Head to a Wild West frontier town and try and ride off with a prize or 2 in Railroad Riches. Powered by Core Gaming, this 5 reel, 20 payline slot comes with a column bonus that drops stacks of matching symbols on multiple reels, a match bonus that brings overlay symbols into play and sliding wild free spins. Hop aboard from between 20p and £500 per spin.
Core Gaming obviously puts plenty of emphasis on creating well designed slots and that’s the case with Railroad Riches. With a banjo-heavy backing track chugging away in the background, you get a real feel of the old west – the reels are set against a classic cowboy town with railroad tracks underneath.
Joining the lower value A to 10 playing cards are a gun-toting cowgirl and a horse which award up to 10 times your total stake plus a Stetson-wearing cowboy who offers up to 20 times your bet. The top payer is the Railroad Riches logo which awards 0.5, 7.5, 15 or 25 times your total bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
The mighty locomotive train is the wild – this can land on all reels and replaces all other symbols. It’s also key to unlocking 1 of the game’s 3 features.
Wild Spins feature – these are triggered by landing 3 or more wilds on the same spin. The free spins feature sliding wilds which move across the reels 1 space at a time on each free spin. The free spins will continue as long as there’s at least 1 wild on show. Look out for the random wilds re-trigger symbol which can land on reel 5 here.
Column Bonus feature – land a stack of 3 matching symbol on reel 1 to trigger this round. Matching stacks of symbols are then dropped on any or all of reels 2, 3, 4 or 5 and a new payout is made with the matching symbols in position.
Multi Bonus feature – this can be triggered at random on any spin. Matching symbols are added above the standard reel set and a new payout is made. The matching symbol can be a wild so it’s possible to trigger the Wild Spins feature from here.
Railroad Riches combines high-end design with some very attractive features. Chief among them is the free spins round where the walking wilds can have a big impact in a short time. Visually, this is a strong offering. The backing track, complete with shunting train noises and the occasional gunshot certainly add to the atmosphere.
Core Gaming is carving out a nice little niche of well-constructed and very playable slots. Railroad Riches fits into that category and is certainly worth a ride. Alternatively, NetEnt’s Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist and the excellent Dead or Alive are recommended and share the same theme.