Irish Eyes slot review
Ah, where would we be without a Celtic-themed slot to keep us going? If there are 20 slots developers in the world, chances are there will be at least two slots per developer (and I'm being hugely conservative here) based on leprechauns, pots of gold, and flaxon-haired Celtic beauties in flowing green robes. Lucky, then, that high profile slots developer NextGen Gaming and their 5 reel mobile slot, Irish Eyes, has all the requisite stereotypes present and correct.
On the Reels...
The game covers 25 paylines and has betting ranging from $0.01 to $2.00 a coin. As well as the pot of gold, flame-haired beauty and a leprechaun on the reels (see, I told you) there's a rainbow - always good for finding pots of gold at the end of - and some fairly generic 9-through-Ace icons.
As with NextGen's portfolio of slots for smartphones and tablets it's a bit of a faff to access the paytables - you have to navigate through a couple of menus first - and it's a shame some developers aren't like Microgaming, who have their paytables accessible via a simple swipe of the finger from the game screen.
Win up to 10,000 Coins
As in Ash Gaming's Leprechaun's Luck or probably the best example of this genre, Playtech's Irish-themed Plenty O'Riches, the Leprechaun is Wild, subbing for all regular symbols in the game other than the Scatters. Five Wilds across the reels pays out a lovely jackpot of 10,000 coins.
Trigger 12 Free Spins with a 3x Multiplier
Hit three or more Scattered redheads across the reels and you will trigger a free spins bonus round with 12 spins awarded. On top of that you will earn yourself a 3x multiplier on wins. Personally, I love free spins and I did enjoy some decent-sized payouts with the free spins I achieved so that's always a positive.
Click and Win!
But we're not done with bonus features there: hit a Leprechaun Wild on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously and you will trigger an Instant Win Click Me round - just click on one of the triggering symbols to reveal a cash prize.
In the pantheon of Celtic-themed mobile slots, Irish Eyes is perfectly acceptable. If you're looking for alternatives, the developer's sequel, imaginatively titled Irish Eyes 2, is a slicker younger brother, while Playtech's aforementioned game is the reel deal. Irish-themed slots are popular for a reason and even though not all of them might do the job, Irish Eyes is certainly a mobile slot that will not leave you disappointed. It did spawn a sequel for a reason after all!