Rainbow Riches Slots

Rainbow-RichesRainbow Riches looks like one of the earlier Irish themed slot machines, and I’m saying this because the design style which was chosen for it is far from appealing by today’s standards, but it doesn’t mean that it’s an ugly slot. Designed by IGT, Rainbow Riches has rainbows, leprechauns and pots of gold, along with a few too many playing cards. The theme is far from original in any way, it’s one of the most common choices and every developer seems to have at least one title of this type in their collection.

20 bet lines are used in Rainbow Riches, a rather old style 5 reel slot machine. You are offered up to $10,000 cash, plus you will get three different bonus games, scatter symbols and a wild.

Features of Rainbow Riches

To start with, we get the wild symbol, and then we have three different bonus symbols which will trigger bonus games.

The Gold Coin with the leprechaun on it is the wild feature of Rainbow Riches. This particular symbol can appear either on its own, in which case it acts as a wild and it contributes to the creation of new combinations, or it can team up with other wilds if they’re all on the same line. If they manage to create a combo on their own, they can bring you up to $10,000. As a wild, it can’t substitute for any of the three scatter symbols.


Road to Riches

The scatter symbols with the Leprechaun on them have to appear a minimum of three times in the same round, but the good news is that it doesn’t matter if they’re on the same bet lines or not.


You have a fortune wheel type of bonus game, which tells you how much you can advance on Road to Riches. You advance as much as you can and you get paid when you land on the Collect message.

Wishing Well

With a Wishing Well shown in the symbol, this scatter also needs to appear a minimum of three times. You pick one of the Wishing Wells and you are shown a bonus multiplier, which is used together with the total bet of that round. It’s a simple feature, but it brings you money every single time, and that’s what you want from it.

Pots of Gold

The scatter symbol that triggers this feature is the only one to appear only on three reels (2, 3 and 4). All three reels need to have this scatter present, in order for the bonus game to start.

Three types of pots will go around and an arrow will stop on one of them, with a multiplier shown which will apply to the total bet. These pots are colored in bronze, silver and gold.

Betting options and jackpots

It’s a very common type of betting system. You have 1 to 20 lines that you can use, plus you choose a bet per line of $0.01 to $20. If you choose to maximize everything, you end up with bets of up to $400, but it can be played with as little as $0.20 and still get all the lines active.

The paytable values change each time the line bet is modified, so you always know exactly how much you can win. With the wild’s help, that means up to $10,000 cash in this case.

Design and symbols

The fact that you get a lot of features certainly helps with the game’s appeal, but I found that the design didn’t do nearly as much in that regard. The game looks decent, but all the regular symbols are playing cards, so only the ones with special features have the Irish theme in them. As I’ve mentioned, the design is quite old and not that attractive if you compare it with today’s graphics.


Symbols: Gold Coin (wild, 500 coins), Leprechaun (scatter), Wishing Well (scatter), Pot of Gold (scatter), Rainbow Riches Logo (250 coins), Ace (150 coins), King (150 coins), Queen (100 coins), Jack (100 coins) & 10 (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

I didn’t love the design or the prizes which you can win by playing this slot, but I am a fan of the three different bonus games which can be started, which is two more than what most slots will offer these days.

This Rainbow Riches slot is offered by all online casinos with IGT software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.