Ireland is famous for its lucky leprechauns, golden horseshoes, pots of gold and four-leaf clovers. Combine them and they make for very popular slot machine games.
You’ve probably played Rainbow Riches and Slots O’ Gold in the past, but another Irish-themed slots game that is growing in popularity is Rainbow Jackpots. Developed by Red Tiger Gaming, this slot machine features all you would expect in an Irish-themed game, plus more.
All three of these aforementioned games can be played for free in practice play, and for real money at many reputable online casinos, such as: https://games.paddypower.com/game/rainbow-jackpots-grt. You can decide for yourself if Rainbow Jackpots gives Rainbow Riches, Slots O’ Gold and the other similarly-themed games a run for their money.
Rainbow Jackpots is a five-reel, four-row 20 paylines slot game that offers a progressive jackpot too, meaning you can win a life-changing sum in a single play, one that often tops the £1 million mark. The progressive jackpot increases with every bet that every player makes on the game.
The visuals are simple and brightly coloured. The symbols are against plain white reels within an archway carved and decorated in a Celtic style. The soundtrack includes cries of encouragement from the lucky leprechaun’s Irish accent. This game is colourful and cheerful just as you’d expect from any Irish-themed slot machine.
The 10s, Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces represent the lower value cards on the reels. The lucky leprechaun is the game’s scatter symbol which can be substituted for other symbols to make bigger winning combinations. Other symbols include pipes, pots of gold and pints of stout, with three scatter symbols unlocking the opportunity to win up to 100 free spins. If the animated leprechaun appears on the screen, he blows his pipe and this upgrades you to a Mega Free Spins feature.
Gold coins represent the wild symbol in this game. Roll five of them to enter the bonus rounds to be in with a chance of winning the progressive jackpot.
One of the best features in this game is the Beer Bonus. Here you can win up to 100x your stake. But if the lucky leprechaun appears again, he upgrades you to 1,000x in the Triple Beer Bonus feature. The leprechaun can certainly help you to win bigger, random prizes.
Rainbow Jackpots can be played from £0.20 per spin and is available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. This means you don’t have to be in Ireland to play it! In fact, if you have the internet connected to your table or mobile device, you can play it from just about anywhere and everywhere! That could be down your local, on public transport or even whilst waiting for your meal to be served at a restaurant if you so desire!
Everyone enjoys a slot machine that features a lucky leprechaun and pots of gold and Rainbow Jackpots certainly offers its own uniqueness to the growing list of Irish-themed slot machines. It’s certainly one not to give a miss.
For many of the people behind ImAFish University is only a few weeks away, which will split the community across the country. For most people this wont be a problem as they will have Internet connections in their rooms or within the University. Myself and Simon wanted to have one final version of ImAFish that would be the best so far and in some ways a final release.
While this is unlikely knowing myself it would mean that if we didn't want to update the design again it would still look good for months and maybe years to come. In concept 4 months ago ImAFish 7 seemed a long way off, the idea was to create a flexible professional web portal based around what ImAFish had been building on over the past 2 years ? its articles.
We now had over 200 articles on a range of subjects making it in some ways messy what was needed was different sections depending on the article type, while articles already had categories they themselves were getting in a mess. The idea was to split the site up more into different sections, after much debate they were decided to be: Entertainment Tech Gaming IRC News Each would be article based but would contain other information such as IRC would host xbot. The next step was to decide on a design, this I did while doing my A levels (which I did very well in), and more importantly a logo of some sort.
This went through many design stages and only after about 4 weeks was I happy with the final design. I had also been working on an overall design for the site which I was happy with in the end. The next stage was to start coding. In ImAFish 6 Simon had done 99% of the coding so for ImAFish 7 I was going to give it ago, I quickly learned CSS and put together a template using divs as the idea was not to use any tables. While this was ok for the overall design a lot of the page content still uses tables as simply tables are still best for displaying things in certain ways.
One thing I quickly learned about CSS is that getting it to work in one web browser does not guarantee it will work in another. Then getting it to validate is another problem however in the end validation was put a side for getting it to work right. Overall ImAFish 7 is the most complex and advanced version of ImAFish yet, making it even easier to use and attractive. Thanks to everyone that has made it possible and lets hope the site keeps on growing!
One of the most anticipated games of the year has been delayed until the holiday season (Christmas) in a statement announced by the games developer Valve.
?The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific "in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that information as soon as we have confirmed a new date.?
The game was meant to ship next week on September 30th but only a week before this release date the game has been delayed. Less than a month ago Valve told the European press at the ECTS in London that the release date was unchanged.
Valve have not set another release date allowing for people to speculate when they expect the game to launch. The fall of this year is going to be very competitive for first person shooter games with Doom 3 and Unreal Tournament 2004 both being released between now and Christmas.
Valve will be hoping that the extra media coverage generated by the set back of the game will help drive sales in the end. While the set back may be annoying for some people looking forward to the game, overall its unlikely to make a lasting bad impression.
For many the Terminator films are the ultimate in action films and Terminator 3 is no exception. The film is set 10 years after the previous where a new class of robot is sent back through time to take out John Connor and his future lieutenants.
However luckily the T-101, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is also sent back in time to keep John Connor safe. The plot involves a new intelligent super computer, called Sky-net taking over the world and things turn out unexpected in the end.
I found the film to be a lot more entertaining then the previous 2 especially the humor coming from Arnie. The little things he says and does clearly makes the film a lot better to watch. An impressive vehicle scene leaves a trail of destruction not seen in many other films.
The ending as I said before was unexpected however leaves the film open to what could be a quite interesting 4th film. Terminator 3 also shows that Schwarzenegger is still a great actor and that he still has many years left of possible films.
I never really liked the first 2 Terminator films however Terminator 3 is a great film even if you didn't enjoy or follow the first two. If you love action films then terminator 3 is for you.
After reading about the 10 most beautiful bridges in the world at the weekend through Digg I went to take some photos of Ironbridge, #7 on the list which happens to be about 20mins drive from where I live.
The bridge itself.
The power station overlooks Ironbridge, giving an interesting contrast between old and new industry.
A view from the bridge looking up the river.
The bridge in the distance.
The bridge and the village which takes it name from the bridge.
On the drive up to Ironbridge I took this picture of the river Severn.