About This Slot
After several decades in both the online and offline environment, SG Digital’s Rainbow Riches brand still continues to be a force in the gambling market. In the UK, fans of the little leprechaun, Road to Riches, Pots of Gold and famous rainbow will be excited to see another release in the series which breaks no new ground but delivers on everything you would expect. Graphically, it’s the same as all the others, the variance is a conservatively chosen medium variance and the features are standard free spins and multipliers. But hey, if it ain’t broke, right?
Perhaps the one thing that stands out more about Midnight Magic is the psychedelic look of the game – by painting the sky black and adding pink and bluish hues to the trees SG might have unwittingly created the cover of some obscure, undiscovered mind-bending 60s rock album. But anyway .. back to the game. It’s all about hitting three identical symbols on paylines from left to right and aiming to unlock the free spins round with three or more scatters. Let’s find out more.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
Sticking with what they know, SG Digital have created another medium variance version of Rainbow Riches – that means a fairly balanced payout distribution but with good potential to unlock in the free spins round if you can get that far. The RTP is 96% which is band on average for this kind of slot and the top payout is 1,000x for the full payline of top value symbols.
Symbols and Paytable
Once again, SG Digital have kept with what they know. Apart from that night skyline, the scene is looking very familiar. The low value symbols on the reels are represented by playing cards, from 10 through to ace, and they will deliver from 5x to 6x bet for the maximum combination. As for premium symbols, we have leprechaun hats, lucky horseshoes, harps, and toadstools, paying between 10x and 20x for five of a kind.
The two top paying icons are the rainbow and the logo. These are the only two icons that will pay even for just two of a kind. Five rainbows on a line will get you 25x, while five logos sitting on the same payline will get you 50x bet.
Look out as well for the logo which is also the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols to form winlines. And finally there is the Leprechaun which is the scatter that triggers free spins and the fairy which is the upgrade Scatter that appears only during your free spins bonus round.
Gameplay and Features
We are not overwhelmed by the features here, but those that are there push some decent potential. The free spins round is where you want to be. But let’s take the others in first.
Super Dial Bonus Feature
Super Dial is an optional feature which you can activate by doubling your stake on any spin. Once active, the Super Dial is triggered every time you land two leprechaun Scatters on the reels. A big stone wheel will appear on screen when the feature starts. Spin the Bonus Wheel and you will get either free spins or instant wins, depending on where the Wheel stops. The prizes available are 6, 8, or 10 free spins, or a cash prize of between 1x and 5x bet.
Free Spins Feature
Three leprechaun Scatters are needed on the reels for the Free Spins feature to be triggered. Depending on the number of Scatters landed (3, 4, or 5), you will get 10, 15, or 20 free spins. Unfortunately the game isn’t generous enough to allow re-triggers, but 20 free spins is enough to land some decent prizes, particularly if you can score the symbol upgrade at the same time.
Symbol Upgrade Feature
This feature is only available during free spins. Instead of the leprechaun Scatter, a fairy Scatter is active on the reels. When the fairy lands, all premium symbols, or “picture symbols” that are currently on the screen, will be transformed into the premium icon with the highest value currently on the reels. And … if a Wild is present, then all premiums will transform into Wilds! That gives you good potential if your upgrade is high value.
Fans of Rainbow Riches will enjoy this game – there are no crazy new ideas thrown into the mix. It’s a tried and tested brand so SG Digital know how to get punters playing it and why would they change it? That said, the night-time setting is at least quite striking and the free spins round can be fun. The fairy scatters and symbol upgrades have decent potential and if you get a Wild upgrade then you could get close to that 1,000x max payout. And of course, at a medium variance, Midnight Magic will have a broad appeal so it’s one for all slots players bar the high risk fanatics who may wish to look away!