Megaways™ slots can consist of both new releases, as well as old and legendary slots which are redesigned with the currently in-demand gaming engine. Rainbow Riches Megaways™ is most certainly one of the latter, and few games are as popular as Barcrest’s original Rainbow Riches. Over the years, this slot has undergone several incarnations, refits, and spawned half-a-dozen sequels. It is no surprise that when Barcrest decided to lease Big Time Gaming’s Megaways™ engine, Rainbow Riches was chosen to be the first slot to be given a makeover.
The epic Irish luck-themed game has now undergone the Megaways™ treatment, but what has that done to the original game? Is it just as fun and rewarding to play? Find out more about Rainbow Riches Megaways™ in our review of this eagerly anticipated release.
rainbow riches megaways™ game information
Reels:6 (Cascading Reels)
Wagering Range:0.20 - 20.00
Symbols:Wilds, Mystery, Scatters
Bonus Rounds:Free Spins
Feature Buy:Yes, 100x stake
Slot Volatility:Med / High
RAINBOW RICHES MEGAWAYS™ SLOT FREE PLAY - DEMO PLAY
18+, New customers only, min deposit £10, wagering 40x, max bet £5 with bonus funds. 22 free Spins for registration (max withdrawal is £100). 50% up to £222 on 1st deposit. No max cash out on deposit offers. Welcome bonus excluded for players depositing with Skrill or Neteller. Full T&Cs apply.
New customers only, min deposit £10, wagering 60x for refund bonus, max bet £5 with bonus funds. Free Spins bonus has x40 wagering. 23 free spins on registration (max withdrawal is £100). 100% refund bonus up to £111 + 77 spins on 1st deposit. No max cash out on deposit offers. Welcome bonus excluded for players depositing with Ecopayz, Skrill or Neteller. Full T&Cs apply.
18+, New customers only, min deposit £10, wagering 50x, max bet £5 with bonus funds. 11 Free Spins on registration (max withdrawal is £100). 50% up to £499 bonus + 100 Free Spins on 1st deposit. 50% up to £499 bonus on 2nd deposit. No max cash out on deposit offers. Welcome bonus excluded for players depositing with Skrill or Neteller. Full T&C’s apply.
HOW TO PLAY RAINBOW RICHES MEGAWAYS™
4 OR MORE POT SCATTERS WILL TRIGGER THE FREE SPIN FEATURE ON RAINBOW RICHES MEGAWAYS™
Barcrest has opted for the tried and tested BTG Megaways™ engine here. Other developers have tinkered with the structure a touch here or there, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for Rainbow Riches Megaways™. Instead, the usual 117,649 paylines can appear at random on each spin, with the size of the symbols which pop up on the reels determining the actual number of lines you’ll get.
The cascading reels engine is very much in play, too. This means that following any win on the reels, the symbols which starred in said wins are removed from the reels and replaced by new ones. This can see players potentially win several times in succession without having to place a new bet. This has its perks, as the feature just keeps on going until no new wins are acquired. Moreover, as there are so many lines, players only really need to land identical symbols adjacent to one another on the reels to bag a win. You needn’t worry too much about how and where the paylines appear.
Bets on the game are very affordable, so everybody should be able to have a crack at this slot. At their cheapest, they can cost as little as €0.20 a game. Even if you were to flesh them out a bit, you’re not looking at stakes which cost more than €20 a game, which isn’t too shabby at all for a slot with a non-progressive jackpot prize worth up to €250,000.
RAINBOW RICHES MEGAWAYS™ BONUS ROUND AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES
EXTRA SPINS CAM BE AWARDED ON THE UPPER REAL DURING THE BONUS FEATURE ON RAINBOW RICHES MEGAWAYS™
Some of the usual bonus rounds which appear in Rainbow Riches have been dropped for this release. However, the ones the game can offer are still decent and generous when it comes to payouts. Horseshoe wild symbols can substitute for all barring bonus icons. Mystery icons appear on the top row of symbols, and these gemstone symbols can turn all such instances into the same gem.
There are also scatter icons (pots of gold) in this game, and four to six of them is all you need to trigger a free spin round. In this feature, players will get to play with the cascading reels feature once more, although this time any successive wins which are chained together will be met with increasing multipliers. Players can start with up to 22 spins but can win more as the game progresses. This feature can also be bought from the get-go, and this will cost you 100x the value of your stake. A pie gamble is available if you wish to try and purchase the feature for a lower amount, landing in the green section on the pie gamble will present you a bonus round at a reduced rate.
OUR CONCLUSION ON RAINBOW RICHES MEGAWAYS™
Rainbow Riches Megaways™ might not have the same array of features as its simpler, 5-reel predecessor, but that is what makes this slot stand out. If you’re tired of the same old Rainbow Riches gameplay, this Megaways™ version of the release offers something a touch different.