Rainbow Riches Luck of the Irish has an incredibly annoying animated reels spin, and is a unique take on the original Rainbow Riches game from Barcrest.
This strangely intriguing Rainbow Riches game from Barcrest, features the most annoying reel spins of any modern slot machine, as well as a reduction in the amount of reels from the more common five, down to four. With each reel spin, the symbols slowly drag out of view. They also don’t spin very far, appearing to cover around fifteen symbols before coming to a halt.
There are two main features to this game, free spins, and the traditional Pots of Gold feature. The layout of the game, and the reduction in the number of reels gives the appearance of an easily obtainable Pots of Gold feature, and an even easier chance of accessing the free spins bonus. But don’t let this fool you, those familiar with Luck of the Irish will mostly be able to tell you that these games come across as extremely tight with the offering of features and repeating wins.
The amount of wins available has also been dramatically reduced, with now only four different cash reel wins available. These do however have a unique upgrade in the form of a repeat chance with any four of a kind win. Four aces for example initially pays £20, then there is what appears to be a 50/50 chance of a repeat. This can, in theory at least, carry on indefinitely. In reality, you are lucky to get one win repeat. The pay lines have also been reduced to only three, so no diagonal or obscure winlines here.
The free spins feature is triggered by landing three free spin symbols in a connected line from left to right. So unlike traditional versions of Rainbow Riches which trigger the bonuses anywhere in view, Luck of the Irish requires a standard win-line approach. The free spins can be triggered multiple times during the feature, and the reels and the value of the prizes remain the same. Each line of three bonus symbols awards ten free spins, so a maximum of thirty bonus spins per time is possible.
It is also possible to trigger the Pots of Gold bonus, as well as the free spins bonus during the same game, providing the pot doesn’t exceed £500. This adds a great element to the game, but its rarity makes it an unlikely possibility for most short term players.
Four free spin symbols in a line awards the Pot of Gold feature, that everyone has become accustomed to from the traditional version of Rainbow Riches. This has the standard gold, silver and bronze pots which accumulate at the same rate as other versions of Rainbow Riches.