Barcrest certainly hit the big time when they created ‘Rainbow Riches.’ The original game was a massive hit and sequels were inevitable. With this Irish themed slot, the emphasis is, as you may have guessed from its title, about the free spins round. Trigger that and some big wins will be heading in your direction.
This is a five-reel game that has three rows of symbols and just the ten pay-lines. There’s no option but to play all of those ten pay-lines on each spin of the reels. That means the minimum cost of a spin is just 0.10 and the maximum 500. Just go for a stake that you feel comfortable with and won’t cause you any financial worries.
Irish themed games are always fun to look at. You know the score, chuck in some familiar sights, everything looks so pleasant and of course very green. Well that’s not totally the case here unfortunately. To the left, we have the leprechaun in his green suit and green top hat. To the left of the reels and underneath them there’s a treasure chest and a stack of gold coins. The backdrop is purple with a rainbow stretching across the screen.
When it comes to the symbols, I can’t say they had me thinking of Ireland too much. They are dominated by the Ten to Ace playing card symbols. They pop up regularly and give you the lowest paying wins, but hey a win is a win. We also get the Rainbow Riches logo and a couple of bonus symbols.
The wild symbol is one you will always be keen to see a lot of and here it’s a golden four leaf clover. Just like magic it manages to substitute for other symbols to help get you a steady stream of winning combinations. It isn’t able to replace the bonus symbol which is the Rainbow Free Spins bonus icon. Here’s a bonus though because that symbol also acts a wild. It’s only part-time though and does that when appearing on the first, third and fifth reels.
This is an easy game to operate so no headaches on that score. Hopefully, the only headaches you get will be when working out what to do with your winnings. The control buttons are on the left and right hand sides of the reels, not underneath as in many you will play. To set your stake, click on the green triangle (it had to be green of course) on the left-hand all underneath the reels. To spin the reels, go over to the right-hand side and there’s also the button to click on to access the paytable.
The paytable is packed with all the information you need to know in order to play this game. It has details of all the winning combinations. For example, five of the Rainbow Riches symbol pays a 500x multiplier and five Aces 300x. Also, there are all the information you need re the free spins round. Read that, have some free games to see everything working and you are fully prepared for the battle ahead.
Considering the title of this game, you know what the bonus round is going to consist of. To get your hands on the free spins, the requirement is three or more of the Free Spins Bonus Symbols. Not just anywhere, they must be on the first, third and fifth reels.
Just how many free spins you receive depends on how many bonus symbols trigger it. Three of them win you ten free spins, four takes that up to 15 and if five trigger the round then it’s 20 free spins you will be playing with. You do need to read that paytable though as all the extra bonus symbols must appear on the first reel. It is possible to get up to 999 free spins (good luck on that one) but to get additional free spins those bonus symbols must be on that first reel so keep your eyes on that like a hawk. The good news is that the bonus symbol is stacked on that first reel, so the chances of It making an appearance is pretty good.
If you like playing this game, then try out these which share plenty of the features seen in this slot. Have a go on ‘Lucky Rose’ from Novomatic which also has ten pay-lines on a 5×3 grid and offers you a wild and free spins round. Also, try another Novomatic slot, ‘Mighty Trident’ where stacked wilds can win you big prizes and has 20 pay-lines to try and win cash on.
Rainbow Riches games have certainly worked wonders for Barcrest but this isn’t the best of them. Yes, there are the chances to win some big prizes but the symbols really let this game down. It’s probably the least Irish looking set of symbols for an Irish themed game this reviewer has ever seen. Sometimes the reels have ended with nothing but playing card symbols on show. The free spins bonus round is where all the action is