Stake per Line
Your stake per line, balance and total amount won per session are displayed at the bottom of the screen. It’s possible to have anywhere from 20 to 100 lines active at any given time, using the oversized red and green arrows to toggle this accordingly. The minimum stake is 0.01 and the maximum is 10.
The main playing controls are hard to miss: look for the oversized red and green arrows to the right of the reels, the former controlling autospin. This can be set at anywhere from 5 to 100 spins or to stop on a single win of a predetermined amount. Click on the ‘i’ to access paytable information. Then, when you’re ready, roll those reels and with a merry Irish jig, the action will commence.
In the base game, symbols are made up of various lucky charms including mushrooms, clover and horseshoes. The most you can win for 5 in a line is 200. The leprechaun is worth more however; 5 of these will furnish you with 500, and 400 for 5 rainbows. To boost your winnings, add in the wild symbols – they’re simply marked as such – which will substitute for all other symbols except for bonus.
The bonus symbol, comprising a bunch of balloons, will appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only but can appear on both sets of reels. Oh yeah, that’s the other thing to know about Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold: there’s not 1 but 2 sets of reels to choose from, because Barcrest have decided to give you double the fun. The second set of reels, on the right of the screen, are known as the colossal reel. When you collect stacked symbols on the primary reels, they’ll then transfer to the colossal reel, ushering in additional wins.
The fairy bonus can occur at any time in the base game and will be heralded by the fairy flying onto the screen. She’s also prone to appearing during free spins. The other major features of what is a feature-rich game include magic wilds and wild burst. With magic wilds, blocks of wilds will appear on certain reels. These blocks will move up and down before coming to a stop, whereupon you’ll be granted any wins that have been generated.
Wild burst is a feature that sees butterflies burst from the fairy’s wand and flutter across the screen. The butterflies will then be transformed into wilds. The features just keep on coming in this game, including magic symbols, which will appear as wishing wells, before changing to reveal a series of matching symbols. Look out for reel win multipliers too, with 2x, 3x and 5x multipliers up for grabs. Finally, super wild stacks will see blocks of wilds fill the reels before transferring to the colossal reel to administer additional bonuses.
Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold is an innovative and feature-filled slot whose garish graphics are atoned for by some delightful animations. Barcrest have taken a well-worn trope and breathed new life into it, devising a game that’s surprisingly elegant and inventive. Play Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold and see if you can experience the luck of the Irish.