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IGT Have announced the release of their latest slot Shamrockers, due out on St Patricks Day 2016. Here's what you need to know about it.
Technically, the full title of this machine is ‘The Shamrockers Eire to Rock slot‘, but we’re not going to say that a million times.
Shamrockers it will have to be IGT, sorry.
Naturally, as this casino game is due out on the 17th of March on St Patrick’s Day, you can take an wild shot in the dark guess as to the theme of this interesting little gem.
And we say interesting, because despite what looks like an obvious theme to begin with, it hides some very unique IGT slot like qualities in these five reels.
We’ve got a special video preview to prove it.
It’s an Irish-themed game of course, but unlike the upcoming MegaJackpots Isle O’ Plenty slot, which is far more traditional in look and feel, Shamrockers has a funny twist to it’s tale.
Come on, that made you smile a little, didn’t it? An Elvis leprechaun? A circa ‘1980s Slash’ guitarist leprechaun? No?
You are dead inside.
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You’re wondering where in the video above we got all this information from? We didn’t. IGT was kind enough to provide us with it.
Just enough teasing information to make things interesting, but not so much that we can say for sure if this Shamrockers mobile slot will be worthwhile.
Still, we’ll give it a damn good try.
Several things actually; namely the fact that IGT have gone all the way to ‘highly aggressive’ with Shamrockers, which they haven’t done, from our last memory, since the Prowling Panther slot game of last year.
It’s a bold choice, but one they don’t do often; namely because it takes a certain type of player to appreciate these volatile machines.
There is no doubt that if you want to please as many people as possible, sticking to a middle of the road game is the way to go.
You know the ones; the Family Guy slots of this world. Lots of features, lots of action, with the chance to win big, but mostly you get middle of the range wins to top up your casino balance or keep you spinning.
We are not dissing those games; in fact we gave Family Guy five stars. There’s a reason those mechanics work. They are a hell of a lot of fun to play.
But big win aggressive slot machines are on a different level all of their own.
As soon as we saw that this Shamrockers Eyre to Rock mobile slot had stacked symbols, we figured there was some big wins here.
The fact that it comes with only 4 free spins took us back to the good old days of IGT slot machines; you know the ones, where the Grand Monarch butterfly comes stacked, the Wolf Run away with the free spins, and the spoiled cats in Kitty Glitter steal the show.
Basically, slot games where you have to pay a fair bit of cash in order to get the free spins; but almost every time they are triggered, they are worth your while.
So yeah, patience and a decent budget might be needed to get these Shamrockers on your side.
The three games we just mentioned are a little old fashioned, yet have held a place in players hearts for a reason; their might not be many free spins, but boy are they a thrill each time.
What makes Shamrockers interesting is that the ‘encore’ symbol (which also acts like a wild). If IGT are to be believed, this should make it easier to re-trigger the free spins within the bonus feature itself.
Which, as you only get 4 free spins to begin with, could be a very welcome addition.
Because if there’s one thing we know for sure, is that one bad free spin round can make you want to throw your iPhone or Android to the wall whilst playing very volatile games.
So being given a second chance to try again on the last free spin, could bring this Irish themed rockers straight into the limelight.
If it’s any of the other slots we’ve mentioned, then get ready to rock, Irish style.
If you don’t know anything about IGT, then all we can say is that St Patricks Day is the best day to test how much luck of the irish you have on your side.
After all, you’ll probably suffer less than drinking 10 pints of Guinness down the pub, and you might win a hell of a lot more.
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