Shamrock Saints Slot Review

Shamrock Saints from Push Gaming arrives with an unconventional take on the conventional Irish Theme, and it’s certainly an intriguing take at that.

Shamrock Saints has an undeniable Gorillaz aesthetic, but their inspiration from gameplay comes form their own catalogue, with features from staple slots like Razor Shark and Wild Swarm. Push Gaming have re-used their proven features before, and quite often they do so in a way that creates a new experience.

Is that the case in Shamrock Saints?

Let’s check it out.

Shamrock Saints Base Game

Shamrock Saints Base Game and Features

Shamrock Saints is a 5-reel, 4-row Video Slot with 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

Shamrock Saints can be played for as little as £.€0.10 per spin, up to a maximum of £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 94.80% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

The highest-paying symbol here is the Red Leprechaun, followed by the Purple, Green, and Blue Leprechauns. Low-paying symbols fall to the Knuckleduster, Bat, Hat, and Bottle. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Mystery, Scatter, Instant Prize, and Chest symbols.

Game Provider Push Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 05/03/2024
RTP 94.80%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Mystery Symbols

Randomly, special Mystery symbols can appear on all reels during the base game and Free Spins round, in stacks of 4. Once in view, the Nudge & Reveal Feature will trigger.

Nudge & Reveal Feature

Once active, all Mystery symbols in view will reveal the same High or Low-paying symbol, Wilds, or Golden Leprechaun symbols, paying any existing win lines on the reels.

Pressing the spin button will cause the Mystery symbols to nudge down by 1 position, while all remaining reels spin normally. This will continue until no more Mystery symbols are present on the reels.

Leprechaun Reveal Feature

When Mystery symbols reveal Golden Leprechaun symbols, each mystery position will spin through different Prizes from the following.

  • Instant Prizes – Awards a random value of 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, 500x, 1,000x, and 2,500x your bet.
  • Multipliers – These symbols will multiply the value of all Instant Prize and Collector values on the reels by x2, x3, x5, or x10.
  • Collectors – This symbol will collect the value of all Instant Prize and Collector symbols in view. Once collected, all Instant Prizes are removed from the reels, causing the empty positions to spin through all possible Instant Prizes again.
  • Nudge Up – Nudge Up symbols can only land in the Free Spins round. Each Nudge Up symbol will cause the Mystery symbol stacks to nudge up by +1 position.

Chest Feature

During the base game, Free Spins round, and Shamrock Mode, a special Chest symbol can land on reel 3 or during the Leprechaun Reveal feature. Once this happens, the Chest Feature is triggered.

Once active, 5 Hidden Chest Prizes become available for you to pick from. When 1 Chest symbol is chosen, the Hidden Chest will reveal a random Prize which is automatically awarded.

Collectable Tokens

During the base game, whenever a Gold Token lands alongside another symbol, it will be added to the Golden Pot above the reel set.

When the Golden Pot has reached Level 5, and a new Gold Token lands on the reels, there is a chance of the Golden Pot exploding, triggering the Shamrock Mode Feature.

  • Level 1 – Requires 45 Gold Tokens to progress to Level 2. (RTP 94.07%)
  • Level 2 – Requires 60 Gold Tokens to progress to Level 3. (RTP 94.19%)
  • Level 3 – Requires 95 Gold Tokens to progress to Level 4. (RTP 94.61%)
  • Level 4 – Requires 100 Gold Tokens to progress to Level 5. (RTP 94.69%)
  • Level 5 – Max Level (RTP 94.97%)

Once Shamrock Mode is active, it initiates a Free Spins round with an active Multiplier of x10 and Mystery stacks that are nudged up for 3 positions.

Shamrock Saints - Leprechaun Reveal Feature

Shamrock Saints Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding a starting Multiplier of x1, x5, and x10 respectively. Free Spins can also be triggered by picking a corresponding Chest Prize during the Chest Feature.

During Free Spins, reels 2 and 4 are stacked with Mystery symbols. With every spin, the Mystery symbols will nudge down by 1 position, causing the Total Win Multiplier to increase by +x1. The total win multiplier is applied to all wins at the end of each spin.

The Free Spins round will continue until there are no more Mystery symbols in view. However, you can land additional Mystery symbols on other reels during this time.

Shamrock Saints Free Spins

Shamrock Saints Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Push Gaming has granted players access to 5 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • 3 Scatters – 57.5x your bet.
  • 4 Scatters – 113x your bet.
  • 5 Scatters – 184x your bet.
  • Random Scatters – 100x your bet.
  • Leprechaun Reveal Feature – 307x your bet.

Shamrock Saints: Our Verdict

Push Gaming has packed in a variety of their best and most popular mechanics and features to create another exciting, yet familiar experience. Push Gaming has taken the idea of Leprechauns and put their innovative spin on it, in a fun and quirky ‘Leprechauns behaving badly’ scenario.

Those who are big fans of Razor Shark and Wild Swarm will notice the similarities in gameplay features and will quickly appreciate the efforts Push Gaming has made to reinvent them. By going that extra mile, Push Gaming has given Shamrock Saints an irresistible charm that will no doubt satisfy a range of players.

During the base game, you get a taste of what’s to come in Free Spins, where several Mystery symbols can land on the reels at any time. It’s through these that you can access the Leprechaun Reveal feature that works similarly to the Coin Feature seen in Razor Shark.

The Free Spins round can be over before it’s even begun if you don’t land yourselves additional Mystery symbols, and it seems they’re not the easiest to come by.

Is Shamrock Saints a brand new experience from Push Gaming? Not really, and that’ll be disappointing to many who look forward to that infamous sprinkle of Push Gaming innovation. But overall, it is another well-built, capable and entertaining instalment. A new way to experience proven mechanics.