Barcrest Rainbow Riches Slots Review
Rainbow Riches is an online slot produced by UK-based developer Barcrest. Barcrest started out creating land-based fruit slot machines for UK pubs and casinos, and the developer later branched out into video slots and online slots. Barcrest is now a part of SG Gaming, but still continues to produce online slots under the Barcrest brand name.
Rainbow Riches is a slot from this developer that is based on the Irish legends of leprechauns and their pots of gold. The name Rainbow Riches is a nod to the leprechauns’ pots of gold, which are stored at the end of a rainbow, as the legend goes.
Graphics, Themes and Rainbow Riches Design
Rainbow Riches takes place over 5 reels and 20 paylines. The reels of the slot spin against a purple meadow backdrop, with a rainbow visible to either side of the reels. The reels themselves are encased in an intricate golden Celtic knot frame, and the pay table has been designed in a similar style to add to the theme.
An appropriately Irish soundtrack plays throughout the game, and the symbols on the reels include Celtic-style playing card icons and several symbols that relate to Irish legends. Themed sound effects also play as winning combinations are landed.
Main Reel Symbols and Payouts
The main reel symbols of Rainbow Riches consist of playing card icons and bonus symbols. The playing card icons are 10, J, Q, K and A, each in a different colour and decorated with a gold Celtic knot.
The A and K symbols are worth the most on the reels, and players who can land 5 of a kind of either one will receive a 1.50 payout. Q and J are the next most valuable, awarding 1.00 each to players who land 5 on a winning line. 10 symbols are worth 1.00 for 5 of a kind as well.
Wild and Bonus Symbols
There are 3 different bonus symbols in Rainbow Riches, and each one activates its own unique bonus feature. These are the Road to Riches symbols, the Wishing Well symbols and the Pots of Gold symbols.
There is also an icon of a golden coin with a leprechaun’s head on it, which acts as a wild symbol to complete winning combinations on the reels.
Road to Riches Bonus Game
The Road to Riches bonus feature will be triggered when players land 3 Road to Riches leprechaun scatters anywhere on the reels. This bonus game involves a path of multiplier symbols and a wheel of fortune. Players can spin the wheel to win multipliers of up to 6x for their triggering bet. Landing on the Collect symbol will end the feature.
Wishing Well Bonus Game
The Wishing Well bonus game requires at least 3 Wishing Well scatter symbols in order to be triggered. Here, players will be given a choice of 3 wishing wells, with each one worth a mystery prize. This mystery prize is a random multiplier which will be applied to players’ bets.
Pots of Gold Bonus Feature
The Pots of Gold bonus feature will redirect players to a screen where a leprechaun stands in a meadow. 12 pots of gold will circle around the leprechaun’s head, and one of these pots of gold will land on the arrow below him. This will again award players a mystery multiplier of up to 12x their original stakes.