Based on the centuries old folklore about the Leprechaun, Golden Shamrock can’t be missed in any Netent Casino. Not because it’s based on a folklore bringing a nice story, but most of all because luck is all this Irish folklore is about. The leprechaun is the main character of this Irish Mythology. Leprechauns came from a mythical land under the sea, but when they arrived in Ireland they decided to make this lovely country their home. The first recorded sighting of a leprechaun dates quite a while ago, back in the 8th century.
In Golden Shamrock the Leprechaun wears some old style green clothes and a magic green hat, although in some stories the green can be red too. The famous magic hat allows the Leprechaun to disappear and sometimes to travel great distances in the blink of an eye. He is very rich, but extremely tricky and if you catch one don’t take your eyes off him, or he will disappear. It also seems this main character in Golden Shamrock is a very slick talker and loves a bit of fun. Despite having short, thin legs, he is very agile, and moves very quickly through fields and woods , and is a great swimmer too. By trade the Leprechaun is a shoemaker, and he provides the fairies with their dancing shoes. Small and wizened but not always old, he usually appears alone, sometimes sitting on a toad-stool smoking his pipe and hammering a shoe. In Golden Shamrock you’ll find him relaxing against a tree while smoking his pipe.
The best time to spot a Leprechaun is at daybreak or sunset. If you are lucky he will be so busy making his shoes that he will not hear you and when you catch him, he is obliged to tell you where he keeps his gold, but keep a close eye on him as he is a very slippery customer. If you follow a rainbow to the end you will find his treasure.
Net Entertainment hasn’t been careful with Ireland’s national lucky shamrock symbol, well-known for its luck. Because of that Golden Shamrock could be one of the luckiest video slots offered by the many Netent Casinos. No wonder Golden Shamrock is filled with shamrocks, horseshoes and pots of gold. Luck is all around in Golden Shamrock and the luck of the Irish is something we all want, and a lucky shamrock can help with that. This well-known symbol can be found in the logo and on some of the symbols while the most important shamrock can be found on the Scatter symbol.
Just as with all other video slots designed by Net Entertainment, I again recommend you to play with all 20 bet lines activated. If my wise advice is followed, a minimum bet of 0.20 will be the case which can steadily be increased thanks to another ten different bet levels and six coin values. If you feel so lucky and your budget allows you to, Golden Shamrock makes a maximum bet of 100.00 possible. Between the minimum bet of 0.20 and 100.00 will be many different possibilities, making Golden Shamrock perfect for all type of players.
Video slots such as Starburst, Reel Rush and Twin Spin have been designed with simplicity and this simply means not many extra features have been involved. Some video slots have been packed with extra’s such as South Park and Elements, but Golden Shamrock does not need that many extra features as luck will be the biggest extra feature involved. That doesn’t mean Wilds, Expanding Wilds, Scatters and Free Spins aren’t appreciated of course. The opposite as it’s these features in general making a video slot worth playing except with those few simple video slots described earlier.
Just as usual the Wild in Golden Shamrock substitutes for all other symbols except scatter symbols. The symbol always appear on the three middle reels and if so, it expands to cover the entire reel. This makes the Golden Shamrock Wild an Expanded Wild, very much appreciated by many players. This great feature, represented by a dancing leprechaun, serves to when complete winning bet lines, much worth hoping for because it brings extra winnings filling up your personal pot of gold.
Another respectable feature is the Free Spins feature sponsored by the Scatter symbol. Three of these Scatters will start a round of Free Spins. After these Scatters appeared anywhere on the reels, you pick one of them, as each hides a number of Free Spins and a matching Multiplier going up to x5. In Free Spins, 2 or more Scatters activate additional Free Spins or Multiplier, making you even more lucky than you already where.
Tales and folklores
Net Entertainment is often inspired by tales and folklores, but I think I could say Golden Shamrock has the potential to be one of the luckiest video slots designed by Net Entertainment. And if you’re a fan of tales, fairy tales and folklores, I definitely recommend Tales of Krakow, Robin Hood, Super Lucky Frog and Excalibur.