River of Riches 25-Payline Online Slot
Developed by Microgaming provider affiliate, Rabcat, River of Riches is the latest addition to the wide array of online slots centred on the theme of Ancient Egypt.
This five-reel 25-payline video slot has a single-coin betting limit, with coin denominations ranging from 0.01 to 2.00 credits and the max five-of-a-kind jackpot set at 8 000 coins. River of Riches includes extensive animations and detailed graphics and sound consistent with the theme, a top multiplier of 40x the total bet, a gamble feature, free spins, and fixed wild symbols.
Fiery Graphics, Sound and Animations
Rabcat has done more than just design a theme for River of Riches; it has created an entire storyline about a legendary underground river that runs with liquid gold. The hero of the game, an intrepid Indiana-Jones-like treasure hunter, goes in search of this River of Riches.
The game thus appears to be set along the banks of the River of Riches, inside an Egyptian tomb with walls covered in hieroglyphics and the playing buttons cast in broken rocks and forgotten statues. Symbols include a sphynx, ankh, pyramid, scarab, ruby-red jewel, the rugged tomb raider himself, and a pharaoh sarcophagus, as well as high-value playing card symbols set in stone.
The River of Riches soundtrack is ominous and dramatic and the visual effects of burning wild symbols and flame-spewing angular cauldrons are complimented by the crackling sound of fire devouring the scene – especially when the entire screen bursts into flames and molten gold flows into the cracks between the reels.
Isis’ Red Jewel Unlocks Free Spins
The bird goddess, Isis’s sparkling red orb-shaped jewel, set in gold, is the River of Riches scatter symbol, which pays out regardless of whether or not it lands on an active payline – provided there are at least two scatters. The more scatters there are, the higher the payout will be – 2 times, 4 times, 10 times, and 50 times the total bet for two, three, four and five scatters respectively.
Additionally, three or more scatters unlock 10 River of Riches free spins, commencing with an animated sequence during which sparks rain down the centre reel.
The wild symbols also play a valuable role during the River of Riches free spins mode…
Two Different Types of Wild Symbols
There are two different wilds in River of Riches. The first of these is the treasure hunter, who can stand in for any other symbol, with the exception of the scatter, during the base game to complete winning combinations.
Then there’s the River of Riches free spins mode wild, which takes the form of the flaming letters “WILD”. Up to four of these can appear on Reels 2 and 4 during free spins and these sticky wilds remain fixed in place as the other reels spin to increase the likelihood of winning combinations.
Flip-a-Card Gamble Feature
River of Riches also features the ever-popular gamble mode, which affords players the opportunity to double or even quadruple their winnings by taking a gamble on a face-down playing card. River of Riches players simply have to guess the colour or suit of the card to double or quadruple their winnings, at the risk of losing them all if they guess incorrectly.