One of the most popular areas of any casino – online or offline – is video slots. It’s one of the simplest but most fun ways to gamble. There are many games to choose from – in fact on the slots floors in Vegas Casinos the rows and rows of games can stretch into the thousands. So, which to play? Well, one of the most iconic and fun brands to try, in particular online, is Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches.
This game has been around for years and has been made into no less than 12 different formats. To help you choose which to play, here is our pick of 5 of the best:
Pots of Gold
The very first Rainbow Riches game was Pots of Gold – a 5 reel game in the online version. It’s a very simple slot to play with 10 paylines on which you must line up identical symbols. There are also wild symbols which substitute for all others on the reels, and 3 bonus rounds which require special symbols to unlock them. The most famous is the Road to Riches round, where the player progresses down a yellow brick road, picking up prizes as they go until the game ends.
Slingo Rainbow Riches
Perhaps one of the most alternative formats is Slingo. This is a kind of mix of bingo and slots, played out on a 5×5 grid, with 10 ‘spins’ per game. The objective is to complete lines of 5 on the grid – a ‘slingo’ to progress up the prize board. You can earn free spins and special symbols like Joker Wilds can substitute in lines for other symbols. If you score 5 slingos in the main game you get to hit the bonus round where traditional Rainbow Riches features like Road to Riches appear.
Most video slots now have a free spins round where players get a set number of auto spins on the reels. Just sit back and watch! You can score up to 999 free spins in this version of Rainbow Riches. Other features of the game that are exciting are the Stacked Symbols – here a reel will be taken up completely with identical symbols to increase your chances of winning. To hit the free spins round you will need to land special ‘bonus’ symbols simultaneously on the reels.
This is a different format of Rainbow Riches to the normal slot game. In fact, its more like an instant win scratchcard. Here your leprechaun character is standing on a hill and he must jump onto floating patches of grass to collect prizes. If he lands you get a prize. If he hits an obstacle he falls and you lose. You get 5 jumps per play with a 100x top pay out.
This is a slot game format developed by Big Time Gaming, an Australian game developer. In Megaways™ slots the reels can expand on each spin to up to 7 rows high. With six reels this creates as many as 117,649 ways to win. There is a free spins round which comes with a progressive multiplier that increases by 1x with every win during the round. This pushed up the prize potential making Megaways™ one of the highest paying of all the Rainbow Riches games.