Tue, Oct 9, 2:11am by William Brown
Last Updated Thu, May 14, 10:30am
Head to any casino and you’ll almost certainly find more than one pokie with a ‘Luck of the Irish’ theme. Wild Lepre’coins is a game based around a leprechaun who plays quite a character on the upper screen of the console. He’ll jump around and occasionally sprinkle wilds onto the reels, making for some very big wins.
Being a live casino pokie, you’ll find different setups from casino to casino. In some, you’ll find 20 win-lines, while other setups allow you to enjoy 25 or 30 win-lines. The game is housed in the Helix cabinet. This allows for two screens – the lower one where you’ll spin the reels and the upper screen where the leprechaun entertains you.
Whenever you play, the leprechaun gets involved. During any spin, he might throw you some wilds, and there’s a nice variety to exactly how these boosts happen. You can also enjoy a free spins bonus feature, with a multiplier with a difference.
Free play options when playing a pokie can be very useful. You’ll gain a feel for the game and how the bonuses work and be all set to enjoy the real money game. Much of the classic games from Aristocrat have free play options.
Wild Lepre’coins, being a newer live casino slot, doesn’t offer free play. However, with the different staking options, you can play for very small stakes at the start – the ideal way to learn the game.
Wild Lepre’coins is a five-reel game, with each of those reels displaying three symbols when the spinning stops. Before you hit spin, you’ll need to set your denomination. This starts at just 1c, meaning that a spin can cost as little as 20c/25c/30c. Different casinos have different limits – it seems like the maximum total stake at most casinos is $5 per spin.
The highest paying symbol is the wild, represented by a gold coin with a distinctive swirling pattern. Written across the front of the symbol in green is the word ‘wild’. If you’re lucky enough to land five wilds in a row on a win line you’ll win an impressive 1,500 coins. Much of the features of the game (described below) are based around these wilds, so look out for many wild wins.
Of the standard symbols, a close up of the leprechaun’s face is the most valuable – 500 coins max payout. Other themed symbols include bags of money, a lucky horseshoe and barrels of beer. The lower end of the paytable features playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A – some joined by a four-leaf clover.
There are two bonus features in play at Wild Lepre’coins. The first is a free spins bonus feature. The second involves the sprightly leprechaun adding wilds from above.
A pot of gold (which isn’t at the end of the rainbow) acts as the scatter and activates the free spins bonus feature. Here are your prizes when landing the following number of scatter symbols:
When activating the free spins feature you can receive a multiplier boost. While multipliers are usually applied to wins, in this game they can be applied to the number of spins. If you activate the free spins feature with a purple pot on reel five, you will find a multiplier of 2x or 3x applied to the spins. The best-case scenario will see you awarded 45 free spins (5 scatters, as well as a 3x multiplier in place).
During the free spins feature, you are more likely to see the leprechaun add wilds (see below).
This feature comes into play often during the base game. The action starts when the leprechaun moves to the pot of gold and sprays wilds down onto the reels. Sometimes he’ll add just one wild to the reels and other times he’ll add many to the reels. He adds wilds into the mix in three different ways.
First, the wilds, like coins, will appear directly on the reels. He might sprinkle a few wilds onto the reels and then head back to the pot to throw even more. Second, the leprechaun will throw a four-leaf clover onto the reels. This will explode and create a series of gold coins across the reels. The third and final method is when he throws a brown sack onto the reels. The sack opens and leaves a cluster of wilds.
Whichever way these extra wilds are added, they will add a lot of winning chances into the mix. Your biggest wins in the game will come via these added wilds.
There isn’t a progressive jackpot available on Wild Lepre’coins, but some of the wins can be huge. This can especially be the case when you enter the free spins feature, where you can enjoy a big win after big win.
Yes, you’ll enter the free spins feature when you land three or more pots of gold anywhere on the reels. You could enjoy up to 45 free spins and you’ll have more frequent leprechaun wild features.
On the back of the success of this game, Wild Ameri’coins was launched. The game works in a very similar way, except instead of the leprechaun you now have an Uncle Sam type character spraying those wilds. Look closely though – he looks very much like the leprechaun!
This Aristocrat designed pokie is an ideal Irish themed game if you enjoy entertainment along with your slot play. The leprechaun above the reels adds a whole load of fun to the game – while also boosting wins left, right and centre. Other notable games include Rainbow Riches, where you’ll follow a path to the end of the rainbow.
Currently, being a live casino slot, there is no online version available. If an online version of Wild Lepre’coins is created, it will be available either through an app or through your browser.