Review by Oggs.com
Shamrock Isle – Online Slot Review
Released on St. Patrick’s Day, Rival Software’s Shamrock Isle video slot gave players the opportunity to see if the luck o’ the Irish was with them!
Filled with “all things Irish”, this twenty line, five reel slot can be played for a penny per line up to twenty-five cents per line with a maximum coin bet of ten per line.
The wild symbol of the game is a leprechaun. He substitutes for all other symbols of the game with the exception of the scatter and bonus symbols. When used to complete a winning combination for you, the leprechaun doubles the prize amount. During free spin play the wild symbol becomes an expanding wild.
The harp is the scatter of the game and will award you ten free spins if three appear anywhere on your screen. Get four harps and you’ll be awarded twenty free spins & five harps will give you twenty-five free spins. All free spin wins are multiplied by three.
Shamrock Isle also has a nice bonus game which is triggered when three or more pots of gold appear anywhere on your screen. To begin the Bonus Game you must choose one of three games to play by making your selection from the main bonus game screen that appears.
The three game choices are:
Coin Grab: Grab coins as they appear on your screen and drag them to your wallet. Watch out for the leprechaun’s hand though. Don’t let him get the coins before you do!
Road Bowl: You’ll find a meter on the left side of your screen showing green and red areas. Click on “Toss” to toss balls down a path toward a group of flags and try to hit a flag to win. Each flag awards a different amount of coins.
Skittles: Throw a stick at pins to be awarded coins. Clicking onto the pin of your choice is the method of throwing a stick at them. Different pins will award you different prizes.
Beginning with $50, I played this slot at a penny per line on all lines with a max bet for a total spin of $2.00. Within a total of 42 spins neither the free spin or bonus game were activated but the wild symbol did complete four winning combinations for me, one for $7.50 another for $15.40 which kept me in play for a bit longer.
Having lost that $50, I tried again with another $50 but this time only played five coins per line for a bet of $1.00 per spin. Within a total of 32 spins, the free spin feature triggered once, the bonus game twice and the wild symbol completed five winning combinations for me. I ended play at a loss of $40.
I enjoy the theme, the graphics, the background music, the expanded wild, free spins and bonus game but I wish I didn’t have to wait so long for them to make an appearance!
Regular play on this slot really doesn’t pay-off. Hit it not been for the wild symbol doubling my wins those few times that it did, play would’ve ended for me sooner. I have to say I really looked forward to those leprechaun wilds because; for the most part; they paid well.
Of the three bonus games, I believe that Skittles is the choice to make as it seems to award you the most coins.
I will play this slot again only when I have a bit extra in my purse. A fun slot to play really, give it a try and see how you do! Maybe the luck o’ the Irish just wasn’t with me on this one!
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