Leprechaun Carol

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Leprechaun Carol Slot Review

Leprechaun Carol is a video slot from Pragmatic Play with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The game was originally released in December 2018 and can be played at online casinos such as ComeOn!, Casumo or Guts.

Theme and basic information

You will very quickly notice, that this Christmas themed slot is actually just the Christmas version of Pragmatic Play’s slot Leprechaun Song. They changed ‘Song’ to ‘Carol’, gave the whole thing a wintry and Christmassy look and left it at that. Almost. But more on the subtle differences later.

The soundtrack is also much more in tune with Christmas, which it obviously has to be.

Once again, we find a cheerful Leprechaun on the slots, this time with a Christmas hat instead of a top hat. And here’s one of the main differences to the original Leprechaun Song slot: this one pays out bigger win. Our friendly Leprechaun is worth 50x your stake in a 5-of-a-kind win, which is more than decent. The red top hat pays out 20x your stake for such a winning combination and the pipe still gives us 12.5x our stake, with the Guinness paying 10x our stake for such a win.

The wild also pays out 50x our stake for a 5-of-a-kind win.

Just like the other Leprechaun slot, you can play this slot from €0.20 to €100 per spin.

A base game with familiar bonus games

So, whilst we get snow falling, Christmas jingles and decorations in this slot, all the bonus features are very familiar.

  • Pick a Fiddle – The pick-me bonus in the base game, where you get to pick among 5 fiddles, which offer between 2x and 10x your bet.
  • Raining Wilds – 3 to 4 rainbow wilds can be added to the reels on any given spin, more are possible.
  • Giant Symbol – A giant 3×3 symbol can be added anywhere on the reels, which can yield good wins as well.

The bonus games are also very much the same

Once again, we get the familiar bonus options with Leprechaun Carol once you manage to land the pot of gold scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5. Thankfully, the scatter nudge will also be available here, in case the scatter lands just outside the reels on reel 5.

That means, the same three free spin features we’ve previously seen on Leprechaun Song await here as well:

  • Giant Symbol Free Spins – You get 3 spins and, on each spin, a giant 3×3 symbol will land on the reels, first on reels 3, 4 and 5, then 2, 3 and 4, and finally, on reels 1, 2 and 3.
  • Free Spin Picker – You start off with 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier before you are taken to a bunch of mushrooms, now all covered in snow, and can pick out additional free spins, multipliers and extra wilds. We managed to get 31 free spins, an extra wild and a 3x multiplier here.
  • Coin Collector – Get 15 spins and a 2x multiplier. The scatter becomes a coin symbol, which you can collect. For every 5 coin symbols, you get 5 additional spins and a 1x multiplier. The maximum multiplier you can get is 6x, but you can keep collecting coins and receive 5 free spins for every 5 you collect. This can go on for a while.

None of the free spin features can be re-triggered.

Conclusion: Leprechaun Song goes Christmas and does it well

The theoretic RTP (Return to Player) for Leprechaun Carol is 96.53%, which not just great value but ever so slightly better than Leprechaun Song. And whilst that is great, we do have to say that this is definitely the much more volatile slot. Where we kept feeling like winners when playing Leprechaun Song, getting those random bonus features in the base game frequently, we can’t say the same about Leprechaun Carol. Higher wins, better RTP but much more volatile. That means, you’ll be waiting for a while for those bigger wins, which ends up eating into your budget.

So, we don’t know if you’re going to love this game when you already love Leprechaun Song. It just doesn’t feel as generous. Or you simply need more patience and trust that higher volatility can pay out. But if you like Christmas themed slots with an Irish twist and don’t mind budgeting a bit, you may very well love Leprechaun Carol.

Facts

Mobile Free spins
Yes Yes
Lines Bonusround
20 No
Reels Progressive
5 No
RTP Wild symbols
96.59% Yes
Min. Stake Autoplay
0.2 Yes
Max. Stake Multiplier
100 Yes
Volatility / Hit Frequency Scatters
High No
   
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