Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways Slot Demo Gameplay
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways Slot Review 2022
iSoftBet is expanding their Twisted Tale series once again and this time we’re making deals with the mischievous Rumpelstiltskin, in Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways!
Rumpelstiltskin (Rumpelstilzchen) is a well-known German fairytale and children’s bedtime story that was first collected by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. To save herself from certain death, a Millers daughter makes a deal with an imp-like man to spin straw into Gold in exchange for her firstborn child once she marries the King, which he accepts.
After marrying the King, their firstborn arrives and the imp-like man returns to claim what he is owed. Not wanting to part with her child, the Queen offers up all her wealth but the imp-like man declines. He then aggress to give up her child if she can guess his name within 3 days. When the imp-like man returns on the third day, the Queen says his name, Rumpelstiltskin, and he loses his temper at the loss of their bargain.
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways fits in nicely with the fairytale/villian genre that iSofBet goes for in their Twisted Tale series, but will it be as successful as the likes of Morgana Megaways and Moriarty Megaways? Let’s play on and find out!
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways Base Game and Features
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbol types (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€200 per spin, with plenty of other betting options in between the two. Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways has a theoretical RTP of 96.01%.
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways features both cascading reels and an additional sliding reel. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels and new symbols will drop down, filling all empty positions.
The additional sliding reel sits above the main reel set and has 4 symbol positions. Each time a winning combination is formed using one of the symbols in the sliding reel, they will also be removed. All remaining symbols will then move one position to the left, filling in the gaps and making room for new symbols to slide onto the reel on the right-most side.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying symbol in Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways is Rumpelstiltskin, followed by the Millers Daughter, the Spinning Wheel and Key. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine.
During the base game, you will come across special symbols. Wild symbols are present only on the sliding reel and subsitute for all other symbols except Scatters and Mystery symbols. In addition to this, Mystery symbols in the form of Books can also appear randomly across the reels, revealing the same instance of High or Low-paying symbols.
Another nice touch is the Max Megaways modifier which can trigger randomly during any random base game spin, offering up the maximum amount of ways across the reels of 117,649.
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways: Rumpels Respins
Landing 5 or more Money Scatters across the reels automatically triggers the Rumpels Respins bonus round, awarding 3 Respins.
Scatters appear with a random Cash Value of 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 25x and 50x your current bet. During Rumpels Respins, the reel set opens up and an additional row filled with 4 Booster modifiers is present. Each time a new Money Scatter or Booster symbol lands in view, the number of Respins is reset back to 3.
Collecting 3 Booster symbols will fill its respective Booster meter up and award one of the following modifiers.
- Life Boost – Awards an extra life, giving you +1 Free Respin to achieve a Money Scatter, filling the Respins meter back up to 3. The Life Boost can be won up to 3 times.
- Reels Boost – Increases the total amount of Megaways for up to 2 reels, opening up more positions. Reels can be boosted up to 8 symbols high and the Reels Boost can be won up to 3 times.
- Multiplier Boost – Awards a Multiplier boost of x2, x3 or x4 to the overall win Multiplier. The Multiplier Boost modifier can be won up to 3 times.
- Prize Boost – Boosts all Money Scatter values to double their current amount. The Prize Boost modifier can be won up to 3 times.
Money Scatters are only able to land across the main reel set and Booster symbols will only appear on the Sliding Reel.
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways: Our Verdict
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin isn’t exactly an innovative marvel. The Twisted Tale series can go one of t wo ways, innovation, or Hold and Win.
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin opts for the Hold and Win mechanic that iSoftBet love so much, and players obviously love it too given the demand for them. There’s a few other staple features here as well like Max Megaways and Mystery Symbols, which gives Riches of Rumpelstiltskin a classic Megaways feel.
Riches of Rumpelstiltskin was always going to be decent because of the foundations laid down by the Megaways Mechanic, but if we’re honest, we’d have loved to have seen iSoftBet build upon those foundations in a unique way for a memorable game.
Through testing the game there were moments of promise, some big hits and some interesting bonus rounds, but nothing about it indicates longevity like some of their other more famous games.
Overall, Riches of Rumpelstiltskin Megaways is good, but it’s just short of great.