Wed, Feb 27, 4:59am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:26pm
MegaJackpots pokies are classic IGT games with a shared progressive jackpot pool. This can be won online and is seeded at $500,000. With the prize pool regularly over $1 million, it should come as no surprise that these are popular pokies!
Isle O’Plenty is themed on the Luck of the Irish – though set on a small island. You’ll see a lighthouse, as well as the usual Irish luck type symbols on the reels. Some leprechaun magic happens in the main bonus feature. Here wilds appear on the top reel on most spins. These can cascade down the reels, giving you many winning opportunities.
Here are the highlights of the Isle O’Plenty MegaJackpots Pokies:
IGT has created a balance between adding a progressive jackpot to the Isle O’Plenty pokies – without interfering with the game-play too much.
There are two ways you can win the big prize, which you will see scrolling by above the reels. The first involves reel 3. All you need to do is get 4 of the special jackpot symbols on the 3rd reel, and the big prize is yours. If you get 2 or 3, you’ll get a scatter prize of 4x or 24x your total bet instead.
After every spin you’ll have a second chance of winning the big prize. This is random. This second shot means that players betting more are given a better chance of winning.
While you spin you will often hear the sound of a harp. This signals that you have a shot at the ‘Wild Rush’ feature. Any time a wild (purple heart / crown design) symbol hits the reels, it can duplicate to one or more of the spaces underneath it.
If that symbol hits the top row, it can potentially cover all 4 rows – making the reel completely wild. Your biggest wins will come from times you hit two or more wilds that ‘rush’ down the reels.
Bonus symbols can also rush. These show a lighthouse, and only appear on the 3rd reel. You need 2 or more to trigger the free spins bonus game. You’ll get 6, 12 or 24 free spins for 2, 3 or 4 lighthouses. Next you see a sequence where the leprechaun is rowing towards the island. A book also appears, explaining the bonus.
During your free spins you get ‘Leprechaun Magic’ on every spin. This puts extra wilds and extra bonus symbols on the top line of the game. These can propagate down the reels – though will not do that every time.
Symbols look different, with a much more magical feel to them. Closer inspection reveals they are the same symbols as the base game. An example includes the red and white mushroom tilting to reveal a house!
You’ll spin over 40 win-lines on this 5×4 pokie. The price per spin is 60 coins – one coin for each win-line and 20 more to cover the special features. While the MegaJackpots prize is huge, there are some decent prizes for line hits. The leprechaun, complete with big orange beard, is worth 1000 coins for 5 of a kind.
Other higher paying symbols include a crock of gold, Celtic tree design and book. Smaller wins come from a mix of symbols including fish, flowers and mushrooms. With wilds only appearing on reels 2 through 5, they can’t make wins on their own.
The music playing while you spin has a magical feel. This switches between an Irish folk tune and effects which might fit with a fantasy movie. A rainbow can be seen above the reels. When you get to the free spins, this expands and sparkles.
In the base game you’ll see a glimpse of the Isle behind the reels, with a green and white striped lighthouse visible. Things get a lot more enchanting when you do get to that bonus feature. The symbols (which are relatively plain, graphics-wise) turn into magical variations of the ones from the base game.
Many people will try out this game for the big progressive prize. Once you spin the Isle O’Plenty, you’ll quickly realize that there is a lot more to this pokie than just the huge jackpot. Wilds which expand downwards will often give you multiple line hits. When you get to the free spins bonus, the Leprechaun ensures that things have a magical twist!