We’re heading to the beautiful shores of Ireland for this next pokie, but forget about all the cutesy Leprechauns and the laundry list of Irish stereotypes you might be used to. In Celtic Goddess, the Emerald Isle means business! Visit one of the island’s many stone circles on a stormy night and you might just see her, with flowing ringlets of red hair and wielding a magical staff, but will your encounter be a happy one or will you feel the wrath of the Celtic Goddess? Let’s take a look in our Celtic Goddess slot game review.
We love the way that the Celtic Goddess slot game looks, with every pixel dripping with atmosphere so that you really get a sense of the tricky and capricious nature of the spirit you’re dealing with. The rainbows and fairy dust are gone, and in the background is a stormy, foggy moor where the stone circle stands. The Goddess herself is a constant presence to the left of the reels, while the symbols themselves include all the card suits in the style of Celtic knots, as well as swords, spears, a pot of gold and a beautiful man and woman with flowing red hair. The sound effects help lend even more atmosphere to the slot, including pipe music as you play as well as sound effects as the symbols slam onto the reels and thunder rolls in the background.
Despite the threatening and mystical air, the game mechanics themselves are actually fairly standard, with three rows, five reels and 30 pay lines to play on. You can only bet a maximum of £/$/€30 on each spin, though that can still add up to a reasonable figure when the top paying symbol is 50x your bet. There’s also a fun little system whereby the Celtic Goddess wild doubles the value of any combo it’s part of, or if there are two Goddess wilds present it can quadruple the value. It pays to be on her good side! All in all the RTP is a smidge above average at 96.02%, so you can be confident there’s cash to be won.
One of the two bonuses is actually activated in the main game, and it occurs when the Celtic Goddess at the side of the reels intervenes and reveals a high value symbol in her hand. When this happens all of the lower value symbols on the board will glow and be replaced with the symbol she chose to guarantee a big win. Land up to five of the glowing rune bonus symbols on the reels and you’ll get up to 16 free spins, which is pretty cool, but even better is that the Goddess will activate her power after every spin. That means you’re almost guaranteed high value combinations every time!
We have to admit that the visuals in Celtic Goddess, takes the Irish theme in a fantastic different direction to your average pokie. The main game isn’t exactly packed with prizes and features, but the bonuses are fun and rewarding enough to make this a worthwhile choice of slot game.