Rainbow Riches

If you want to talk about classic slot games, you need not look no further than Rainbow Riches. Released in 2009, this is without doubt one of the most popular online slots of all-time. Indeed, this game from Barcrest has proven to be so popular over the years that it has led to eight (and counting) sequels, including the follow up Rainbow Riches titles: Reels of Gold, Pick & Mix, Leapin’ Leprechauns, Free Spins, Fortune Favours, Drops of Gold, Home Sweet Home and Leprechaun’s Gold. In this article, though, we’ll take a close look at the original Rainbow Riches game that is played over 20 paylines and a 5x3 reels/rows structure. The game has a 95% RTP (return-to-player) rate, with a maximum prize of 25,000 coins available.

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How to Play Rainbow Riches

Playing the iconic Rainbow Riches really couldn’t be easier. Players select how many lines they want to play (up to 20) and then choose their bet per line (this will be multiplied by the number of lines you decide upon).

When you’re happy with your selection, you just need to press ‘Spin’ and the reels will work their magic. The ‘Total Bet’ box will display your total stake per spin, although this can be changed between spins.

If you want to be more efficient in your play – or you want to do other tasks while you spin – you can also make use of the ‘Auto Play’ option, which can be found by clicking the red button in the bottom left of the screen. This allows you to run through 10, 50, 100 or 200 automatic spins which will continue until your designated spins run out, you’re out of funds, or you again press the red Auto Play button.

Any prizes that you picked up in the previous spin will be displayed in the ‘Win’ box next to the Spin button.

The minimum bet per line is £0.01, while the maximum bet per line is £25, meaning you can stake anywhere from 1p to £500 per spin. It’s generally recommended to use the maximum amount of paylines available, as this provides you with more chances to win per spin.

Rainbow Riches Features

One of reasons Rainbow Riches has enjoyed the incredible success it has, is because of how simple the game is to play – without it being boring. The game design is lean, with just a purple background punctuated by the famous rainbow and the game reels on top of them, while the iconic leprechaun greets you when you open the game. The reels feature all the classic symbols which are on most slots (10, J, Q, K), while there are also Wild Symbols (which we’ll look at in the next section), as well as Rainbow Riches symbols which pay out 12.50 coins if you discover five of them across the reels at once. There are also Road to Riches, Wishing Well and Pots of Gold symbols which trigger bonus rounds.

Wild Symbols on Rainbow Riches
As you’d expect from any classic slot game, the Wild symbol is one of the most valuable things you’ll find on the reels as it can replace all other symbols on the reels (with the exception of the Road to Riches, Wishing Well and Pots of Gold symbols) in order to form winning paylines. What’s more, if you find two Wilds on the reels at the same time, you’ll win 0.10 coins, while three Wilds gets you 3.00 coins, four Wilds gets you 10.00 coins and five Wilds will score you a whopping 25.00 coin prize.

Bonuses in Rainbow Riches

There are three bonus features in Rainbow Riches:

Road to Riches
If you find three Road to Riches Scatter symbols (which appear as a gold square with a colourful leprechaun at the centre) across the reels, you’ll open the Road to Riches feature. In this feature, you’ll then spin again with the wheel landing at any one of seven positions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, COLLECT. If you land on COLLECT straight away, the feature ends and you don’t win a prize – however, should you land on a number, you’ll continue to progress on the feature (based on your number) and you will continue to do so until you finally hit COLLECT or you win the top prize. Your final position will be multiplied by your total bet in order to calculate your total prize from the feature. The top Roads to Riches payout is 500x your bet.

Wishing Well
If you get three or more Wishing Well icons across the reels, this feature will be triggered. This is a very simple one and just entails you clicking on one of the Wishing Well icons to reveal your prize, which will again be multiplied by your total bet. This can pay out anywhere from 2x to 500x your total bet amount.

Pots of Gold
Last, but not least, if you find three Pots of Gold icons (which feature a rainbow in the background) this feature will be launched. Gold, Silver and Bronze pots will spin around your screen before one is finally presented to you, and acts as a multiplier of your total bet – which can be anywhere from 50x to 500x your bet amount.

Game Mechanics: Rainbow Riches

Below are some of the key numbers and statistics concerning the Rainbow Riches slot:

 

Max Win (coins): 25,000

Min Bet(£)0.01

Max Bet (£): 500

Return-to-Player Rate: 95.0%

Volatility: Low to Medium

Free Play Option: Yes

 

Conclusion

Theres no doubt that Rainbow Riches is an absolute classic slot game and one of the most popular in the world.

Its well-loved because its so simple to play but without being repetitivethanks in large to the three fun bonus features it offers, as well as the hefty 25,000 coin jackpot prize available.

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