When Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold came out in January 2019, many asked the question: do we need another Rainbow Riches slot? Yes, Rainbow Riches is one of the best-known franchises in the online slot world, but how many more sequels to the original are coming our way? Apparently, there will be twists on the Rainbow Riches theme as long as the players enjoy them. The Leprechaun’s Gold instalment keeps up with the previous versions in terms of design and thematic. But, as much as all these games look alike, each bears a distinct set of special features that makes it unique.
Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold has a 90s vibe, but so do all of its sister slots. Don’t expect the visuals to blow you away, although they are quite polished. Instead, be friendly with the bouncy little leprechaun and enjoy the ride towards the pot of gold. This time, the game boasts a 50 win line grid set up across 7 columns and 5 rows. The symbols are a familiar lot, from the Rainbow Riches logo, the harp, the rainbow and the horseshoe to the toadstool and the four-leaf clover. The Wild appears in the form of a big gold coin, and it works as a substitute symbol.
Aside from the obligatory Autospin feature, Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold slot also incorporates the Barcrest trademark Big Bet function. When the Big Bet is active, the RTP rises to 97.75% (normally, it’s around 94%). The game truly comes to life when you hit one of the several available bonus features:
• Lucky Leprechaun Bonus – random extra Scatters appear in screen for improved chances of winning
• Wild Rover – extra expanding Wilds for one spin
• The Rainbow Ring Bonus Spinner – a pick-me mini-game that contains prizes from free spins to Wild Rover bonuses.
• Mystery Bonus – mysteries symbols with a question mark land on screen and their true values as matching symbols are revealed when the reels come to a stop
• Free Spins Bonus – the player receives between 8 and 25 free spins. Wild Rover and Mystery Bonus can activate randomly during the free spins round. When the feature ends, the player gets a chance to throw a coin in the wishing well and get win extra spins, cash prizes or nothing.
With the Big Bet function, Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold players are given part of the control over the action. The bonuses are mega entertaining and there’s really not much more to add than commend Barcrest for sticking with their trusted formula for success. What started simple and easy got more and more elaborate as it got older, but we’re lucky to have this Irish Leprechaun pay us another visit, for sure.