Irish Riches Megaways (Blueprint Gaming): Overview
The Emerald Isle has always been quite the focus for online slot game developers, and Blueprint Gaming isn’t any different. That’s why it has proceed forth with the creation of the Irish Riches Megaways slot game. And we’d like to be one of the first to say that it's quite the success as well. Not only does it incorporate a familiar yet newly recognised theme, but it does so with impeccable graphics and enthralling animations. Moreover, the game utilises well proven features and mechanics to further enhance the gaming experience. Blueprint Gaming has definitely created something wonderful with this game, and with the inclusion of the Megaways engine, it offers up an even more exciting option to play.
Everything within Irish Riches Megaways takes place on a layout of 6 reels and up to 6 rows in total. Or so it would seem - because the central four reels also have an extra row that can be seen at the top of the main reel set. Of course, the inclusion of the Megaways engine means that there are multiple ways to form winning combinations. Up to 117,649 in total, as it happens. Medium to high variance, you can play it from 0.20 c/p up to 10 €/£ per spin across all devices.
One of the best parts about this slot game is that is contains some very impressive graphics and superb music. The background very nicely depicts a sort of fantasyland version of Ireland, with pots of gold, green fields, rainbows and more clearly on display. Traditionally Irish, the music is probably one of the most beautiful pieces we've ever heard in any Irish themed slot.
Upon the reels of the game, you’ll get to see symbols of playing card icons first of all. These come in the shape of the pink 9, blue 10, red J, green Q, purple K and yellow A. The latter of these is able to reward you with up to 1.75x your bet. After these symbols, you’ll be able to see three different gemstones – a blue sapphire, a green emerald and a red ruby. It’s the symbol of the pot of gold that works as the highest paying standard symbol in Irish Riches Megaways, though. 6 of this one coming into view in a winning combination will multiply your bet by 50 times the stake. The wild comes in the form of the lucky golden horseshoe. If this one comes into view in the horizontal reel, it will substitute for all other standard symbols.
Irish Riches Megaways (Blueprint Gaming): Features
At the core of the game is the Cascading Symbols feature. As soon as you start forming winning combinations, you’ll see this perk come into play. When it does, the symbols that are included in any win will disappear from the reels and leave gaps for new ones to fall into. Should any further wins be created after this occurs, the process will take place all over again. This continues on until no additional wins can be formed.
Irish Riches Megaways also provides its players with a Mystery Symbol too. This comes in the form of the lucky golden four-leaf clover. Mystery Symbols coming into view across the reels will transform themselves into one and the same standard symbol after the reels stop spinning. Therefore, they can be quite invaluable when it comes to the possibilities for creating wins. The only icon that this one cannot transform into is the scatter.
Speaking of the scatter symbol, this one is represented by the shining diamond. Scatters have the ability to come into view anywhere on the reels and still provide you with a reward. Four of them showing up anywhere will give you a reward of 12 Free Spins. Every additional scatter in view alongside the initial triggering four will add an extra five free spins on top of the base 12. During this round, an Unlimited Win Multiplier will also be in effect. The multiplier will begin at 1x, but then with every cascade, it will increase with no maximum limit in operation. With a top prize of 10,000 times your stake, the free spins round can get quite intense.
Last of all, the Irish Riches Megaways slot is a part of the Jackpot King network, which can randomly activate on any base spin. This sees you spin the reels to collect crowns with the more of these that you collect providing you with a bigger total bet multiplier. Then, you need to pick from the king’s treasure to increase your prize. Finally, enter the “Wheel King” for the chance to win huge prizes and potentially become a progressive jackpot winner, too!
Irish Riches Megaways (Blueprint Gaming): Verdict
Blueprint Gaming has really thrown everything into this slot game, and it pays off in many ways. The graphics are superb, so is the music, and the gameplay stands out as being as impressive as Blueprint's Megaways offerings tend to be. With the addition of the progressive jackpot, there’s really no limits to what you can achieve in this slot.
Of course, if you're already familiar with Bonanza inspired slots like Diamond Mine there really isn't much new to explore here. With that said, the design and music comes together so exceptionally well here that it might just become a new favorite. It's pleasant to play, is loaded with charm and has a relaxed feel to it while still being able to offer plenty of excitement.
Irish Riches Megaways doesn’t take the slotting experience to new places, but it’s still a solid and enjoyable romp for Megaways fans.