It’s another big bet slot from Barcrest, and this time it promises tons of wild drops in this Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold mobile slot.
We have a love/hate relationship with big bet slots. Sometimes, if done right and you don’t need it, it works. Like Joker Strike slot by Quickspin for example.
Other times, it feels like a game just isn’t fun unless you use the big bet options – which is very much the case in this Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold slot machine.
And that right there is our main problem with this slot game: there’s no room for strategy or even casual gamblers.
If you bet less than £€$2 a spin the RTP of this slot machine is a measly 94%. So avoid it and go play on the original Rainbow Riches slot instead.
If you bet more than £€$2 a spin, that number increases to a far more acceptable 96%. If you use the big bet button and link 5 spins at a hefty price of 20, 30 or 50 in cash, the RTP increases to an amazingly huge 97.75%
And that’s why this Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold get’s those 3 stars. Because if you have the cash to splash, there’s plenty of rewards you can buy.
Unlike the other Rainbow Riches slots, this one is perfectly made for mobile phone casinos.
It has two sets of reels; the first is 5×4 50 payline game with Irish type symbols (Guinness, clover etc…), and creates normal wins.
The second is set above where pots of silver and gold are spun. This is why this is perfect for mobile as you really need to play it in portrait to be able to appreciate both reels being spun.
If you land the Drops of Gold symbol on the 5th reel, those pots of gold are transferred to the bottom reel as wilds. That’s how you’ll get most of your wins – the free spins, in this case, is just a nice break for your wallet.
Like we said: use the big bet button.
Pay either 6 to 10 in cash per spin, and you’ll get a whole load of extras: like a super rainbow where there are even more pots of gold in the top reel and a double height Drops of Gold symbols on reel 5.
Ultimately, despite its mega reels that would make Hercules High and Mighty slot blush, this is actually a very simple game.
You spin, you hope one symbol lands on reel 5, and if you get lucky you get magical pots of wild gold landing all over the place giving you mega wins.
If you can get to play with 200 paylines rather than the 50 paylines in the base game, so much the better (again, you’ll have to use the big bet option for that to happen).
But then that’s what this Barcrest slot machine is all about: you’ll need gold to find the pots at end of this rainbow.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 50 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||6% to 3% / 94%|
|Bonus rounds||Extra Paylines, Free Spins, Wilds, Scatter, Richer Reels|
The Drop Zones and the wilds: Above the reels is a rainbow will silver and gold pots spinning.
If you land a Drops of Gold slot symbol on reel 5 of the lower reel set, the pots that landed on the rainbow will transfer to the reels below.
The silver pots act like normal wild replacing all symbols to create wins, whilst the gold pots are wild that replace all symbols as well as bonus symbols making it easier to trigger free spins.
In the normal base game, when the pots of gold drop, the game will go from 50 paylines to 100 paylines.
Scatters and Free Spins: Three 'bonus' symbols (or gold pot symbols or combination of gold pots and bonus) will trigger 8 free spins.
Each additional bonus symbol in view will award an extra 4 free spins.
What is a Big Bet Game?: A big bet consists of 5 linked spins set at one price.
All wins are then paid at the end of those 5 spins and include any bonus wins.
The paytable remains the same whether you use the big bet options or not.
We actually had lots of fun with the mechanics of this slot machine - there's a real sense of fun chasing actual pots of gold at the end of a rainbow.
That said, ultimately this is a simple casino game that relies on the drama of those top reels to catch your eye and make you forget that all you are doing is looking for extra wilds to drop onto the five reels.
The fun is increased when you turn this Rainbow Riches slot on mobile into a big bet game, with more paylines, less low paying symbols, and increasing your chances of big wins.
We'd say if you want to be less than 2 a spin you should look elsewhere, but the truth is that you need to be at least 6 a spin to get true enjoyment out of this game.
Maybe try Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours first as it's not so reliant on the big bet options for fun and thrills.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating