Over the Rainbow
Irish Riches has a lot of references to draw inspiration from, and the game is basically using all of them. The entire screen is designed with 3D graphics, with a tiny leprechaun sitting in front of his mushroom-shaped house in the background. The transparent reels let you admire the blue sky in the distance, with colourful rainbow reflections on top. Only the pot of gold is missing, but it is your task to find it, after all.
Irish Riches is obviously quite cliché when it comes to its cultural references, but if we stick to the graphic quality only then the game is clearly on the high end of the spectrum. The light effects and animations are top-notch, and we loved the fact that the command buttons under the reels were nicely integrated within the background as well.
Looking for the Pot of Gold
In terms of gameplay, Irish Riches follows the usual set of rules that you would expect in any modern video slot game. You have 15 paylines spread across 5 reels, with a betting range that goes from 0.15 to 30 credits per spin – a little short, in our view. Use the command bar at the bottom of the screen to adjust your settings as you wish and spin the reels manually, or with the autoplay game mode to speed things up a little. If you feel that luck is on your side, hit the bet max shortcut to go all-in at once.
Irish Riches gives players average chances to win big or small at every spin, with a medium volatility and a regular RTP. Statistically speaking, Irish Riches can be placed in the middle of the slot game spectrum when it comes to level of difficulty. The reel symbols are mostly card icons, followed by more “Irish” items such as horseshoes, green top hats, pints of beer and other lucky charms, with a maximum reward equivalent to 1,500 times your current line bet.
Random Prizes and Free Spins
Irish Riches still has plenty of surprises in store for the players, starting with a progressive jackpot that can be won at any time. Just keep on playing and every time the reels spin you get a chance at winning this ever-increasing prize. You may also want to keep an eye out for the rainbow symbols, which are wild and can replace the basic reel symbols anywhere they land on the screen.
The last two special symbols are both scatters, so paylines simply won’t matter as far as they are concerned. The leprechaun scatters will award free spins, with extra wilds added, while the pot of gold scatters initiate a simple pick-and-win game. Choose wisely amongst the symbols that appear on the screen to cash in some win multipliers and pocket some extra cash prizes.
Your Average Irish Slot Game, with Improved Graphics
Irish Riches is clearly not the most original slot game on the market, but we loved the graphic quality on and off the reels, as well as the fun in-game animations. There are also plenty of extra features available, which despite being very classic do add some depth to the basic gameplay.
In the same family of slot games, Irish Gold by Play’n Go act as the benchmark for the genre. So if you are interested in a more retro take on Irish folklore in a slot game format, then you know where to look.