Realtime Gaming has a history of keeping their titles from getting too far outside of the box, but they've abandoned that to a large degree in recent years, and their Lucky 6 online slot is a good example of that. This game has a lucky Irish theme with rabbits, horseshoes, pots of gold, leprechauns and more, and it's a high-action experience for players who might be looking for a game with a much higher than average volatility without having to rely on a progressive jackpot. This game is also interesting in that it doesn't have any type of progressive, which is atypical since many RTG titles have a minor one that pays out at random.
Six-Reel Game Format
The format of this slot (see more) uses six reels and three rows. It's just like the most popular format of 5x3 except there's an extra reel added to the game. There are 10 paylines in this game as well, and the betting range starts at a super-low $0.10 apiece based on coins at the $0.01 level. If you want a higher betting range, there are plenty of other bet sizes to choose from that will suit players at all different stakes.
Rainbow Wild Symbol
Remembering that this is a six-reel game, the rainbow wild symbol shows up on the middle four reels, which are the second, third, fourth and fifth reels in this game. This rainbow wild is really important because it appears in groups to make multi-line wins easier, but it also gives a 2x multiplier to all of the wins that it is a part of. This adds even more value to the game, but it's important to note that getting more than one rainbow wild in a winning combination doesn't add to the multiplier. It's always a 2x multiplier no matter how many wilds you get.
Scatters and Free Spins
The green letters outlined in gold are the scatters in this game, the characters L, U, C, K, Y and 6 appear on the first through sixth paylines, respectively. Six gives 30x your bet, five gives 10x your total bet, four earns three times your total wager, and three gives you a win worth twice your bet size. You have to line up at least four of these to trigger the bonus feature.
The number of scatters you get determines how many free spins you get and what your multiplier is like. Four earns eight free spins with a 2x multiplier, five gets you 12 free spins with a 2x multiplier, and six gets you 25 free spins with a massive 5x multiplier. Depending on the order in which you get your scatters, you can get a 5x multiplier and extra wilds no matter which level of scatters you get as well. It's clear to see that a lot of value is packed into this free spins feature, and it contributes to the high volatility in this game.
First off, you need to understand that the pot of gold, leprechaun, wishing well, lucky shoes and shamrock all pay for just two of a kind on a payline, left to right or right to left. With that having been said, the largest prize in the regular game is 10,000x for six of the pot of gold with at least one wild held in the winning combination. It's 5,000x otherwise. Another 5,000x prize is won for six of the leprechaun, and Realtime Gaming (read more) has done a good job of giving players lots of top-end payouts since you can also earn 2,500x if you don't have a wild in that combination. As if that wasn't enough, another 2,500x win is available with five of the wishing well with at least one wild included.
Lucky 6 is a game that is obviously built around the fact that it has six reels instead of five. However, unlike many other games with atypical formats that expect the different format to be the only thing they need to draw in players, Realtime Gaming has went a step further to offer a really in-depth bonus feature with several different modes for free spins as well as an incredibly top-heavy pay table with lots of ways to win four-figure and five-figure pays.