Riches of the Sea Slots

Riches-of-the-SeaRiches of the Sea is yet another slot machine that is designed to show off the many beautiful things that the ocean has to offer. Designed by Microgaming, the game offers a beautiful design for the most part, though as it often happens the presence of the poker cards ruins some of the appeal. There is nothing original about the game though, so if you’re looking for entertainment alone you can just as easily go with another one. Those that are looking for features and prizes, keep reading to find out if it’s worth playing.

Riches of the Sea gets 5 reels as usual, and the paylines are 20 in total. It has free games, multipliers as high as 27x, wild symbols and a scatter. The regular prizes will go up to $1,875.

Features of Riches of the Sea

The slot’s features will give you a wild symbol, free spins and scatters. As you can see, it’s a solid offer, but nothing that you wouldn’t find in other slots as well.


To start with, we should check out the wild symbol, which has a Mermaid representing it. This symbol has the ability to replace others, taking the same role as them if it is needed in the location where the wild landed. A new combo will form only if the rest of the symbols from that line are in place as well, so it’s not going to be useful every single time it makes an appearance. The only symbols which the wild can’t substitute for are the scatters. The downside would be the limited number of reels on which the wild can appear, only the three from the middle allowing it to be present on them.

The scatter’s symbol has its logo on it, so it will be easy to spot. If you have multiple scatters present at the same time, even if they’re not on a payline, they will pay you between 1x and 50x the bet, for 3 to 5 symbols.

Free Games Feature

Free spins are another cool side effect of the scatter symbols being present in sufficient numbers on the reels. You can win 8, 12 or 16 spins for free, if you have 3, 4 or 5 Scatter Logos on the reels, respectively.


Mermaids are present on the reels 2, 3 and 4 only, and from there they can help you by substituting for other symbols. These wilds apply multipliers when they contribute. A single Mermaid will use a 2x or 3x multiplier on the win. Two Mermaids will multiply the prize they contribute to by 9x or 4x. With all three Mermaid wilds, the multiplier is 27x or 8x.

One thing I enjoyed tremendously about the free spins is that they remove all playing cards from the reels, so you play with fewer symbols, and they’re the ones with the higher value. You can even retrigger these free spins, with all their cool advantages.


Betting options and jackpots

When a bet is formed in the game, 20 paylines are part of it, with up to 5 chips on each one. The value of the chips varies between $0.01 and $0.50. The wager will go up to $2.50 per line. The total goes up to $50.

With the game logo taking over a payline, the rewards go up to 750 times the line bet. The value is at best $1,875.

Design and symbols

While the design is not that special, or the theme for that matter, it’s not bad looking either, especially if you manage to ignore the poker cards that appear everywhere. The themed symbols are alone on the reels during the free spins, and that’s when you get the best chance to see how good the slot looks. It does help that you have at least one picture with an attractive mermaid among its symbols.


Symbols: Mermaid (wild), Scatter Logo (50x total bet, scatter), Riches of the Sea Logo (750x), Whale (600x), Shark (500x), Dolphin (250x), Octopus (250x), Fish (250x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x) and 10 (150x).

Is It Worth Playing?

There are both good and not so good things about this game, with prizes being in the latter category, while graphics and features are in the former. Multipliers of up to 27x can improve the prizes dramatically.

Riches of the Sea can be found at any Microgaming casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.