Lucky Leprechaun is an online slot made by Microgaming that has a total of 20 paylines. Bonus features include free-spins round and an instant cash award game. It is a medium volatility slot with an RTP ot 96.33%.
We’re off to the world of the little people, courtesy of Microgaming! In Irish folklore, a leprechaun is a kind of fairy. They are usually shown as small bearded men, wearing a coat and a hat with a buckle on the front. They are creatures who live a solitary existence, mending shoes, and they always have a pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow. If a human catches a leprechaun, the human often gets three wishes in exchange for giving the little man his freedom. They're known for their practical jokes and although originally they were always seen dressed in red, these days they are invariably depicted in green, the colour of Ireland.
They boast that if you’ve never been to Ireland, this game will teach you about Irish culture. While this will have Irish patriots wincing, it’s true to say that every well known Irish symbol is in the game, including pints of what looks like Guinness, leprechaun’s pipes and shamrocks. Needless to say, the leprechaun has a four leafed clover tucked in his hatband.
Lucky Leprechaun sound and graphics
As we’ve hinted, Microgaming is not shy of presenting the tried and trusted symbols that spell out Irish folklore. Apart from the pipe, the pints and the green fella, we’ve got a fiddle, so we can all have a Ceilidh later, a pot of gold, Lucky’s green hat, a shamrock of course, and the usual playing card symbols.
The graphics aren’t subtle, although the developers have done a good job with Lucky Leprechaun himself, who looks pretty sharp and chirpy. Highly coloured and cheerful is how you’d describe this game.
There’s some funny animation as well - when the wild appears, the other symbols making up the payline jiggle about. It’s all in keeping with the light-hearted approach and theme.
How to Play
With Lucky Leprechaun, you have to stick with the 20 paylines you’ve got. Many people never bother adjusting the number of paylines, even when they’re playing a slot that allows it, and they won’t be too fussed about the fact they can’t configure the payline number here. You can customise the size of your bet, of course. You can select a wager level of between 0.2 and 20.
If you want to go straight to 20, click on the Max Bet button directly beneath the play area.
When you’ve selected a bet level, it’s displayed at the bottom of the play area of the screen, with an arrow next to it. Click on this, and you open a reel that displays all the different bets, in stages of 0.20. Just select the bet level that you want.
There’s also an Autoplay feature, so that you can set the reels running without any need to click Spin.
If you’re not on Autospin, click the Spin button to get going. As soon as the reels start moving, the Spin button becomes a Stop button that you can use to stop the reels before the spin ends. But as the spin ends, the button becomes a Spin button again, ready for the next round. That Stop button is also handy for interrupting the Autospin mode if you need to.
How to Win
Lucky Leprechaun has stacked Wilds both in the base game and in free spins mode.This means that the whole of a reel can turn wild. It’s also got jackpots and bonuses galore, so let’s take a look.
The wild is the Lucky Leprechaun sign, which substitutes for all symbols except the pot of gold and the shamrock. Five of these are worth 100 coins, four are worth 50 and even three gets you 10. Mr. Pointy Ears, Lucky Leprechaun himself, comes next. Five of him are worth 80, four are worth 25 and three get you 6. Next it’s that fiddle. Five of these are worth 60, four are worth 20 and three of them gets you 3.
Now normally, you’re the one that has to pay when you go to the bar and order that luscious dark beer with the creamy top. But in Lucky Leprechaun, the beer pays you! Five are worth 50 coins, four are worth 15 and three of them gets you 2. And by the way, it’s your round next.
Even the whiff of the leprechaun’s pipe is worth following. Five of these are worth 40 coins, four are worth 10 and three of them gets you 1.5.
Trail of Fortune Bonus
Three, four or five pots of gold in Microgaming's Lucky Leprechaun slot to trigger the Trail of Fortune bonus feature. As you climb the road, you get lots of comments from the green one, including, “Aren’t you the grand traveller?” And as you win, our friend starts dancing a jig as he wishes you congratulations.
There’s a spinning dial at the bottom of the Trail of Fortune screen that tells you how many spaces you can move up the train. Three scatters (the pot of gold) in the main game entitle you to four spins on the trail, four pots give you five spins on the trail, and five pots give you six spins and a crack at the top prize of 500x your stake.
Click the Spin button at the bottom of the screen - the dial spins and you move up the number of places indicated. You’ll see a sign telling you how many times your bet you’re currently on. If you land exactly at the end of one of the rainbow segments, you can shortcut your way up the road, a bit like a game of snakes and ladders. You also sometimes uncover free spins when you land on a square on the trail.
A golden coin on reel 5 triggers free spins. You’ll see the number of free spins at the top left of the play area. At the top right, you’ll see the size of the multiplier that currently applies to your bet. Gold clovers give you extra multipliers, and a green clover gives you an extra free spin. The fact that you can keep retriggering free spins is an excellent game feature.
The Win or Lose bonus wheel
When you enter the Win or Lose bonus game, you’ll see a wheel with a red “Lose” side and a blue ”Win” side. A headline at the top of the screen tells you the multiplier of your current bet that you could win. If the arrow lands on the win side, your winnings increase by that amount. But if the arrow lands on the lose side, that’s it, your winnings are gone and you're back to the standard game.
Return to Player (RTP) and Volatility
You'll find different estimates of the Lucky Leprechaun RTP online. However, the consensus figure is around 95.5% to 96%, which is neither the best nor the worst among slot games.
Lucky Leprechaun is a medium volatility game. A great feature of Slots Temple is that you can choose to play games with the volatility level you prefer. Just click on the Features option, located in the top menu, and select the style of game you want to play.
If you like Lucky Leprechaun, you’ll love these
If you like your leprechauns green, your stout black and your winnings golden, you’re in luck because there are more Irish-themed leprechaun games than you can shake your pipe at.
Leprechaun Legends from Genesis has a rainbow and wait for it - yes, a pot of gold. This game has 50 fixed paylines and bets are adjustable from the micro 0.01 per line to the maxi 500.00 per line. This slot has the same kind of Irish music sound effects as Lucky Leprechaun, and it has to be said that the graphics are even quite similar. However, Leprechaun Legends has four different leprechauns that are shown playing various musical instruments. The wild is a four leaf clover.
This slot features a Pot of Gold bonus when reel 1 shows a rainbow and reels 2 to 5 show pots of gold. You’re really off to the races at this point, with multipliers of up to 10x becoming available. There’s also a Luck of the Irish feature, which offers respins, and a Legendary Songs bonus. This is triggered when three scatters or more show up on the reels, and it awards up to 15 free spins.
The Rainbow Riches brand needs no introduction - it’s one of the best known slots there is. But have you come across Rainbow Riches Leaping Leprechauns? Never a company to be left out of a good thing, Barcrest is right on the button when it comes to a leprechaun theme.
This slot is really different. For a start, there are no reels. The leprechaun has to leap from one green cloud to another. There are hearts, magic hats, balloons and horseshoes to acquire on the way, and as part of the game, you’ll come across black cats, cracked mirrors, unlucky number 13s and even snakes. Some of these have the power to tip your poor leaping leprechaun off his cloud and end that bit of the game.
Leprechaun Goes to Hell
And to lower the tone further, our innocent green friend might not be as innocent as he looks, because we also have a slot entitled Leprechaun Goes to Hell. PlayNGo are the sinners responsible. It’s another mash-up, with pentagrams tangling with pots of gold, all with a nice warming hellfire in the background. That lady devil in the leather bikini and the horns looks distinctly chilly, so it’ll keep her nice and warm.
Not to be left out, Genesis Gaming is in on the act too, with Leprechaun Tales. The gameplay is set against a rainbow stretching across the screen, and once you start playing, large pots of gold are seen at the bottom of the screen. There are four different leprechaun characters which feature and the shamrock is the wild. The pot of gold is the scatter, and this slot can award 50 times your bet for these. A bit like Microgaming's Lucky Leprechaun slot, there’s a Wheel of Luck.
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|Slot Name:||Lucky Leprechaun|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.2|
|Features:||Bonus Game , Wild Symbol , Scatter Symbol , Multiplier , Free Spins , Medium volatility , 5 Reels|
|Themes:||Fairytales , Irish|