Looking for the luck of the Irish? Look no further! 9 Pots of Gold aims to bring the rolling green hills of Ireland to your very door with pots of gold and other magnificent surprises. Developed by Gameburger Studios and published by Microgaming, 9 Pots of Gold is a typical slot for this genre, only, the bonus features are not exactly traditional. Being the sequel to 9 Masks of Fire means it has a lot to live up to and with such a big jackpot offering, it’s the release sent shockwaves through the iGaming industry. A jackpot based on scatter symbols? That can’t be true – but it is!
The key to big wins with 9 Pots of Gold is the ‘pot of gold’ symbol; aka the scatter. The more scatter symbols in view, the larger your win! And you won’t need to look far for the payable of pots – it’s positioned to the left of the reels! Boasting a 5-reel, 20 win line engine with the possibility of a hair-raising win, the third release by Gameburger Studios delivers short, sharp bursts of entertainment with the opportunities to win great cash prizes.
Spinning the glorious reels needn’t cost the earth what with minimum bets starting at just 20p a spin. Have the wherewithal to bet big? High roller bets are capped at £240 a spin. It’s important to note that the larger the bet, the larger the win, however, 2,000x your stake is bountiful for any level of bet! The pots of gold are the only symbol on the reels that can award a sum of money worth up to £480K, so best be on the lookout for those. The pay table for minimum and maximum stakes is as follows:
A base game win of up to £30K is also achievable with a five-of-a-kind of mushroom symbols. Every remaining symbol on the 5×3 reel engine is green in colour, well, after all, green is the traditional colour of Ireland and it is believed to be a sign of good luck. Single, double and triple sevens, golden/green harps, a leprechaun hat, four-leaf clover and single bar also have the potential to award generous wins.
Just the two features to benefit from, but that doesn’t mean to say they’re boring. Firstly; the pots of gold, and we already know how to win from them, but where do they fall? Scatter pots can land during both the base game and the free games bonus and their pays are set at a level of your bet. A minimum of three scatter pots are needed to generate any sort of return. A good indication that the post could be falling is golden reels with four-leaf clovers – should you see this, no you’ve not been on the Guinness, it’s a sign that the reel could stop to produce the highly sought-after symbols!
A trio of ‘free spins’ wheel symbols will launch the bonus, only before you get to spin the reels for free, you’ll need to discover how many free games will be awarded to you, as well as whether or not you’ll be treated to a nice little multiplier. Options upon the wheel are 10, 12, 15, 20, 25 and 30 free games with a multiplier of 2x or 3x applied to all winnings.
Developed with the mobile slots players in mind, 9 Pots of Gold delivers immersive entertainment on any device. The golden reel engine houses iconic symbols and the thrills of being able to win big but understanding how to play is just the beginning.
Celtic designs and four-leaf clovers surround the screen to give a little extra dose of luck. The scatter pay table is clear and easy to understand and can be viewed with every spin. Land a win and those symbols come alive. Messages on how to trigger the free games will appear beneath the reels as an act of encouragement.
A single black stripe on the lower screen is home to the control panel – here’s where you’ll find your bankroll, bet adjuster, max bet button to save messing around with the stake buttons and spin. To view the paytable, rules on how to play and adjust settings such as sound, click the three lines to the far left to access the main menu.
Do you have the luck of the Irish? You’ll certainly think so with regular base game wins to keep you on the edge of your seat. Those pesky golden pots are very much like a leprechaun; you know they’re there but bringing them into view is as difficult as it is to find a four-leaf clover!
That being said, the pot is very much there and can award huge sums of money. Free spins are grand too – imagine landing those pots with a 3x multiplier!
The values on that pay table will soar to more than £1.4million for high rollers with cash to splash. Another feature that likes to remain hidden for as long as possible is the free games; be warned. As immersive and generous as it is, the sounds may prove to be more than a distraction in the end, so you may want to get your mute button ready!