Shamrock Isle Slots

Shamrock-IsleShamrock Isle seems to be one of the many Irish themed slot machines already out there, though Rival doesn’t have that many of these yet. Based on the legends of the Irish, the game involves in it leprechauns, clovers, pots of gold and apparently unicorns as well. The Irish theme is quite popular because of the luck element that is involved and the promise of treasures if you find the leprechaun’s pot of gold, but the developers made sure that the game is good enough to play even if you’re not crazy about the story behind it.

On the 5 reels of Shamrock Isle, you can wager on a maximum of 20 bet lines. The collection of features offered in it give you a bonus game, a generous round of free spins that have multipliers, scatter symbols and even a wild. All in all, a decent slot machine, with a prize that stops at $12,500.

Features of Shamrock Isle

The features would be a big part of the attraction in this game, with wild symbols becoming expanding when the free spins are in use, with multipliers offered, with bonus rounds and with scatters.

The Leprechaun is a cool looking guy, with sunglasses and with the hat pulled forward a bit. As the wild symbol, it will assist with the formation of new combinations, though its powers will often be wasted because the symbol will not appear on the payline where it is needed most. While in the base game, this is a regular wild, which has a 2x multiplier for the prizes formed through it. Things change a bit during free spins, but more on that below. The base game wild can also form combinations of its own, with the biggest prize offered by it being at 5,000x.

Free Games Feature

Activated with the help of the Harp symbol, the free spins round gets you a different number of games, depending on how many scatters there were. Three musical instruments activate the free spins with 10 rounds, while four will activate 20 and five will get you 125 free spins. All these free spins have 3x multipliers, which is quite generous since you can get so many of them.

While the free spins are in use, you get an expanding wild instead of the regular one. It doesn’t have a multiplier anymore, and it appears on the first three reels only.

Bonus Game

The Pot of Gold symbol is another scatter in Shamrock Isle, capable of triggering a bonus feature when 3+ symbols are visible. Rival often uses bonus games in its slot machines, and they always are decent ways to make some extra money and be entertained at the same time.


Betting options and jackpots

Rival tends to use the same betting system in most of their games, a good example being Shamrock Isle. You will be allowed to use a maximum of 200 coins, up to 10 per line, while denominations reach $0.25. The $2.50 line bet turns into $50 per spin, when all the lines are chosen.

As for the big prize, you’re promised a payout of 5,000x with the help of the wild, meaning a maximum of $12,500 in the base game. Unfortunately, it can’t be won during the free spins, as the wild no longer appears on all the reels at that point.

Design and symbols

The action seems to take place in the middle of some enchanted forest, with old trees surrounding the reels, while a bit farther away you can see the wonderful vegetation and grass, done in a very light shade of green. The green color seems to be important for the game, used in pretty much all the symbols, in the betting options and the surrounding background image. Something I didn’t really appreciate was the use of many playing cards, all of them quite similar, though they did have a theme and weren’t just stock photos.

Symbols: Leprechaun (wild, 5,000x), Pot of Gold (scatter), Harp (scatter), Crown (750x), Unicorn (500x), Clover (400x), Ace (200x), King (125x), Queen (90x), Jack (80x), 10 (70x) and 9 (65x).


Is It Worth Playing?

You’re going to find it easy to locate a leprechaun/Irish themed slot machine, so don’t pick this game for its theme, but do it for the quality of the design and for the features offered in it.

Shamrock Isle can be found at any Rival casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.