The Luck of the Irish
With a release date close to the end of October 2019, Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways is a Leprechaun-inspired creation from Blueprint Gaming. This slot game boasts several entertaining features including cascading symbols, Megaways, wilds, mystery symbols, extra spins with an unlimited win multiplier, gamble feature and four possible modifiers.
Blueprint Gaming introduces the up to 117,649 ways to win slot with Megaways licensed from BTG.
Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways – Game overview
Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways welcomes us to the Emerald Isle where green carpets of fields coat the meadows which are home to the lucky Leprechauns. An animated Leprechaun watches as the 5 reels spin into action.
The reels, made from wooden planks, are home to the logo symbol as the top paying which awards prizes with as little as 2 symbols on a way win line. Next, we have the stone wishing well, Leprechaun’s hat and golden horseshoe to round out the upper-value symbols. Below these, six royal flush poker icons are the lower-paying symbols. Spirited Irish music accompanies the slot with some amusing sound effects keeping thing light-hearted and fun.
Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways can be played with wagers that begin at £0.10 and end at £10. The game has been designed for play on desktop, mobile and tablet. If a player is always on the move, then they need a device that operates on iOS or Android.
Game features of Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways
The Megaways Feature is under license from BTG. This feature randomly determines the maximum number of symbols to appear on each of the six reels which go can go as high as 7. This can result in up to 117,649 ways to win.
Cascading slot action + wild symbol
After a winning spin, the symbols that participated in that line disappear and cause a chain reaction where symbols above will fall to replace the spaces. Above the 2nd to 5th reels, a horizontal reel carries an additional four symbols. Wild symbols can only appear on this horizontal reel. The wild will substitute for any of the other symbols except for the scatter.
The slot has medium-high volatility.
Mystery symbols can appear on any space and turn over to present the same symbol outside of the scatter. It enhances the odds of winning.
The pot o’ gold scatter symbol can appear on any of the six horizontal reels. In groups of 3 or more, players can collect extra spins with an unlimited win multiplier that increases by 1 after each cascade. The maximum value of the multiplier is infinite. Players can re-trigger the extra spins with 3 or 4 new scatters, for 5 or 10 more extra spins respectively.
On any spin, the slot presents an opportunity for the player to randomly trigger one of four modifiers: Guaranteed Megaways, Rainbow Respin, Lucky Streak Spin or Golden Clover Spin. The first feature guarantees a minimum number of Megaways and the second changes a losing spin into a winning spin. The third feature freezes winning combination and respins the rest for the chance to add to the win. Provided that the result of the respin is an improvement, another respin is granted. The final feature will place several mystery symbols onto the reels.
Highlights of the features include wilds, Megaways, cascading symbols, extra spins with progressive win multiplier, extra spins, mystery symbol, gamble and four unique game modifiers.
Before the commencement of the extra spins, a player has the option of choosing to gamble the number of extra spins for the chance of winning even more. Hit the ‘COLLECT’ button to begin the extra spins.
Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways opinion: Disappointing payouts
While themes based on Leprechauns is not new when it comes to slots, artwise or in the soundtrack department, this game is no slouch! Blueprint Gaming also threw in a lot of features, although none reinvent the wheel, to make Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways fun.
Sounds good so far, right? Well wait one moment! After a few hundred rounds, I was surprised at how miserly the payouts turned out to be as cracking 20x total bet was extremely difficult despite all the bells and whistles. Perhaps my luck had run out this day, but I even struggled to trigger the extra spins.
Unfortunately, the features felt more cosmetic and I wasn’t getting anywhere in a hurry. While the developer states that this is medium volatility, It felt to me more like high volatility in which case I would definitely recommend Bonanza from BTG instead.