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3D Shamrock Surfing Leprechaun

By Unique 3D Screensavers Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
For a tropical twist on your St. Patrick's Day celebrations, you can try 3D Shamrock Surfing Leprechaun. A bearded gnome-like leprechaun rides his shamrock board over a swooping backdrop of tropical islands.

The disconnect between the leprechaun animation and the background animation creates an effect similar to those Magic Carpet Ride videos you can create at carnivals and tourist traps. Outstanding music sets this screensaver apart, though. It's a tropical-surfing soundtrack on a high-quality MP3 file, but you'll also find an option for using your own tunes. The music volume can be turned down or disabled entirely via a slider, but the dedicated button for muting the audio didn't work in our tests.

Still, we did appreciate the rest of the features, including the ability to tweak the brightness, the RGB color levels, and the type of objects that fall from the sky. The enticing background animation and sweet music may extend surf fans' enjoyment of 3D Shamrock Surfing Leprechaun beyond St. Patrick's Day.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.1

Version 4.1 improved settings window.


Release December 5, 2008
Date Added March 11, 2008
Version 4.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


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Developer's Description

A leprechaun surfs atop a giant shamrock and shows off his shamrock-surfing tricks. Skimming the ocean's surface while dodging palm-tree-adorned islands, he flips, twists, dips, and flashes the peace sign a couple of times. This fun-loving Leprechaun is sure to bring a smile to your face. Smooth Jamaican music completes the tropical ambiance. It's a fun gift for your sweetheart on St. Patrick's Day. If you prefer a dusky sunset scene, then the sunset-setting produces a deep orange hue.

The demo contains a full set of features. Have fun customizing this screensaver to your preferences. In addition to tint, brightness, time-of-day settings, sound mute, and volume control, you can play your own MP3 music. Falling animations, size, fade, speed, number, and type also are controllable in this very versatile holiday screensaver. The screensaver contains animated GIF images and provides password protection as needed. Version 4.1 improved settings window.