Luck O the Irish with Fortune Spins The original Luck O’ the Irish slot, now with travelling wilds Play with four slots simultaneously …
Luck O the Irish with Fortune Spins is a Blueprint Gaming slot game which was developed from an earlier title Luck O the Irish which has a 5×4 grid, unlike this title that has 5×3. The difference between the games is that the first one has Wilds, Scatters and free spins, while this one does not, as everything was replaced by that Fortune Spins feature which dominates the game and keeps it very similar to the UK arcades and betting shops version.
Of course, the game has an Irish theme and the unavoidable Leprechaun as the main character, with a Pot of Gold as the best-paying symbol. There are four main symbols in the game, three Gems of different colour and the Pot of Gold. There are five more card symbols which don’t pay much but the pays aren’t bad either, and the bad thing about them is that they’re dominating the reels. Graphics aren’t impressive, and the Gems are difficult to distinguish from the card symbols as they’re of the same color. It gets worse when there are four reel sets on screen, as the symbols are much smaller and even more difficult to see properly.
Bets can range from £0.10 to £500, which is really plenty for this slot game and you’d need a monster bankroll to play with a maximum bet. There are 10 compulsory paylines. Most players will opt for the special feature, the Fortune Spins, where instead of one reel set you’ll get four, but you’ll also get the Luck O the Irish special symbol which is only active during the Fortune Spins game. All special symbols transfer for even more ways to win big, and what this means is that when you land the Luck O the Irish symbol on one reel set, it will transfer to the exact same position on the remaining reel sets. You can bet from £2 to £500 for four Fortune Spins.
Theoretical return to player (RTP) of this slot by Blueprint Gaming is 95.05% but that is probably only for the base game, while the Fortune Spins increase the RTP significantly because of the Luck O the Irish symbol which changes into the symbol you need for the win.
Without playing the Fortune Spins game, you’re deprived of the only bonus feature of the game, which is the Luck O the Irish symbol that transfers from one reel set to the others. Without this feature, there are no Wild or Scatter symbols in the slot so basically your only choice is to pay for Fortune Spins or not play this game at all.
Compared to the original game that has no Fortune Spins, this is an inferior title, though many players will like the Fortune Spins feature and will see it as a way to get ahead of the game, fooling the RTP by playing Fortune Spins exclusively and forgetting about the base game. If this is you then give Luck O the Irish with Fortune Spins a go.