Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours is brought to you by Barcrest and has 5 reels and 10 paylines – you can spin away from 10p to £500 per spin on all devices with everyone’s favourite leprechaun. It comes with plenty of bonus features in the hope you find the end of the rainbow.

Visually, Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours is different from the other Rainbow Riches slots as it has a fresh look – set against Irish lush green fields, symbols on the reels include Gaelic style A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as mushrooms, harps and rainbows. The Rainbow Riches logo is the most lucrative giving you 50, 250 or 2,500 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 across a payline.

In terms of the wild, you have the Magic Fairy symbol which is active whatever stake you play at – a single Magic Fair Bonus symbol in view at the end of a spin will transform into a randomly chosen symbol. This is known as the Magic Fairy Bonus feature. If you get a few on the reels, it can lead to big wins.

Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours also offers you the traditional Big Bet feature which is found in many of Barcrest’s slots. You can choose to trigger it yourself and it’s played out on 4 reel sets – you get a single spin on each. You have various options which cost you £10, £20, £30 or £40 – here’s what they have to offer:

  • £10 Big Bet – the Magic Fairy wild is active giving you the chance to transform symbols
  • £20 Big Bet – the Magic Fairy wild is active and also transfers to subsequent reel sets
  • £30 Big Bet – the Magic Fairy wild and Wild are active – the Magic Fairy wild transfers to other reel sets
  • £40 Big Bet – the Magic Fairy wild and Wild are active – the Magic Fairy wild & Wild transfers to other reel sets
  • £50 Big Bet – same as the £40 Big Bet but Q, J and 10 symbols are removed from the reels for bigger wins

Unfortunately, Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours has no free spins feature but it does have good potential to win big via the transforming wild which triggers quite regularly. The real opportunity to reach the end of the rainbow is via the Big Bet feature – the question is whether you can afford it.

Triggering the Big Bet feature also increases your expected return to 97.75% (from 94% in the base game at under £2 a spin) – if you’re going to use this feature, I suggest you go for the £50 option as you get 2 transferring wilds and less lower value symbols on the reels. Saying that, it’s a medium variance title with possible wins of 500 times your stake on each spin. If this all sounds a little complicated, stick to the original Rainbow Riches game which is a classic amongst classics.