There are certain types of themes in the video slots sector that we see over and over again. Pragmatic Play had the fun idea to combine two of them (a winter wonderland and an Irish theme) to give players a different style of game to check out.
The graphics for this game are pretty far up there in terms of quality. You can see a fun scene with small houses and snow falling in the background. However, it's the gameplay that really stands out the most with several features.
Format and Layout
This is a 20-payline game that pays from left to right only. As such, there are five vertical reels with three rows, and the symbols spin normally like you'd expect instead of just appearing or falling in from above. You can have as many as 10 coins per line and coins worth up to $0.50 for a maximum bet size of $100 per spin, or you can wager for as little as $0.20 per turn, but you cannot change the number of paylines that this game has available.
Something that we think is very important to mention is that this title has a particularly high volatility. It's a bit tricky because you wouldn't necessarily think so just from looking at the pay table and features, but this may be one of the highest volatility titles out there that doesn't have a progressive jackpot.
Some of the features in this slot can be triggered on any random spin in the regular game. It starts with the Raining Wilds feature, which brings down random wild symbols onto the reels. It continues with the Pick a Fiddle feature, which allows you to pick a random feature for an instant payout.
Another random feature is a giant symbol. These symbols appear in 3x3 blocks and can land anywhere on the screen to give you some pretty tremendous winning opportunities.
Finally, there's a scatter nudge feature. If you get scatters on the first and third reels, and the fifth reel missed it by one position, the reel will nudge to move it onto the reels and give you a feature.
Free Spins Picker
You'll start with 20 free spins and a 3x multiplier whenever you get all three scatters on the screen at once. You can add more free spins or more multipliers to the bonus round, and you can also have extra symbols turned into wilds added into the feature.
Coin Collector Feature
Another available free spins mode starts with 15 free spins and a 4x multiplier. You'll play through collecting coins, which increases your multipliers for every five that you collect. You can also earn additional free spins in this mode.
Payouts and Prizes
Like all prizes in this game, the wild symbol and Santa Elf wins are based on multiples of the total bet. They each get you 50x wins for five of a kind, and both of them will pay out for two of a kind or more, but all other symbols require at least three.
The striped hat is worth 25x for five, and that drops to 12.5x and 10x for the pipe and glass of beer symbols, respectively.
From there, the wins drop down for the snow-covered card rank symbol payouts. The A and K get you 8.75x and 7.5x, and it drops down to 6.25x for five of the Q or 5x for five of the J or 10 symbols.
Again, the thing to know about the Leprechaun Carol slot by Pragmatic Play is that it's all about a high volatility, which means that you will probably want to play with a lower bet size than you're used to. This is at least until you get used to how this title plays.
Between the graphics, pay table and plethora of bonus features, this game definitely has a fun experience that players will enjoy. It's definitely not for people who prefer a high hit-rate combined with relatively low swings, but if some swings and excitement don't bother you, then this is a game that you'll most likely enjoy.