Irish coins slot House review
Irish-themed slots games are among the biggest favourites for slots machine lovers. So, it’s no surprise that Novomatic too would release its own version with this theme. Thankfully, the developer has focused on creating a game that is entirely enjoyable and also gives some very decent payouts.
Novomatic’s Irish Coins Slots is a wonderfully designed game, with bright, happy colours and wonderful graphics. But before you venture out in to the lush green fields of Ireland in search of that elusive pot of gold, read our review so you know what to do!
Novomatic’sIrish Coins is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot that has an average RTP of 95.19%. As a low-volatility game with an average RTP, you will get steady as well as relatively frequent small to medium wins. The big wins are there, but they take time.
So, when you set your bet, you need to ensure that you fix a wager that you will be able to sustain over a large number of spins. Bet sizes vary from 20p all the way up to £100. Click the plus and minus signs on the betting tab. Or, if you feel that the luck of the Irish is with you, you can click on the Max Bet button and play for the maximum wager.
To begin the game, click on the Spin button. You may also use the Autoplay option in case you wish to sit back and just enjoy the beauty of the game.
To win at this game, you need to land at least 3 of the same symbols across a payline. The amount you win will depend on the symbols that have created the winning combination.
The low-value symbols (10, J, Q, K and A) will give you lower wins. The high-value symbols include the leprechaun, the Irish maiden, toadstools, the four-leafed clover and the pipe. The leprechaun is the most valuable, and if you land 5 of him, you win 1,000 coins. The red-haired maiden is the second most valuable, with a payout of 500 coins for a 5-reel win.
Additional Game Features
The special symbols and features are what take this game from being just another Irish-theme slots machine to a really exciting game.
- Golden Coin Wild
The Wild is the Golden Coin, and if you are lucky enough to land 5 of this symbol on the reels, you get a massive payout of 1,000 coins! The Wild also acts as a replacement for all other symbols except for the Pot of Gold Scatter. And the best part of this Wild is that if you are able to trigger the Bonus game, then the frequency of Wilds appearing on the reels goes up, thereby increasing your chances at winning!
- Pot of Gold Scatter
The Scatter can appear anywhere on the reels, and if you manage to land three of this symbol, then you activate the Free Spin bonus game!
- Free Spins Feature
As we said, the Scatter triggers this feature and depending on the number of Scatters you land on the reels, you will get a corresponding number of Free Spins. So, for 3 Scatters, you win 7 Free Spins. For 4, you get 10 Free Spins, and for 5, you get 20 Free Spins. If you land a special Scatter on the last (5th) reel, you will be rewarded with the doubling or even tripling of your Free Spins!
If you land more Scatters during the Free Spins round, you get awarded even more Free Spins. You can stack up to 120 Free Spins in a single round!
- Irish Coins Feature
The Irish Coins feature is randomly triggered both in the base game as well as the Free Spins round. In this feature, the leprechaun suddenly appears on the game screen and starts scattering Wilds across the reels. Do you know that there are as many as 15 Wilds that can be added to your game screen when this feature is triggered? That’s another way to get huge wins!
- Purple Wishing Well
During the Free Spins round, there is a special Wild symbol that appears – the Purple Wishing Well. And if this lands in a winning combination, then you will see a multiplier or 2x or 3x being added to your wins!
- Gamble Feature
Another cool feature in this game is the Gamble Feature. After every win, you are offered the chance to gamble your prize money. If you choose to accept the offer, then you play a simple game that has a 50/50 chance of winning and losing. You have to decide whether a playing card is a red suit (diamond or heart) or whether it is a black suit (spade or club). If you guess right, you will double your wins.
Novomatic’s Irish Coins has a simple but very attractive game design. The graphics are sharp and clear, the colours are vibrant (with tons of green overtones because of its Irish theme!). The symbols are bright and colourful and are cartoon-like. The laughing leprechaun and the lovely red-headed lass are both typically Irish.
You would expect to hear those familiar Irish fiddles and harps being played in the background, but we kind of knew what to expect in the sound department in this Novomatic release! There is the trademark trotting noise that echoes out as each reel grinds to a halt!
Novomatic may have overdone the Irish theme just a tad, but overall, Irish Coins stands out as an enjoyable slot that doesn’t feel like a gimmick. The solid gameplay and pleasant graphics do help a lot, as do the features on offer. Whether you enjoy finding wilds, scatters, multipliers or free spins, you will have fun spinning the lucky reels to find your own pot of gold!