All About Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways™ Slot
Originially released in 2017 as a 5-reel, 20-payline slot, Wish Upon a Leprechaun has been pumped up to Megaways™ levels with 6 reels and 117,649 ways to win. Blueprint are no strangers to Irish slots – their catalogue includes titles like Irish Riches, Slots O’ Gold and Luck O’ The Irish – but this Leprechaun adventure is perhaps one of their best so it’s no surprise that they have chosen to bolt on the expanding reels format and give it a 50,000x max payout potential. Also included are reel modifiers, free spins (with a chance to gamble them for a bigger set of freebies) and unlimited multipliers.
Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
Don’t be put off that this is YET ANOTHER Irish slot! The slot design is excellent, showcasing lush Irish countryside and the front side of the leprechaun’s lovely little cottage. He will greet you on the side of the reels, but if you don’t give them enough attention, he may doze off, probably dreaming of rainbows. The machine runs on 6 reels, each displaying 2 to 7 symbols, and the maximum number of Megaways is 117.649.
The paytable contains standard 9 through Ace icons, decorated with four-leaf clovers. These deliver small payouts, 1x or 1.5x the stake for a full 6-symbol combination. For higher payoffs, you’ll have to collect theme-related symbols – horseshoe, leprechaun’s hat, a well, and the game’s logo, which pays the most – 50x the stake.
There is also a Wild to look out for, represented by a Celtic knot, which replaces all others EXCEPT the special symbols, the golden four-leaf clover mystery symbol, or the pot of gold, which is the Scatter.
The stake range on this game is from 10p up to £10 per spin.
Cascades and Mystery Symbols
Like all good Megaways™ slots, Wish Upon a Leprechaun uses the Cascading Reels mechanic. When a winning combination hits, then a chain reaction is triggered during which winning symbols are removed from the grid and new ones drop down from above to replace them. This creates new opportunities to win. The process repeats until no more wins are created.
The mystery symbol can appear anytime, anywhere on the reels. When it does, all instances will transform into another identical symbol to create more wins.
Four reel modifiers may activate on any spin both in the base game and in the free spins feature. They include Rainbow re-spin (the reels are set in motion once more without charge), Guaranteed Megaways (complementary spin with FULL Megaways), Lucky Streak (a free spins with locked winning symbols, the streak continues as long as there are wins) and the Golden Clover Spin (up to 100 mystery spins can be added to the reels).
Land 3 Scatters and you will secure at least 8 free spins. The leprechaun will take you under the rainbow to gamble for a higher number of spins. During the feature, successful reel cascades will increase the win multiplier value by 1 each time, with no limits. The free spins can be re-triggered, you can win additional spins with Scatters, and you can benefit from any of the reels multipliers.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
After many very generic Megaways™ slots from Blueprint Gaming in 2019 it’s exciting to get stuck into one which feels a cut above the competition. Most of the features are well-worn, but the excellent interface and the addition of four random modifiers, along with a BIG top payout and medium-high variance makes this a game that all expanding reels fans can enjoy.