3 Lucky Leprechauns Review
The luck of the Irish is legendary, making it a popular theme for slot developers and players alike. It’s certainly an overcrowded market, so it takes something pretty special to make us sit up and take notice. Could 3 Lucky Leprechauns be the slot that captures our attention?
Irish-themed slots tend to show a lot of background featuring rolling green hills and rainbows, but here it’s the reels that take centre stage. The Leprechaun Trail sits alongside the game, displaying the possible wins available at each level.
All the usual toadstools and four-leaf clovers are present on the reels, with plenty of bright colours and fun animations. There’s some jaunty Irish folk-style music to accompany gameplay. If you enjoy an occasional jig then you’re bound to love it – if not, it can easily be muted through the settings menu.
Start the game by selecting your preferred Wild from Ardal, Muriel or Seamus. Your choice won’t affect gameplay in any way, but it adds an extra interactive element. Now you just need to divide up your bankroll to give you plenty of spins and start playing.
You’ll be keeping your fingers crossed that you land three or more Scatters to activate the Leprechaun Trail, as that’s where the game’s main features are to be found.
Leprechaun Trail Bonus
There are multiple levels to climb on the Trail, but the more Scatters you land, the higher up you start, giving you the potential for bigger wins.
- 3 Bonus Scatters: start at the base of the Leprechaun Trail
- 4 Bonus Scatters: start at Level 7 on the Leprechaun Trail
- 5 Bonus Scatters: start at Level 12 of the Leprechaun Trail
Every level comes with options, so you’ll either level up or win the prize on that tier. Here’s what you could win:
- Instant cash prize: awarded as a multiplier of your current bet.
- Win Spins: you’ll receive 4 – 15 Win Spins with a 5x Multiplier and guaranteed prizes with each one, or you could choose to accept a cash prize instead.
- Pick-a-win: claim an instant cash prize, or take between 1 – 5 picks to claim treasure chest prizes.
You only need to land four-of-a-kind wins involving playing card icons to see a return on your bet. And the rewards get better the further up the paytable you go. Toadstools and foaming mugs of ale pay up to 8x your stake, increasing to 10x for matching up four-leaf clovers. There’s up to 20x for matching wishing wells, with the highest 30x payouts for five-of-a-kind golden horseshoes.
The top payout of 5,000x stake isn’t the biggest we’ve ever come across, but we certainly wouldn’t want to be turning it down! The feature isn’t available in the UK, but some jurisdictions permit players to purchase the bonus round for the price shown. You’re not guaranteed to win back your stake though, so explore a few demo spins to assess your winning chances.
Hands up, we’re not the biggest fans of Irish-themed slot games, but we won’t allow that to influence our judgement. And we have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by the amount of fun to be had playing 3 Lucky Leprechauns.
The various bonuses attached to the Leprechaun Trail made the game particularly interesting, as there’s no way of predicting what might come next. The Trail can throw you off at the first level with a 7x payout – or it could take you all the way to that 5,000x big win. And let’s face it, that’s what we’re all hoping for!