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Irish Thunder Slot Review

Introduction

Our hero in this next game has some ink going on. It’s not often that you see this kinda thing, but as someone who has spent a lot of time under the needle, it makes my cold, black heart leap with joy.

My first piece of body art was given to me by a mate who was training to become a tattoo artist. I wanted a dragon on my chest but what I ended up with looked a lot more like a seahorse. You can just imagine how happy that made this metalhead back in his rebellious years.

Thankfully, I’ve had that shit covered up but like all things that claim to be free, there’s usually a price to pay. Let’s see what we can get in return for our hard-earned cash in Irish Thunder slot from Belatra Games.

Gameplay

We find ourselves on the Emerald Isle with a half-naked, paunchy, tattooed man beating his drum.

Once you get over the shock and hit the PLAY button, the shifty-eyed ginger disappears and, in his place, you’ll see 5 reels that are 3 symbols high.

The grid is a brash thing, which means it looks spectacular on a mobile phone. The controls are also not affected by the iPhone notch, which is also a win.

What I did notice though is that the TURBO button has gone AWOL on the phone version, which is a bit odd. On a desktop or laptop, using your SPACE button will initiate a super turbo spin (or you could just toggle the TURBO button to select this).

The pot of gold to the left is where the Craft Bonus feature lives, and if you click on the hamburger menu, you’ll find a shitload of settings you can use to tailor the game to your taste.

As for the symbols, the highest to lowest paying go like this: leprechaun, elf maiden, pot of gold, golden horseshoe, pipe, and four-leaf clover.

OK, I can’t wait any longer – I just need to spill the beans. Wanna know what the max win is for this vibrant and upbeat game? It’s a spectacular €350,000!

Now that that’s off my chest, it’ll probably come as no surprise that the volatility is set to high. The RTP comes in at a cracking 96.14%, and you can lay down some coin at €0.20 or go all the way to €50 if you’re

Features

The Wild Scatter will be familiar to you by now; it’s our tatted homie with the Guinness gut.

When you land the Free Spins round, you’ll be faced with a choice – do you want the drummer to appear on reels 2, 3, or 4?

When he shows up, the drummer turns Wild and is fully stacked. Oh, and he’s also sticky for the duration of the round. Wait… that didn’t sound too pleasant, now did it? You can also adjust your bet before things get going.

While the reels are tumbling, you’ll notice that multipliers come into view on the gold Celtic band with the four-leaf clover in the middle, that’s to the left of the grid. These multipliers increase by 1x with each spin.

If Lady Luck is with you, you could also see Coins drop, which will increase the multiplier value by 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, or even 50x!

A win of 4 identical symbols on a line will let you have an additional spin on reel number 5.

The Craft Bonus feature offers the same things that the Free Spins round does, with the only difference being you must pay for it.

Performance

I put Irish Thunder slot to the test by spinning up a storm on all my devices. The good news is that I didn’t experience even a single glitch in the matrix. Good on ya, mate!

Maximum Win

No doubt the biggest talking point about this game is its €350,000 top prize. You’ll need to snare the 7,000x multiplier to get there, but then you’ll be eyebrows deep in Guinness, like forever!

Conclusion

I was fairly surprised that a game with such a stunning max win only had Wild Scatters and some multipliers in its features arsenal. After playing for a while, this slot did become repetitive and even the drummer’s antics couldn’t break the tedium.

I also found it weird that besides the reels turning red and the drummer appearing on the reels, you’d never know that you had cracked the Free Spins round. And there’s no countdown so you never know how many spins are left. That’s just plain weird.

Look, the RTP is good, I enjoyed the way the game looks, and it’s a brilliant option for playing on your phone. It has a lot going for it. But yeah, the lack of features is a bit of an oversight as far as I’m concerned.

Slot Details

Software: Belatra Games Game Type: Video Slots Paylines: 10 Reels: 5 RTP: 96.14% Bonus Round: Yes Progressive: No Free Spins: Yes Max Win: €350,000

Published by: BitStarz, award-winning Bitcoin Casino