Pots of Luck
We know slot game development companies love themes which have been popular in the past. They continue to milk successful themes by bringing in more and more variations. Some examples are the African Safari, Mayan heritage, Chinese Martial Arts, or the ever-popular fruit-based slots. Another member in this series is Irish luck. There are countless Irish themed games available. But this hasn’t stopped 1X2 Gaming from bringing out yet another variant of the same theme. This game by 1X2 Gaming is called Pots of Luck. It probably is a nod to the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow that is a recurring Irish icon. It has five reels and twenty fixed paylines.
Pots of Luck – RTP and Maximum Win
The estimated RTP of Pots of Luck is 96%. This refers to the average returns to player rate that can be expected. Theoretically, as per 1X2 Gaming, the returns of up to 150000x are possible. But we think that could be a one in a million occurrence. For more ordinary players, a maximum return of 800x seems more realistic. When you begin playing the game, you will also realize that it has low volatility. So more than the big bang wins, you are more likely to get smaller prizes but at regular intervals. Each round uses 20 coins in this game. The minimum and the maximum values for them are $0.20 and $100 respectively. This means that you would be working with a coin value ranging from $0.01 to $5.
Pots of Luck Symbols
A good luck charm is any item that is believed to bring good fortune to the wearer or user. They are usually worn on some part of the body, but they could also be strategically placed somewhere inside the house. The theme of good fortune is a recurring one in all things Irish. This has given rise to several well-known good luck icons like the bag of gold coins, the four leaf clover, and of course, the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The game provides the usual visual motifs you would expect to see in an Irish themed slot game. The overall color scheme for the screen layout and the symbols is green, which is along expected lines. Some of the symbols which you will encounter in this game are as follows:
- Card Symbols – Ace, King, Queen, and Jack
- Beer mug
- Golden four-leaf clover
- Gold star with four-leaf clover
- Pot of some greenish substance (instead of gold!)
- Golden 7s symbol
A green colored sack of gold coins acts as the Wild symbol for Pots of Luck. Any other standard symbol can be replaced by this Wild symbol. This Wild symbol also has the ability to become sticky. So whenever it lands as part of a winning combination, it maintains its position, letting the other symbols spin. This can go on for several rounds at a time. A green four-leaf clover symbol and the image of a top hat are the bonus symbols for this game.
Pots of Luck Bonus
We will talk about the two major bonus features available in Pots of Luck. The first is of course the Free Spins feature. The Top Hat Scatter symbol triggers this round for you. You need to land at least 3 Scatter symbols in a line to activate this feature. During this round, there is also a Sticky Wild activated to help you get bigger wins. It also means that you get two chances to win every time, instead of just on the original spin. Depending on how many Scatter symbols you get, you are awarded free spins accordingly:
- 3 Top Hat Scatter symbols – 10 free spins
- 4 Top Hat Scatter symbols – 14 free spins
- 5 Top Hat Scatter symbols – 18 free spins
The other bonus round is called a Bonus Pick. It is triggered by the green four-leaf symbol. The minimum number of green four-leaf clovers you need to land for triggering this feature is three. Once this happens, you would get a chance to pick an additional game. This opens up the possibility of winning further rewards. In this feature, you will get as many as five chances to win a prize.
We began by saying that this is yet another Irish themed game. Although it has ticked off most of our boxes, yet the fatigue does play a part. The game producers have done almost everything right, for sure. But they haven’t been able to anything extraordinarily different in Pots of Luck. So a casual player would surely find this interesting. The segment that might be a tad disappointed are the heavy duty gamers. For them, it might be a case of ‘you see one, you have seen them all’. That said, the look and feel of the game, and the low volatility to boot, do make a case for trying it out a few times.