The Romanov family in Russia is known for having not the nicest fate in history. To put it bluntly, the Tsar and his family were shot to death as the Bolsheviks came into power. So is it a bit odd now Microgaming releases its Romanov Riches slot to honour that legacy? Then we think how Microgaming release slots on anything and everything so that question becomes rhetorical. But what is the slot like and is it worthy of a legacy?

The Riches Of Russia On The Reels

Rather than giving us Rasputin in all his glory (so to speak) on the reels, Romanov Riches is another slot which focuses on gems as the high paying symbols. However, the reels on this slot are set within a nice jewellery box and there’s an elegant touch to the violet coloured slot. Awww.

What makes this slot stand out from other gem-based slots is the Mystery Stacks feature. Each reel has the potential to become a stack of Mystery Symbols, and on any spin the symbol can replace the two leftmost Mystery Stacks. The mechanism is reminiscent of NetEnt’s excellent 76 payline Dazzle Me slot, though Romanov Riches has enough differences to make these Mystery symbols unique.

The symbol can move across the reels, eventually taking up all five reels. For instance,the reel case filling with Red Gem symbols will create numerous winning combinations. When this is done with the Bonus symbol, we trigger the Wheel Bonus rounds. There are three Wheel Bonus rounds with the first two offering us cash prizes while the third multiplies all our wins earned from the first two. These rounds add some fast pace to the slot as well as a whole lot of riches. The Romanov riches in fact.

Re-spinning With The Romanovs

With Re-spins, the Mystery Stack feature and the Wheel Bonuses, we can play our way towards up to 1,000 times our stake. Perhaps this is the perfect way to honour the legacy of the Romanovs after all.