Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches MegaWays Video Slot Review

Rainbow Riches MegaWays: Demo

A classic franchise gets a makeover on Rainbow Riches MegaWays, a 6 reel video slot from Barcrest where the number of ways to win chances with each spin. Look out here for cascading reel spins, symbol transformations and a free spins round where successive cascades increase a multiplier. Play on all devices from between 20p and £20 per spin.

The design here is simply done. Set against a backdrop of green fields, a rainbow and a pot of gold you’ll see lower value royal symbols spinning around the reels alongside a selection of colourful gemstones. The best of them is the white diamond which will get you 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 times your total bet if you land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of them on adjacent reels. The horseshoe is the wild. This replaces all of the standard symbols.

The action takes place using a Cascading Wins feature. Land a winning combination and the successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. The Cascades continue as long as a new winner is created. The number of symbols on each reel varies with each spin. The number of MegaWays in play changes too. They start at 324 but can rise to 117,649 ways to win if all 6 reels reach their maximum potential.

Look out for the rainbow diamond that can appear in the 4 reel positions at the top of the main set. When this hits, all gemstones transform into the same symbol and a new payout calculation is made. This is called the Super Gem Bonus feature.

The pot of gold is the bonus symbol. Land 4 or more of these on the same spin and you’ll receive trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature with 12 free spins. Each extra bonus symbol on the triggering spins adds another 5 free spins to that tally meaning 6 of them will start you off with 22 free spins.

The cascading reels are in play during the free spins too. After each cascade, a multiplier increases by 1x with the Unlimited Win Multiplier feature. This multiplier doesn’t revert to 1x following a winless cascade either, it stays the same or keeps on rising. Hope to see +1, +2 or +3 symbols appear in the window above the main set as they add extra free spins to your total – with no limits.

Rainbow Riches MegaWays comes with a Buy feature where you pay 100 times your bet to enter the Free Spins Bonus feature. The Take a Chance feature sees you spin a wheel – getting in the green segment will grant you access to the free spins for a reduced fee. The Bonus Bank feature allows you collect all or small wins which are added to the Bonus Bank which is the fee you pay to enter the free spins.

Rainbow Riches is a hugely popular video slot and the MegaWays mechanic has been a bit hit since its launch. This mash up of the 2 works well together. The basic design and traditional music are solid enough and the ever-changing MegaWays offer plenty of action.

Add the potential from the expanding multiplier into that mixture and this is likely to become another popular addition to the Rainbow Riches collection. There’s a maximum win amount of £250,000 which can be achieved if you fill the reels with a high value symbol with 117,649 ways to win – that’s a payout of 12,500 times your bet on each spin!

If you like classic video slots with the MegaWays mechanic, Medusa Megaways from NextGen Gaming or Raging Rhino Megaways from WMS are worth exploring.

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