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Rainbow Riches

Did you ever try to find out what is at the end of the rainbow? Legend and tales have it that it is a pot of gold, although we have yet to encounter anyone who went up to the end of a rainbow. Maybe the lucky leprechaun on the Rainbow Riches slot from Barcrest can help you find the end and lots of gold, thanks to three bonus features where wins of up to 500 times your bet are up for grabs.

Slot Details

Rainbow Riches is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Search for the end of the rainbow on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to a huge 500 credits per spin. The medium variance game has an RTP of 95%.

Released in 2009, the game has a rather rudimentary appearance which applies to many creations from Barcrest. With the rainbow in the background, the reels are ornamented by a golden frame and populated by typical themed icons. An Irish soundtrack keeps things lively at all times.

The slot has only six regular pay symbols, starting with the card royals from 10 through to A at the low end as well as the Rainbow Riches logo has the premium symbol. Pays for a five of a kind range from 5x to 12.5x your stake. A golden coin with the lucky leprechaun is the wild and top-paying symbol, substituting for all regular symbols and paying 20x your bet for a single 5OAK.

There are also three different scatter symbols – Road To Riches, Wishing Well, Pots of Gold – each appearing on specific reels only and triggering the respective bonus feature.

Rainbow Riches Slot Features

The game has achieved cult status among the slot playing community and remains to this day a popular choice, especially in the United Kingdom. Some of the main reasons are probably the three bonus features that can be triggered on any spin in the base game.

  • Road To Riches Bonus Game – three scatters on any reels: The slot leads to a second screen with a path full of bet multipliers ending at the pot of gold. The leprechaun stands next to a wheel with numbers from 1 to 6 and two collect signs. Spin the wheel to see how many steps you advance on the road to riches until you hit the collect sign. You will win the highlighted bet multiplier or the main prize which is 500x your stake if you reach the pot of gold.
  • Wishing Well Pick-Me Bonus Game – three scatters on any reels: A second screen with three wells opens up. Pick one to reveal a cash prize of up to 500x your stake.
  • Pots of Gold Bonus Game – three scatters on reels two, three and four: A second screen appears with the leprechaun standing inside a circle of 12 bronze, silver and gold pots. You get one spin to win cash prizes from 50x to 500x your bet.

Final Verdict

It is quite rare in our fast-moving online world for a slot to not just survive 10 years but also stay in the top of the playing lists throughout the period. Rainbow Riches has this strange attraction that has kept it up there with more modern slots that have more sophisticated features and a much higher win potential. Barcrest has created since the release of the original about a dozen sequels which, although successful too, never reached the level of the simple Rainbow Riches slot. In June 2019, the game received its virtual knighthood when Barcrest released Rainbow Riches Megaways.

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