Get the L-OJO-down on Leprechaun's Fortune slot
Packed with old school Celtic charm, Leprechaun’s Fortune video slot is a solid entry in the classic luck-of-the-Irish gaming genre. It was launched by Williams Interactive, now a Scientific Games company, in 2012 and it is known for its Free Spins feature and Sticky Wilds (sounds like a good weekend in Magaluf).
Almost a decade later, it still has a loyal following, and by jove we’re gonna find out why!
Leprechaun’s Fortune theme
With a name like Leprechaun’s Fortune, OJO knows what’s coming before he loads it up! Cue lucky Irish symbolism, Celtic mysticism, ancient twisty fonts and lots of green and gold.
WMS set their stall out immediately starting with the logo, a golden font surrounded by four leaf clovers. The Leprechaun Fortune game background features rolling green hills of the Emerald Isle complete with obligatory rainbow (but no rain? Why is there never any rain?
OJO’s been to Ireland, there’s definitely rain. Also, he knows his physics. No rain, no rainbow!).
The game itself, reels and betting panel, is contained by a golden frame but they’ve kept things really simple with a rectangular, unadorned design.
Reel symbols start with 9, 10, J, Q, K and Ace. Then we get some variation with a fiddle, clover, toadstool, random photo of a naked redheaded pixie (there’s a bit of unexpected zhuzh!) and a somewhat low key rainbow.
The Scatter symbol which triggers the Free Spins bonus feature is the old faithful pot of gold we’re all searching for. The Wild symbol is of course the lucky leprechaun himself, a chap no self-respecting would let their child near.
This iteration of the fabled creature is a beaming beardy ginger, resplendent in green garb, with an outstretched palm-ful of gold coins. Not the dark
No backing track here but that’s no bad thing given the Celtic folk tunes that oftentimes have you reaching for the mute button. You do get the odd tinkle of piano after a win but that’s as far as WMS go and we respect them for it!
The important stuff
PlayOJO’s Leprechaun’s Fortune game is a 5-reel 4-row slot which offers up to 50 paylines. These are grouped into pairs, so you can select any number of win lines from 2 all the way up to 50, in increments of 2.
You can bet between 1p and £5 per pair of paylines although with no quickset buttons, you’re forced to hammer the plus and minus toggle buttons to get to the bet amount of your choice.
No max bet button either, though with a pretty chunky max bet of £125, maybe that’s no bad thing! Here’s a quick tip; to get to the bet amount you want, simply click and hold the plus or minus button to cycle to the amount you want much faster.
Leprechaun’s Fortune slot RTP is a healthy 96.14%, and that’s without the money back OJO gives you with EVERY spin. That’s OJOplus for ya. Check it out. Earn while you play, then spend it straight away!
What can you win?
While Leprechaun’s Fortune game is a medium risk/reward type of slot, there’s still plenty of gold up for grabs at the end of this rainbow.
Theoretically you can win up to $250,000 but let’s be frank – it’s not doable unless you’re maxing out the coin amount on each spin AND you get absurdly lucky! So what wins are more likely?
In the base game, wins start at 5 coins for 3 Nines, Tens, Jacks, Queens or Kings. Got more ambition? Hit 5 Aces and you’ll bag 75 coins.
Medium value symbols like fiddles and toadstools can bring you up to 100 coins, while the rainbow tops out at 200 coins if you hit 5 on a line. Importantly, rainbow symbols can be stacked too, which adds an extra bit of spice!
As well as triggering the Free Spins feature, 3 Scatters will add 100 coins to your balance too. As you’ll see later on in this Leprechaun’s Fortune slot review, bigger wins tend to happen in the Free Spins feature because of the addition of Sticky Wilds. Oh, to be sure, to be sure!
How to play Leprechaun’s Luck
Fire up Leprechaun’s Fortune from the PlayOJO game lobby – there’s a free DEMO version if you want - and you’ll first see the betting controls below the reels. Set the number of lines you want to play, then the value per pair of lines, and you’re ready to go.
Cross your fingers, stroke your lucky heather and hit SPIN! If like us you’re keen to extend the lifespan of your digits, you can use the Autoplay feature, one of the 2 green boxes to the left of the Paylines button. Choose the number of spins you’re after, any win or loss limits, and off you go.
This one’s a breeze to play and really simple to follow, and that helps if you’re playing Leprechaun’s Fortune video slot on mobile. In fact we reckon it’s miles better on smartphone than desktop, so log on now and give it a go!
Free Spins feature
A recent survey slotsplayers found that 87% of the 7 we asked (OK, we made that up, we’re not a face cream advert) preferred Free Spins to any other feature. That’s lucky then, as you get 10 Leprechaun Fortune Free Spins when you hit 3 or more scatters in any position on the reels.
The fun doesn’t end there either. During your 10 Free Spins, Wilds are sticky! That means if you any Wild leprechaun symbols on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5, they remain locked in place for the duration of the Free Spins. Hit any Wilds in the first or second Free Spin and you could be in for a huge pot of gold!
If you’re fortunate to spin 3 or more pot of gold Scatter symbols on reels 1, 2 or 3 during the Free Spins feature, you’ll trigger 5 more Free Spins which will be added to your Free Spins balance. So that’s up to 15 Free Spins you can trigger in total.
Yep, the path of lucky Irish slots is well and truly trodden and there are games with fancier graphics and more complicated features. But thanks to the Free Spins-Sticky Wilds-Stacked Rainbows combo, our Leprechaun’s Fortune online slot promises some good wins at the end of the rainbow.
Good luck, amigo!
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