There’s pyramids and pots of gold aplenty in this fun slot release from Play ‘n Go. The cheeky eponymous title character has packed his bags and set off from the Emerald Isle in search of riches in Egypt. Your quest is to help him find his own slice of treasure at the end of the rainbow. With wilds and scatter symbols, a free spins round and a bonus feature, you could be walking like an Egyptian with some of the payouts available in this rollicking 20-payline adventure.
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|Casino||Casumo and others|
|Software Provider||Play n'GO|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Browser and mobile|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.75%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||3×5 reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||10p / £10|
|Features||Free spins, gamble function|
|Pros||Fun theme, gamble feature|
|Cons||No progressive jackpot|
Ancient Egypt is an unlikely place for a happy-go-lucky leprechaun to turn up and spread some old-fashioned Irish cheer, but then nobody can accuse the Play ‘n Go software team of being unimaginative. When you first encounter the gameboard of Leprechaun Goes Egypt you might be fooled into thinking that this is the standard Egyptian slot title, of which there are many. But have a couple of spins of the reels and you will soon note that this is a rather unique game in which the Leprechaun spreads havoc on the reels (in a good way).
You’ll encounter reels of sacred scarabs, pharaohs, mummies and sphinxes, and if you can land a winning combination of three or more of these then you ‘ll bag a bit of treasure. As ever, the big prizes in the game come in the free spins round and the bonus feature, where you must guide our pint-sized hero through the tomb to save Cleopatra from the evil clutches of the horde of mummies.
You would expect mischief from any title featuring the vertically-challenged druid from the Emerald Isle. This is reflected in a series of fun animations and sounds; the attention to detail that the Play ‘n Go team have become well renowned for. So when a pharaoh lands on your reels they magically grow a ginger beard, are fitted with a small green hat and become shrouded in shamrocks. The sphinxes are coloured green, while the mummies hell bent on catching themselves some dinner are instead treated to a pint of Guinness. Finally the scarab, which is scurrying around like the creepy crawly that it is, gets squashed by a huge pot of gold coins that falls in from the sky.
Those are the standout features visually in an otherwise standard set of graphics. From an audio perspective the soundtrack is fairly standard with the occasional toot from a Gaelic-sounding horn to confirm a winning spin.
Perhaps the best thing about Leprechaun Goes Egypt is just how smoothly it plays. This is a Play ‘n Go title, so of course a high quality user experience is expected, but it really does tick all of the boxes. There is no lagging when the reels are spinning and the transition from the main game to the bonus round is completely seamless. Irish eyes are smiling playing this slot, that’s for sure.
Gameplay and Features
As ever, the key to unlocking the big payouts in Leprechaun Goes Egypt is to trigger the special feature rounds, where prizes up to 500x your total bet are available. There are three special symbols in the game to watch out for. The first is the mischievous leprechaun himself, who acts as the wild symbol and has two main purposes: he will double the payout in all wins that he features in and will substitute for all other symbols (apart from the scatter) to help create additional winning combinations.
The second special symbol is Cleopatra, who acts as the game’s scatter. Land three of her anywhere on your reels and you will trigger the free spins bonus round. And finally, we must mention the pyramid bonus symbol. Again, land a trio of these on your gameboard and you will be whisked off to the Leprechaun Tomb bonus round.
In the free spins round you can choose between three formats. In the Cleopatra spins, five freebies are on offer with a 6x multiplier. Or you can choose the Leprechaun spin: there’s ten of these and each is backed by a 3x multiplier. Alternatively, give the Mummy spins a try. You’ll get 15 of these, played out with a 2x bonus.
In the Leprechaun Tomb bonus feature, you have to choose one from a series of doors to see if you can venture onwards into the tomb. You'll pick up prizes on your journey, but pick the wrong door and the lovable Irish rogue will be savaged by the mummy waiting behind the door.
There is plenty to enjoy about this unique slot title from Play ‘n Go and the little animations and sound effects that pepper the gameplay really do stand Leprechaun Goes Egypt out from the crowd. With a free spins game, bonus feature and the chance to win to win up to 500x your bet, this charismatic elf could well lead you to your own pot of gold…