Rainbow Riches – Reels of Gold Review

Reels of Gold is a sequel to the ever-popular Rainbow Riches-designed and provided by Scientific Games.  The game has an Irish theme of leprechauns and pots of gold.  Do you have the luck of the Irish? The biggest win available on this online slots game is £250,000.00

Set on a field with yellow brick paths and a blue mountainous backdrop, the game has a number of bonus features and free spins. Once you enter the game the reels appear on a rainbow with stacks of gold.  This game has great colourful graphics and is perhaps the most graphical of all the Rainbow Riches games and has an awesome 100 pay lines!  The stake ratio for Reels of Gold is £0.10 – £500, that’s £0.01 – £10 per line. You can choose to play with 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100 pay line in each spin on this online slots game.

Unlike the other Rainbow Riches slots game, this one does not feature the common A, K, Q, J and 10 icons but instead has replaced them with card suit symbols, with a difference.  The diamonds are 3D and yellow, hearts are bordered with a gold outlining, making the heart appear 3D.  Clubs is a beautiful purple, again done a gold border and golden tribal pattern in the centre.  Spades is sky blue.

To go with the Irish theme, we also have a leprechaun, four-leaf clover icon, rainbows, magic toadstools, and harps, along with those luck horseshoes.  The leprechaun and rainbow being the top scoring icons of the game.  The Rainbow Riches in this game is the wild card which substitutes for all symbols except the free spins balloon icon.  A great feature of this game is that any staked Rainbow Riches wild symbols on the main reel will be stacked and transfer to the corresponding colossal reel.

Of all the online slot games, Reels of Gold really has the feel of playing a physical land based slot machine, the bright coloured graphics make you feel like the lights are flashing and the bottom of the screen, where your total win and balance are shown makes it look like the draw where your winnings come out of the machine! You can almost hear all those £1 coins dropping!  The game also features two sets of reels, the main game and to the side a taller colossal reel side game which spins simultaneously.


Free Spins Feature

Win free spins when the balloons icon is revealed in a spin, (or the fairy awards you some – more about the fairy later).    Find 3 or more sets of balloons and the ‘pick me’ feature will appear. On the screen, you will have a number of balloons to choose from, depending on the number of balloons revealed on the spin that triggered the round. Selecting your set of balloons will reveal how many free spins you have won. You can choose to gamble the number of spins for more.  When gambling a selection of dials will appear with free spins, select any dial to spin, and if the arrow lands within the four-leaf clover section you win the corresponding free spins.  Land in the red section of the dial though and you lose your free spins. You can win a maximum of 100 free spins in the gamble feature of the ‘Pick Me’ round.  The free spins will play over the same number of lines and awards as the original spin that triggered the free spins round.


Big Bet Feature

Similar to the Pick ‘n’ Mix version of Rainbow Riches this game features the Big Bet game, where you can play with an even bigger chance to play the unique bonus rounds, including the Balloon Bonus which gives extra free spins for more chances to win!  Once in the Big Bet lobby you will be welcomed with traditional Irish folk music in the background.  The bet range for the Big Bet game is £10 – £25 per game. The games and rounds are adjusted accordingly to the increased stake.  The lowest stake game in the Big Bet feature, £10 get you five Big Bet spins with Mega expanding wilds whilst the £25 bet will give you that plus a mega free spins trail and mega bonuses, see more about these bonuses below.


Bonus features and the purple fairy

A purple fairy may appear at the top of the reel at any time throughout standard, Big Bet or free spins games to award extra bonuses.  Here is a list of some of the bonuses she could award;


Butterfly Flutters

Look out for butterflies she sends flying onto the reels – wherever they land they will change the icons into wild symbols increasing your chance for winning spins!


Magic Symbols

When the purple fairy waves her magic wand, she may change all card suit icons into the same symbol.  As you can imagine as there are four different possible card suits this can be a lot of icons on the reels and could award you with lots of winning lines if they’re all changed to the same icon!


Reel Win Multipliers

The fairy could award a bonus multiplier, x 2, x 3 or x 5 all your line wins on the corresponding spin will be multiplied by the awarded bonus on screen.


Super Wild Stacks

When a wild symbol appears on a reel and the fairy waves her magic want to award the Super Wild Stack, the whole reel will expand into wild symbols and as an extra bonus the whole reel will transfer to the corresponding colossal reel.  This bonus feature is only available in standard play.


Reel Win Shuffle

This bonus feature can also be triggered by the purple fairy on screen.  She will shuffle all the reels up and down until a reel win is completed.  If she triggers this bonus feature you are guaranteed to have winning lines.


Balloon Bonus

If a spin revealed only two balloon icons, (which give free spins when three or more are revealed in a spin), the fairy may feel good and award you with more balloon icons which will trigger the free spins ‘Pick Me’ round where you choose from a selection of balloons to reveal how many free spins you will be awarded.  As with when you play the free spins feature without the help of the fairy, all free spin wins and lines will be awarded as per the initial stake on the base game that triggered the bonus round.

Key Information

£250, 000 Jackpot

Extra Bonus Rounds

RTP 98%


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