The Irish fortune theme is one of the most enduringly popular in the online casino world with Barcrest the latest developer to celebrate all things green in Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours.
This latest instalment in the Rainbow Riches series is played using a 5 reel, 10 payline game engine and comes with the same simple design we’ve come to expect. You’ll see the usual assortment of playing cards, toadstools, harps and rainbows spinning round the reels. Best of the standard symbols is the Rainbow Riches logo which pays 2,500 times your bet if you land 5 on a line.
Truth be told, the base game action in Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours is pretty bland. It has a Magic Fairy Bonus feature where Magic Fair Bonus symbols transform into randomly chosen symbols for enhanced wins. Like most Barcrest video slots, you can up your stakes and play in Big Bet Mode.
This series of linked spins costs more but it delivers plenty of extra features in the process. Most important is that the number of reel sets in play expands from 1 to 4! There are 5 Big Bet levels to choose from:
- £10 Big Bet – the Magic Fairy symbol is live here. Whenever these land, they all transform into the same standard symbol and a new payout is made.£20 Big Bet – the transforming Magic Fairy is live here too. It copies onto the same position on all 4 reel sets if it lands on 1 of them.
- £30 Big Bet – as well as the Magic Fairy being live on all 4 reel sets, Wilds are also in play.
- £40 Big Bet – the Magic Fairy and Wild are both live. Both the Magic Fairy and the wild copies itself onto all 4 reels when it hits.
- £50 Big Bet – the same transforming wild and Magic Fairy symbols from the £40 Big Bet level are in play at the top level too. The lowest value 10, J and Q symbols are removed from the reels on all 4 machines.
As usual, playing in Big Bet Mode also increases the Return To Play rate. In the base game it stands at 94%. Play in the top Big Bet Mode and it increases to 97.4%.
Barcrest games often become much more playable if you have the funds to play in Big Bet Mode. The jump in Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours is probably the largest we’ve come across, transforming what’s a rather vanilla base game into something potentially much more interesting.
It’s not a cheap option by any means though. If you have a big enough bankroll and fancy celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a classic Irish luck themed game, then Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours it worth a look.
Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours can be played at CasinoRoom.
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