Rainbow Riches PicknMiX
The name Rainbow Riches has become synonymous with Barcrest. They have brought us several interesting Irish themed games with names beginning with Rainbow Riches. Despite having so many games with the same theme, Barcrest has always kept us guessing. They have something different and interesting in each game of this series. The one we will be reviewing today is called Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix. There are five reels and three rows here, just like the others. But unlike the others, the number of fixed paylines here is twenty. The Irish landscape and the gold-framed reels are just like the other games in the series, and this one also can be played on all devices.
Rainbow Riches PicknMiX – RTP and Maximum Win
We already told you about the 20 paylines instead of the usual 10. Now here is the first real big twist of Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix. Unlike most other games, it does not have one fixed returns to player (RTP) rate. There is an optional Big Bet feature in this game that you can play by paying extra money. If you do so, you would gun for an RTP of 98%. If you stick to the base game, the stakes of more than one credit give you an RTP of 96%. If you play with stakes of less than one credit, then the RTP is reduced to 94%, which is still better than many other games we have reviewed. Apart from Big Bet, there are several other bonus levels, so calculating the maximum wins isn’t easy. We will try doing that in a subsequent section. For now, it is enough to remember that the minimum bet is 20p while the maximum bet you can play for is an amazing 500 pounds a pop.
Rainbow Riches PicknMiX Symbols
We will quickly skip over this section, for two reasons. The first is that if you are reading this review, you are very likely to have played a Rainbow Riches or any other Irish themed game before. In which case you would find all the symbols of Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix pretty familiar. The second reason is that the game has very few symbols. Apart from the 5 card symbols from 10 to Ace, you have the usual Leprechaun, pot of gold, red and white mushroom.
Rainbow Riches PicknMiX Bonus
You yourself get to choose the bonus rounds you will play. There are five options you have. Of these, you can select up to three. The lesser rounds you pick, the greater the chance of that bonus triggering. In case you change your mind midway, the ‘reset bonus’ button helps you start over again.
These are the five bonus options you need to choose from:
- Road to Riches – There is a long shot Leprechaun symbol and then there is a close up. When you land at least three of the close up symbols, this bonus gets triggered. You are provided a wheel to spin. You keep on accumulating multipliers till the time you click on ‘collect’ and pull in your wins.
- Pots of Gold – This is triggered by the symbol of a shiny metal pot brimming and overflowing with gold coins. Again, at least 3 of this symbol trigger this bonus round. The pots will fly around on the screen. Any one of them would be chosen randomly. It will reveal what multiplier you would get on that stake.
- Free Spins – This bonus round has a name that says it all. The Free Spins symbol triggers this bonus, which again is nothing unexpected. 3 Free Spin symbols get you 10 free spins, 4 symbols give you 20, and 5 give you 30 free spins. The interesting thing is that during this round, the Free Spin symbol stays stacked on the first reel, and also acts as an extra Wild.
- Cash Crop – The leprechaun is back again for this one, and at least 3 of them are needed to trigger cash crop. The screen will fill up with 50 spinning coins. As the spinning coins come to a stop, they each reveal their gift for you, in the form of prize amounts or multipliers. Finally, one large coin will spin and then come to a stop. It would either show ‘Go On’ or ‘Collect’, in which case the round continues or comes to an end, respectively.
- Magic Toadstool – The toadstool symbol triggers this round, and you need at least 3 of them. There are 24 toadstools on offer, of which you pick 3. The multiplier you win comes to you in the shape of a fairy.
Since you have just finished reading the section on the bonus rounds of Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix, we can safely rest our case. This is definitely one of the best Rainbow Riches productions from Barcrest.