“For sure, I have a particular set of slot skills. I will find a slot. I will play it. And I will win the jackpot.” Those would be the words coming out of Liam Neeson’s mouth if he was a leprechaun on a slot. But he’s not (yet – and our fingers are firmly crossed for this). However, the nearest we do get is the jolly leprechaun on Barcrest’s epic Rainbow Riches slot.
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Of course, Rainbow Riches isn’t the only Irish themed slot around. Every slots developer under the sun has at least one slot that delivers leprechaun action in one form or another in its catalogue. But Rainbow Riches is the original, which is surely responsible for at least part of its enduring popularity and a large slice of the reason Scientific Games snapped up Barcrest. A five reel, 20 payline slot that gives us a jovial leprechaun who guides us towards his hidden treasure, it’s a classic. But it’s not just the Irish green and colourful graphics that make this slot so popular. It’s the trail-blazin’ bonus features, too.
Boy are there bonus features. The Road to Riches bonus triggers a spin the wheel round, taking us on a path to riches. The Wishing Well bonus is a classic pick ‘em type game. Then there’s the Pots of Gold Bonus, which presents us with various pots to pick, each housing a generous multiplier.
Good, right? But imagine all this with Liam Neeson at the helm.
Instead of a giggling leprechaun that bestows riches on us, we’d get a gun wielding man in his sixties, leather jacket in tow, kicking ass! If a Wild doesn’t come into play, he’d choke it in to help us form a win. When free spins are over, he’d shoot the screen to give us more. Well now we know what we want in our next slot. Scientific Games, please make this happen.