Slot Review: Wild Wild Riches by Pragmatic PlayPublished January 1, 2021 by Elana K
Wild Wild Riches is the new Irish-themed slot from Pragmatic Play. It has a unique reel structure, multiple jackpots and multipliers, and a maximum win of 4600x the stake.
Wild Wild Riches is the new Irish-themed slot from Pragmatic Play, but it’s a tad different than your average Irish-themed game. For one, there are no leprechauns to be seen - gasp - but even more, the reel set up is interesting, with 2 smaller reels and 3 larger ones. The Money Collect Bonus feature gives players the chance to win multipliers and fixed jackpots, while the Free Spins round rewards 10 free spins that can be retriggered. The volatility is high, but so is the RTP, which means Wild Wild Riches can be worth the gamble, especially with a maximum win of 4600x the stake.
Wild Wild Riches is a 5-reel, 576-ways-to-win slot with reels set up in a 3-3-4-4-4 configuration. Bets range from $.25 to $125 per spin and the game is highly volatile, rated 4.5/5 on the developer’s volatility scale. The default RTP, however, is quite high at 96.77%. There are no paylines in this slot, but 3 or more matching symbols in a row form a win. The reels are set against a backdrop of a lush green field and the soundtrack is rather mellow with lovely flute music.
Symbols include the 4 card suits along with mushrooms, pipes, horseshoes, harps, and mugs of beer. There is also a wild symbol that lands only on the first 2 reels.
Money Collect Bonus
On the 3 larger reels, symbols with pots of gold can appear. These symbols display cash values between 1x-25x the stake. On reel 5, jackpot and multiplier symbols can also land. There are 3 jackpots: Mini, Major, and Mega worth 50x, 100x, and 500x the stake, respectively.
To score a jackpot or multiplier, it’s not enough to land a special symbol. You need the symbol plus a wild each on reels 1 and 2. The special symbols must be on adjacent reels to be awarded (i.e., reels 1, 2, and 3, not reels 1, 2, and 4).
When wilds land on reels 1 and 2 and a bonus symbol lands on reel 3, the Free Spins round is triggered. Players get 10 free spins and extra wilds and pots of gold are added to the reels, which increases the chances of triggering the Money Collect Bonus. The 10 free spins can be retriggered with no limits.
Players can opt for the Ante Bet option, which increases their base bet by 20% and puts more wilds on the first 2 reels. Pragmatic Play claims that this feature doubles the chances of triggering the Money Collect Bonus and Free Spins.
The world of online slots is saturated with Irish-themed games, but Wild Wild Riches manages to set itself apart. The unique reel structure, multiple jackpots and multipliers, and max win of 4600x the stake make this game worth a try, even with the high volatility.