Red Hot Stuff
Fair play to Play ‘n Go, Leprechaun Goes to Hell is unlike anything we have come across before. The reels of the game are suspended in the centre of the earth’s core, where red lava bubbles between the rocks and flames lap around the screen. Thankfully, you don’t need gloves to spin the reels, even though these are burning red hot.
Chains dangle from the roof of the cave, bones encase the reels to keep them together and there is a heart-pounding soundtrack being played out in the background.
When a win lands on the reels, the flames will run through the payline to show you how you won. Evilene, love heart tattoo with horns, leprechaun, skeleton hat, satanic star, pitch fork, green poison, pots of gold and card values 10, J, Q, K and A can be found on the reels.
The control panel is slightly different to other Play ‘n Go slot machines, instead of using adjusting arrows on various boxes to select your bet – you use the pre-set buttons to the lower of the reels. Choose either; 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50 or 5.00.
You could potentially win one of four progressive jackpots whilst playing – you will need to enter the bonus round and follow the instructions to try and win one of the four pots on the screen. All pots grown until someone triggers a jackpot – then this pot will reset and start to accumulate again.
Biggest wins on offer by far is the 50,000 max payout and the progressive jackpots. The bonus game is the keys to this payout potential.
By betting maximum stakes of just 5.00 a spin, you can win 600.00 when leprechaun and Evilene fall as part of a win line. This will double the win up to a maximum of 600.00 – quite impressive for a 5.00 stake.
Three Evilene symbols will trigger the bonus game. Every time a tattoo love heart makes an appearance on the reels, 1 additional respin will be awarded. The higher your bet, the more temperature will be added to your temperature meter. This also increases your chances of winning one of the progressive jackpots.
Leprechaun is wild and will substitute for all symbols bar scatter, to help create winning paylines.
Three or more pots of gold on your payline and you will trigger the free spins bonus. Ten free spins are warded with a multiplier being added to all wins – this multiplier can range between 2x and 10x.
Leprechaun Goes to Hell is the stuff of nightmares. The design, theme, soundtrack and plot is very spine-tingling and so too are the progressive jackpots on offer.
For a medium to high variance slot machine, we were lucky to trigger wins very frequently during the base game, but the free spins and bonus were harder to get our hands on. Big wins come via both bonuses – especially the 10x multiplier that could be added to free spin wins.