Leprechaun Goes Wild, is an online casino game developed by Play’n GO and released on February 13, 2020. Play’n GO is an award-winning game developer, which is the first online gaming software provider to move into the mobile arena and a leading supplier of slot-gaming in the casino industry. Its software powers some of the most popular and top-rated mobile and online casinos worldwide, including in Canada.
Leprechaun Goes Wild can be found in casinos offering Play’n GO software. According to the rapidly growing internet platform, Slots Online Canada that provides analytical information about online casino games for developers, operators, and players, Leprechaun Goes Wild was found in 32 out of 89 casinos across Canada. Statistics form Slots Online Canada indicate a rapid increase in the number of casinos that have included Leprechaun Goes Wild ever since its release confirming its rising popularity.
Leprechaun Goes Wild is based on the mythological fairy creatures called leprechaun present in medieval Irish folklore whose stories have been passed down from generation to generation. Described as little bearded men wearing a green suit and hat, they were actually shoemakers. Irish legend claims that those lucky enough to capture a leprechaun could fulfill their three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
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The core concept of the game is centered around creating a Rainbow Revolution for which a whole team of mischievous leprechauns have come together with the aim of bringing in gold and good fortune to all those who follow their cause.
- Leprechaun Goes Wild consists of a simple looking slot with a 5 reel, 4 row grid that makes use of 20 fixed paylines. The player needs to land three or more matching symbols on a pay line to be rewarded with wins.
- Leprechaun Goes Wild takes the player to a classic Irish realm with an expanse of lush green landscape, with a few stone sculptures at certain spots, that meets the blue sky above the horizon covered with crisp cotton clouds in the background. The foreground comprises the game window, which consists of a wooden frame, carved with Celtic artwork, enclosing a green canvas on which the symbols spin. The grid is held on a stone pedestal while the five mischievous Leprechauns are playing their pranks on the reels.
- The player has the option of betting from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin of the reels.
- Leprechaun Goes Wild consists of several symbols. The standard symbols are represented by images of items traditionally used by the leprechauns like green hat, horseshoe, beer mug, tobacco pipe, and a pot of gold. Apart from those are the wild symbols represented by images of leprechauns smoking, drinking beer, looking sad and smiling, and the scatter symbol represented by a 4-leaf clover. Each of the wild symbols can substitute every other symbol of the game except for the scatter symbol, which only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5, and triggers the free spins feature when 3 or more land on the reels.
- Leprechaun Goes Wild has two special features: free spins and Luck of the Irish, a bonus feature, which, if unlocked by getting the right combination of symbols, provides the player a decent chance of scoring big payouts. The free spins feature awards the player with up to 13 free spins.
- Different symbols offer different payouts and prizes.
- The players’ primary aim should be on activating the special features in order to score big wins.
- Landing just two 4-leaf clover symbols anywhere in the slot will trigger the Luck of the Irish bonus feature that will then unlock either the Extra Scatter or Extra Wild bonus features.
- The Extra Scatter provides an extra scatter symbol that instinctively triggers the free spins bonus round, which is where players can win the biggest payouts. The Extra Wild feature adds a wild symbol to each of the 5 reels, increasing their chances of landing a winning combo.
- The free spins bonus round can either be activated by means of the Luck of the Irish feature or by landing at least 3 scatter symbols anywhere on the same spin. The player is randomly assigned 7, 9, 11 or 13 free spins every time they trigger the bonus round.
- All the wild symbols become frozen in place on the reels during the free spins feature throughout the bonus round. The player can get 3, 5, 7 or 9 extra spins if a minimum of one sticky wild is present on each of the 5 reels. Hence, there the possibility of getting a max of 22 spins every time the player enters the bonus round.
- Landing the wild symbol on all the reels in a single spin will award the player with 800 times their stake. Although this is the max win from a single spin, it is theoretically possible for the player to win as much as 10,000 times their stake during the free spins feature. The odds of this happening are less than 1 in 100 million, a very rare occurrence.
There is nothing original in Leprechaun Goes Wild that marks a spark of innovation. Its gameplay is quite familiar, simple, and straightforward, and there are no fancy animations. However, it is a fairly entertaining game with decent graphics, a presentable video slot, a few extra features, and a nice theme that players seem to enjoy.
With a high variance slot and an above average RTP of 96.02%, players can theoretically win up to 10,000x their stake that makes the game highly volatile and risky.