Just like the classic Rainbow Riches slot game, the Celtic Tiger roars again, in yet another Irish-themed slot. This time, there’s plenty of money to giveaway, in the form of progressive jackpots, on top of a base game 50x, in Irish Riches Megaways from Blueprint Gaming. There’s everything here you’d expect from an Irish-themed slot game, with pots of gold treasure, gems and a mystical backdrop – don’t be surprised if you see the odd leprechaun or rainbow as you spin through.
The graphics are well drawn throughout, and spill out across the reel positions, giving a stereotypical cartoon Irish feel to the action. Behind the scenes, this is backed up by a game that is slightly unorthodox in structure, but still set up to offer significant winning potential.
There are 6 reels in play, which is unusual as a starting point. This combines with symbol positions of non-standard heights to create up to 117.649 paylines – or, more accurately, ways to win, on each spin of the game. Your mission, as always, is to line up matching symbols in any adjacent reel positions, with three or more enough to award a decent payout in most cases.
The highest value symbols are those in a particular image, namely the jewels and the pot of gold, which are complemented by the high card symbols 9-A. These are all stylised to give them a luxurious feel, which only adds to the experience as you spin through Irish Riches Megaways in the hope of a sizeable win.
The bet per spin is up to you, and depending on your budget there’s a wide range available. You can get involved from as little as £0.20 per spin, ranging right up to £100.00 a whirl if you’re not messing about. The base game jackpot is lowish, at just 50x, but this is all about the progressive jackpot, where much more substantial amounts stand to be won.
The RTP, or return to player percentage, here is 95.93%. This is above average for the slots genre, and well above average for a slot that allows players to compete for a progressive jackpot. When you factor in the bonus rounds and added feature symbols along the way, it’s not too hard to see how this can translate into a lucrative game – but only if the reels fall in your favour!
Aside from the value, or combination symbols, there are several feature symbols you should take note of to get the most from your game.
The first feature symbol you’ll spot appearing on a regular basis is the wild symbol, a lucky golden horseshoe tied with a green bow. This will substitute for any symbols you need to complete paying combinations, with the exception of the scatter symbol, which stands alone.
There’s also a Mystery Symbol, a bronze locked box that can land in any reel position. This opens to reveal a hidden symbol, which can contribute to your winning combinations – ideal for transforming otherwise losing spins into a winner, or for adding extra weight to your combination wins.
The Diamond symbol is the main scatter symbol, and you need to find a minimum of four of these symbols to trigger the main bonus feature.
Bonuses and Jackpots
As with a number of slots such as Raging Rhino and Kitty Glitter a diamond is the bonus symbol. The Diamond bonus symbol awards 12 free spins for four of a kind anywhere in view, plus an additional 5 free spins for any extra of these symbols to reach the board. The free spins come with a multiplier which increases by 1x with each and every win – meaning your wins in the free spins round will increase in value as the round wears on. This can be one of your best chances in the game to rack up substantial winnings, so it’s always good news when the bonus feature rolls around.
Players also stand to benefit from cascading reels. With every combination win, the symbols disappear from the board, allowing the symbols to fall into the vacant reel positions from above. This means it’s possible to rack up a series of consecutive combination wins on each spin.
The progressive jackpot is triggered by landing five of the Jackpot King symbols on the first five reels. You need to then collect 15 crowns during the mini-feature for a chance to spin the wheel. And even if your spin doesn’t land the progressive, you’ll still walk away with a huge multiplier.
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There’s a lot of enjoyment to be had from Irish Riches Megaways, thanks to the gameplay features, the bonuses and the progressive jackpot. Take it for a spin today and see if the luck of the Irish is on your side – it’s available to spin here at PartyCasino.