9 Pots of Gold Review

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The legend of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow has been the inspiration for many popular slots titles over the years, and slots industry giants Microgaming brought their expertise to bear on the genre with this attractive looking slot, originally released to coincide with St Patricks Day.

Gameplay and Visuals

The game has a standard layout, with 20 paylines across the 5 reels and can be played for as little as $0.2 and as much as $60 per spin. It has an above-average RTP of 96.24%.

The Irish theme is very obvious here, with plenty of green splashed around, while the backdrop of four-leaved clovers is eye-catching. If the ‘luck of the Irish’ theme appeals to you, you will appreciate the visuals and the jolly soundtrack, and although the presentation is fairly basic and not particularly original, it is pleasing to look at and fun to play.

In keeping with the theme, there are some familiar symbols on the reel. These include four-leaf clovers, golden harps and leprechaun hats along with combinations of the number 7, which can pay up to 37.5 times your bet. The mushroom symbol represents the Wild, and it can substitute for most of the other icons, potentially paying out a top prize of x125 your stake for a handy payout.

Features and Bonuses

The most distinctive feature of the game is the Pot Pays bonus. This is triggered if you land three or more pot of gold symbols in any position on the reels and if you can land the maximum number of nine pots, you will earn a payout of x2000.

The game also features a Free Spins bonus. Land the Free Spins icon on the three middle reels and you will have the chance to win through the Free Spin Wheel, which can reward you with anything from 10 free spins to 30 free spins, each with a multiplier of x3. It is also possible to land extra free spins during the Free Spins bonus round, so in theory, you could end up benefiting from as many as 60 free spins, all with the treble multiplier. There is no limit to how many times you can retrigger this feature, and if you land pots of gold during the Free Spin game, you can also retrigger the Pot Pays bonus.

Although the Pot Pays feature is a pleasing innovation, on balance, the Wild landing during the base game is the more lucrative payout trigger, with a potential x2,500 stake prize, and if you can land this during the Free Spins bonus, it is possible to win a reward of x7,500 for each free spin, thanks to the x3 multiplier. As you can see, it is possible to enjoy some big payouts here.

CasinoNZ Verdict

This Irish-themed slot won’t win any prizes for originality, but it provides a pleasing gameplay experience and includes a couple of bonus features that have the potential to provide big rewards, so we feel this game should have plenty of appeal for slots players.

CasinoNZ Score: 3/5