Rainbow Reels Slot Review 2024

Pragmatic Play is back with Leprechaun luck and a sprinkle of magic in their latest release, Rainbow Reels!

Follow a happy-go-lucky Leprechaun as he embarks on a journey to untold riches, where layers of symbols are waiting to be revealed. Pragmatic Play’s Wild Wild Riches Megaways gave us a taste of the riches at the bottom of the rainbow, and now they’re giving us another go at claiming the Gold Pot of riches once more.

Join us as we hop, skip, and jump toward glorious riches in this Rainbow Reels review!

Rainbow Reels Base Game

Rainbow Reels Base Game and Features

Rainbow Reels is a 5-reel Video Slot with 40 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Rainbow Reels has a theoretical RTP of 96.07% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Leprechaun, followed by the Hat, Shoes, Horseshoe, Beer, and Pipe. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 40
Release Date 25/09/2023
RTP 96.07%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Seven Layers

In gameplay, all reel positions have up to 7 Layers. The initial result of a spin will reveal the topmost layer.

Whenever a win is formed, each symbol will disappear and the next layer, containing a random High or Low-paying symbol (including Wilds), is revealed below it.

This will continue until the last layer is reached for that reel position, as long as more wins are formed. Once the symbol on the last layer disappears, the reel position will remain empty.

Rainbow Reels Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5+ Clover Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 12 Free Spins and a payout of 2x, 10x, and 100x your bet respectively.

During Free Spins, on the last layer of each reel position, Wild symbols are guaranteed. These Wild symbols will reveal a special Counter showing how many times they can be part of a winning combination before they disappear, up to a maximum of 13 times.

Landing 3 or more Clover Scatters during this time will award an additional +6 Free Spins.

Rainbow Reels Free Spins

Rainbow Reels Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.05%)

Rainbow Reels: Our Verdict

It’s been a while since we came across an Irish-themed Leprechaun slot like this one, but did it work its magic on us?

Pragmatic Play has thrown in all the good stuff that comes with this particular theme, with colourful reels and symbols, an enchanting backdrop, and sound effects are all part of the package, but can the same be said about gameplay?

Pragmatic Play has been working their own magic once again by introducing a unique 7 Layers mechanic that is both interesting and promising. Peeling back the layers like an onion, each layer can be the key to winning a fair amount, but like an onion, it may also make you cry when you don’t get the win you need to reveal another layer.

The Free Spins round enhances the 7 Layers mechanic by delivering guaranteed Wilds when you get down to the final layer, but this is easier said than done of course. Wilds come equipped with a ticking time bomb of how many times they can be part of a winning combination, up to 13 times to be precise.

Not willing to tip the scales in max win capabilities, Pragmatic Play has kept to their safety net of 5,000x. Some may shrug at this figure, but still, winning this amount on a much higher bet, which there are many to choose from here, can be life-changing even for the most professional of players.