Get those turntables spinning and crank up the volume for a trip to the 1970s on the slot from Leander Games. Barry the Disco Leprechaun revives the spirit of the disco era with a hilarious dance show on slot reels that includes expanding wilds with Drama Reel respins and a free spins round with only premium symbols in play that can lead to wins of up to 200 times your stake on a single spin.
Barry the Disco Leprechaun is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 30 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the disco dance show on desktop or mobile from 0.30 to an adventurous 150 credits per spin. The RTP of this low to medium variance game is set at 96.26%
A typical nightclub dance floor from the disco era, complete with lights show and disco balls are the backdrop to a translucent game window. Typical Irish and disco items such as plateau shoes and 4-leaf clovers populate the reels while a disco soundtrack might animate some of the older generation players to join Barry and his female friends for a dance.
Open the game to find the card royals from 10 through to A at the low end, paying a paltry 0.66x to 1.33x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by champagne glasses, plateau shoes, vinyl records and a 4-leaf clover. Hit five on a line to win 2.33x to 6.66x your stake.
The famous Irish pot of gold is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular symbols and awarding the same wins as the 4-leaf clover. Flashing stars marked by the word itself are the scatters, appearing on all reels.
There seems to be a lot happening on the game, which at closer inspection turn out to be mostly teasers and become rather annoying after a while. First up is the 2-scatter teaser or respin as it is called to cover up the fact that you won’t trigger the free spins feature more often than without them. The reels respin once should you land only two scatters on a spin in the base game with scatters held in place in the hope to land the missing one. Don’t get your hopes up too high as it very rarely happens.
There is a second respin feature with a teaser effect in the base game called Drama Reel Respins with Expanding Wilds that could lead to a full screen of wild symbols and the maximum win of 200 times your bet. Not that it will have you dancing all night about the mediocre payout but it will keep your balance steady for longer so you can enjoy more of the disco music. Land a wild anywhere on the reels to see expand and lock in place for a respin after any potential wins are paid. Land another wild on the respin to see this repeated until no new wilds hit or all five reels are wild. Together with the pays from the respins, the total win from such a sequence could be in excess of 300x your stake. In reality however, there is rarely a second wild landing on the respin.
The best win potential (if you can call it that on this slot) comes in the Free Spins round, although it has its own teaser effect. Land minimum three scatters to trigger the Disco Fever bonus feature. A screen with six reels appears, each marked by a different colour at the bottom. A 60-second timer starts and you will need to tap on the coloured buttons to match the same coloured musical notes as they pass the bottom line. Each hit will fill up the Disco Fever meter, which in turn will determine the number of free spins. Special stars might appear that will be auto-collected, virtually guaranteeing 10 free spins for each round. Yet another teaser as you will never get past that number. Instead, the timer will stop once you hit the 10-free-spins mark.
During the feature, low-value symbols are removed from the reels, significantly increasing the chance to hit wins with premium symbols. Any scatter landing on any reel will add +1 free spin on each occasion, no limits. Plus, the Expanding Wilds respins are also on offer.
Was it worth to don my dancing shoes and disco outfit, which I kept for years in a box in the attic? Well, if you are a fan of the 1970s music, then it is worthwile to join Barry on the reels. Don’t expect miracle wins as the pays and variance are just too low, but you’ll get some good entertainment for your money.