Barcrest’s Road to Riches Megaways Slot Review

Road to Riches Megaways: Demo

Another instalment in Barcrest’s treasure at the end of the rainbow series is the Road to Riches Megaways slot. Played using a 6 reel machine, the number of active Megaways varies from between 324 and 117,649 on each spin. Highlights include cascading reels, special super gems that transform into the same higher value symbol and a bonus round that awards at least 12 free spins with an unlimited expanding multiplier. Is this path paved with gold? Find out in our Road to Riches Megaways review.

Road to Riches Megaways Slot RTP & Info 

The action in the Road to Riches Megaways slot plays out on a 6 reel machine. The number of symbols that appear on each reel changes with each spin. This has an impact on the number of active Megaways. With the minimum 2 symbols on each reel, you’ll have 324 Megaways active. If all 6 reels reach their maximum, that figure rises to a massive 117,649.

You can play Road to Riches Megaways at stakes of between 20p and £20 per spin. Make adjustments via the + and – buttons on game page. You can also set up autoplay as required as well as set up turbo speed spins.

The Road to Riches Megaways RTP is 96% which is average for an online slot. However, buying your way into the Free Spins Bonus feature increases the RTP to 96.68%.

Medium to high variance wise, the max win is 12,500 x your total bet. Whilst this can be achieved on a base game spin, your chances increase substantially in the Free Spins Bonus feature due to the unlimited and increasing multiplier.

Road to Riches Megaways Bonus Features 

Pick me features are often all you’ll find in slots with this theme. You can expect much more variety as far as gameplay is concerned in Road to Riches Megaways though.

Cascading Reels feature

Land a winning combination and those symbols are removed from the reels and new symbols drop into the vacant positions to replace them. A new payout consideration follows. If this results in a new winner being formed, the process is repeated. The cascades continue until no new winner is created. This is known as the Cascading Reels feature and found in many Megaways titles like the Bonanza Megaways slot.

Super Gem Bonus feature 

Look out for the rainbow gemstone symbol which can appear in the windows at the top of the middle 4 reels. This triggers the Super Gem Bonus feature. All higher value gemstone symbols on the reels, plus the Super Gem, all transform into the same matching symbol. A payout consideration follows with all the newly matched symbols in place.

Free Spins Bonus feature 

The main feature is the Free Spins Bonus feature. It’s triggered by landing 4 or more of the gold pot symbols on the same spin. You’ll then go on to play 12 free spins. Each time you land a winning cascade, a multiplier increases by 1x. There’s no limit to how high this multiplier can go. This is called the Unlimited Multiplier feature.

You can add extra free spins to your total too. Instead of a standard retrigger, look out for +1, +2 and +3 symbols which add 1, 2 or 3 extra free spins each time. There are an infinite number of free spins to play with.

Buy Pass feature 

You can opt to buy the free spins round if you wish. This will set you back 100 times your total bet. Click the Buy Pass button if you want to do so. This isn’t available to players from the UK though due to restrictions from the Gambling Commission.

Take a Chance & Bonus Bank features 

You can gamble and try and trigger the free spins at a reduced price if you Take a Chance. This is a spin the wheel round. If the pointer lands in the green, you’ll land the free spins. If it hits the red, you’ll lose the gamble and your Take a Chance stake. The price of the Take a Chance feature varies depending on how much of the circle you want green and how much you want red. Gamble accordingly.

Then there’s the Bonus Bank feature. Rather than claiming your winning payouts in the standard balance, you can instead add them to the Bonus Bank. The amount in the Bonus Bank is taken off the purchase price when you want to buy the Free Spins Bonus feature.

Road to Riches Megaways Theme – bright, bold and simple

Road to Riches Megaways Free Spins Bonus feature

Slots with this theme are usual simple affairs when it comes to design and Road to Riches Megaways is no exception. The visuals here aren’t the most sophisticated you’ll see buy they’re bright, colourful and do the job very nicely.  The design isn’t overly flashy but that’s not what we expect from a slot with this simple theme.

Set against the standard backdrop of blue skies, green fields, rainbows and pots of gold, the reels are made up of lower value A to 10 symbols. More lucrative are the 5 gemstone symbols. The best of these is the white stone. Land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of these in combination and you’ll pocket an award equal to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 x your total bet.

The same colourful visuals and range of extras on offer in the desktop version are present and correct in the Road to Riches Megaways mobile slot. The game interface is slightly different but it’s the odd tweak rather than anything dramatic.

Road to Riches Megaways Thoughts/Opinion – 12,500 x bet wins in this feature-heavy slot

This theme has proved to be enduringly popular. We’ve not always been enamoured with the rather dull gameplay found in this sort of slot. We found Road to Riches Megaways more to our liking.  The Megaways game mechanic delivers plenty of action by itself. The other extras add lots of variety too.

The Free Spins Bonus feature can be well worth landing thanks to the unlimited expanding multiplier. If you like the shape shifting game engine or the rainbow chasing theme, it’s well worth taking the Road to Riches Megaways. You might notice this is virtually identical to the Rainbow Riches Megaways slot which is also by Barcrest.


Road to Riches Megaways FAQs

What is the Road to Riches Megaways RTP rate?

The Road to Riches Megaways RTP is 96%. This rises to 96.86% if you opt to use the Buy Pass feature and pay to trigger the all-important Free Spins Bonus feature. Being medium to high variance, most wins will be smaller with bigger wins coming in the free spins.

🥇 What is the Road to Riches Megaways max payout?

The most you can win from a spin or free spin in the Road to Riches Megaways slot is 12,500 x your total bet. The likelihood increases in the Free Spins Bonus feature due to the increasing multiplier which has no limits.

🎰 What bonus features does Road to Riches Megaways have?

The Super Gem Bonus feature transforms all the high value gems into the same matching symbols. Trigger the main feature and you’ll play at least 12 free spins complete with an unlimited, expanding multiplier which can really get things moving.

 Can you play Road to Riches Megaways on a mobile?

Yes, Barcrest has created a fully optimised Road to Riches Megaways mobile slot. You’ll find the same colourful design, cascading reels, transforming symbols and free spins with multipliers which make the desktop version so playable.

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