Hope for a sprinkling of Irish luck in Fortune Day, the latest 5 reel, 20 payline release from Playtech. Central to the action here is the lucky leprechaun wild which offers payline payouts of up to 10,000 coins. Also up for grabs are free spins complete with multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 8x. Play from 20p per spin.

The design in Fortune Day has a cartoon feel. The reels are set against a rural backdrop of green fields, rolling hills and blue skies. Joining the Celtic-style playing cards are a 4-leaf clover, an acorn and a ladybird – all of these are gold. The ladybird is the best of them, offering awards of up to 1,000 coins.

The top symbol though is the cheeky leprechaun which is the wild – he replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter and free spins. He can be very lucrative in his own right too. Land 5 of them in a line and you’ll be in line for a bumper 10,000-coin jackpot. There’s also a scatter, the golden coin. This doesn’t trigger any bonuses but it does offer payouts of 5, 10 or 50 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on the same spin.

Fortune Day comes with a Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land the Free Games symbol on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin. How many free spins you receive depends on how many consecutive days you’ve been playing the game:

  • Day 1 = 8 free spins
  • Day 2 = 10 free spins
  • Day 3 = 12 free spins
  • Day 4 = 15 free spins
  • Day 5+ = 18 free spins

Before the free spins commence, you’ll be taken to a new screen and given the pick of 5 golden pots. Choose 1 of them to reveal a multiplier prize which is applied to all your wins during the free spins. This can be 3x, 5x, 6x, 7x or 8x. Land the Free Games symbol on reels 1 and 5 during the feature and you’ll get another round of free spins potentially giving you 36 free spins. However, if you miss a day, the number of free spins awarded drops back to 8.

Fortune Day has a fairly gentle feel in terms of design. The rural imagery is nicely done and there’s a jaunty jig playing in the background as you spin. The gameplay is simple too but the free spins round offers some decent potential thanks to the multipliers on offer. We’d put the variance in the medium range.

Playtech has kept things pretty simple in Fortune Day – it works well enough though. The Irish stereotypes won’t be for everyone. If you can see past them, then there’s some decent entertainment on offer from Fortune Day. Alternatively, Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold by Barcrest is highly recommended.