Pragmatic Play launches Wild Wild Riches
Popular iGaming software developer Pragmatic Play recently added a colourful Irish video slot to its impressive portfolio. Wild Wild Riches is the company’s fourth and final reveal for September 2020.
Although March is still a while off, it’s never too early to revel in the festive mood of Saint Patrick’s Day! This 5-reel and 576-line video slot boasts a 96.77% RTP and is set on lush green Irish meadows with a white picket fence and mesmerizing rainbow in the backdrop. The game has a slightly unorthodox layout that is in-line with typical Irish video slots.
Bonus, Scatters, and Payouts
Players are on a mission to collect bonuses and scatter symbols appearing on the reels. Landing two Wild symbols on the first two reels unlock the Money Scatter Bonus on the third reel. Each Money Scatter has a maximum value up to 25x the bet, or equivalent to the value of any of the three jackpots, Mini, Major, and Mega, worth 50x, 100x, and 500x respectively!
Upon landing a Bonus Scatter, the game activates the Extra Spin mode, rewarding players with 10 free spins. The Money Collect feature remains active during Extra Spin mode, amplifying the potential for scoring a larger win. Pots of gold appear at random across the larger reels, offering cash values between 1 and 25-times the total stake.
Players must land a Wild on both reels 1 and 2 to score big wins, and this is why the game has two Wilds in its name! Free spins exponentially raise your chances of triggering the Money Collect bonus. More wilds can be added in-game by increasing your wager by 20% using the Ante Bet option.
Buy-ins range from €0.25 to €125 per spin and can be increased on-the-go. Instead of conventional pay-lines deciding the winner, Pragmatic Play introduced a unique mechanism where three or more matching symbols from the first reel trigger a win. Standard pay symbols include four card suites, while mushrooms, Celtic roots, horseshoes, pipes, beer mugs, and harps represent the premium symbols.
A shining golden woven pattern is the Wild, which replaces standard symbols when appearing on the first and second reels. Wilds are instrumental in triggering the game’s largest payouts. Despite the Irish theme, Wild Wild Riches doesn’t get a leprechaun, which shouldn’t cause much heartache to purists. The developers more than make up for it with relatable graphics and soundtracks.
Wild Wild Riches features numerous Celtic symbols and background scores to keep your mind off the lack of leprechauns. Pragmatic Play claims a maximum win of 4,600x the total stake. The altered grid helps land more gold pots on reels 3 to 5, although the mechanism is a tad difficult for first-timers.
But that isn’t much of a concern when we consider the many novelties Pragmatic Play introduced. Compared to similar Irish-themed video slots, Wild Wild Riches keeps the players hooked, especially with its promise of larger wins, fascinating game play, and top-of-the-line graphics.
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