Rainbow Riches is a slot machine developed and marketed by Baycrest. The machine has been a smash hit and very well received by players all over Britain. There are thousands of these machines throughout Britain and more are rolling off the assembly line. You’ll run into one soon enough if you’re doing the rounds of pubs and casinos around Britain. The Rainbow Riches slot machine has combined the elements of the traditional British slot machines and the more glitzy Vegas style machines to create a slot machine that has the best of both worlds.
If you play Rainbow Riches, you cannot help notice the crystal clear graphics and the cool sound effects. Jingling coins and leprechauns and rainbows and pots of gold are all very well rendered. Slot machines have come a long way since the days of the hand-pulled lever operated mechanical machines. The theme is Irish with Leprechauns and pots of gold and doesn’t look incongruous on a casino slot machine. You can play Rainbow Riches on several spin-offs of the machine as well, like the Win Big Shindig for instance. And you know what? Rainbow Riches has an online version too! It feels and looks exactly like the real thing and there is absolutely no difference. Why should there be any difference? Both online and offline are computer controlled machines that use the same software.
There are five reels and twenty pay lines in the Rainbow riches machine with ten different symbols, each symbol signifying a certain amount. The through A’s are for smaller winnings. But if you get Wilds and Rainbows, celebrate! Those represent the best jackpots. Five lines of wilds will get you a 500x win. If you get a whole screen of wilds, your winnings can run into tens of thousands. Some lucky winners have been known to take hundreds of thousands. The game play is fast paced and has regular payouts, ensuring constant excitement and the game won’t get monotonous thanks to the bonus games. Yes, the bonus games – one of the best features of the Rainbow riches slot machine. There are three bonus levels when you play rainbow riches. First up is the Roads to Riches game, then there’s Wishing Wells and finally Pots of Gold which has the maximum payout of 500x. Some complain that the 500x payout is too little, but it all depends on the ‘x’ doesn’t it. Nevertheless, the game is fun and as far as slot machines so, pretty slick and well-presented. The bonus games feature is the USP of the machine.
The first bonus game you’ll encounter (if you’re lucky enough) when you play rainbow riches is called Roads to Riches. It consists of a spinning wheel that reveals your progress in the stage. If you get three or more leprechaun symbols on your screen, it initiates the bonus level. The appearance of three or more well symbols starts the Wishing Wells bonus game. This involves clicking on a random well out of multiple choices. You get a multiplying factor and your money is multiplied by that much. Finally, you have the Pots of Gold bonus. This level is started when you get three Pots of Gold symbols on your screen, the middle three ones only excluding the left-most and right-most reels.
The appearance of these symbols takes you into the level, giving you a shot at scooping the biggest jackpot in the game. Silver and Bronze pots spin around the screen and when they stop spinning, there is an arrow at the bottom and the pot that it points to shows how much you have won. You’ll get a pop-up that tells you how much you’ve won. Or not won. If you’ve planned on winning the 500x jackpot, the Pots of Gold bonus level might just get you there.