After the launch of the Irish Eyes slot game it got me thinking, If you wanted to count the number of Irish-themed online slot titles out there you’d be on your own, for it would take you to the end of the rainbow. In such a crammed marketplace it can be the little differences that set good games apart. Still, keep your eyes out for leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold, because sometimes stereotypes can be fun, to be sure so they are.
If I were to tell you the theme, give you a pen and ask you to write down what symbols you think you would see on these five reels, I bet you could guess each one. Pot of gold? Tick. Rainbow? Tick. Four leaf clover? Tick. Leprechaun? To be sure, he is our Wild symbol and takes us to the Pick And Win bonus game. We are also treated to plenty of Irish music at every opportunity, which always livens up a 25 payline party.
With typical Irish generosity there’s plenty of bonuses to keep us in farls. The Free Spins bonus feature kicks off when three or more red-headed Irish maidens – Scattered Lady symbols – land on winning paylines. The kinky Irish minxes wink at us before the onset of the bonus game proper, all through which we are treated to a fiddly Irish ditty that I defy you to not tap your fingers to.
Our lucky leprechauns are the Wild symbols but land these chuckling fellows on reels one and five and they will launch a Pick And Win bonus feature, which is a simple choice to reveal either leprechaun’s pot of gold. The wee chap will generously give you the winnings to add to your balance. On top of this, look out for “Pick Again” and “Win All” extra bonuses. Now that’s hospitality.
One good positive and/or negative feature in this game is the seemingly constant opportunity to gamble your winnings. The gamble button is constantly alight when you win, and while it is tempting and you could easily bump up your balance you could also lose it just as quick.
Irish Eyes has everything you’d expect to see from an Irish-themed slot, but still manages to be fun and fiddly. And when I say fiddly, I mean of the sounds of a fiddle, not difficult to play. Don’t expect O’Beethoven or anything, but do expect to win yourself some credits.