We’re back with another review, and the game happens to be another Irish themed title. It goes by the name of 1st of the Irish and is one in a plethora of slot machines online to play on lucky objects such as four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, rainbows etc. There are loads to get through when looking at the slot from the surface since there’s a long list including cascading reels, free spins, mega symbols, wilds, multipliers and more. We’ll also see whether there’s perhaps something new to take from this overused theme, a feat very few titles have managed to achieve. Let’s get cracking and see what excellent features stand out from the rest.
We’re not too familiar with Red Rake Gaming, which is the iGaming studio responsible for creating 1st of the Irish. They started off as a social casino developer, and a few years back decided to go into real money online casino games. They don’t seem to be too concerned with the influx of Irish themed titles hitting the market, which in the last few months include Shake Shake Leprechaun, Pots O’Riches, Irish Riches Megaways and more. It’s hard to tell if Red Rake has done an excellent job with the theme because all games with this theme look pretty much the same. If there’s anything to be said here, 1st of the Irish does well to fall into the same look and feel of all its counterparts.
If you enjoy playing on your mobile device, then you’ll be able to get a few rounds in on mobile casinos, with very capable functionality. Players also have a decent wagering window to make use of, with betting limits starting at 8p and ending at £20. The biggest win amount appears to be 10,000x your bet, which is a massive amount. That means that the maximum possible jackpot for players to strive for is £200,000.00.
The symbols in 1st of the Irish might not even be necessary to discuss, especially for experienced players. Most of them take on the stereotypical Irish objects. No, wait! All of them are Irish objects. There’s a pipe, a pint of Guiness, a pot of gold, a horseshoe, a top hat, a four-leaf clover and a harp. There aren’t any standard lower paying symbols, such as playing card royals or suits, so you might find determining the winning values tricky at times.
There is one icon that brings some added. This is the wild, and this one is represented by the little green suited fellow, better known as the leprechaun. The wild substitutes all regular icons to create winning paylines.
Bonuses and Jackpots
You’ll notice that there isn’t a scatter icon in the game to trigger free spins the traditional way. Instead, what Red Rake has done, is to add meters to the right of the reels. Landing certain combinations will fill these meters, which are 5 of the slot’s symbols. You fill a meter by landing winning combinations with the corresponding symbols to the right of the reels. Should you manage to fill the rainbow meter you’ll have triggered the free spins, of which you are awarded 12.
The other meters are the pipe, guiness, four-leaf clover and top hat. Filling these meters will also result in bonus activity. Among these include sticky wilds, multipliers, added wilds and mega symbols. It’s also important to note that the reels cascade, meaning that every win essentially brings a respin.
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There are loads that we like in 1st of the Irish. It always feels like a plus when studios implement cascading reels in their online video slots, while a title that has free spins, multipliers, wilds, sticky wilds and a huge jackpot is always one that will struggle to be ignored. We really think it is about time studios found new themes, though, with the Irish one now having been used way too much. However, while these are the themes studios are using, a game with this level of action is one of your best bets.