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Released June 30, 2020
Software provider IGT
RTP (return to player) 96.02 %
Volatility medium-low
Theme Irish
Reels 5
Paylines 10
Bonus game No
Free spins Yes
Wild symbol Yes
Scatter symbol Yes
Multiplier Yes
Progressive No
Top win x2,000
Bet Size 0.10-300 EUR

Theme and basic information

The Irish Magic slot is a fabulous-looking game that was released in June of 2020 by International Game Technology PLC (IGT) provider that is on the market for some decades and can be certainly considered trustworthy by partners and players. In addition to a great design and safety, the slot offers the players quite good maximum payouts equal 2000x a stack and cool features such as Free spins bonus, Free spins bonus -Jackpot and multipliers. All of them I’m going to elaborate on further in the article.

The plot of the slot is based on a fairytale scenario and it tells us about the life of the leprechaun that lives in a very small house which looks like a mushroom and wears boots of green color.

So, the main character is a leprechaun who lives in the forests of Ireland and looks like a small, stout man with a cylinder on his head.

Game play

This slot has 5 reels and 4 rows that are fixed and can’t be changed during the game. The number of pay-lines is 10, it is fixed too.

All pay-lines pay if the beginning of win combination lay on the far-left reel and all the symbols of the winning combination appear on a played line and on consecutive reels.

The only adjustable bet setting of the slot is total bet sizing which ranges from 0.10 euros to 300 euros. So, it can satisfy both who prefers to make low bets and high rollers.

Slot symbols

The total number of symbols is 15. It sounds unusual but it includes Wild, Scatter, 10 standard paying symbols, a symbol with a clover(or “+1 spin” symbol) that awards additional free spins and two jackpot level up symbols.

The highest paying symbol is Wild, and the lowest paying symbols are suits and two other figures, that look like a circle and a drop with precious stones inside of them.

The highest win per line is 500x a bet for all 5 Wilds landed on a pay-line, so that you can get 150,000 euros if your bet equals 300 euros.

Wild looks like a golden pot filled with coins made of gold. It substitutes for all symbols except Scatter, clover and two Jackpot level up symbols which are horseshoes.

Scatter is called a bonus symbol in the slot. It looks like a leprechaun’s cylinder. And 3 such symbols trigger the Free spins bonus and awards a single spin on a bonus reel.

Slot Bonus features

You can get Free spins playing in Irish Magic in two different ways. So, 3 bonus symbols, that look like cylinders of green color, that land on any positions on the centre three reels trigger the Free Spins Bonus and bring one free spin on a bonus reel.

The wheel spin awards 10, 15, or 20 initial free spins. This spin occurs before the Free spins bonus to determine the number of initial spins awarded. After the wheel stops spinning, 10, 15, or 20 free spins are awarded as indicated by the wheel pointer.

And one more symbol can bring you free spins, it is a clover symbol (or Plus 1 symbol), it awards one additional free spin. This symbol can bring up to 100 free spins per bonus in total.

It is said in the rules that the reels that are used in the Free Spins bonus are different from the reels in the base game. And free spins are played at the same line bet and the same number of pay-lines as the triggering spin.

There is no bonus game as a separate element of the slot. Though, the bonus feature perfectly replaces it and makes your gameplay experience quite engaging and maybe even unforgettable.

Special features

Among the special features are Stacked Wilds Feature and Jackpot Bonus feature. The first one implies that each reel is loaded with groups of four or more consecutive Wild symbols. In the Free spins bonus, the Stacked Wilds feature is even richer and more plentiful.

Jackpot Bonus means that Wilds landed on the reels during the Free Spins Bonus are collected to win Jackpot awards. And when the bonus ends, the total number of Wild symbols is compared to the Jackpot threshold and the highest single eligible. The number of Wild symbols collected always start at zero on each Free Spins Bonus trigger.

So, it is the correlation (between) the number of Wild symbols and Jackpot Starting Value:

  • if the number of Wilds equals 100 and more, the Jackpot Starting value is 2000

  • if the number of Wilds equals 65 to 99, the Jackpot Starting value is 500

  • if the number of Wilds equals 40 to 64, the Jackpot Starting value is 200

  • if the number of Wilds equals 20 to 39, the Jackpot Starting value is 125

  • if the number of Wilds equals less than 20, the Jackpot Starting value is 80

The Level Up symbol and Double Level Up symbol are the special ones as well. So, each Level Up symbol in any position on reel 3 increases each Jackpot by its starting value. And each Double Level Up symbol in any position on reel 3 increases each Jackpot by 2 times its starting value. In total. Jackpots can be increased up to a maximum of 10 times.

When all awarded free spins are played, the Jackpot value is awarded corresponding to the highest number of Wild symbols collected. And Jackpot values are multiplied by the line bet.

The Irish Magic slot doesn't offer a progressive jackpot. Instead, you will be given a chance to win a slot's jackpot during the free spins bonus feature which is a good opportunity as well.

RTP and volatility

Return to player (RTP) of this game ranges from 91.90% to 96.02%. The fewer the number of games played, the wider the normal variance of actual payback that may occur in a single random case. This coefficient is lower than the average theoretically expected payback on the market which means that if you prefer more safe gameplay experiences, this game can be not your option.

The volatility of this slot is low to medium, so you will get your wins quite often theoretically.

The hit frequency of Irish Magic slot is unidentified.

Graphics and sound

Graphics of the Irish Magic slot is well-executed. All pictures are made in a lively color. The characters and decorations look pretty bright and modern. And the animation is high-quality as well as the slot’s sound.

This slot’s design reflects the demands of contemporary players, it’s vivid, colorful and fast-moving.

In conclusion

There are some pros and cons of this slot that I’m going to consider right here.

The pros of Irish Magic are the following:

  • good animation

  • high-quality sound

  • quite unique theme

  • low to medium level of volatility

  • html5 is supported

The cons of Irish Magic are the following:

  • lower than average RTP level which ranges from 91.90% to 96.02% depending on the number of games played. 96.02% is somewhat okay, whereas 91.9% is not that lucrative to put it very mildly

  • fairly low maximum winning

  • no free spins multiplier

Summing up, I liked the design of the slot, it looks very innovative and modern. Moreover, it has a couple of cool features, a pretty simple interface and its volatility is low.

Nevertheless, it has some possibly meaningful disadvantages including small maximum possible winning that probably won’t be able to satisfy the wily players and low RTP which means that you will get back less money than in the other slots.

So, I'd recommend this slot to players who love cool-looking modern slots with low volatility and prefer to enjoy quite a safe with lots of small winnings gameplay experience.