The Great Battle Of The Leprechauns

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you? Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirts, green beer and fake Irish accents might be the first thing that springs into your mind.

Well let’s clear a few things up.

In Ireland, no one wears Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirts on St Patrick’s Day. In fact, most people are a little bit too drunk to catch the attention of any possible suitors.

You won’t find any green beer in self-respecting pubs in Ireland. There will be lots of beer, but it’ll be the same colour all year around. You’ll be hard pushed to find a free seat in a city centre pub though.

And the accents. Irish accents are nothing like the fake ones you hear on TV. Some might be barely comprehensible to the untrained ear and they are nothing like Darby O’Gill.

Having said all that, it’s great fun getting swept up in all the colour and festivities of St Patrick’s Day. Turn your week green and play a few Irish-themed slots. They might not be very true to life, but they are brilliant options if you can’t get over to the Emerald Isles for a few days.

To mark the celebrations of all things Irish this week, we’ve pitted two slots against each other. Both feature cheeky leprechauns, both have very different game play styles, both are on different online casinos and both are great craic altogether.

Read our reviews and decide which one you should play. And if you’re feeling the luck of the Irish, why not throw caution to the wind and play both?

Rainbow Riches Pick ‘N’ Mix

Rainbow Riches Pick ‘N’ Mix is Irish from start to finish. Think classic rolling hills, pots of gold, toadstools and, of course, leprechauns.

This Barcrest Games slot is a sequel to the hugely popular original Rainbow Riches game. Available at Coral Casino, this has got a standard 5-reel, 20-payline format but with one important twist.

There are five bonus rounds. Yes, you read that right. And the best thing about this game is you don’t need to waste your time with bonus rounds that you don’t like to play. At the start of the game, you can choose up to three of the bonus rounds. During the course of the game, you can always re-select by hitting the Reset Bonus button.

Each bonus round has a specific symbol that triggers it, and you’ve got to get at least three symbols to play each bonus round.

Depending on the bonus round you choose, you could spin the wheel, have your reward randomly chosen for you or select it yourself. The prizes include multipliers, free spins, extra wilds, cash and more.

Finn and the Swirly Spin

Net Entertainment are the designers behind this unique slot. Available at PlanetWin365 Casino, this is a 5-reel slot with a difference.

Finn and the Swirly Spin is a very apt title for this game and we’re about to tell you why.

Finn is a leprechaun and the main character in the slot. He uses his magic Irish powers to spin the reels in a spiral, which is pretty spectacular in itself. Then when you trigger a win, your winning symbols will disappear and be replaced by different ones, giving you another chance to win.

There are seven symbols, including one wild, so triggering a win isn’t as unusual as in some other slots games.

This slot is great for random features. It’s got four that can randomly occur while you’re playing. Think added wilds, symbols removed and symbols transformed. All this works towards you getting a bigger win.

Trigger free spins and those spins are even more likely to result in prizes. You’ll also unlock one of the random features, which will be active throughout your free spins.

And the winner is…

It’s really hard to pick a winner out of these two games. Rainbow Riches Pick ‘N’ Mix is brilliant for bonus round fiends and probably better for players who prefer to have longer slots sessions.

For those who want to play in short bursts, Finn and the Swirly Spin is probably your best bet. Every spin is exciting and those random features make it even better.

All things considered, Finn and the Swirly Spin is probably our top pick for this St Patrick’s Day.

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