With St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March it will come as no surprise to find that the month heralded the launch of the Irish themed slot Shamrockers Eire To Rock From IGT.
It’s a very different gaming experience to that of the recent rock launch from Net Ent Guns n’ Roses but is interesting just the same.
The game boasts 20 lines over five reels and features wilds, free spins bonuses and an Encore feature.
The main symbols on the reels have a very Irish feel boasting the stereotypical red hair, leprechaun ears and a penny whistle. These are all alongside the traditional 10, J, Q, K, A.
If you spin in three ‘Admit One Bonus’ scatter symbol then you will trigger the free spin bonus.
These symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
Four free spins are the initial award and during the free spin rounds, different major symbols are stacked on the reels.
If on your final spin when in the free spin bonus you land a VIP Encore symbol then you will have retriggered the bonus and earn another four spins.
The wild symbol is, as you might expect, a shamrock and this substitutes for any symbol other than the scatter and VIP Encore.
When in the free spin bonus round, this becomes a wild symbol too.
Graphically it’s not quite as impressive as some of the online casino games available today and playability isn’t great.
The background music is more than a little bit annoying too and if we’re to be totally honest, it’s really not a hit with us.
The stacked symbols do offer high winning potential but it’s not enough to make this slot game one we’ll be spinning the reels of on a regular basis.
That said, don’t take our word for it, give the reels a spin at Ladbrokes Casino or any other casino that offers the game, and see if the luck of the Irish is with you when you ‘Eire To Rock’.