Just like Christmas themed slot games, there seem to be a plethora of Irish themed slot games to choose from, and NextGen’s Irish Eyes slot game is another to add to the ever-growing list.
Irish Eyes slots is a new arrival on the scene, and it will whisk you off to the emerald isle for the chance to win big prizes, especially if you manage to trigger one of the game’s bonus features.
The game comes with five reels and the maximum number of paylines can be set to 25. The slot has a Return to Player ratio of 95.13%, which is about average for a game of this type.
The reels are set to a background of lush green fields and blue skies, clovers and a rainbow on the left-hand side of the screen. There is also Irish music playing in the background to add to the atmosphere. In an increasingly crowded theme, it was always going to be difficult for the game designers to come up with something a bit different, so it will come as no surprise that the symbols are rather clichéd.
The base symbols are represented by 10 to Ace, while some of the other paying symbols include a pot of gold, a clover and a green top hat. Landing five clovers or pots of gold on a payline will see you collect 500 coins, while the most sought-after base symbol is represented by a path of gold snaking its way through a green pasture towards the end of the rainbow. Land four of these for a return of 500 coins or land all five and see your winnings reach 1,250 coins.
The wild symbol is a tiny leprechaun which can multiply your original stake by as much as 10,000 times should you be lucky enough to land five of them in a row. The scatter symbol is represented by a flame-haired lady, and she will trigger free spins.
Land three of the red-haired lady symbols and you will get 12 free spins. Although there are no increased multipliers or other extras available during your free goes, you can re-trigger the free spins by landing more redhead symbols.
There is also a Pick Me bonus game that features the leprechaun, who is much more than just a wild symbol. To launch this bonus feature, you will need to land a leprechaun symbol on reels one and five simultaneously, where you will then be transported to another screen that contains several Irish themed objects. You will then be prompted to select a number of these objects and each one will reveal a different coin amount.
Although not as detailed as other Irish themed slot games, Irish Eyes still has enough to keep you interested, the chance to gain big wins during the bonus rounds is another plus point. NextGen has done a decent enough job with this game and it has enough to interest the casual and more hardened gambler.