Released: November, 2018
Software: Pragmatic Play
By the end of November, the Christmas decorations are already up and so is our holiday spirit, which makes this time of year perfect for Christmas-themed slots bonanza to begin. Pragmatic Play is one of the developers that decided to have an early start, redesigning their popular summer release Leprechaun Song and dressing it up for the occasion.
The new, Christmas version, retains the original structure and introduces the same set of bonus features, but with the festive twist and higher volatility. Offering the payout potential of x6,000 player’s bet, Leprechaun Carol generates 96.53% RTP and takes you on a roller-coaster of fun and excitement, packed with Free Spins, multipliers, picking games, and raining Wilds.
Leprechaun Carol symbols are identical to the ones from Leprechaun Song, only decorated. The Leprechaun himself, his Top Hat, the Pipe, and the Pint Glass are the highest value icons, with up to $5,000 payout for a combination of 5 matching symbols. The Rainbow Wild has the same maximum payout value as the Leprechaun (up to $5,000) and can replace all other symbols to complete the winning combination.
Scatter Pot of Gold is the only icon that cannot be substituted by the Wild. This icon can only land on the reels one, three, and five, randomly triggering one of the bonus games. The playing card icons – A, K, Q, J, and 10 – are the low-value symbols which become payable in the combinations of 3, unlike the Leprechaun and the Rainbow Wilds that generate payouts when at least 2 matching icons land on the connecting reels.
Pragmatic Play allows advanced customisation of their gaming platform, enabling the players to increase the spin speed, remove the intro video, and turn off the sounds. The betting level and the coin size are adjusted manually, using the commands placed left and right from the Spin button. The lowest amount that can be wagered on a single spin is one $0.01 per line, making the minimum bet $0.20 while the maximum stake is 10 coins per line or $100 on all 20 paylines.
By using the AutoPlay feature, players set in motion up to 100 auto spins, which can either be stopped manually or by a specific parameter that will end the auto session.
All combination are paid from left to right when at least 2 or 3 matching symbols land on the adjoining reels. If the symbol combinations are formed on multiple paylines, all wins will be added together and paid as a total.
Bonuses features in Leprechaun Carol can be triggered randomly during the base game, or when 3 Scatter icons land on reels 1, 3, and 5. Any spin can unlock the Raining Wilds feature, adding extra Wild symbols across the reels and increasing the winning odds. The same can happen with the Pick A Fiddle feature – this round can also pop up at any given moment, prompting the player to pick one of the 5 fiddles on the screen and win a cash prize. Giant symbols is another feature that can be randomly unlocked, covering all positions on up to 3 reels at once.
If there are any Scatters on the first and the middle reel, with extra Scatter icons below or underneath these symbols, Scatter Nudge will activate, moving the icons on the fifth reel up and down, potentially triggering the Bonus round.
Free Spins Picker Bonus is initiated by the Scatters, starting with 20 Free Spins and x3 multiplier. Before the round begins, the player will get to pick between mushrooms, revealing additional prizes: more spins, multipliers, and extra Wilds.
In the Coin Collector feature, the player will start with 15 Free Spins and 4x multiplier. While the feature is in progress, all the Scatters will be replaced with Coins; every new Coin will bring one point to the player, triggering additional bonus rounds and increasing the multiplier value.
The Leprechaun and Wild icons carry the highest payout value, generating $5,000 for a string of 5 icons. Thanks to the progressive multipliers, Leprechaun Carol can produce a very generous payout, especially if you decide to press the bets – a single spin can result in up to x6,000 stake increase.
Although Leprechaun Carol is not exactly a new release, Pragmatic Play has definitely made the right choice of the slot to be adjusted for the upcoming holiday season. There is no deficiency of bonus rounds or the prizes that can be won, starting with cash awards and progressive multipliers. The fact that the special features can be activated on any spin definitely adds an extra layer of excitement to the game, making it the optimal choice for the players who enjoy engaging, high volatility games, with wide betting range and generous payouts.