Irish-themed slots have never been the same since Barcrest launched the Rainbow Riches slot in 2009. SG Digital bought Barcrest off the back of the success of that single game, and has released many sequels since then, of which Rainbow Riches Free Spins is one. The game plays much like its predecessor, with the return of many of the game symbols in Rainbow Riches. The main difference is a reduction in paylines from 20 to 10 and featuring a single Free Spins bonus game rather than offering a variety of bonus rounds like in the original slot. This reduction might seem like a negative but actually serves to hone down the gameplay to make it more focussed and less busy.
Pros & Cons
- The much loved Rainbow Riches leprechaun returns!
- Scatters also act as WIlds.
- Win up to 999 free spins!
- Only 10 paylines.
- Unnecessary update on classic original Rainbow Riches game.
- No dedicated WIld symbol.
How to Play
The Rainbow Riches Free Spins slot features 10 paylines, across which you look to match game symbols from left-to-right. SG Digital introduces a sleeker betting interface in this game than in the original, which is often appreciated when fans play online slots as it results in more immersive game play. The green arrow to the left of the five reels opens up the betting interface, with which you can raise or lower your bet amount per payline. The green arrow to the right of the reels hides the spin features such as auto play as well as the game’s Pay Table. The green Spin button sets the reels in motion for a single spin.
Simple game symbols nod Rainbow Riches Free Spins back to the original Rainbow Riches game. 10, Jack, Queen make up the lower-paying symbols, paying up to x100 per line for landing 5-of-a-kind. The King and Ace award x200 and x300 for five symbol winning combos, while the Rainbow Riches game logo is the game’s top-paying symbol and offers x500 per line for five symbol payouts. Other Rainbow Riches updates like the Rainbow Riches Megaways slot introduced additional higher-paying symbols, but Rainbow Riches Free Spins stays more faithful to the original slot symbols. The Free Spins Scatter symbols act not only as Scatters but also as Wilds when they complete winning combinations, both in the base game and during the Free Spins bonus round. They only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 and can appear stacked on reel 1.
As the slot’s name might suggest, the single bonus feature in this game is a Free Spins round.