When we hear of a clover, four-leaf or otherwise, we think of Ireland. The popular Irish theme forms the mainstay for the Clover Riches slot from Playson. If you are an avid gamer, you must have played a few Irish themed games earlier too. Our reviewers have seen scores of Irish themed games. But they found Clover Riches by Playson worthy of a review, so let us see why. The basic structure is regular enough. It has 5 reels and 20 paylines. The usual Irish icons are all there as well. The design meets Playson’s usual high standards. The designs are pretty cheerful, owing to the cartoon feel of the graphics. Another reason why our reviewers felt intrigued by this game is that it takes a fruit theme and gives it an Irish touch.
Clover Riches – RTP and Maximum Win
The RTP is the first thing most players look for. We did that too and came up with 95.41%. In case you are not aware, RTP stands for the average Returns to Player that any slot game offers. You can begin playing with 20p a spin, which is reasonably low. Once you are ready to play with higher stakes, you can increase it to £100. We will come to the symbols, regular and special, in a bit. For now, suffice to say that the pot of gold and the good luck horseshoe get you the best returns, so keep a lookout for them. We will also talk about the bonus rounds which give you the maximum returns on wins.
Clover Riches Symbols
There is Ireland lathered all over Clover Riches. The background, for starters, is all green. Then come some of the usual Irish icons, some of which are listed below:
- Beer mugs
- Green floppy hat
You will find the complete list of symbols and their returns in the paytable. As you continue playing, too, you will get more and more familiar. So we will not attempt to list down all the symbols here, and let you get the joy of discovering them as you play. Let us, instead, spend some time on two special symbols, which are your key to winning big.
The Leprechaun symbol is the Wild for the Clover Riches game. This is a well-known character in Irish folklore. It is a fairy or spirit character, not a person. But they are represented as a person, in the form of a short man with a white (sometimes red) beard and a green dress. Since the object of the game is to get winning combinations of symbols, the Leprechaun Wild can be very handy. You can use it to replace any other symbol to complete a winning combination. The only symbol it can’t replace is the second special character, called the Scatter (or Bonus) symbol. Whenever the Wild is a part of a winning combination, you win double the usual payout. Additionally, the Wild symbol by itself also provides the following returns:
- 3 Wilds on a payline – 6.25x times the bet amount
- 4 Wilds on a payline – 100x times the bet amount
- 5 Wilds on a payline – 500x times the bet amount
The four-leaf clover (or Shamrock) is the Scatter symbol in this game. 3 or more of this symbol trigger the bonuses. We will come to the bonuses in a while, but these are the returns of the Scatter symbols by themselves:
- 3 Scatters on a payline – 5x times the wager amount
- 4 Scatters on a payline – 20x times the wager amount
- 5 Scatters on a payline – 200x times the wager amount
Clover Riches Bonus
The bonuses come to you in the form of free spins. There are no complicated bonus game-in-a-game rounds to understand here. These free rounds do not give you rewards by themselves. But you get the chance to play further and win more, without paying a dime. Also, the free spin rounds offer attractive multipliers on all wins. You can choose from the following combinations:
- 8 free spins with 6x multiplier
- 12 free spins with 4x multiplier
- 24 free spins with 2x multiplier
As you can see, the mix of a number of free spins and the multiplying rewards have been smartly balanced. If you are not too sure how you will fare on the free spins, go for the higher multiplier and take what you can. If you are content with moderate multipliers but want more chances to win, go for the 24 free spins.
In case you are a big-time gamer, you would have played scores of games on different themes. In that case, you might find most of Clover Riches all too familiar. But by itself, we feel it is an entertaining game with reasonably good returns. And if you are just starting, this is a great choice to begin playing. May this game help you to find the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!