Rainbow Riches Slot
The wombat says: Gather round, gather round as we are about to tell you a tale about a famous game called the Rainbow Riches slot.
You could say we like this game. So much so, in fact, that we stock 6 versions of it:
– Rainbow Riches (original)
– Cluster Magic
– Rainbow Riches Freespins
– Megaways version
– Midnight Magic
– Rainbow Riches PicknMix
Many a legend exists about the leprechauns and their gold.
Find the Pot of Gold
And what all the legends do agree on is that there will almost certainly be a pot with all the leprechaun’s gold in it at the end of a rainbow… Otherwise known as the rainbow riches.
Irish Themed Slot
That’s right Wombat fans, as you might have guessed Rainbow Riches is an Irish themed slot. Now, we’ve all played 1 or 2 of these before, but how does Rainbow Riches match up to other Emerald Isle slot games like Irish Eyes and Lucky Leprechaun?
Well it has 3 bonus features, for a good start.
Let’s take a spin and see….
The Emerald Isle
‘Luck of the Irish’ is a phrase that nearly every wombat fan has uttered in his or her life at one time or another. The term appears to have been appeared during the silver and gold rushes in 19th century North America when a large number of Irish-Americans got lucky and struck it rich.
About the Developer
The Rainbow Riches slot was originally created by Barcrest who are now owned by SG Gaming – they also designed the Raging Rhino slot machine which is another classic game.
These slot wizards are based in Las Vegas and have been in the online slot business since the very beginning which means they really know to make the games that this wombat likes to play…
Look and Feel
OK, let’s be honest here. The design is not as impressive as some of our other games – but then again, it’s not trying to be.
Instead you’ll find some typical Irish jig music as your soundtrack and some brightly coloured reels framed by some Celtic metalwork and a big old rainbow (of course) in the background.
As far as old school games go, it’s a classic.
Rainbow Riches Game Play
This slot (the original) has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines. Your symbols on the Irish-themed reels are made up of a cheeky leprechaun having a wink, a stone wishing well and a pot of gold under a magical rainbow, (your high paying standard symbols).
Your low-paying symbols are the usual 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards.
There’s also the game’s Wild which is the chunky gold coin, and the Rainbow Riches logo.
No Free Spins But 3 Bonus Features
FYI Wombat fans: there are no free spins in the original Rainbow Riches. There are in some of the later variants (more on that in a bit), but not in the original game. But what you do have is 3 different bonus rounds on offer that each involve multipliers and lucrative pick ’em features, so there is no need to panic!
You can play from 0.20 a spin to 500.00 a spin, so there is something for everyone from the cautious slot spinner to the high rollers amongst you.
Pots of Gold Bonus
This is hardest bonus to land, but when you do it really is worth the wait! You trigger the Pots of Gold bonus by landing 3x or more pots of gold Scatters (naturally) on the middle 3 reels. Next, the cheeky leprechaun will pop up on a second screen with several spinning pots around him – each with a multiplier number on it.
When the spinning stops, an arrow will point at a pot, and your multiplier prize will be revealed. The maximum on offer is 500x your bet, which is what we call a mind blowing multiplier. It must be the luck of Irish!
Road to Riches Bonus
Yes Wombat fans as you can already see, the lucky ginger fella in this slot packs more bonuses in than most other games including the Flux slot machine. And here’s another one for you – yes it’s the mega famous Road to Riches bonus!
Land the Little Fellas
This is set off by landing 3x or more of the Leprechaun symbols anywhere on the reels. Press ‘Start’ to spin the wheel of fortune that will determine the number of steps up the ‘Road to Riches’ that you will take. Keep on advancing up the road until your luck runs out and you land ‘Collect’ on the wheel, or you reach the end of the path!
You can potentially achieve 500x your stake if you do manage to get to the end, but this does not happen very often, and it’s a hard nut to crack even for this savvy Wombat!!
Win Your Wish Bonus
The Wishing Well bonus is a simple pick ’em type bonus, which will crop up on your reels more regularly than the other 2 features. Set off this little extra by landing 3x or more of the Wishing Well symbols anywhere on the reels.
You must choose 1 out of the 3 wishing wells on offer – this will the reveal a hidden multiplier value. You can get 20x your stake if you pick the highest one.
Rainbow Riches Jackpot
There is no progressive jackpot in this Rainbow slot, but the good news is that you can hit the big time if you land 5x of the Gold Leprechaun Wild icons. Manage this and you’ll scoop 500 coins!
Rainbow Riches Slot Variations
As a much-loved and mega popular slot, there are now 5 other variations of this Irish-themed game. Here are a few of the variants we stock. If you sign up at Wombat Casino, you can test them all out for free, we have demo versions of all of them.
Rainbow Riches Megaways
If you feel like upping the ante with your spins – have a ‘craic’ at the Megaways version! It comes with 6 reels and a random number of symbols per reel on each spin that gives you a cracking 117,649 ways to win. Very nice, I must say.
This new slot mechanism also comes with cascading reels, a Super Gem Bonus feature that turns all visible gems into matching symbols, and a Free Spins round with an unlimited win multiplier.
Pick N Mix slot
This fruity sounding favourite could also be an option for you Wombat fans. Here, all of the bonus features that you know and love in Rainbow Riches have come together in one game, including the Cash Drop bonus, the Road to Riches, Pots of Gold, and more.
All you need to do is select which bonuses you wish to activate when you start the game up – then get spinning! Pick 3 out of 5 before the game starts. You can always change them later if you want to mix things up a bit.
Another addition to the Rainbow Riches family takes luck of the Irish to the next level with an expanding grid mechanic and more features than you can shake a leprechaun’s stick at!
Straight off the bat you’ll see this version is pretty different to its rainbow-coloured predecessor, as it is played using a cluster pays game engine. This means you’ll need to land a cluster of 5x or more matching icons vertically or horizontally to get a win, and there are no pay-lines or reels.
Instead, Rainbow Riches Cluster Magic slot is played out on an 8×8 grid in the bonus round, but to begin with only a 4×4 block in the centre of the grid will be unlocked.
So how do you expand this game play area, then? More on this below, wombat fans…
Land a winning cluster and your symbols will explode and are removed – while a new cascade of icons is then dropped in from above to replace them.
Each winning cascade also unlocks positions on the reels, opening up even more grid spaces for you to make those winning combos on. So basically, the more consecutive wins you make, the bigger the size of the grid that you’ll be able to play with. Cool!
Free Spins Features
Hit 6x consecutive winning cascades in a row and it’s free spins time for you!
And you’ll need to hold on to your hats Wombat fans, because next you must spin a bonus wheel to determine which of the following cool extras you’ll receive along with your 8 Free Spins. And there’s some awesome options:
Between 4x and 16x wild symbols are added to the reels on each free spin, plus, if you hit 6 consecutive cascade wins during the feature, you’ll scoop an extra 4 free spins. Bonza!
2x wild icons are added to the grid every time you land a winning cascade. Which means if you get 6 consecutive wins you could end up with 12 of the blighters!
On any non-win drop, the wilds are removed from game play and the reels go back to the beginning. You can also bag 8 more spins for getting 6 cascading wins in a row.
This will give you +1 free spin on every winning cascade drop, plus an unlimited win multiplier that starts at 1x and increases +1 on each pay out. There’s a maximum of 250 free spins up for grabs, and you’re guaranteed to win at least 10x your stake if you land this feature. Hurrah! And cheers to that generous Leprechaun!
Lastly, if you’re not entirely happy the feature the wheel has offered you, you can spin the cheeky wheel again and get the chance to land another feature… But only the once.
This Wombat is a big fan of the Cluster Magic reboot! The graphics have been given a nice upgrade and the gameplay is bang up to date, too. Well done Scientific Games.
Back in the Golden Olden days of slots, Rainbow Riches was one of the most-played fruit machine games in the UK, and its ‘Road to Riches’ bonus is still one of the most iconic slot bonus features out there, too.
The original game was available in arcades, bingo halls and bookies shops across the UK before being turned into a slot classic in 2006 – making it a bona fide vintage release.
This is a classic Irish themed slot and one of the biggest out there! Rainbow Riches slot is hugely popular with its enduring theme, colourful graphics and fun bonuses.
You’ll notice Wombat fans there are a whole load of imitations of this slot from a variety of different games makers (and some of which are pretty decent games themselves), but Rainbow Riches is the original and still the best. But as the old adage goes: if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.
The theoretical payout percentage of the Rainbow Riches slot is 95-96%, depending on the variant you are playing, and the game’s bigger wins tend to come from the Pots of Gold Bonus feature which is this wombat’s personal favourite (but is also the hardest to trigger of the 3 extra games).
Fans of Irish slots: this is a must play! And for the rest you, dip into a bit of slot history while making some gold why don’t you?
Wombat score: 4/5
- How many Rainbow Riches games do you stock at Wombat Casino?
We have 6 versions of the game. The original remains the most popular, but you can also play Rainbow Riches Cluster Magic, Rainbow Riches Free Spins, Rainbow Riches Megaways, a Midnight Magic variant and Rainbow Riches PicknMix.
- What is the main difference between the variants?
– The original game has a 5×3 layout, 3 bonus games (no free spins) and a maximum win of 500x.
– Cluster Magic has an 8×8 layout and a Cluster mechanic (think Tetris without the spinning icons)
– The Free Spins game has a spins bonus feature instead of the 3 bonus rounds you will find on the original Rainbow Riches game.
– Rainbow Riches Megaways has 6 reels and a free spins round with an “unlimited” progressive multiplier.
– Rainbow Riches PicknMix lets you choose 3 out of of 5 bonus features that you want to trigger in a game session.
- Can I play this game for Free?
Yes, absolutely. You just need to sign up at Wombat Casino and you will have access to all of our demo games. We need to do this step to check that players are over 18.
- When was Rainbow Riches launched? How did it become so popular?
Rainbow Riches started its life as an out and out fruit machine available in pubs and clubs across the UK. The game evolved into a Fixed Odds Betting Terminal game (or FOBT) that became popular in high street bookies (sports betting shops).
The simplicity of the game is probably what made Rainbow Riches so popular. The original game’s jackpot was £500 – pretty attractive in pubs at the time.
- What is the Best Rainbow Riches game? Which one is the most popular?
We used to say that this was the original, but Pick n Mix has become very popular with players- probably because you can choose between 5 different bonus rounds.