Playing slot games at online casinos is a bit like travelling around the world without having to go anywhere. Novomatic have produced plenty of slot games that have featured Egypt, Italy, and the USA and now in ‘Riches of India’ we take a trip to Asia for a game that gives its players plenty of chances of getting big wins.
The ‘Riches of India’ video slot uses a theme that is ideal for slots. Just like Egypt, India has plenty of history and an amazing culture that is just waiting to provide slot designers plenty of ideas for symbols to put in the game. That means we have a collection of symbols that include an attractive looking Indian woman, an elephant, the Taj Mahal and then the ten to Ace playing card symbols which are the low-paying ones in this slot.
‘Riches of India’ is a five-reel slot you can play for free or risking real money. It’s got three rows of symbols and a total of nine pay-lines. The background to the game isn’t particularly Indian but we do get the colourful game logo above the reels. Those nine pay-lines aren’t a fixed amount so it’s required of the gambler to work out how many to activate for each spin of the reels.
This slot resembles the old one-armed bandit games lots of us played in days gone by. That’s because of all the control buttons situated underneath the reels. Players can choose to activate one, three, five, seven or all nine pay-lines. The minimum cost of playing with all the pay-lines activated is just 0.09 and the max bet 900. Ensure that you play at a level that you are financially comfortable with.
The wild symbol in ‘Riches for India’ is the Rajah and can substitute for other symbols. If you find yourself one symbol short of a winning combination, hopefully the wild will appear and complete the win for you. The wild is the one symbol you want to see plenty of and not just for its substituting ability. If you can get four of the wilds on an activated pay-line that has a 10,000x multiplier and that rises to 50,000x for five of them.
The wild can’t substitute for the scatter symbol which is the snake charmer’s basket but no sign of any snake. If five of these appear anywhere on the reels you win 25x your stake regardless of how many pay-lines have been activated. Three of them anywhere on the reels gets you into the game feature which is a free spins round where you find yourself playing with a total of 15 free spins. Four scatters see you playing with 20 free spins and that goes up to 25 if five scatters trigger the game feature. If the Rajah appears during those free spins a bonus multiplier is awarded.
This slot also has a gamble feature which is both lucrative and very risky. Once you get a winning combination in the base game, you have the choice whether to go for this or not. If being in a gambling mood then you must correctly guess the colour of the next playing card shown on a second screen. A right guess doubles your win with four more opportunities to win more real cash. One wrong guess loses you all your win so don’t overdo this and it’s not wise to gamble big wins.
‘Riches of India’ is a reasonably busy game so make sure you don’t play with real cash and then have some nasty surprises when playing this slot. Do your best to have some free ‘Riches of India’ slot games to see how everything works. Also have a good look through the paytable to check all the rules of the game and values of winning combinations.
After playing this online slot, why not try out some other games that have similar gameplay? For example, you can test out the Microgaming release ‘Secret Admirer’ which also has nine pay-lines to try and get wins on. This game also offers its players a free spins round, a gamble feature and high-paying wild and scatter symbols. There’s also another Novomatic game ‘Venetian Carnival’ which is another nine pay-line game in the same style with a free spins round that only has ten free games on offer but more can be triggered.
This trip to India is an enjoyable and profitable one and it’s highly recommended to play on your PC, tablet, or mobile devices. The look of the slot is similar to that of several others released by Novomatic and resembles classic slots. India as a theme for the game definitely works and the gameplay is a success too. The free spins round is where the big profits are, particularly if the wild symbol can make some appearances and boost the multiplier. Be careful with the gamble feature and keep wins safe.