Irish Eyes House Review
Irish-themed slots are very popular, but they seldom live up to players’ expectations. NextGen’s Irish Eyes is not like those slots – this is a fun and surprisingly lucrative game in that genre.
Get all the luck of the Irish in Irish Eyes and try for the big jackpot-of-gold that lays hiding at the end of this rainbow! But before you go traipsing off on this wonderful adventure, it would be best to understand how you can maximise your chances of winning that big prize.
Gameplay is very straightforward in Irish Eyes. You set your bet and click on the Spin button. Betting right is the key to increasing your chances of winning at this game of chance.
This game has 5 reels and 25 paylines, and the first thing you need to do is choose how many paylines you wish to actively play with. You can choose between 1 and 25 paylines.
Next, set your coin value. The minimum coin value is 0.01 and the maximum is £5.
When you combine the paylines and coin values then the minimum bet you can make is 1p and the maximum is £125.
Irish Eyes’ RTP is 95.13% and its variance is in the mid-range. This means that you will not win that jackpot of 10,000x your base bet so easily. You will need to play a large number of spins to get a chance of winning big in this slot game. Getting the smaller wins will not be such a challenge, though.
Because of this, a good strategy to adopt is to activate all 25 paylines, but keep your bets low so that you can stretch your budget long enough to trigger the bonus rounds that give the bigger payouts.
Winning at this game requires you to land 3, 4 or 5 symbols of the same kind in one payline. Lower-value symbols like the 9, 10, J, Q and K can only give you a maximum payout of 150x your bet. You can win as much as 500x your bet if you land 5 of either the Pot of Gold or the 4-Leaf Clover. The highest-value base symbol is the Path to the Rainbow, which pays out a maximum of 1250x your bet.
Another bonus you get from playing this game is that the high-paying symbols give payouts when you land only 2 on a payline!
Additional Game Features
A 1250x win is not bad in a base game, but to reach that elusive 10,000x jackpot, you need to activate the additional game features. Let’s find out what they are and how they work.
- Leprechaun Wild
The white-bearded Leprechaun is the Wild in Irish Eyes, and it can act as a substitute for all other symbols except for the Irish Lady Scatter. The Wild not only increases your chances of landing a winning combination, but also gives you a chance for that 10,000x jackpot.
- If you land 1 Leprechaun on a payline, then you win 2x your stake.
- If you land 2 Leprechauns on a payline, you win 10x your stake.
- If you land 3 Leprechauns on a payline, you win 150x your stake.
- If you land 4 Leprechauns on a payline, you win 1,000x your stake.
- If you land all 5 Leprechauns on a payline, you win the Jackpot of 10,000x your stake!
- Irish Lady Scatter
The beautiful red-headed Irish Lady is the Scatter in this game. All Scatter wins are multiplied by the total amount staked.
- 2 Irish Ladies anywhere on the reels will win you 2x your stake.
- 3 Irish Ladies anywhere on the reels will win you 5x your stake.
- 4 Irish Ladies anywhere on the reels will win you 20x your stake.
- 5 Irish Ladies anywhere on the reels will win you 100x your stake.
- Free Spins Game
The Irish Lady doesn’t only give you extra coins. She also rewards you by triggering the Free Spins game. All you need to do is land 3 of her on the reels and you can win 12 free spins. And all the winning combinations you land during this round come with 3x multipliers. And the good news is that you can re-trigger this feature, giving you even more chances to win!
- Pick ’n Win Feature
If the Wild Leprechaun appears on both reels 1 and 5, then the Pick ’n Win feature gets triggered. You are then asked to pick one of the two Wilds that have landed on the reels. When you do, you are given an instant prize. You even have the chance of winning as much as 100x your bet.
NextGen’s Irish Eyes has an appealing and fun game design. In the background, you can see the blue skies and green meadows of Ireland, along with that famous rainbow that hides the pot of gold. The reels are framed in yellow-gold.
The low-value symbols are pretty plain, but the high-value symbols are cute. The animations on the Scatter and the Wild are fun to watch.
The music is also rather simple, but you do get an Irish jig when you trigger the bonus features.
Irish Eyes by NextGen is a fun game that has some really exciting payouts. Its medium variance makes it a lower-risk slot machine to play than many others too. If you like Irish-themed slot machines, then this is one that you should definitely try!