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The Rainbow Riches franchise from Barcrest is one of the most successful slot series to ever be conceived, and they don’t stop when it comes to rejuvenating their much-beloved, Irish-themed game. With the Rainbow Riches: Reels of Gold edition, the extensive number of reels means there are up to 100 paylines and a potential jackpot of £250,000.
The Rainbow Riches: Reels of Gold RTP can range from 94%, all the way up to an impressive 98%, depending on which phase you’re in, and this can all be played for from as little as 10p.
As you might expect, there’s lots of the classic Irish tropes and imagery carried over from other Rainbow Riches titles in this game – including your lucky leprechaun. However, the visuals for this slot do differ here and there: there’s lots more gold, in case you didn’t guess from the name, and because of the 5x12 set of additional reels (we’ll touch on that later), the screen is much busier.
What is a constant, however, is that Barcrest always fills their slots with plenty of colour and cheer; this is a wonderful and bright-looking slot scored by the sweet sound of flutes and an overall mystical-sounding backing track.
It’s fair to say, that despite its fairly pleasant visuals overall, Rainbow Riches isn’t usually known for its impressive graphics; instead, they tend to focus on tried and true gameplay, with plenty of bonus features to keep you interested.
That is certainly the case here, as not only are there a fantastic selection of bonus features for you to enjoy, but there is a real attempt to innovate with some more detailed game mechanics, such as the ‘Colossal Reels’ you may have seen from WMS games. Overall, Rainbow Riches: Reels of Gold slot makes for an excellent addition to an already stellar series of online slot games.
This slot doesn’t just have a load of extra reels, it also has a shed load of fantastic bonus features for you to enjoy too. We want to make sure you’ve really got your head around how they work before you start playing, so here’s a quick run-through of each of them.
Free spins can be earned by collecting balloon bonus symbols; collect three and you will get one pick from three balloons at 10x your stake. This goes up incrementally – the maximum amount you can collect is six, which is worth four picks from six balloons at 200x your stake.
You may think the leprechaun is your lucky charm in this world, but the real source of fortune is the purple fairy, who appears randomly throughout the game to bring you a variety of bonuses:
Wishing Well Bonus – Your first fairy feature sees her strike both reels and transforming all card values into wishing well symbols. These can then change into more valuable symbols and wilds, meaning even bigger possible wins.
Reel Win Multipliers – Pretty much does it what it says on the tin: the fairy strikes the reels and rewards you with multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x your stake.
Near Miss Win Feature – If you happen to be a symbol short of a full combination, our favourite fairy strike will the reels and gift you a winning spin – she can also do this to add more bonus symbols and trigger free spins too.
In Rainbow Riches: Reels of Gold, you have not one, not two, but three different wildcard features that you can trigger. Your wild symbol for this slot is the game logo itself, so be sure to keep an eye out for it, as you may lead to any one of the following features:
Super Stacked Wilds – This first wild feature sees our fairy friend her wand over the main board, causing one or more reels to be filled with stacked wild symbols (the transfer to the 5x12 grid still happens in this bonus round too).
Magic Wilds – Magic Wilds appear on both sets of reels and scroll vertically until they lock into position and turn the rest of the symbols on that reel into wilds.
Wild Burst – This one sees the fairy return to wave her wand and send butterflies landing on both sets of reels sets and whatever symbols they land on are turned into wilds as well.
The Big Bet feature might be familiar if you have played Barcrest games before and they make a return here with Reels of Gold. With this feature, line up balloon bonus symbols and you can win up to 50 free spins in total.
During these free spins, you can win between £10 and £25, as well as the chance to collect expanding wilds and even more free spins. It is during this phase that the Rainbow Riches: Reels of Gold RTP increases to 98%, meaning your chances just got that little bit better.
As the saying goes, if you reach the end of the rainbow, there'll be a pot of gold waiting for you at the end. In the case of Reels of Gold, this takes the form of the aforementioned jackpot, worth up to a whopping £250,000. If that doesn't make you want to break out some Morris dance moves, then I don’t know what will.
The Rainbow slot has a fairly different manner of playing due to the two sets of reels, meaning that you have extra reels and rows to create winning combinations, with many transferring from the main board on to the colossal reels.
The layout of this interface is also slightly different. You will still find your controls for adjusting your stake on the bottom navigation, but all your other essential controls – primary spin, information and Big Bet buttons – displayed on a large panel down the right-hand side.
Once you have set your starting bet, you should be ready to spin!
Thanks for reading, we hope you’ll make Bucky Bingo the next place you go to for a taste of the Rainbow Riches: Reels of Gold slot.
The Irish theme got you doing a jig? Why not try some of our other Irish themed slots such as Kiss Me Clover, Finn and the Swirly Spin, or other entries in the Barcrest series, like Rainbow Riches Pick N Mix?
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