Rainbow Riches Deluxe Slot Review 2024

Top’a tha mornin’ to ya!

Few franchises have won the hearts of the British slot-playing public quite like Rainbow Riches. Indeed, at last count, we needed a third hand just to count them all.

Seems there’s something undeniably magical about the combination of lush Irish countryside and goofy Leprechauns that keeps us Brits coming back for another punt, whether it be in boozers up and down the country or in the digital realm of online casinos.

Proof that you can never have too much of a good thing, industry giant Light & Wonder is back for another crack, whacking a ‘Deluxe’ tag onto the outer wrapper of Rainbow Riches to hand us yet another installment to tackle.

So go pick a four-leaf clover or two and join us on a hop across the Irish sea for another jolly outdoor adventure where the sun never ceases to shine, the grass remains as verdant as ever, and plucky Leprechauns still instill a thick dose of charm.

Rainbow Riches Deluxe Base Game

Rainbow Riches Deluxe Base Game and Features

What’s a Rainbow Riches entry without all the cliched paraphernalia synonymous with this pocket of the world?

Sure enough, back again are the likes of toadstools, harps horseshoes, and leprechaun’s hats employed as the premium symbols – the former proving the most lucrative worth 100x the bet for winning combos of 5. There is one, more coveted symbol – the Wild, no less – fetching wins worth double that amount when making wins of themselves. At the lower end of the scale are royals running 10 to Ace, whose values top out at 10x the bet for 5OAK wins.

The rainbow chasing goes down over a 5×3 game grid adorned with 10 paylines where wins are required to run left-to-right adjacently from reel 1. Fairly bog-standard stuff. What’s not so run-of-the-mill is the game’s Bonus Trail which presumably aims to lead players to a mystical pot of gold situated somewhere among them green there hills.

With 5 levels in total, the Bonus Trail advances one step for every 50 bonus symbols landed. Each new level unlocked also produces an increase in the Gold Pots multipliers that are key to the Round the Board bonus – up next.

Game Provider Light & Wonder
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 2,000x
Paylines 10
Release Date 12/10/2023
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Bonus Trail

With 5 levels in total, the Bonus Trail advances one step for every 50 bonus symbols landed. Each new level unlocked also produces an increase in the Gold Pots multipliers that are key to the Round the Board bonus – up next.

Round the Board Bonus

This feature is activated by landing a scatter apiece on reel 1, 3 and 5 at the same time, resulting in 8 Picks earned.

The star of the show – who other than the Leprechaun, will then move around the board anti-clockwise depending on the result of the crystal ball. Make it all the way around to the start tile and a payout of 3x your stake is yours. As you move the Leprechaun along his merry way, he may land on any of the following steps:

  • Fairy: Augments the value shown on Mushrooms and Gold Pots
  • Mushroom: You earn additional picks according to the number shown with this step
  • Rainbow Pot: This sees the crystal ball come into play again, prompting the Leprechaun to collect values in his path
  • Multiplier Pot: A bet multiplier between 2x and 768x your stake is awarded here

Rainbow Riches Deluxe Bonus Trail

Rainbow Riches Deluxe: Our Verdict

There’s a clear reason Light & Wonder keep returning to such pastures, but even given slot players’ affection for Irish-themed games, you have to question whether the developer has done enough on this occasion to prompt enough players to reach for their wallet and hit spin, once again.

For one, the game’s max win comes in at a paltry 2,000x the bet. That might have cut it years ago, but it’s 2023 and slot players are a more discerning bunch nowadays.

When paired with the medium variance engine powering the back end, there are no prizes for guessing its maker’s target market with this release. Taken together, the ‘Deluxe’ suffix seems a misguided choice for what at heart amounts to little more than a nuanced reskin with a new feature bolted on. And don’t remind us about that max win…

Sure, we get why Light & Wonder is at pains to retain the series’ retro charm, lest they alienate its core audience, but surely it could have done with some sort of visual upgrade or token makeover.

As it is, Rainbow Riches Deluxe will no doubt get added to the ever-growing Rainbow Riches pile – which may be fine for lovers of the series – those with more contemporary tastes are likely to run for the not-so-Irish hills en masse.