Your Luck’s In
Lady Luck’s blue eyes gaze at you invitingly as she peeks over the top of the reels. A series of sparkly star effects are dotted about the reels and liberally applied to the crystal balls that appear as scatters on the reels. Lady Luck is a 5-reel, 20 payline slot with a stake per line that can be set between 0.01 and 0.5, making for a maximum cost of 10 per spin. There’s autoplay, which can be set between 10 and 500 spins, and there’s also the ability to disable the gamble feature.
In this respect, Lady Luck follows the formula GameArt have enjoyed success with in many of their other slots. Indeed, these tend to be differentiated from one another solely on account of their themes. The gameplay is identical and so are the playing card symbols that surface on the reels. These aren’t worth particularly much for three of a kind, but things start to look up once you get to the themed lucky symbols such as the ladybird or the blue charm, which resembles a fluffy USB stick. A very lucky USB stick.
Life is a Card Gamble
Valuable playing symbols include the gold coin and the clover, which are worth 375 for five. There’s also a horseshoe atop a crystal ball which commands 200 for five on a line. Any time you rack up a win in the base game, you can collect it or gamble with it. Elect for the latter and you’ll find yourself faced with a simple card gamble that will double your winnings or wipe them out, depending on whether you’ve called the next colour correctly.
The most lucrative action in Lady Luck is orchestrated by the wild and scatter symbols. These are played, predictably, by Lady Luck herself, who is the game’s wild woman, and by the crystal ball. It serves as scatter and is worth 4,000 for five. It’ll more commonly come to the rescue when three or more land on the reels, triggering 15 free spins and accompanying them by a 3x multiplier just for good measure. Wild will substitute for other symbols except scatter and is worth 4,500 for five.
Gamblers can be a superstitious bunch, and predictably there are plenty of slots out there tailoring to luck, fortune and serendipity in all its many forms. Play ‘N Go’s Lady of Fortune is a prime candidate. It’s a 15-payline medium variance slot that, like Lady Luck, features clover and horseshoe symbols.
There’s plenty more where that came from once you delve into the realm of Irish themed slots. If we’re keeping it strictly to ladies of luck, however, a similar game you could try is Lucky Lady’s Charms by Cryptologic. It’s got the same kind of symbols as Lady Luck, even if the graphics aren’t as sharp as GameArt’s effort.
Lady Luck is a generic but enjoyable little slot. It’s not the sort of game you could picture yourself coming back to repeatedly, but it provides simple thrills nonetheless, and should feel comfortingly familiar from the very first spin. It’s a shame GameArt aren’t more adventurous with the features, preferring instead to stick with what they know, but then that’s often the case with slots. Try Lady Luck for yourself and pray that destiny and her cohorts will smile kindly upon you.