Leprechaun Links slot REVIEW
Leprechaun Links ReviewWe were impressed by Slingshot Studios’ Game of Thrones Power Stacks, and Leprechaun Links is the same game with a far more cheerful Irish Luck theme. It’s a pure reskin job in other words, as both the math model and the features are the same as in the original. This might disappoint some players craving something brand new each time, while others will appreciate having options.
The main attraction is still the Link&Win feature, not least because of the 4 jackpots, and the enchanted forest goes well together with the jolly soundtrack. We’ve seen the Irish Luck theme done better and worse before however, and you still need to trigger the Link&Win feature from within the bonus round to unlock the game’s full potential. We understand the reskin temptation, but we prefer uniqueness in each release.
Leprechaun Links Slot - Reels Screen
Leprechaun Links Slot Features
The Leprechaun Wild can land anywhere, and it steps in for all regular pay symbols to help you complete winning combinations. It’s also the most valuable symbol in the game (except for the scatter), and 5-oak wins award 25x payouts. The regular premiums pay between 5 and 7.5 x your stake in comparison.
On the left-hand side you’ll see a randomly chosen symbol on display with the word Power Stacks underneath it. The chosen Power Stack symbol varies per spin, but scatters and wilds cannot be power stacked. The chosen symbol will land in stacks, increasing your chances of a larger payout.
You need to land 6+ cash coin symbols anywhere on the same spin to trigger the Link&Win feature. The triggering coins become sticky on a cleared grid, and you get 3 respins. Any new cash coins that land become sticky as well, and the respins tally resets to 3 again. The feature goes on until you run out of respins, or until you fill the grid with non-blank symbols.
The cash coins are worth between 1 and 15 x your stake when the feature is triggered from the base game, but both the coin values and jackpot values are doubled if you trigger the Link&Win feature from within the bonus round. This means 2 to 30 x your stake cash coins, and jackpots up to 5,000x your stake.
You win the top-tier Diamond Jackpot by filling the grid with non-blank symbols (i.e. cash coins and smaller jackpot symbols), and this awards 2,500x your stake (base game trigger) or 5,000x (free spins trigger). The Bronze, Silver and Gold jackpots are worth 20, 100 and 500 x your stake when triggered from the base game, and 40, 200 and 1,000 x your stake when the feature is triggered from the bonus round.
The Bonus Round comes about when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere in view, and this awards a scatter payout of 1, 10 or 100 x your stake up front. You get 15 free spins no matter how many triggering scatters you land, and an x2 multiplier applies to all wins. Wilds land stacked during the feature, and the x2 multiplier applies to all wins in the Link&Win feature, if triggered from within the bonus round.
The 200 Spins Leprechaun Links Slot Experience
The base game dragged on for a good while, before we finally triggered the Link&Win feature around the 2-minute mark. We got away with a decent haul, and the bonus round is triggered not long after that. You can check out the whole 5:46-minutes highlights video by hitting the play button below.
Being a reskin of Game of Thrones Power Stacks, players familiar with the branded original will not find anything new in Leprechaun Links. It thus boils down to which theme you prefer, Irish Luck or GoT. The contrast is quite stark in that regard, and it can be nice to have a more “friendly” and charming alternative to the brutal world of white walkers, giants and ruthless kings and warriors.
The volatility can be brutal enough in both installments though, and you need to strap yourself in for a bumpy ride with plenty of dead spins. Power stacked symbols can be somewhat helpful at times, but the Link&Win feature is still your best shot at cracking the 25,000x potential. You will need to trigger it from within the bonus round to stand a real chance though, and overall 5,000x seems like a more realistic prospect.
If you enjoy Leprechaun Links Slot you should also try:
Game of Thrones Power Stacks - is a powerful branded release from Slingshot Studios, and this is arguably a better installment than Microgaming’s own version. It comes with all the same features and stats as the game at hand, so it’s all up to which theme you prefer.
Hyper Joker Gold - is a Gameburger installment in the Link&Win range, and it comes with a vault/wealth theme. The bonus round awards jumbo blocks formed by the 3 middle reels merging, and this can also help you trigger the Link&Win feature for payouts up to 5,000x your stake.
9 Pots of Gold - is a luck of the Irish reskin of the highly popular 9 Masks of Gold, and it’s all about scatter win prizes that can be landed in all stages of the game. You win 2,000x your stake when you land 9 scatters, and the bonus round comes with an x2 or x3 multiplier.
Leprechaun Links Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Leprechaun Links?
The highest 96.2 % theoretical returns is a tad above average. Keep in mind however, that operators can adjust it down due to the adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Leprechaun Links?
This is a highly volatile game, and you can expect significant fluctuations on your bankroll in longer sessions.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 25,000x your stake in total from the bonus round (with nested Link&Win triggers), but the max Link&Win jackpot is worth 5,000x your stake.
How does the Link&Win feature work in Leprechaun Links?
Triggered by 6+ cash coins, you get 3 respins that reset per new coin or jackpot symbol you land. Filling the grid awards the diamond jackpot worth 2,500x (or 5,000x) your stake.
Is there a free spins mode in Leprechaun Links?
Yes, you win 15 free spins, and all bonus round payouts are subject to an x2 multiplier. This includes all coins and jackpots if you trigger the Link&Win feature from within the bonus round.
Can I play Leprechaun Links Slot for free?
Yes, you can always test the free Leprechaun Links demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that we’ve confirmed to carry this title.