Compared to other slots, this game is somewhat of an enigma. There are no Rainbow Riches free spins bonus rounds. It's rare not to have a free spins bonus in this day and age - but the Barcrest slot doesn't have one. Instead, you get to experience three bonus modes for added variety.
|Min / Max Bet||1p / £50|
|Features||Wishing Well Bonus, Pots of Gold Bonus, Road to Riches|
Wishing Well Bonus: Arguably, the easiest bonus mode to trigger. Match three or more wishing well symbols onto the reels and you will activate the bonus. Pick one of the wells and you could fish up 500x your total staked bet. The amount of multiplier is dependent on how many wells land on the reels.
Road to Riches Bonus: One of the most iconic bonus features. Think of the bonus as a mini board game, but with real money prizes. Match three of the road to riches symbols (which are leprechauns) and you will activate the Road to Riches. Your mission in this bonus is to walk to the pot of gold at the end of the road.
As you journey across the scenic landscape, you will also pick up a bunch of multiplier prizes on the way. Simply spin the wheel and gradually make your way up the golden path to the main prize: a 500x multiplier jackpot. Want to know why Rainbow Riches bonus codes are so popular? It's because of this bonus round!
Pot of Gold Bonus: Land 3 pots of gold and you will trigger the Pot of Gold bonus mode. This is one of the more difficult rounds to activate. But it also has the potential to be the most rewarding. The leprechaun will dance a jig around a circle of pots - and one will be picked to pay a prize.
What you win depends on the colour of the pot, with bronze being least valuable and the gold being the most valuable with a maximum 500x your total staked bet win available. There is also a silver pot option which awards the mid tier bonus round awards.
One additional symbol to watch out for (aside from the bonuse symbols) is the wild. This symbol will substitute for other symbols in a winning payline, but it won't substitute for the various bonus symbols.
Some versions of the game also feature a gamble bonus round. And this is an excellent choice for smaller win bets. If you do win a dispensable amount of cash, then it may make sense to gamble to make it bigger. But if you have land one of the main prizes during a feature, you may want to refrain from gambling it. If you guess incorrectly on a gambling bonus round, you will lose the entire win!
One area of criticism that is made against this otherwise excellent slot is the lack of free games. But this is indeed remedied by other games in the franchise. For example, the rather excellent Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold slots
allows you to essentially build your perfect set of bonus rounds.