Anytime a slot developer dips their toe into the emerald isles for inspiration, you are sure to be provided with an interesting slot. That is certainly the case with Book of the Irish from none other than Inspired Gaming. It combines the lush green themes and an exciting bonus spins feature, to bring you the luck of the Irish as you play.
Book of the Irish is a 5-reel, 10 fixed pay line slot that offers you lucky leprechauns an RTP of 96.23%. Set in the rolling meadows somewhere deep in the Irish countryside, your reels are edged in gold giving it that touch of luxury. Symbols are a nice mix of Irish themes and your usual card symbols. You will also hear a blissful Irish tune tinkling away as you play, lending a very relaxing feel to the slot.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Book of the Irish begins at 10p per spin and can be increased to £50 per spin. To amend your bet, you need to click the coin stack at the left of the reels. You can either click the stack to expand the bet screen and choose from the shown bet amounts or use the arrows to adjust the bet instead.
Wild Symbol – In Book of the Irish your wild symbol is actually a book with a glowing green gem on it. The book wild also doubles as your scatter and because of this it will substitute for all other symbols in the game
Scatter Symbol – As mentioned above the book wild is also your scatter symbol in Book of the Irish. Landing 3 or more of the scatter / wild anywhere on the reels will trigger the bonus feature for you.
Other Symbols – On Book of the Irish the high value symbols are depicted by the red toadstool, leprechauns’ shoe, pot of gold and of course a leprechaun is there too. Low value symbols are depicted by the A, K, Q, J and 10 usually found on playing cards, but here they are painted brightly and edged in gold to link in with the overall theme.
Bonus Spins Feature – To enter the bonus spins feature you need to land 3 or more of the book wild / scatter anywhere on the reels. After this has been triggered you will be awarded with x10 bonus spins to play through. You are also awarded with a win multiplier which is dependent on the number of scatter / wild symbols you had when the feature triggered.
- 3 scatter / wild symbols will award 10 bonus spins plus a x2 win multiplier,
- 4 scatter / wild symbols will award 10 bonus spins plus a x20 win multiplier,
- 5 scatter / wild symbols will award 10 bonus spins plus a x200 win multiplier.
At the start of every spin a symbol is chosen at random to become a special expanding symbol. When the chosen symbol lands on at least x3 reels at once, they will all expand to fill the reel they have landed on. This will go a long way to creating some huge wins during the round.
Gamble Feature – On every winning spin of x5 your bet amount or more, you have the opportunity to gamble. If you choose to gamble you will be taken to a new screen that holds two wheels. The first wheel offers a variety of chances to increase the winnings on the second reel by a third, or to double or triple the winnings. The second wheel hosts cash sums and bonus spins, but to win these you need to land on the green segments. Land on a red one though and the feature is over, and you have lost your winnings. Land on a green segment and win bonus spins, however, you will now be taken straight to the bonus spins round to play through whatever total spins you have been awarded.
Book of the Irish makes quite an impact when you first enter the game. The overall design and playability of the slot is crafted to a high standard. This is something we have come to expect from the team at Inspired Gaming and they haven’t failed us yet. The addition of the gamble feature is actually quite an intriguing one. Usually when you hit gamble you are given a playing card to choose from. So, this definitely brought something else to the table and it was quite a refreshing change we have to admit. You will get plenty of main game wins landing, sporadically at first but the longer you play the quicker they land. Thankfully because the wild also doubles as your scatter, it makes it a little easier to trigger the bonus spins.