ShamRockers is the latest New Jersey online slots offering from award-winning worldwide online casino software providers IGT. The company is very in tune (and not just with their fiddles and bodhrán) with what New Jersey online casino fans want from a game.
In short, it has great graphics, a fantastic soundtrack, unique features and it’s a lot of fun to play.
Where to play ShamRockers online in New Jersey
Much like the Irish themselves, you can find this fantastic new slot all over the place.
The ShamRockers are four-piece rock band from the fields and farms of Ireland who can really hit the right notes for fans of online slots.
The ShamRockers slot is a 20-payline, five-reel game with reels boasting the various band members alongside more traditional slots symbols, plus a pair of great special features that could really help you spin the luck of the Irish to your advantage.
The band is a bearded fiddler, a tomboy drummer, a head-banging guitarist and a quiffed-up lead singer who can net up to 500x your bet with a five of a kind payline win.
The other band members will win you between 75x and 250x your line bet.
ShamRockers special features
Free spins bonus
Like many online slots in New Jersey, the main feature of this game is a free spins bonus round.
All rock band fans want to land backstage passes, but if you manage to hit three of them on the reels during regular spins then you’ll receive four free spins with all prizes doubled.
One of the band members will fill up the reels to ensure big wins, to boot!
This short and simple bonus does exactly as you’d expect – it gives the free spins bonus an encore, meaning you have the chance to win big for free all over again.[i15-table tableid=5263]
ShamRockers: the positives
Great graphics and music
The standout feature of this game is the design, with the fantastic animation backed up by wonderful character development and of course an amazing soundtrack. The whole game is constructed around good music, so no wonder it delivers on that front.
Lack of bonus features
The free spins bonus is pretty good, and the Encore bonus makes it better. However, pretty good doesn’t cut it when you’re seeking golden riches at the end of a rainbow.
Simply put, the bonuses aren’t the best.
Graphics and soundtrack: 5/5
IGT is easily one of the biggest online slots developers in the world, and as such they typically deliver top-tier graphics and accompanying music. This game, built on a foundation of awesome music with great graphics, delivers in spades in that department.
Originality and creativity: 3/5
You might not think that an Ireland-themed slot would garner a lot of points for originality, as they’re a dime a dozen (or perhaps €0.10 a dozen) in online casinos in NJ and all over the world.
However, the rock band theme definitely kicks up the unique factor of this game.
Play value: 2/5
The return to player percentage of ShamRockers lies somewhere in a range of 92.1 and 96.2 percent, which is on the low side of average. The higher end of this range is pretty decent, but the lower end is rather poor.
Jackpot potential: 0/5
The maximum possible win, even with a perfect set of free spins, is only up to 1,000x per payline. You wouldn’t turn down a prize like that, but seekers of big jackpots ought to spin the reels elsewhere.
Repeat play: 1/5
The overall lack of value and jackpot potential means that there isn’t a lot of repeat play value, unless you’re a major fan of Irish rock. If that’s the case, perhaps play a better-value game and blast some Thin Lizzy.
Total score: 11/25
Overall, this is a pretty poor online slot for New Jersey fans seeking an Irish reel-spinning experience. There are certainly better games out there, both in terms of value and fun – though we can’t knock the tunes!