ALL ABOUT RAINBOW RICHES POTS OF GOLD SLOT
The Rainbow Riches franchise must be one of the most iconic slots brands from the UK. In the modern era of video slots with such slick themes and narratives it looks a bit out of place, being reminiscent of the offline era of fruities in pubs and bingo halls, but the Rainbow Riches story continues and Barcrest have been milking it successfully for decades now. Their latest release adjoins Scientific’s Mega Drop Jackpots to the basic game model to give players the chance of scoring a decent payout each time they spin the reels. They might be called Mega but don’t get carried away, these aren’t the multi million pound deals of the Mega Fortune or Mega Moolah series that regularly crown new millionaires. The prizes here on the Minor, Major and Epic counters are maxed out at £15k, though they drop more regularly of course. So, without further ado, let’s dive in …
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
Those who have played any of the many Barcrest Rainbow Riches games, from the original Road to Riches through the Free Spins to Slingo and Megaways™, will know this set up well. There is nothing new – just the same pleasant green fields and blue skies backdrop to a 5×3 reel set bedecked with quirky symbols and surrounded by gold adornments. The low value of the symbols are the cards, 10 through to Ace. The top value symbol is the Rainbow Riches logo which can net you 12.5x for five on a payline. There is also a Wild that pays out 25x for five on a payline and does the usual job of subbing in for all other symbols.
RAINBOW RICHES POTS OF GOLD SLOT RTP, VARIANCE AND PAYOUTS
This old skool slot is a high variance game so it can hold back for a while before dishing out any decent wins. Bear in mind as well that 2% of your stake is heading towards the jackpot pool, and with that in mind you might expect a lower RTP than normal. However, that is not the case and it comes in at a reasonable 96.4%. There are 20 fixed paylines active on each spin and you can play from just 20p per go.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
Whilst chasing down those Mega Drops there are a couple of features of note in the base game of Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold. Here is how they work:
Pots of Gold Bonus
In a typically Rainbow Riches-style the Pots of Gold Bonus is a simple multiplier prize feature. To get into this one you’ll need to land three of more special Pots of Gold Bonus symbols on the reels. When this happens a leprechaun character appears in front of the reels, surrounded by multiplier prize values in a wheel shape. The wheel spins and where it lands reveals your prize. Prize values are dependent on the number of bonus symbols that triggered the round:
- 3 Bonus Symbols: 30x to 1,000x
- 4 Bonus Symbols: 40x to 2,000x
- 5 Bonus Symbols: 50x to 5,000x (also called Pots of Gold Super Bonus)
Mega Drop Jackpots
Scientific’s Mega Drop Jackpots appear in a range of games built by the SG team. They drop fairly regularly and are much smaller in value than the big progressive currently on the market. They also have a cap. In this case they are as follows:
- Minor Jackpot: £1,500
- Major Jackpot: £5,000
- Epic Jackpot: £15,000
NOTE: Unlike most progessives you don’t have to plat at the maximum stake to win a Mega Drop.
This really is a case of ‘if it ain’t broke …’ – Rainbow Riches has been a mainstay of online casinos for so many years now that it’s a no brainer for Barcrest to keep churning out the variations of the brand. They don’t even need to tinker with the graphics or features too much each time. All they’ve done here is tack on their Mega Drops and let the iconic brand do the work. And if you like Rainbow Riches games then you’ll love it. It’s simple, easy slots fun with the chance of hitting a mid-range jackpot thrown in for good measure. Have fun, and gamble responsibly.