Rainbow Riches Retro
One can hope to see a little bit more work done to a slot to distinguish it from the original. An extra bonus feature could have done the trick. But, I guess, we’ll have to make do with just a slightly increased max potential of 2,500x your stake.
- Increased max potential
- 3 bonus rounds
- Generous multipliers
- Too similar to the original
- Mediocre RTP
If you love Barcrest’s lucky leprechaun adventures across the emerald green hills of Ireland, then you’ll also love this new addition to the developer’s retro series. Featuring 5×3 reels and 20 paylines, this Irish-themed slot game contains the bonus features that you’ll be familiar with. And if you’ve never had a go at tracking down leprechauns, come with us as we try to trick them into telling us how to win the max potential of Rainbow Riches Retro.
|SLOT FEATURES||Road to Riches, Wishing Well, Pot of Gold|
|RELEASE DATE||14 July 2020|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3 Rows, 20 Paylines|
|BET LEVELS||£0.01 – £500|
|MAXIMUM WIN||2,500x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||95%|
The Rainbow Riches Retro slot boasts wilds, multiple scatter symbols and 3 different bonus features appearing as a wheel game, a picking game and the spinning pot of gold game. As an upgrade to the original Rainbow Riches, there isn’t much of a change in terms of graphics, the functionality and the bonus features. But as they say, why fix something that’s not broken?
Spinning the gold coin wild into view will substitute for all paying symbols except the three scatter symbols, Road to Riches, Wishing Well and Pots of Gold.
Identical to the original, the retro version of the Rainbow Riches slot has three scatters – the Leprechaun himself, a wishing well and a pot of gold. When they land into their designated positions on the reels, each will unlock one of the three bonus features.
Road to Riches Feature
Off you go! Landing 3 or more scattered red-bearded leprechaun symbols will grant you access to the Road to Riches round. You’ll start this bonus game by spinning the wheel and hope it doesn’t come to a halt at the “collect” position. You’ll want the leprechaun to keep on spinning it so you can take one to a max of six steps at a time to get closer to the top multiplier. The max prize available during this round is up to 500x your stake.
Wishing Well Feature
During this picking game, three wishing wells emerge on the play area when 3 or more wishing well scatters appear in sight. Pick one of them to reveal your multiplier. As with the other bonus features, the max you can win from this game is 500x your stake.
Pot of Gold
Rainbow Riches Retro wouldn’t be an Irish-themed slot if you didn’t have to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And here it is, hiding within the Pot of Gold bonus feature. To trick the leprechaun into giving up the pot of riches, you’ll have to land 3 or more pot of gold scatters.
When you do, gold, bronze and silver pots of multipliers will spin into view and circle around the weary leprechaun. Whichever pot the arrow points at, that will be the multiplier you will get. Again, the max you can win here is 500x your stale.
Though the audacious Irish leprechaun shows off many of his pots of gold within the gameplay, the Rainbow Riches Retro slot isn’t a jackpot game. Neither was the original slot. However, compared to the timeless predecessor, the max potential has increased to 2,500x your stake, which is a welcome positive change.
In terms of key stats, the game remains the same. The RTP of 95% sits just on the edge of the industry’s average. That’s a shame though as we would have liked to see this game turn things up a notch and shift the RTP above a mediocre level.
The game’s volatility is still set to medium, which is totally fine with us. It will allow you to pick up some decent wins on semi-frequent intervals should you be lucky to get the top multipliers during each bonus round.
First known in the UK for pub slots, Barcrest is like a good rock ballad that never gets old and thus finding Rainbow Riches Retro will be an easy task. Start by checking Casoola or Casino.com and cast your eye over their bonus offers in the process.
Good old Barcrest has made sure you can carry this brash but lucky elf creature in your pocket at all times. Built to suit both Android and iOS devices, you’ll find the Rainbow Riches Retro slot across many mobile casinos that are accessible to all UK players.