tile of the combo has to land on the first reel. All the combinations are paid from left to right exclusively. Of course, all the standard combinations are paid this way. The scatter ones are paid both ways. To figure out your win, multiply the number of staked coins by the ‘price’ of the combo. If you hit several combos per spin sum the wins up to get the total spin win. Once again, scatters are different here, their wins are to be multiplied by the total wager instead of just a line one.
The tiles at ‘Shamrock Isle’ are partially the cards’ symbols. We see this quite often in slots when low hand tiles are borrowed from cards. Sure it’s easier to take the ready-made set of tiles and use them than making all the set from scratch. At ‘Shamrock Isle’ though they are nicely blended into the theme. Five 9s and 10s are paid 65x and 70x the wager respectively. Jacks are worth 80x the bet for five. Five Queens are paid 90x. Kings are worth 125x the line bet for the max combo. And the Aces are paid 200x the wager for five. Apart from the cards’ tiles there are also Irish-themed icons. Like a Shamrock Leaf and a Unicorn. Those are paid 400x and 500x for the set of five respectively.
Of course, there is a set of scatter icons at ‘Shamrock Isle’ offering us some nifty winning options. The Wild is a Leprechaun. It is a substitute that takes part of any missing tile to create a winning combination. During the regular play, the Wild is an ordinary icon. Having a Wild in a combo means your win is going to be doubled. During the Free Games mode, the Wild becomes expandable. This way it fills in the whole reel to maximize your chances to win. What’s more the Wild multiplier becomes bigger and triples the wins. But mind, during free spins the Wild lands only on the first three reels. Apart from its Scatter superpowers, the Wild here may be a regular pay icon: it may form combos. The smallest combo is a set of two Wilds. This one is paid 10x the wager. For as many as five of a kind your win will be worth 5,000 times the wager.
Speaking of Free Spins, they are triggered by the Harp tile. The number of free games depends on the number of scatters you have hit. Land three of those and get 10 games on the house. For the set of four tiles, you will be awarded with 20 spins free of charge. And landing five tiles means you are going to have 125 spins gratis.
Also, there is a Jackpot icon. It is a tile with a Golden Crown on it. Like the Wild, it forms a combos starting from just two tiles. This combo will double your win. Five symbols is the tops for Jackpot as for any other tile in the game. This combo is paid 750x the bet.
‘Shamrock Isle’ also features a bonus round. To initiate the bonus game, all you have to do is to land three Pot of Gold tiles on the reels. The bonus game consists of three rounds: all of them are feature games. In Coin Catch you have to collect the gold coins before a Leprechaun. Be first and cash your bonus coins in. Next is the Skittles game. You will have four sticks thus four attempts trying to knock down the set of skittles and to win the prizes. The last game is a Road Bowl. Here you need to hit flags with balls. You will have four attempts. Every successful one is rewarded with a bonus coins prize.
Whether you have an Irish luck or not, it doesn’t really matter. Maybe it’s worth trying this slot out anyway. We found it really enjoyable: plenty of free spins, entertaining bonus games and loads of scatter features. Though of course the regular tiles’ payouts are not strikingly high and the RTP is only 95%. If you don’t mind these drawbacks then definitely spare some time spinning the slot. Sometimes a gambler just has to know how Irish he or she is.