Rainbow Gold (Pragmatic Play) slot REVIEW
Rainbow Gold (Pragmatic Play) ReviewThe Irish Luck theme is about as popular as the wild west theme the predecessor release, Bounty Gold, is dressed up in, but the fierce competition in these genres makes it very easy to fall into what might be called the cliché trap. It’s hard to come up with something that emanates originality and authenticity each time, and Rainbow Gold is unfortunately a good example of that. It’s generic through and through, with very little charm going for it.
You get more base game features this time though, which is something, and the Top Tracker Prize Reel awards smaller Leprechaun triggered payouts here and there. Once in a while it triggers the Super Free Spins round too, which comes with up to 4 unlockable grids, but the feature plays out more or less like the base game. You get a few extra and enhanced prizes from the Tracker though, and you stand to win up to 5,000x your stake.
Rainbow Gold Slot - Reels Screen
Rainbow Gold Slot Features
You can turn on/off the Ante Bet between base game spins, and turning it on costs 25 % more per spin. The benefit is a higher likelihood of landing Leprechaun symbols, which also increases your bonus round chances and lands you more frequent Top Tracker Prizes. The premium symbols pay between 4 and 20 x your stake for 5-oak wins, and the Wild pays 25x for the same. Of course, the wild also substitute for pay symbols to help complete winning combinations.
Top Tracker Prize Reel sits on top of the regular 5x3 grid, moving one step to the left per spin. It thus slides in a new prize from the uttermost right per round, and you need to land a Leprechaun symbol on the reel below to win the prize above. The tracker reel can slide in 3 different prize symbols as follows:
Direct Money - gives you a cash prize between 2x and 100x your stake.
All In View - gives you all present prizes from the top tracker reel.
Super Free Spins - awards the super bonus round.
The Super Free Spins round can only be triggered via the top tracker prize reel, and it comes with 3 extra and unlockable 5x3 reel sets. The top tracker bonus round symbol has a number of 1 to 4 on it, and you’ll start with the corresponding number of reel sets unlocked in the feature.
The top tracker is active above each unlocked reel set in the bonus round as well, and Leprechauns tend to land more often during the feature. The enhanced and extra top tracker prizes are as follows:
Direct Money - gives you a cash prize between 2x and 500x your stake.
All In View - gives you all present top tracker prizes on the same reel set.
Super All In View - gives you all present top tracker prizes from all active grids.
Retrigger - gives you 2, 3 or 5 extra free spins added to your tally.
Rainbow Boost - unlocks one locked reel set.
The 200 Spins Rainbow Gold Slot Experience
The base game was rather uneventful for us, with smaller wins sprinkled in here and there, until we suddenly triggered the Super Free Spins round. This happens at 1:35 into the 4-minute highlights video, and the second reel set was unlocked from the get-go. You can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
Rainbow Gold might come with a cliched Irish Luck Leprechaun theme, but it’s still better than the misfired wild west theme in the predecessor, Bounty Gold. That being said, there is little here experienced punters haven't seen before, and the prizes from the top tracker are usually not significant enough to keep your bankroll from sinking ever-deeper into the base game quicksand. You also need the ante bet switched on to land them on a semi-regular basis.
There is just not enough excitement and charm contained in this game to escape being a generic shelf-filler release, and we almost feel sorry for the smiling Leprechaun trying his best to lift your spirits. A game like this probably goes down well with a few stouts, but the quadruple reel set bonus round comes with an annoyingly “slow-mo” tempo (not least if you’re used to turbo spins from the base game), and overall Rainbow Gold just fails to engage.
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Bounty Gold - is the wild west predecessor to the game at hand, and this Pragmatic Play release comes with a barebones base game stripped completely from any features except high value wilds. Up to 3 extra reel sets can be unlocked in the streak Money Respins round, where you can land jackpots up to 5,000x your stake.
Gold Party - is a recent Irish Luck release from Pragmatic Play partner, Wild Streak Gaming, and the base game ‘copy reels’ feature can lead to 100x payouts. The streak Money Respins feature comes with 4 reel sets, and you can land fill-the-grid jackpots up to 5,000x also in this installment. The overall max win is 5,163x your stake.
Amazing Link Riches - is a somewhat volatile SpinPlay Games release in the Irish Luck genre, and it comes with an ‘amazing wild’ reel per bonus round spin. The main attraction is the hold-and-win style Amazing Link bonus, which comes with a fill-the-grid jackpot of 5,000x. The overall max win is 5,300x your stake.
Rainbow Gold (Pragmatic Play) Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Rainbow Gold?
The top-tier Rainbow Gold RTP of 96.63 % is above average. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 95.54% or 94.57%, depending on license and jurisdiction.
How volatile is Rainbow Gold?
This is a high volatility release from Pragmatic Play, and it scores 5 out of 5 on the paytable volatility scale.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 5,000x your stake in Rainbow Gold, and 500x your stake is possible from a single base game spin (or 625x for a screen full of wilds).
How does the Top Tracker Prize Reel work?
It slides in prizes between 2x and 100x, as well as free spins triggering symbols and ‘All prizes in view’ symbols. You win a prize by landing a Leprechaun on the reel below.
Is there a free spins mode in Rainbow Gold?
Yes, you can unlock up to all 4 reel sets up front from the triggering prize symbol, and otherwise it plays out like the base game, but with enhanced and extra prizes.
Can I play Rainbow Gold Slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free Rainbow Gold demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos we’ve confirmed to carry this title.