Who doesn’t like rainbows and who doesn’t want riches? Barcrest’s classic slot game rewrote the rulebook and, now, online slots fans can taste the rainbow with the studio’s Rainbow Riches Slot. Think Ireland, think leprechauns, think five reels and 20 pay-lines and, above all, think of three dedicated bonus features that inspired a generation and spawned a million imitations.
Fiddly diddle dee! Everything that is quintessential Irish comes across beautifully in Barcrest’s impish game design and artwork. And the sound? You can hear it already. Melodic harp strings sing along to each spin. As far as game symbols go, Rainbow Riches oozes classic game-play. Forget high-paying symbols and low-payers, we know where we are with 10s through Aces. That’s it, apart from the Game Logo and Gold Coin Wild, the latter of which substitutes for all symbols except Scatters. Any other symbols – Leprechaun, Wishing Well and Pot of Gold – are Scatters that launch the game’s numerous bonus features and lead us towards that eponymous rainbow.
Three bonus features in an online slot that came at a time when online slots were a blink in developers’ eyes? Pioneering is the word. Landing three of each of either the Leprechaun Scatter and Wishing Well Scatter launches the Road To Riches and Wishing Well bonus games, respectively.
The former sees our Leprechaun skip along a road to gold. With each step he takes he earns us a higher multiplier to take back to the base game. Skip on, my little friend! The latter presents us with three wells, behind which peek a series of multipliers. Fairy dust accompanies our choice – again, the higher the better.
And then we have the Pots of Gold bonus feature, this time triggered when three Pots of Gold Scatters adorn the centre three reels. Our leprechaun is back, this time jigging his way over a spinning wheel of multipliers. We’ll take our winnings in cold, hard cash rather than gold, but with multipliers between x50 – x300 our total bet we could be looking at the kind of dough that could see us buy our own bullion, thanks very much.
Rainbow Riches is classic. It’s vintage. It’s about as playable an online slot as you’ll find anywhere. It’s funny to think that this title was first released online in 2009 following its success in land-based casinos. Now we have video slots, 3D slots, VR slots on the horizon. And you know what? Players will always return to Rainbow Riches. It’s just that good.