Playtech’s Irish Luck Pokie Review
July 4, 2014
Different games have different themes, and this is especially true when it comes to online pokies. For Playtech, these themes are often very closely related to the gameplay of the title in question, and that's definitely the case with their Irish Luck pokie. When you play this game, you're going to want to try to get as lucky as you can because it has a particularly high volatility with several features that will require a mentality of shooting for the big prizes or probably going home with nothing. This is the perfect game for people who are looking for big wins only.
Irish Luck uses a five-reel format with 30 paylines which is a moderately atypical number, but not greatly so. Coins range from $0.01 to $0.50 each, so you can see that you don't need be a high roller to play this game with all paylines activated with its minimum price of just $0.30 per spin. You can bet up to 10 coins on each of the paylines, however, so you have a lot of control over your bet sizes with bets as high as $150 per spin. You may want to play with bet sizes smaller than what you normally play with in this game because of it's exceptionally high volatility.
One aspect of this game that greatly contributes to the volatility is the way that the wilds are handled. The girl symbol is wild, and they are stacked on every single reel. While you could potentially get a wild on every single spot on the reel for a massive payout worth a 3,000,000x payout, this also means that your variance is really going to be out of hand. What complicates this is the fact that using a wild girl symbol in a winning combination doubles that payout.
The pot of gold symbol is scattered in Irish Luck, and you can get payouts worth up to 500 times your entire bet if you get three, four or five of them on the screen at the same time. Three or more also activates a bonus feature where you can get anywhere between 33 free spins with a 2x multiplier and eight free spins with a 15x multiplier. This leads to potential payouts that are some of the largest in non-progressive pokies in the history of the industry, so you can see why this game is so popular.