The Irish legend of leprechauns is widely knows across the whole world. Leprechauns have even earned their special day – St. Patrick’s day, on 17th March – when people celebrate differently depending on the part of the world, yet one aspect is celebrated everywhere similarly – drinking and feasting. These mythical creatures of the Irish folklore are all about gold, luck and happiness, which makes them perfect choice for a slot theme. That is why Playtech decided to make the Land of Gold slot with the leprechaun as its main character.
Land of Gold by Playtech is a 5-reel slot game with 576 ways to win and it is the “Allways” type of slot, where there are no strict paylines and all combinations from left to right pay. The first and the fifth reel have got only 3 rows of symbols, while the second, the third and the fourth have got 4 rows. The slot is well refined and animated. The standard symbols are numbers and letters of the alphabet but the higher paid symbols are: a horseshoe, a pot of gold, a rainbow, a four-leaf clover and a golden harp. The sound of each symbol fits well within the slot and the reels spin quickly and flawlessly. These symbols are unique as once on of them covers reels 2,3 and 4 simultaneously, the cash prize is 5x-25x times the total bet. And that is not even the beginning of the bonus section.
The real bonuses begin with the standard Wild and Scatter, but the leprechaun in Land of Gold has not even started yet. It is really hard to lose in this slot and one bonus after another the amount on your account gets bigger and bigger, spin after spin.
The Wild symbol which is the name of the slot, acts similarly to the Wilds in other slots – it substitutes all symbols, except for the Scatter and bonus symbols. Wilds are useful especially when it helps to catch the 5 of a kind combinations.
Scatter is the image of the titular leprechaun which may appear only on reels 2,3 and 4 and when that happens, you win Lucky Spins Free Games – the fortune wheel where you can win Free Spins and multipliers until you hit “COLLECT”. That means that there is no limit of Free Spins. You can spin the wheel until you hit collect.
The red toadstool is the Bonus symbol which appears only on the first and the last reels. Once you catch it, you make the first step towards the progressive jackpot – 5000 coins! The bonus game is very simple. You need to shot the leprechaun high into the sky by pulling down the toadstool, like a spring. The leprechaun will then collect all the gold coins along the way up, unless he hits the black crow – then he falls down. The leprechaun can meet on his way green four-leaf clovers – get the three of them and the jackpot is yours!
Land of Gold by Playtech is certainly a time well spent. So many ways to win, bonus features and the whole impression you get while spinning the reels makes it one of the best slot games that have recently been launched. The little fellow with the pot of gold which speaks beautiful Irish makes it even more charming and entertaining. You don’t need to chase the rainbow to get ric; simply spin the reels of Playtech‘s Land of Gold and the result will be the same, if not better.