Free Shamrock Holmes Megaways slot
Shamrock Holmes Megaways free play demo
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Shamrock Holmes Megaways slot is Microgaming's first use of the BTG Megaways license and here we have a game designed by All41 Studios. I have to say already, it's not a good one. The silly theme, music and stereotypical Irish scenery are so unoriginal it's lamentable. It's like a poor man's Bonanza by its mechanic, crossed between Luck o' The Irish Megaways slot and Slots o' Gold Megaways and doesn't work at all. So can Holmes sniff out a few quid profit for our bankroll here?
There are 6 reels of 2-7 rows each with a scroll of 4 symbols above the middle 4 reels, meaning 324-117649-ways to win on Shamrock Holmes Megaways slot. Wilds can only appear on the scrolling reel and winning symbols are removed for cascading replacements. The 6-of-a-kind wins are 50x for the Leprechaun, Pixie 5x, Shamrock 2.5x, Flower 2x and six card values paying 1.5 or 1x for a full way. Scatters in form of Gold Coins appear on all reels and we do get a modifier. Should you only get 3 scatters and a Pixie is on the scrolling reel there is a re-spin with 10,000 ways, if a Leprechaun is there it's 32,400 ways and if both are there it's a Megaways re-spin of 117,649 ways.
You need 4 Gold Coin scatters for 10 free spins with a +2 for any over that amount. You will get 3 or 4 extra spins if 3 or 4 coins appear on the scrolling reel during them. You start on a 2x multiplier which increases by 1x for every winning action, unlimited. That's all folks.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways slot has a decent 96.44% RTP but that's where it ends. The game looks naff, sounds tedious and fails in its attempt to be more interesting than Bonanza. So we get less free spins, less spins for the retrigger and are compensated by beginning with a 2x multiplier??!! Wow, that's lateral thinking at its best because if you like the volatility and excitement of Bonanza or its clones, you are relieved of it here despite the claims you can win up to 28,000x bet. It's just a damp squib compared to other Megaways games with a completely pointless modifier in the base game. You don't have to be Holmes to work out this is one slot to avoid...