Rainbow Riches Cash Cluster
- Unique coordinates mechanic
- Two mini-bonus games
- Part of the iconic, recognizable franchise
- Varying low RTP rates
- Disappointing max potential
- Slow-paced gameplay
Rainbow Riches Cash Cluster is an expansion on the previously released instant win games like Rainbow Riches: Rainbow Reveal from SG and Barcrest. It’s an unusual coordinate-based slot where you fill the tiered prize totalisers to release instant prizes or enter bonus rounds. The theme is the same classic Irish, but what’s unexpected in this release is that it doesn’t have any reels, rows or paylines, only a huge 8×6 grid with 9 symbols appearing on it. Another surprise is the new innovative coordinates mechanic, making it hard to classify this game. It’s designed to be a video slot but feels more like Slingo or even a Battleship board game. In short, SG is trying something different, but is it future-proofed enough or just too much of an experiment for it to stick around? Read our slot review for complete details.
|SLOT FEATURES||Free Spins, Coordinate Mechanic, Symbol Totalisers, Win Multipliers|
|RELEASE DATE||28th October 2021|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||No Reels, No Rows, Cluster Pays|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £30|
|MAXIMUM WIN||500x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||95%|
We wouldn’t call the Rainbow Riches Cash Cluster a bonus-packed slot, but the new symbol-match coordinates mechanic makes it an intriguing new edition to the genre. For the most part, you’re playing for cash prizes, but there’s also a chance to win entry into the well-known bonus rounds. Here’s how it works.
There are no reels, rows or paylines in the Rainbow Riches Cash Cluster slot. Instead, you spin for coordinates that will match up with the 6×8 grid. The symbols in the highlighted position, plus any adjacent matching symbols, will then be collected in the prize chart or prize totalisers. Once the winning symbols are added to the cash meter, the grid will act like cascading reels, except that cascades won’t award any wins.
Look out for the sparkly Super Gem symbol. If it appears connected to a winning symbol, it will act as a wild and will be added to the prize chart. Even better if you can hit it on the grid alone, then it will collect up to 8 surrounding symbols and distribute them to their respective totalisers.
The game contains 9 symbols that you must collect in the cash meter to win instant prizes or trigger the two classic Rainbow Riches bonus rounds. First up are the familiar pots of gold and leprechaun symbols – 3 of each can unlock the Pots of Gold and Road to Riches mini-features. Next up is the lucky four-leaf clover, awarding 10x your stake for a cluster of 11. A cluster of 10 horseshoe symbols awards a 5x multiplier and a bunch of 9 harps awards an instant cash prize of 2x your stake. A total of 8 magic toadstools is required to win a 1x multiplier and 7 wishing wells are needed to bag a 0.5x your stake win. There are also 2x, 5x and 10x multiplier symbols and the Super Gem wild symbol that awards surrounding symbols.
You’ll have a set of 6 free spins given to you automatically at the start of the game to collect clusters of symbols for filling the tiered prize totalisers. Once one or multiple cash totalisers are full, they’ll get cleared after the prize is awarded for a chance to be filled with new clusters again. If you can win any more cash prizes after you’ve used all your free spins, you can buy an extra 3 free spins. However, not all operators might have this option added.
Pots of Gold
Triggering the Pots of Gold feature will see you spinning a mix of 12 bronze, silver and gold pots, each containing a prize of 10x – 500x. You’re guaranteed to win one of the prizes once the pots stop spinning.
Road to Riches
The Road to Riches games contain a fortune wheel that determines how many steps you need to take to reach the top reward. Each step contains a guaranteed reward of 2x-100x. The bonus game ends when you land on Collect or reach the final step.
The max you can win here is 500x your stake and there are no other jackpots added to the game.
Looking at the figures, the key stats are slightly underwhelming. The default RTP rate is 95%, but it can quickly crash to a meagre 89% or even 65% depending on the operator, so be sure to check this before playing. The volatility is medium-high, which is ok, but given the low max potential, it’s not the best combination.
Take the luck of the Irish with you wherever you go with the mobile version of Rainbow Riches Cash Cluster. The game is fully optimised for mobile play and suitable for all current Android and iOS devices.