Irish Thunder from Belatra Games is a leprechaun themed slot with a great sound track, a fun theme, and a decidedly green colour scheme. Now to be honest, the Leprechaun theme has been done before. Notable examples include Barry The Leprechaun from Mancala Gaming and Slots O’ Gold by Blueprint Gaming. Still just because it has been done before doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done again.
After all, who doesn’t enjoy those mischievous little leprechauns, and more importantly, who doesn’t want to get their hands on their pots of gold?
|Pot of Gold
|Four Leaf Clover
The Drummer Brings Free Games
In addition to these basic symbols, there is also a pudgy shirtless leprechaun banging a drum who is both a wild and a scatter symbol. If this drummer appears on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reel, this triggers a cycle of free games, during which time the drummer is a “sticky wild”, so he remains in place helping you hit more combos. There is a multiplier value on the left, which increases by 1 with each missed spin. .
Another feature of the bonus round free games is that a coin might drop out, increasing the multiplier value by 5, 10, 15, 20, or 50.
Once you hit a combination the free games stop but the win is multiplied by the present value of the multiplier.
Craft Bonus Feature
Another interesting feature of this slot game is the ability to craft your own bonus. Normally you just need to keep pulling the virtual lever hoping to hit a lucky combination, but with the craft bonus feature you can skip straight to the bonus round immediately. Of course this does come with an additional fee, as there is no such thing as a free lunch. Still it can be nice to get a guaranteed bonus round, even if it does come with a hefty price tag.
The craft bonus feature has different price points, based on where you want the wild to be and how much you are betting.
So what is our overall view of Irish Thunder? It is definitely an enjoyable and well produced video slot. The music is easy on the ears and it is easy to get immersed in this game. Between the very nice background scenery and depictions of rural Ireland and just generally great artwork there is a lot going on. The game play mechanics are decent and interesting and there are some nice subtle touches, like the animation of the fair maiden’s hair that sways in the wind.
Leprechauns may not be real, but the jackpots you can win on Irish Thunder are. So if you want to find out if you have the luck of the Irish, then you may want to check out the Irish Thunder video slot from Belatra games.
|7th April 2022