ALL ABOUT GOLDEN LEPRECHAUN MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
Red Tiger were amongst the first of the group of slot developers who have signed up to Big Time Gaming’s Megaways™ licensing deal. They have been far from prolific, and have produced nothing like the scale of releases that rivals Blueprint have managed in 2019 (this will be just their third release). Nonetheless, Red Tiger are becoming a force to be reckoned with as they have moved from a fairly middle of the road game output to more risky, high variance fare, which all started with the release of their own expanding reels slot, Laser Fruit, back in 2018. And for that reason, this release scheduled for early September is eagerly anticipated at The Slot Buzz.
Irish themes and Megaways™ may sound very generic as slots go, but Red Tiger have at least done some things to pimp this one up and turn it into more than just another Bonanza clone, namely by adding three features into the base game. And of course, for Megaways™ fans, there is also the heady concoction of free spins and multipliers to look forward to in the bonus round.
The fun starts from 10p up to £40 per spin.
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
From their early days producing Oriental-themed slot games, Red Tiger were always good on graphics and artwork, and Golden Leprechaun has that same characteristic. The reel set floats in a sky filled with clouds and rainbows, with hot air balloons in the background. The reels themselves are set on a rustic green wooden frame with leafy plants winding their way around the edges.
This is a 117,649 ways to win slot, so that means six reels, expanding from between two up to seven rows per reel. The familiar cascading wins mechanic with unlimited progressive multipliers also features in the game.
The lower value symbols are the cards, 10 through to Ace. The premium symbols are the glasses of Guinness, the notebooks, the red rosettes and the four leaf clovers. The rosettes are the highest value of all, paying out 50x for six on a payline.
There are also wilds to look out for that come as part of the three base game features as well as standard on the reels. These will substitute for all other symbols in the game bar the scatters.
Golden Leprechaun Megaways™ Features
So, Red Tiger have added three random features to the base game, triggered by our leprechaun friend appearing in front of the reels after any spin. When he does, players get a pick of one of three mushrooms to reveal:
Lucky Ways– random transformation of symbols to give a GUARANTEED win.
Random Wilds– up to five wilds are added to the reels.
Wilds Stacks– as many as four reels go wild with multipiliers of up to 7x. Multipliers also accumulate – so 4 reels with 7x gives a 28x multiplier to your win.
Then of course there is the classic Megaways™ Free Spins round, with between six and 20 free spins depending on how many scatters you land to trigger it. A minimum of three is required and any further scatters during the round can earn you more spins.
During your free spins the cascading wins mechanic will also be in effect, and with each win a progressive multiplier will increase by 1x (fans of Bonanza etc. will know this well), giving you the chance to edge closer to that max win potential of 10,000x!
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Megaways™ fans will be happy with Golden Leprechaun – it doesn’t stray far from the Bonanza model but it does have a few extra tricks up its sleeve to keep things interesting, and being a Red Tiger slot it’s beautifully put together with slick artwork, animations and gameplay. To sum up: It’s far from being the best Megaways™ slot of all time, but its head and shoulders above most of the crowd.