Lucky Leprechaun Clusters slot REVIEW
Lucky Leprechaun Clusters ReviewThe original 2015 Lucky Leprechaun release from Microgaming has more or less sunken into oblivion, and for some reason the iGaming giant has decided to take it upon themselves to honor this Irish Luck title with a follow-up. Usually, they let one of their numerous partner studios do the heavy lifting, but Lucky Leprechaun Clusters comes straight from the legendary developer’s own hand.
The visuals are about as dated as in the first game, which we assume is intentional, but you get a larger 7x7 grid with a Cluster Chase™ pay system. The Rolling Reels™ winning symbol collect system dishes out 4 unique modifiers, and these will hopefully help you collect enough winning symbols to trigger the Trail O’ Fortune Bonus Game. The overall max win of 4,600x is decent enough, and this is a charming and entertaining Leprechaun-themed installment.
Lucky Leprechaun Clusters Slot - Reels Screen
Lucky Leprechaun Clusters Slot Features
The premium symbols pay between 100 and 1,500 x your stake for 20+ matching symbols in a cluster, and you also have different wild symbols that come via different features. Wilds step in for regular pay symbols to help complete wins, and winning symbols are removed via the Rolling Reels mechanic. New and/or existing symbols drop down to fill the gaps, and this process repeats as long as you keep winning.
A Lucky Charms feature may trigger at random times on non-winning spins, and 1 low-value symbol is then selected randomly. All instances of the selected symbol are cloned, and placed in random adjacent positions that gives you a win. A random low-value symbol type comes with clovers attached for each spin, and if part of a win, the cluster leaves a golden clover wild behind.
All winning symbols are collected in the Feature Meter seen on the left, and this meter dishes out 4 different modifiers. Filling the final meter, after you’ve already gone through the 4 modifiers, triggers the Trail O’ Fortune Bonus Game.
Below is an overview of the 4 modifiers, and their trigger position in the meter shifts randomly per spin. You need to collect 21, 42, 63 and 84 winning symbols in the same rolling reels sequence to get 1, 2, 3 and 4 modifiers, respectively, and the Trail O’ Fortune Bonus Game requires a total of 125 collected winning symbols. Each modifier triggers when the rolling reels sequence comes to an end:
Pots o’ Gold - adds 2 to 6 wilds randomly to the grid, and the symbols around the wilds (left, right and above) are removed via a rainbow. New symbols fill the gaps.
Shamrock Shake - 4 symbol types are selected randomly to be removed, giving you a cascade of new symbols, and an x2 or x3 multiplier may be awarded.
Lucky Coin - 10 to 15 symbol positions are replaced by either high or low value symbols, or the wild coin if you’re extra lucky.
Rainbow Road - removes symbols via a randomly placed rainbow row and column, and you get wilds in the intersecting points. In addition, up to 4 extra wilds can be placed on the rainbow road.
As mentioned, you need 125 collected winning symbols in the same Rolling Reels sequence to trigger the Trail O’ Fortune Bonus Game. You’re then taken to a new screen, where a trail filled with increasing bet multipliers snake its way across the screen. The trail ends in a pot of gold worth 1,500x your stake. A wheel is spun to move you along the trail, and rainbow bridges offer shortcuts to higher prizes. Emeralds awards +1 extra spin, and you win the prize you land on as you run out of spins.
The 200 Spins Lucky Leprechaun Clusters Slot Experience
You get to see a lengthy and modifier-fuelled rolling reels sequence at the very start of the 4:45-minute highlights video. Not too long after that, we cycle through all 4 of the modifiers, before we fill the final bonus game meter. The Trail O’ Fortune Bonus triggers at 2:42, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
Just like with the Fishin’ Frenzy series, the dated/retro visuals are part of the charm of a game like this, although some players might not see it that way. Lucky Leprechaun Clusters doesn’t contain huge surprises that will rock the shamrock genre, but racking up modifiers that eventually leads to the bonus trail game is entertaining enough. It probably helps if you’re a fan of Barcrest’s popular Rainbow Riches range though, as there are plenty of similarities.
The pace and tempo of the game is pleasant with the turbo switched on, and it goes well together with the cheerful Celtic tune. Getting to the actual bonus trail game already gives you a decent payout, and 4,600x seems like a reasonable potential for an installment like this. The Trail O’ Fortune Bonus is somewhat engaging, although nothing too special either, and overall this is a pretty decent Microgaming release that will probably please fans of the Irish Luck genre.
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Rainbow Riches Cluster Magic - is a somewhat similar installment in Barcrest’s wildly popular Irish Luck series, as it comes with cascading wins on a cluster pays grid. You unlock positions via consecutive cascades, up to an 8x8 grid at best, and there are plenty of bonus features and extras to look forward to as well.
Rainbow Riches Megaways - is a somewhat popular dynamic reels installment in the Barcrest range, and it comes with up to 117,649 win ways. Super Gems slide in on the top reel to trigger symbol transformations, and the unlimited progressive multiplier bonus round can lead to payouts up to 70,000x your stake (capped at £250,000).
Lucky Leprechaun - is Microgaming’s original Irish Luck release, and it’s a tad less volatile with 5x3 reels and 20 paylines. It comes with a very similar Trail O’ Fortune bonus, with a top prize of 1,000x, but you also get a free spins round with up to an x5 multiplier. The overall max win is 5,000x your stake.
Lucky Leprechaun Clusters Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Lucky Leprechaun Clusters?
The top-tier Lucky Leprechaun Clusters RTP is 96.31 %, but this release comes with customizable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Lucky Leprechaun Clusters?
This is a high volatility installment from Microgaming, but you also get a pretty high hit rate of 41.68 %.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 4,600x your stake in Lucky Leprechaun Clusters, and 20+ Leprechaun symbols in a cluster awards 1,500x your stake. The latter is also the top bonus trail prize.
How does the Feature Meter system work?
Winning symbols are collected, and this can trigger up to 4 modifiers from the meter. Collect 125 symbols in a single modifier-fuelled rolling reels sequence to trigger the bonus trail.
Is there a free spins mode in Lucky Leprechaun Clusters?
No, not in the traditional sense, but you get a Trail O’ Fortune Bonus instead. It’s all about progressing along the bet multiplier prize trail, and the top prize is 1,500x your stake.
Can I play Lucky Leprechaun Clusters Slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free Lucky Leprechaun Clusters demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).