Irish Luck was released in 2009 by gaming software giant, Playtech. It is another Irish themed online slot game following the same topic as the likes of Luck of the Irish, Leprechauns Gold and Finn and the Swirly Spin. Irish Luck slot is a five reel slot with three rows and up to a huge thirty pay lines. The graphics portray Ireland with greenery and, of course, rainbows with the Leprechauns pot of gold waiting at the end of it.
The game is a non progressive slot and therefore the jackpot is fixed and currently offers 10,000 coins for the big win if the player gets five of the most valuable symbols, which within Irish Luck is a typically Irish red haired woman. The RTP is 94.25%, which is a little low compared to some other online slot games. There is little skill or knowledge required with this game as even the pots of gold use a random number generator and therefore no amount of trying to work it out will help.
Like all Wilds, the Irish red haired woman substitutes all other symbols with the exception of the scatter, which in Irish Luck is the coveted pot of gold. The Wild is always stacked and if it activates a pay line then the winnings are doubled. Landing the scatter symbols, however, can multiply the player’s winnings by up to 500 and in addition to this they can also trigger eight free spins if the player lands three. Before the free spins are awarded though the player is given five pots of gold and needs to select two in order to reveal their potential fortune by displaying bonus features such as additional spins and additional multipliers.
Standard symbols do appear, namely the playing cards nine, ten, Jack, Queen and King and, of course, the Ace and all nicely sparkling green in true Irish charm. The rest of the symbols are a mixture of a golden harp, the necessary Irish four leaf clover, a Celtic brooch, a golden horseshoe and a silver ring, all very traditional lucky symbols. All of these symbols offer different pay out amounts, of which can be found by the player under the play table tabs.
Irish Luck is an old game now and there are numerous Irish themed games on the market. The newer ones offer slightly more excitement and better graphics, animation and sounds whereas Irish Luck is a little bland in this respect but in 2009 when the game was first released the graphics would have been deemed as nothing other than amazing.
The game works well with players that are beginners of playing online slots and like a lot of online slot games it is easy to use especially as it is a non progressive online slot and therefore even the most experienced person can keep playing it. Playtech has kept the Irish theme to a minimum, the game is distinctly Irish as the name suggests, however, there are no leprechauns or pots of gold flying across the screen and therefore making Irish Luck a calm game to enjoy.