Have you heard the legends of Lucky O’Leary? The tales of the green top-hat wearing Irish Leprechaun with his pots of gold, wishing wells and rainbow coloured riches are told to every rookie punter who joins the slot society. So, if you play online slots and still haven’t heard about the famous Irish-themed Rainbow Riches slots series from Barcrest (Scientific Games), you probably have been living under a rock.
First released in 2006, the Rainbow Riches games are an online adaptation of the classic fruit machines that ruled every pub and casino floors in South Africa. The reason behind their enormous popularity? These slots offer everything that Irish legends are made of—bright rainbows with gold pots, lucky leprechauns, wishing wells, a fair chunk of humour. But more importantly, they are known for their sweet sound of shimmering riches, which can make you richer by €250,000.
What’s more? In their online avatar, the riches from this online slot series comes in various rainbow colours to suit every taste! In fact, with so many great games, this Scientific Games slot series possibly has more sequels than in any other slot game series. So, there’s something for everyone. But everyone has their personal favourite variant as well. Have you discovered yours yet?
In this Rainbow Riches slots guide, we will take you through all the main RR slots with a summary of their key features, bonuses, give you an overall rating for each slot game as well as tell you where to play.
Bet range: €0.20 to €400
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This is the original Rainbow Riches slot that sailed all the other Rainbow Riches slots ships. It is a fruit machine with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. The original game has a fairytale-like feel with cheerful music and sparkles flying when you get a winning combination. And every time you spin the reels, leprechaun O’ Leary gives you a mischievous smirk. The slot game is fast-paced and has a decent RTP of 95.00% at the base game which can be raised to 97% when playing on the Big Bets mode. Bets can be adjusted per line between €0.01 to €20.00 per line giving a minimum bet of €0.20 when all 20 lines are in play and a maximum bet of €400. And if you strike gold on the Rainbow Riches slot, you can win €200,000!
Bet range: €0.10 to €500
If you haven’t guessed already, this variant of the Rainbow Riches slot, everything revolves around the free spins feature. The Rainbow Riches Free Spins is a five-reel slot machine with 10 pay lines. And there are up to 20 free spins up for grabs! To win this feature round you need to have at least three bonus “free spins” scatter icons on reels 1, 3 and 5. One scatter symbol on the first reel will earn you 10 free spins while two scatters will give you 15 free spins. If you gather all three stacked scatters it will trigger the 20 free spins game. Another interesting thing about this scatter icon is that it also doubles up as a wild icon which increases the chances of getting the winning formations from the other ordinary symbols as well. It is a medium variance slot with an overall RTP offered by this slot is 95.17%. The top multiplier jackpot offers a 500x your bet win and the maximum payout is €250,000. Bets can be adjusted per line between €0.01 to €50.00 per line giving a minimum bet of €0.10 when all 10 lines are in play and a maximum bet of €500.
Bet range: €0.10 to €500
The game was probably named Drops of Gold as you will see a steady steady stream of golden wins trickle down in with every few spins of the reels. It is a medium variance slot where you spin the reels with an RTP of 97.75%. However, that’s the highest RTP the game offer when the Big Bets feature is on. The standard base game has an RTP of 94%. So, when you bet less than €2.00 per spin, the RTP will be at its lowest. Bet more than that amount and you’ll be spinning with a theoretical return of 96%. Only by using the Big Bet feature will you get to the highest RTP. Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold has five-reels, four rows and between 50 to 200 pay lines, depending on how you play the slot. Again, like in case of RTPs, in the main game, you’ll be spinning with 50 win lines. At the highest level of the Big Bet feature, you’ll spin with 100 lines and during free spins, the number rises to 200. The maximum you can win in a single spin is €250,000. To start spinning you need a minimum bet of €0.10 which can be raised up to a maximum wager of €500 per spin.
Bet range: €0.20 and €500
Like a box of colourful candies, the Rainbow Riches Pick N Mix slot also lets you pick and mix your candies. That is, it lets you choose the bonus rounds and how you want to take a shot at winning the top prize. The online slot has symbols across 5 reels and 3 rows and gives you 20 pay lines to win. Like all other RR games, this too is a medium volatality slot where the RTP fluctuates between 94% and 98%, depending on your bet size. You can start spinning with €0.20 and the wager can be raised to a maximum of €500 per spin. Again, like all other Rainbow Riches slots, the maximum payout on this slot too is €250,000.
Bet range: €0.10 and €500
In this version of the Rainbow Riches slots, leprechaun O’Leary gives you a peek of his own treasure box. The game takes you to a 50 win-line grid set across 7 reels and 5 rows with a minimum RTP of 94% which can be increased up to 97.5% with the help of the Big Bets feature. What makes Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold stand out among its other RR slot siblings are its additional bonus rounds. Apart from the standard free spins and pots of gold, this online slot has four additional bonus features. First is the Lucky Leprechaun Bonus that gives you random extra scatters to boost your chances of a win. Second is the Wild Rover, a spreading wild that gives you multiple wild symbols across the grid in one spin. The third is the Rainbow Ring Bonus Spinner, a classic ‘click me’ bonus round where you could win you anything from free spins to wild rovers. Last is the Mystery Bonus symbol, that appears which can into a favourable bonus symbol in order to give you a winning combination. The minimum is a mere €0.10 when all 50 lines are in play and a maximum bet per spin can be up to €500.
Bet range: €0.10 to €500
What makes Reels of Gold unique is its twin reels that you can spin at the same time. The first set of reels in the Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold game is a traditional five-reels and four-rows grid. The bigger and better set has five reels that are divided into 12 rows. Again, it is a medium variance slot with the theoretical RTP percentage ranging between 94% and 97%. To get the highest RTP, you need to be playing with the Big Bets feature on. With 100 pay lines and a high RTP, you stand a pretty good chance at bagging the top prize of €250,000. You can start betting from €0.10 and raise it up to a maximum of €500 per spin.
Bet range: €0.10 to €2.00
Leapin Leprechauns is probably one of the most unique casino games in the Rainbow Riches games series. For one, it is not a slot and tilts more towards the genre of scratch card games. However, Leapin Leprechauns bypasses the traditional scratch card game format of instant win well well. Instead, it works more like an interactive animated game with a progressive jackpot.
It is a jumping casino game that awards players with prizes by moving the leprechaun figure. The game starts with O'Leary, the leprechaun hero on a hilltop ledge, overlooking five platforms of the green earth. So, you must leap 5 times and cross all hurdles after which you can choose to continue or collect your winnings and end the game. Your task, therefore, is to succesfully guide the lucky leprechaun from one level to the next without touching any obstacles! Don’t worry as the gameplay is simple. Set your wager for the jump and then click the 'Jump' button. With each jump, your leprechaun will move from one platform to another. Upon landing, he may uncover a prize, a Power-Up, an Obstacle, or an empty platform. Leapin' Leprechauns offers a cash prize that pays out anywhere between 0.5 and 100 times the total wager for that jump. The obstacles are the cobra, black cat, cracked mirror, cracked platform and the number '13'.
The four power-ups are Leprechaun’s Hat (eliminates one obstacle for the next jump); Heart (eliminates obstacles for next two jumps); Horseshoe (eliminates obstacles for next three jumps) and Balloon (carries you past all remaining platforms into prize zone where you receive a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x). The minimum bet to make the leprechaun leap is just €0.10 which can be raised up to €2.00.
Still have questions regarding the top slots in this Barcrest collection? Here are some frequently asked question about the Rainbow Riches slot series.
Who can resist the charm of a funny green-coloured Leprechaun? As the name suggests, the Rainbow Riches slot game is both colourful and loaded with riches (read bonuses). Moreover, the slots offer a high theoretical return-to-player (RTP) that can go up to 98%. With minimum bets starting at a mere €0.01 and a massive payout of up to €250,000 all you need is a shamrock and the road to Irish riches will be yours.
In total, there are 11 Rainbow Riches online slot games. At PlayFrank, we offer the most popular of these titles, including Rainbow Riches Original, Rainbow Riches Free Spins, Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours, Rainbow Riches Pick N Mix, Rainbow Riches Leapin Leprechauns, Rainbow Riches Leprechaun’s Gold, Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold and Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold.
Check out our summary guides on how to play and win at each individual game below!
Loads of things! While the wonderful mythical Irish theme we all love is naturally at the centre of each game, every slot has a slightly different take on the Rainbow Riches style. For example, did you know that Rainbow Riches even has a Slingo and a Bingo version? Besides the visuals, music and atmosphere that accompany each Rainbow Riches game, there is also, of course, a great deal of difference between bonuses and special features across the slots. So, although all RR series games have the Pots of Gold and Wishing Well features, their payouts and game mechanics might not be the same. Also, the RTPs vary and can range anything between 95%, going as far up as to 98%.
The answer to that question completely depends on what you like in a slot game.
Rainbow Riches RTP varies depending on the game you’re playing. But all slots are within the range of 95% to 98% RTP. With a return-to-player percentage of 98%, the RR game with the best RTP is Pick n’ Mix. However, if you have played any RR series game, you will know that the highest RTP offered on any Rainbow Riches slot only applies if the Big Bets feature is active. Moreover, both house advantage and RTP are calculated over the long term. Meaning, you have to play for a long time to get the RTP promised by the game.
Usually, it is The Road to Riches and Pots of Gold features that offer the highest payout potentials. So, keep your fingers crossed to land the winning combination to trigger these. Also, as we mentioned above, make sure the Big Bets feature is active and you are playing with the highest RTP the slot has to offer.
Like in all slot games, there are no ‘cheats’ in the basic sense of the word. The combinations appearing on the screen are completely random and the game is hundred per cent fair. However, there are many Rainbow Riches tips and tricks you can employ to make the most out of bonus rounds. Read our blog listing all the rainbow riches strategy that can increase your chances of winning. You can also try to win rainbow riches free spins to up your probabilities of landing a prize. But ultimately, to win at the Rainbow Riches slot games, you have to be lucky and get the winning combinations!
All Rainbow Riches slots use a Random Number Generator to decide the outcome of each spin. So, online casino games are absolutely fair.
You can enjoy Rainbow Riches games at any licensed and reputable South Africa online casino offering these slots. At PlayFrank Casino, we pride ourselves on offering a range of Rainbow Riches slot games alongside other South Africa slots that are suitable and available for British players. So, at PlayFrank, you not only get to enjoy 9 out of 11 Rainbow Riches slots but a range of other different slots, 1200+ to be exact. Most of these are available on both desktops as well as on mobile devices.
All RR slots are available in free play mode. So, you can enjoy Rainbow Riches for fun rather than for the purpose of winning money. However, you will still need an account to be able to access the demo version of Rainbow Riches games. Fortunately, at PlayFrank, registering only takes a quick moment. Joining is easy and there are no deposit requirements if you are simply looking to play for fun.
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