IGT Just Launched Isle O Plenty Pokie
Isle O Plenty is the most recent instalment in IGT’s MegaJackpot series. The previous titles all have one thing in common, a giant sum of money. The MegaJackpot series is notorious for this reason, because we all think we will be the one, to break it for the big one. Isle O Plenty has settled on the tried and tested luck of the Irish theme.
IGT is an experienced developer, who has been taking bets, in one form or another for the past 50 years. Now they are a leading developer of online pokie, having made their first game in 2005.
What We Like
Well the whole point of a progressive jackpot, like this, is to allure us to the reels. We are enticed, there is over a million to be won. We do not know about you, but that would make our lives a lot easier. People are a funny bunch we always want more. Turn on SBS news and see the same unquenchable thirst to further ones reach, power, and control that on a primal level brings people back to this pokie game.
Sorry to take it to that place, but that is how we see it. This jackpot is more than just money, because money is more than just money. What began as a means of exchange has been gifted power, by our infallible belief in it and lust for it. Moving on, it is a well-designed pokie, which is nice to look at.
The graphics are crispy and modern, and it is well themed. The reels spin in a clover field, on a typical Irish day, where dark clouds cover the blue of the sky. A lighthouse stands in the background, and rainbow arches over the top of the reels. IGT have done well with their Irish, and the conditions are ripe for a leprechaun.
We like the gameplay. It happens far too often, that a developer throws a progressive jackpot into a pokie and believes their work is done. IGT have made this a great game, on its own merit. There is wild dominated gameplay, in which we won big, and we won frequently. The wilds will be responsible for most of your wins.
They stack and clump together, because of the game’s mechanics and it leads to some proper winnings. The symbols all pay well. There is a broad range of winnings, and the lowest value symbols pay dirt, but this is balanced out by the higher paying symbols. We found that our wins were decent, and be it luck, skill, or sheer power our bankroll climbed from where we started and hung around there.
This is what you want in a progressive jackpot pokie. The more time you are in the game, the more chance you have off winning it, at least we think that is how probability works. A game, which can entertain you and keep your balance positive, while you wait for that million IGT owes you, can only be a good thing.
The game has a couple good feature, to break up gameplay. There is a free spins mode. It is a standard land three scatters to trigger it, kind of ordeal, with a strong focus on wilds. A Wild Rush feature will saturate the reel in wilds, and Leprechaun Magic will add more wilds to the top row.
What we don’t like
There is nothing to say here, which can only be a good thing. The game could do with another feature, but we are just being meticulous. We will leave it at that.
Is this game worth playing?
We think that it is. IGT has had nothing but success with their MegaJackpot series. The potential giant win alone makes this game worth playing.
But because it’s statistically near impossible that we will be the ones to win it, it is nice of them to also make Isle O Plenty a great game on its on merit. We will be playing this game and encourage you to do the same.