When you think of the Romanov Riches, do you think of rich Russians? Obviously Microgaming had the exact same thought, which is why it created the Romanov Riches Slot in conjunction with Fortune Factory Studios, an independent slots studio partner. This slot lets us revisit the legendary Romanov dynasty. While the Tsar might not have had the kindest of fates, the legend still lives on. But this time round it’s us who live to tell the tale.
From our history lessons, we remember a certain Rasputin being very prevalent in the history of the Romanovs. And let’s not forget little Alexei’s haemophilia. Doesn’t exactly sound like the most romantic of things to put on a slot, does it? Thankfully that’s not the angle Romanov Riches aims for. Instead, this five reel, 15 payline slot pays homage to the family by representing their glorious riches. That’s why we see the royal cards, 10 to A on the reels, along with Red, Purple, Blue and Green Gems, no doubt representing key members of the royal family. The Snowflake is the Wild symbol and helps to substitute for other symbols to create winning combinations. The bright, jewel-like qualities of the graphics definitely make us feel as if we’re in the company of royals, especially when we have the chance to play for up to 1,000 times our stake.
On each reel on the Romanov Riches Slot, is a stack of Mystery Symbols. But what are they we hear you ask? It’s a mystery…okay, we’ll tell you. On any given spin one symbol can be chosen at random to fill two Mystery Stacks on reels 1 and 2, creating bigger wins. Full symbols stacked together in this way can trigger re-spins if we land further stacks on the reels, and if we get five reels showing the Mystery Stacks symbol, we can win up to 750 times our stake. But we’re not done yet. There are also three Wheel Bonus features available, which we trigger when we land full stacks of Bonus Scatter symbols starting from the leftmost reel. Three Bonus Stacks will trigger Wheel One, four adjacent stacks triggers Wheel Two and five triggers Wheel Three. With Wheels One and Two we get cash prizes. Wheel Three gives us a Multiplier, up to ten times our stake and this is also applied to our winnings from the previous two wheels. Essentially, we’ve got spins galore, wheels galore and wins galore. Nice.
Just like Rasputin spun his web of lies and intrigue, the Romanov Riches Slot definitely keeps us entertained but also on our toes. We take note of the Mystery Stacks and Wheel Bonuses and use them to enjoy royal rewards. It’s more involved than your regular online slot, but once you’ve mastered it you’ll be able to get your hands on the real Romanov Riches.