iSoftBet recently announced the launch of its latest video slot Stacks O’ Gold, which was released by the UK-based premium online and mobile casino game supplier in keeping with global St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
HTML5-native and developed using the firm’s Pulse platform, the Irish-luck themed video slot features a distinctive 5-reel layout and 34 paylines and is available for mobile, desktop and tablet play.
While in pursuit of the legendary pots of gold, players will encounter the game’s colorful symbols including the leprechaun’s hat, harp, four-leaf clover and horseshoe which dance across five reels of alternating heights. Comprising the game’s 34 possible win lines are three symbols each on lines 1, 3, and 5, while four each are shown on reels 2 and 4.
During regular play, the wild is represented by the pot of gold symbol, which appears by itself on each reel and substitutes for any of the game’s other seven symbols making for a wide range of winning combinations.
Randomly, at a normal spin’s start, shorter reels can transform into stacked wild reels, which boosts the odds of a significant win during that specific spin.
The Stacks O’ Gold symbol is full of gleaming gold coins and also appears on all reels. A combination of three or more awards the player with 15 extra spins and the progressive bonus game begins. When that happens, players have the opportunity to collect pots of gold, with every six pots collected bringing players one step closer to the end of the rainbow. Additional extra spins are awarded when players pass a checkpoint, wilds load up on the shorter reels, as the player inches closer to the maximum golden payout.
The Golden Wild symbol only appears in the bonus game and is worth 6 regular wilds. It immediately transports players to the next checkpoint.
Head of Business Development for iSoftBet, Michael Probert, explained that they “wanted to mark St. Patrick’s day 2018 with a unique take on a popular theme.
“While other providers tend to take it easy with seasonal titles, we know that players like to celebrate with a challenge. So we paired our signature audio-visual excellence with a more unpredictable maths profile, and added unique mechanics that will keep players engaged even after the party is over,” said Probert.
Stacks O’ Gold has an RTP of 96.71 percent with a hit rate of 25.04 percent. According to the news release, Golden Wilds land every 125 spins, while the bonus game is triggered about once in every 152 spins.