Golden Shamrock is an old Net Entertainment slot with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Playable on desktop devices (PC/laptop) only from 20p to £100 a spin, it has an Irish luck theme where every day can be St Patrick’s Day. With leprechauns, horseshoes, bags of coins, pots of gold, harps, pints of beer and shamrocks on the reels, this feel-good game packs plenty of punch.

In terms of symbols, the pot of gold is the most rewarding with 4,000 times your line stake available when you get 5 on an active payline. The golden horseshoe is pretty good too as 2,000 times your line stake will be won when you get 5 on a payline.

Look out for the leprechaun (who has a pipe in his mouth) as he is the wild symbol – he will substitute for all symbols except the scatter. When the leprechaun wild appears on any of the 3 middle reels, it will expand to cover the entire reel – in effect, expanding wilds.

The scatter is the golden shamrock – 3 or more anywhere on the reels will activate the Free Spins feature. You then choose 1 of the scatters to reveal how many free spins and multiplier combinations you will receive – you can get as many as 15 free spins with a 1x multiplier or 7 free spins with a 2x multiplier.

Look out for more scatters during the feature as only 2 will give you more free spins and increase the multiplier (by 1) – the multiplier can increase up to 5x which really helps. I’ve had just over 20 free spins with a 5x multiplier before and this contributed to over 1,000 my stake win.

The biggest win in the base game is a cool 200 times your stake but things really increase in the Free Spins feature where 1,000 times your stake can be won on every free spin. The total win in the feature can go up to 7,173 times your total bet!

Golden Shamrock is a medium to high variance slot game – it may be dated a little (graphically), but the gameplay is good and the potential for winning big is there. If you like the theme, I recommend you try Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix and the quirky Leprechaun Goes Egypt by Play ‘N Go.