A Guide to the Rainbow Riches Series
There’s no denying that Barcrest/SG Interactive’s Rainbow Riches has become something of an online casino phenomenon, boasting a large degree of popularity throughout the UK and further afield, and we’re incredibly fortunate to have so many online slots from the saga right here. For the uninitiated, let us guide you through all of the Rainbow Riches games that you can play, and for those that have played a few of the titles, hopefully we can tell you about an installment that you were previously unaware of. All of these games can be played right here at Bet UK, on mobile, desktop, and tablet devices.
Ireland has been a popular theme for slot games for a very long time, as we’ve seen with the likes of Rainbow Jackpots, but the game that really took the motif into the stratosphere is undoubtedly Rainbow Riches. The original slot was released by Barcrest in 2010, but remains one of the most played casino games at Bet UK, and that’s largely down to its special features. If you're wondering how to play Rainbow Riches, we have an article devoted entirely to that topic, but here we'll look at some of the core elements.
There are three bonus features in all, ranging from the Wishing Well round which sees multipliers picked at random by the player to enhance payouts, to the Pots of Gold feature that sees instant wins awarded at random with no influence from players. Each of these can lead to jackpots of 500x the total bet, but the bonus round that most players try and keep an eye out for is the Road to Riches, which sees players given the opportunity to move along the cash path for possible big wins.
Below are some further slots from what has swiftly become the Rainbow Riches saga, listed in alphabetical order.
Rainbow Riches Cluster Magic
2020 saw the release of one of the most dynamic Rainbow Riches instalments we’ve ever seen, as the structure of forming paylines across the reels has been thrown out of the window in Rainbow Riches Cluster Magic, as you are instead rewarded for forming groups of matching symbols in adjacent positions.
There are lots of successful online casino games that boast a similar format, such as Reactoonz and the Star Clusters slot, but rarely is the mechanic implemented as fantastically as it is here. This is largely down to the fact that the size of the grid can expand as cascades are created, which can lead to even more opportunities to establish big wins. Uncovering all areas of the grid will also trigger the Free Games bonus.
This round awards 8 Free Spins to play through, but while that can be valuable in itself, you’ll also be assisted by one of three modifiers, selected at random before the feature begins. Persisting Wilds can lock in place for the duration of the bonus, Infinity Spins award an extra Free Game for each that leads to a win, and Wild Rain adds up to 16 wild symbols on every Free Spin, with the potential to retrigger the bonus.
Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold
Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold keeps some of the best aspects of the original slot, but also adds some intriguing unique additions, including the ability to upgrade from 50 to 200 paylines. The game also benefits from the addition of the Big Bet, Free Spins, and the Drops of Gold bonus features. This edition works best in a mobile layout, although is equally playable across other devices.
Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold benefits from an extra set of reels above the standard ones which contains silver and gold pots, that can potentially tumble onto the lower reels and form payouts. The Free Spins feature can award up to as many as 32 Free Spins, which can also lead to big wins. A few Barcrest and SG Interactive slots have included the Big Bet feature, and it’s also included here. Depending on the value of the chosen Big Bet round, Super Rainbows can be added, and/or low value live casino card symbols can be removed.
Another game in the series is Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold, which also includes the Big Bet feature, alongside 2000x multipliers in the Free Spins round.
Rainbow Riches Free Spins
Next on our list is the Rainbow Riches Free Spins slot. Needless to say it contains a high number of valuable Free Spins each packed with winning potential. Set across a 5x3 reel set and containing 10 paylines, this slot is full of symbols and iconography reminiscent of the original game, and the simplistic layout is easy to navigate for players of all experience levels.
The leprechaun character who appears throughout the series stands off to the left hand side, gleefully wishing fortune upon the player, as they attempt to unlock the Free Spins bonus round. 10, 15, or 20 initial Free Spins will be awarded, although the chance to retrigger could see you given as many as 999. With wins of 500x available on every spin, there is a chance to walk away with gigantic jackpots.
Elsewhere, Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours features Transforming Wilds, which can provide big wins in the absence of Free Spins.
Rainbow Riches Leapin’ Leprechauns
The leprechaun we mentioned above features very prominently in this title, which blurs the lines between online slot and video game, as Rainbow Riches Leapin’ Leprechauns adds an arcade element to the series. The main character has to jump from ledge to ledge, collecting power-ups while avoiding obstacles.
Players are given a degree of freedom to choose when to stop the leprechaun jumping and collect any prizes, although this can only be done after every five jumps. While it lacks any discernible bonus rounds, this slot manages to maintain the charm of the original Rainbow Riches, as the glorious Irish setting remains the same. The uniqueness won’t be for everybody, but it’s certainly a game worth taking a second look at if it intrigues you in any way.
To return to a standard slot layout, albeit with a few extra reels, take a look at Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold.
Rainbow Riches Megaways
The Megaways slots craze has swept the online casino world, so it was only a matter of time until this series capitalised on the mechanic. With up to 117,649 ways to win, Rainbow Riches Megaways can prove to be highly valuable to lucky Bet UK players, if the correct combination of symbols appear on a single spin.
Speaking of combinations of symbols, any wins will be removed from the reels, and new symbols will fall into their place. This is known as the Cascading Reels feature. It’s not the only feature in the game though, as the Super Gem Bonus can turn certain symbols into matching ones, which can boost payouts. Meanwhile, the Free Spins Bonus can add an unlimited win multiplier to the reels.
Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix
Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix is probably the most feature-packed game of the entire series, with five fantastic bonus rounds, some of which have been picked from previous installments, while other unique bonuses have been created and mixed into this slot for vast winning potential.
The Road to Riches and Pots of Gold features from the original game make a welcome return, but they are joined by Free Spins, Cash Crop, and Magic Toadstool bonus rounds. Players can select a maximum of three bonus rounds that will be available during the game, but if you have a favourite then you can select just the one in order to come across it more often. The Big Bet buy-in feature is also available, which can help lead to big wins.
For a similarly unique experience, take a look at Rainbow Riches Home Sweet Home, which contains the wild-conjuring Knock Knock bonus round.
Slingo Rainbow Riches
Just when you think the Rainbow Riches series can’t possibly get any more innovative, along comes a version that is completely different from anything else. Slingo games are becoming more and more accessible, thereby making them more and more popular, and Slingo Rainbow Riches certainly fits the bill.
Our Slingo guide is the place to go to fully understand the basic mechanics of this type of game, but essentially the aim is to complete as many straight lines of numbers on your bingo-esque card as possible. This is done by matching them with the ones that appear on the reel that spins below. Completing five or more lines (or “Slingos”) across the card will begin to award bonus rounds that hark back to the original Rainbow Riches game.
These include the Wishing Well, Cash Crop, two versions of the Magic Toadstool, two kinds of Road to Riches, and the Pots of Gold bonus - all of them can lead to significant prizes, up to a maximum of 1,000x your stake.
Rainbow Riches Free Play
Every single one of the Rainbow Riches games in our online casino collection can be played for free with no deposit required. This is due to the demo option that we offer across all of our online slots. While almost every new release has a review attached to help you decide if it’s the right game for you, nothing quite compares to being able to load up a slot and experience the features and bonus rounds first-hand. Our Rainbow Riches demos can be played without spending any of your own money. To do this, simply join Bet UK, navigate to whichever game you want to trial, and select the Demo button at the top of the screen.
Rainbow Riches at Bet UK
SG Interactive have really hit the jackpot with their creation of the Rainbow Riches series of online casino games, as they continue to prove extremely popular both here at Bet UK, and the world over. Part of their popularity is down to the unique and engaging bonus features, along with a strong theme and easy playability on any type of device, including mobile and tablet. If you’re looking for something a bit different to slot games, take a look at our betting markets, where you can find horse racing betting odds, and Premier League betting tips, amongst other things.