Rainbow Riches Megaways Review

Game providers Barcrest and Scientific Games released Rainbow Riches Megaways, a combination of a popular game and the megaways mechanism. Rainbow Riches’ Irish gnomes are incredibly popular and can be seen in all kinds of games. In addition, the megaways mechanism, devised by Big Time Gaming, has become a popular mechanism by other providers. It is possible for other game providers to use this once they obtain the appropriate license. Rainbow Riches Megaways can hardly be disappointed, and read on to find out why.

Rainbow Riches Intro

RTP en Variance

The RTP, or return to player, for this game is 95.77%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is medium. A medium volatility means that the game scores average in terms of frequency and amount of winning amounts.

The Design

There is a happy, magical atmosphere around the game and in the background. In addition, the music is also well attuned to this! The playing field consists of 6 reels, like with any megaways slot machine. In addition, each reel can contain up to 7 rows during your turn. The number of possible megaways per turn is indicated at the bottom of the playing field. On the left of this you will find the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature, with which you can immediately buy the bonus round. On the other side you will find the ‘spin’ button, the choice for your bet, the settings, and the autoplay button. The bottom edge of the screen also contains some necessary information, such as your balance and your chosen bet.

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How does Rainbow Riches Megaways work?

The megaways mechanism is well-known to the players, and therefore provides many possible ways to win. In this case, there are a maximum of 117,649 (7x7x7x7x7x7) ways per turn. The idea is to make combinations of the same symbol from the first reel and win cash prizes. The number of rows per roll therefore varies per turn, so you can also have far fewer ways to form combinations. Note: The first and last reel have at least 2 symbols, while the middle 4 reels have at least 3 symbols. This is because there is an extra box above the middle reels, and it always takes part.

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How do you play Rainbow Riches Megaways?

As you can read above, you can determine your bet on the right side of your screen. This is therefore the first step you must take. After this you have the choice whether you use the autoplay function. Then the game starts and you try to get as much profit as possible every turn by making combinations from the first reel. Furthermore, there are no special features in the game, and you hope to reach the bonus round. Of course you can also buy the bonus directly, but you can read more about that below!

The Symbols / The Prices

The symbols are quite simply divided into a number of categories. Below we briefly list these symbols, and behind them you will find the corresponding payouts. There is also a brief explanation of the symbol, and what they look like:

  • The basic symbols correspond to the highest symbols of a card game (10 to A). These symbols yield less in the combinations than the premium symbols. They earn you between 0.1 and 1.75 credits, which is not really much.
  • The premium symbols consist of 5 different gems, so they yield more than the basic symbols. The gem with a red background pays the best, 2.5x per combination!
  • The wild symbol can help you make combinations, as it can replace any other symbol.
  • With the bonus symbol you obviously unlock the bonus round, if you collect enough during 1 turn.

Cascading Reels

This Cascading Reels Feature ensures that the symbols from winning combinations make way for new symbols. This gives you a chance to win new combinations within the same bet. This process repeats itself until you no longer form a winning combination.

Rainbow Riches Cascade

Super Gem Bonus

This Feature is similar to the more famous Mystery Symbol Feature. However, a certain number of ‘Gems’ now appear on the reels, which then all change into the same symbol. This allows you to easily make large combinations.

Rainbow Riches Super Gem

Bonus Rounds

From 4 bonus symbols (golden pots) you unlock the bonus round and you get 12 free spins. For every bonus symbol that comes on top, you get an additional 5 extra spins! As a result, the number of free spins can increase considerably, and with that your chances as well. You can also earn extra spins with the boxes above the middle 4 reels, which can significantly increase the number of free spins. As we are used to from the megaways games, the multiplier increases +1 for every winning combination. There is therefore no limit to this, so that it can also run enormously high.

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Rainbow Riches Bonus Multiplier

Buy a bonus feature

This feature costs you 100x your bet with Rainbow Riches Megaways, which is of course a considerable amount. If you play with 1 euro, you pay 100 euros for buying this bonus round directly. The ‘Gamble Feature’ gives you the opportunity to place a bet for a quarter, half or three quarters of this amount. The risk is that you pay 25x, 50x, or 75x your bet, and then do not play a bonus round.

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Bonus Bank

This feature ensures that the price of directly buying the Bonus Round decreases. At the bottom you can choose from three options: Banks wins off, Bank small wins, and Bank all wins. With the first option, all your winnings simply go to your balance, as normal. With the other two options, part or all of your winnings will go to this feature, again reducing the price of the bonus round!

Max win & Rating

The maximum profit is unlimited, while you often see that megaways variants set a maximum. In addition, this game scores 4/5 stars with us!


It is a combination of two very popular things, so the game was actually successful beforehand. Nevertheless, after we have played it also turns out that it is actually a very nice game. If you are looking for a nice, new megaways variant, this is definitely recommended.