Expect Irish clichés aplenty in Spud O’Reilly’s Crops of Gold. Created by Playtech, this 5 reel, 20 payline video slot comes with a sheep shearing inspired pick me round as well as a free spins feature that awards free spins with all wins trebled. Play from between 20p and £2,000 per spin.
As you’d expect given the name, an Irish farm is the setting for Spud O’Reilly’s Crops of Golds – the A to 10 playing cards are embellished with spuds, forks, wellies, pints of Guinness and horse shoes. They’re joined by Mrs O’Reilly, a tractor and a pair of ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’ underpants! Spud himself is the wild – the burly farmer substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter and bonus and awards jackpot payouts of up to 10,000 coins.
Spud O’Reilly’s Crops of Gold comes with a pair of feature rounds. Land 3 or more sheep on successive reels on an active payline to trigger the Sheep Shearing Bonus feature. Pick a sheep – their coat will get a trim to reveal a cash prize. You’ll get 3, 4 or 5 picks depending on how many sheep triggered the feature.
The Free Games feature is activated by landing 3 or more shamrock scatters anywhere on the reels. All payouts during the 10 free spins are boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled. Land 3 or more scatters and you’ll get 10 more free spins, complete with the tripling multiplier – the number of free spins you can win are infinite! It’s possible to land the Sheep Shearing Bonus feature from the free spins too (although the cash prize here isn’t trebled).
If you can get past the lazy Irish stereotypes, there’s a decent video slot hiding here. The Sheep Shearing Bonus feature is standard enough but the Free Games offers plenty of potential thanks to the multiplier. The variance is in the medium range with the best winning opportunities coming via the aforementioned free spins game.
There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had on this virtual trip to the Emerald Isle – if the luck of the Irish is with you, Mr O’Reilly can help cultivate a decent crop of coins to go with his tatties. I also recommend you play other Irish luck themed games such as Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold.