Under the Radar: Leprechaun Hills
Dey say der’s notin’ quite like de luck of the Irish. So why not give dis wee slot here yer own spin? Leprechaun hills will transport ye to de gud ol’ rollin’ hills o’ fair Ireland. So, warm up a lovely pot o’ Irish Stew and we’ll tell ye all ye need ter know about dis grand slot.
And I promise on de life of me fair Red Setter te lay off de Irish accent for de rest of de text.
Here at Under the Radar we take great pride in shining a light on all those little special gems. They aren’t the best-known games, but what they lack in size they make up for in gumption.
A slot that’s sure to be a quick hit for Quickspin
Released just in time for 2017’s annual festival of debauchery, the Leprechaun Hills video slot is set to get you in the proper mood for St Paddy’s day.
Quickspin’s games are pretty much the perfect match for Under the Radar, like Bono and his shades. Quickspin is a relatively new provider, but what they lack in experience they make up for by creating quirky games with special features. Look no further than Big Bad Wolf to see what we mean. Of course, Leprechaun Hills is no slouch either and definitely worth a couple of hours of your time. At least.
You’ll have no problem playing this game while you paint the town green, since it’s available on all devices, including mobile.
So, who’s the coolest Irish legend?
Irish folklore has more legends than drunk people at a St. Paddy’s day parade. From banshees to changelings there is plenty to use to terrify your young ins to behave. Fortunately, there are also loads of tales that are more inspiring than terrifying, like the canonisation of a man for forcing all the snakes out of Ireland. What of course makes him such a legend to us, is that there were no snakes to start with. The man we are referring to is of course St. Patrick.
Similarly, you’ll find no snakes in the Leprechaun Hills slot. But there are plenty of Irish symbols to make your blood flow green. The red headed leprechaun is of course the highest paying symbol. Other high paying symbols include pints of stout, magic fungi, horse shoes and of course the famous shamrock.
The video slot is rounded off with the usual suspects: A, K, Q, J and 10. The wild is simply the logo of the game. And the scatter, I’m sure you’ve guessed is… the pot of gold.
Another brilliant legend is that of Finn MacCool. Apparently, he caught a salmon who knew all the world’s knowledge. You’d think a salmon who knew everything would be smart enough to not get caught, but hey what do we know?
Anyway, Mr MacCool thought it would be a good idea to eat the fish to gain the knowledge himself but being an awful chef himself he managed to burn his thumb with the oil of the fish. Funny thing was, from then on, anytime he wanted to know anything he could just suck his thumb and the knowledge would come to him.
But our favourite here at Under the Radar is the humble Leprechaun. Another of our favourite games, by the way, is also centred on the same devilish imp and his travels to Egypt in Leprachaun goes to Egypt. Isn’t it obvious that’s where a Leprechaun would go on holiday?
If you do travel to Egypt yourself, don’t forget your cell phone because the mobile version of this game scores top points. So, the legend of the Leprechaun tells of a group of fairies who are a little more than obsessed with gold. They must really have a thing for bling! These little guys would go about hiding their gold at the bottom of a rainbow and in a country with up to 225 days of rain in a year, there were bound to be plenty of good hiding spots!
The story goes that if you found a Leprechaun they had to grant you three wishes before they could be released. Is there anyone else whose first wish would be infinite wishes? Or even better, infinite free spins?
But since that’s unlikely to happen, at least this video slot offers its own set of free spins. But more on that later. The minute you open the game, you’ll be transported to beautiful green hills that make up stunning countryside that is Ireland. The music is lively and after a few wins, is sure to make you want to get up and dance a jig.
Will you favourite feature be respins or free spins?
It’s rare that we come across a unique feature and although respins are not uncommon, they aren’t often retriggered by a win. It really makes you feel like you are on a roll, which is a great feeling.
Maybe just the pick-up you need to nurse the hangover created by St. Patrick’s day? They say the luck of the Irish was originally a derogatory term, based on many Irish people found gold during the gold rush in the States. The suggestion being that the gold was found via pure dumb luck rather than brains.
On the plus side, using the same dumb luck is all you need to have to know how to play Leprechaun Hills.
Triggering the lucky respins feature is really easy, and happens every time you win with a picture symbol. Why lucky you might ask? Well from horse shoes to the lucky four leaf clover, all the picture symbols have a little to do with luck.
Once in the respin, the winning symbol will become stacked making it easier for you to trigger bigger wins.
Lucky respins is one of those great features that gives you lots of little wins to help you keep your bank roll going.
Rainbow free spins
No slot game featuring a leprechaun would be complete without a rainbow and a pot of gold and the Leprechaun Hills slot is no exception. The pot of gold in the game is your scatter symbol. Get three and you’ll trigger the free spins round.
The slight downside here is no matter what you do you can’t get more than seven free spins. I guess they choose seven to stick to the whole theme of luck.
There is however, a really grand side to the free spin round. You get an extra symbol, and it is of course the rainbow. Just like with the respins, the symbol is stacked. So, although the free spins may feel as short as a Leprechaun, you’re still bound to exit the bonus round with plenty of gold in the bank.
Will you find gold in Leprechaun Hills?
With simple, fun graphics and a lively theme, Leprechaun Hills is more than likely to become a year-round favourite, rather than a boring reskin for St. Paddy’s day. The respins feature is likely to keep your bank roll going while you wait for the more profitable free spins round.
To play Leprachaun Hills for real gold, er, real money you’ll first have to open an account at LeoVegas. It will take you as long to do as it takes an Irish rugby player to down a pint of the black stuff.