An orchard packed with cash-bearing trees is the setting for Rich Pickins, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Eyecon. It comes with 3 bonus features where magic beans and trips to the market can deliver some very tasty rewards. Play from between 20p and £10 per spin.
The design in Rich Pickins has a hillbilly feel – set against an orchard backdrop with our farmer watching over proceedings, the reels include A to J playing cards plus gemstone style cherries, lemons and melons. Best of the standard symbols is the Rich Pickins logo – land 5 of these on a payline for a 100 times stake reward.
The grinning hillbilly farmer is the wild – he replaces all other symbols apart from the scatters and offers payouts of 500 times your stake if you land 5 in combination. Watch out for the Golden Apple scatter – when it lands on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin, you’ll trigger the bonus round. Pick from the 3 coins to see which 1 you’ve been awarded:
Instant Win feature – this does exactly what it says and offers an instant coin prize.
Seed feature – pick a seed which will award an initial cash prize. The farmer will water it. Watch the beanstalk grow. The higher it gets, the bigger the multiplier on offer. This can boost payouts by up to 100 times your stake.
Picks feature – you’ll be presented with a tree and a bear. Pick from the icons shown on the tree to reveal cash prizes.
In the base game, you’ll notice symbols that feature baskets of bananas, oranges and apples. Land all 3 of them on the same spin and you’ll take a trip to the market and get a shot at winning a jackpot prize. Deliver your accumulated fruit and collect prizes as you go. The journey can be a bumpy one though and you could end up spilling some of the loot.
Rich Pickins is a laid-back slot – the visuals look a little dated now but have a certain country charm, as does the banjo heavy backing track. This slice of rural Americana is quite an entertaining one. The pace of play in the Rich Pickins orchard may be pretty slow but the rewards can be tasty enough if luck is with you – it’s a high variance offering with wins of up to 500 times your stake! I also recommend you try IGT’s Balloonies Farm which has a similar feel.