Well, it’s about time we got round to reviewing this slot. Rainbow Riches is one of the most popular games at IGT casinos (formerly Wagerworks), though the game is actually from Barcrest Games. According to Blue Square’s casino, the theoretical long term average return to player is 95% which has been independently tested as part of their licencing requirement from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
Well, what about the game itself I hear you ask. For starters, it’s a 5 reel slot, with 20 paylines on which you can bet anything from 1p up to £20. Rainbow Riches also has 3 bonus rounds that you can activate:-
- Road to Riches – Activated by 3 leprechaun symbols appearing anywhere in the game area, in this bonus game you proceed up a path by spinning a wheel which dictates how many steps you can take. Each step is a multiplier applied to the stake that got you to the bonus round. The game is over when the wheel lands on ‘collect’ or you reach the end of the road with a massive 200x multiplier!
- Wishing Well – Activated by 3 wishing well symbols, this is a standard pick an item to get a bonus type game. Here you’ll be asked to pick a well, which will then wind up the multiplier which will then be awarded to you.
- Pots of Gold – Activated by 3 ‘pots of gold with a rainbow’ symbols. Here a number of pots with various multiplier amounts are spun round a leprechaun. When it stops, an arrow points to a pot, and that is the multiplier awarded to you.
Rainbow Riches has an auto-spin feature, but there is no option to ‘gamble’ your wins. There is a wild symbol which is a gold coin, and these substitute for any symbol apart from those that trigger the bonus rounds.
As a slot, it’s easy to see why it’s popular. With a wide range of stakes available you can play from as little as a penny, all the way up to £400 per spin, which will attract a wide variety of player types. And whilst the general game play keeps you entertained, it’s all about the bonus rounds on this one, particularly the Road to Riches bonus if you hit it on a high value spin and you get a decent way along the path – even if you don’t, you start on an 8x multiplier!
Rainbow Riches is also one of those rare slots that are currently available to play on your mobile; either via a downloadable file on older phones, or through an optimised iPhone website (depending on which casino that you play at – for casinos with Rainbow Riches click here).