Rainbow Riches Megaways Slot Review 2021

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reviewed by: Andrej
Maximum Jackpot: 250,000

Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches Megaways Slot

If you’re a seasoned slots veteran then the chances are good that you have already played one of Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches series of slots, or at least heard of them. This slots dynasty has been around for a while now, with several sequels and variations appearing. This one uses the famous  Megaways concept to boost your chances of winning big prizes.

In this Rainbow Riches Megaways slot review, we’ll take a closer look at this entry in the iconic series of games, and see whether or not it contributes anything to the legacy of a well-respected brand name.

Slot Information

Rainbow Riches Megaways Details
House Edge: 4.00% Return to player: 96.00%
Autospin: Yes Softwares: Windows download, no download - instant play, mobile, Mac
Released: July 23, 2019 Min Bet: 0.2
Max Bet: 20 Scatters: Yes
Gamble: No Max Coins: 20
Reels: 6 Paylines: 117649
Spins: Yes Bonus Rounds: No
Wild: Yes Software: Barcrest
Rainbow Riches Megaways comparison
Rainbow Riches Megaways AVG
Rating: 1.0 4.5
House Edge: 4.00 % 4.02 %
Return to player: 96.00 % 95.98 %
Paylines: 117,649 20.0
Bonus Features: 3 3.8

Rainbow Riches Megaways Slot: Important Facts

This game is played on a grid with 6 reels and 6 or 7 rows. There are a massive potential 117640 ways to win, thanks to the Megaways concept. The key idea behind this concept is that wins can trigger yet more wins, but we’ll give you more details about that later on. The size of bet that you can place as a UK player ranges from 5p to £400.

There is an autoplay button you can use to take a more passive approach to things. You can set this to work for a certain number of spins, ranging from 5 to 100, or when a win of a certain size spins in. The game uses HTML5 technology. This makes it ideal for playing on a wide range of mobile devices without there being any reduction in the quality of its graphics or sound effects. Barcrest released the game in July 2015.

Rainbow Riches Megaways RTP

The RTP of the Rainbow Riches Megaways slot is 96%. This is on the low side of average for a slot of this type. The other slots in the Rainbow Riches range vary quite a lot when it comes to RTP. The original Rainbow Riches has an RTP of 95%, while Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold has an RTP of between 94% and 98%. Rainbow Riches Free Spins, one of the more engaging and exciting games in the series, has an RTP of 95.17%.

If you’re more the kind of slots player who takes an interest in the volatility of a slot, then you should know that this game is a medium volatility game. This means that you should expect to pick up a big win on a fairly regular basis, as well as pretty frequent small wins.

A Sunny Day in Ireland

The game’s reels are set on a golden frame that hangs in front of a stereotypical Irish countryside scene. We do wonder how many slots designers have actually visited Ireland on occasion, given how the country seems to be depicted in many games. But you’ll see the usual set of clichés deployed here, rich green fields, a pot of gold at the end of a vivid rainbow, a cottage, and all overseen by a pale blue summer sky and a bright yellow sun.

The animation is very slick and smooth, with the symbols sliding around the grid. The rainbow at the top of the screen also adds more animation and colour to things. When it comes to sound, the game has a slightly over-enthusiastic feel to it. The music is very jolly and matches the cartoon Irish theme. It also becomes unlistenable within seconds of the game starts, so we strongly recommend using the mute button to prevent yourself from going crazy. That aside, there are some nice ambient sounds such as birdsong in the game, but the music does tend to overpower them somewhat.

Look for the Silver Horseshoes

The symbols used on the reels fit in with the game’s theme of Irish luck. You will see the number 10, as well as the letters J, Q, K and A used as lower value symbols. The higher value symbols are gemstones, with blue, purple, white, orange and green used as colours. The game’s wild symbols is a silver horseshoe, and this will replace all other symbols to form winning combinations for you.

You also need to watch out for the multicoloured Super Gem symbol, which can only appear on the horizontal reel above the main set of reels. This reel looks more like a row, but it adds to the number of possible ways to win and spins when the reels do. The pot of gold is the scatter symbol and this plays a key role in the game’s bonus feature, which is something we’ll take a closer look at next.

Watch for Super Gems and Free Spins

In addition to the bonus features that we are about to describe here, it is also important to know a little bit about the Megaways concept that the game uses. What happens with this is that every time a win slides into place on the reels, the symbols that formed that win will disappear. They are then replaced by new symbols. If a new win is formed then the process repeats until no more wins occur. This can sometimes lead to a very lucrative passage of play, if you manage to enjoy a bit of luck.

Here are the other two bonus features in the Rainbow Riches Megaways slot:

  • Super Gem
    The multicoloured super gem will only appear on the horizontal reel that sits above the conventional reels. When it appears all other gems in view on the reels will transform into matching symbols to generate some potentially very big wins for you.
  • Free Spins
    If 4 or more of the pot of gold scatter symbols appear on the reels then you will receive 12 free spins. For every additional pot of gold symbol over 4 you’ll get an additional 5 free spins. The Megaways feature is used during the free spins too. Every time there is a successful cascade of symbols your win multiplier increases by x1. There is no upper limit to how big this multiplier can be. If golden +1, +2, or +3 symbols appear on the horizontal reel during the free spins, you will receive that number of extra free spins.

We enjoyed the free spins in this game as there were plenty of extra modifiers to really increase the size of the prizes on offer. The Super Gem is also a nice touch, and the Megaways concept really can add some significant value to any prizes that you manage to pick up.

Verdict: A Touch of Magic

This Rainbow Riches Megaways slot review ends with us saying that we enjoyed this game, and particularly enjoyed the way that the Megaways concept was deployed. We found that big wins soon started to stack up when we got going and really got stuck into the action. While this game offers a slightly different slot experience other games in the Rainbow Riches series, such as Rainbow Riches Free Spins, we really enjoyed it. We do wish someone would compose some listenable music for these games, though!

If you fancy trying some other Irish themed slots, apart from Rainbow Riches, games, have a look at Leprechaun’s Luck from Microgaming, or possibly Irish Eyes from NextGen. 

Rainbow Riches Megaways Slot FAQs

🌈What are some of the other games in the Rainbow Riches series?
Rainbow Riches has established itself over the last decade as one of the biggest names in the slots sector. Rainbow Riches Free Spins is one title in the series that we really enjoyed. As you can probably tell, it has a really engaging free spins bonus feature. The original Rainbow Riches game is also worth a look, as it has a really appealing Road to Riches feature that requires a little more engagement than in many online slots.
🎰Can I trigger the Megaways concept by doing anything in the Rainbow Riches Megaways slot?
The Megaways concept is only triggered when a win spins in on the reels. You just need to enjoy some good, all-round luck and hope some wins come in for you. We are all at the mercy of Random Number Generators when it comes to slots. The good news is that the Megaways concept can bring you to win after win after a win if it goes on a hot streak.
🤔Do any other Rainbow Riches games feature the Megaways concept?
No, this is the only game in the series to use the collapsing reels of the Megaways idea. There are some really good bonus features in the other games in the series, though. Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold has a Big Bet feature with extra prizes on offer. Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix has 4 features in addition to its free spins, and you can also access a Big Bet feature for some extra stake money.

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