A chance to win up to 8,000 times your stake in Life of Riches slot
Could you soon be celebrating a Life of Riches yourself? Well Microgaming's latest slot of the same name, released in January 2017, could certainly change the life of a lucky winner with the chance to win up to 8,000 times their stake on every Free Spin!
As the title suggests, Life of Riches is a slot that celebrates the life of the fortunate few. The super-rich for whom private jets and helicopters, luxury yachts, mansions, champagne for breakfast and all the trappings of success are way of life. This theme does provide a great background for a slot game and there are several similar games already available to play, so what does Life of Riches have to offer that makes it stand out from the crowd?
The first thing to note is that Life of Riches is a 5x3 reel slot that has a total of 30 non-selectable paylines in play on each spin. You can get the reels spinning for a minimum cost of 0.30 but you can ramp up the value of your spin to a maximum of 15.00. This puts this slot in the medium to lower stakes bracket.
The payline jackpot is just 1,000x the line bet in the base game, which isn't going to see you living the Life of Riley any time soon, however, the amount you can win is vastly increased by multiple payline wins on a spin and also during the Free Spins bonus round, which we will explore in more detail a little later in the review.
The reels are populated by a wealth of symbols to do with the finer things you can experience in life. Microgaming have done away with the usual playing card low symbols for this slot and instead there's lots of other symbols to enjoy including sports cars, yachts, designer cases, a private jet, passport, luxury watches and some designer shades. In addition, there are five gorgeous ladies on the reels in an assortment of roles (golfer, chauffeur, air hostess, bikini babe and a casino croupier).
The last of these symbols, the Casino Croupier is key as this symbol is stacked across the reels in the base game and also during the free spins bonus round.
In addition to these symbols there are a couple of others players need to take note of on the reels. The first of these is the Life of Riches symbol which acts as the in game Wild and substitutes for all symbols apart from the scatter. This is a very useful symbol to land in the base game as not only does it substitute for symbols to create winning paylines, but when it does it also awards a 2x multiplier on any win including the Wild on that spin.
Free Spins where wins 8,000 times your stake are possible!
While it is possible to win some decent money in the base game, you do get a nice mix of lower value and medium sized wins as you play in most sessions, there is no doubt that to realise the full potential of this slot, that you need to trigger the free spins round, where the amount to be won increases rapidly to 8,000 times your stake!
The key to triggering this round is the globe symbol, which is the scatter in the slot. You need to land this symbol three times anywhere across the reels on a single spin in order to trigger the free spins bonus round.
When you do, you will receive an initial 10 free spins but this comes with a 2x multiplier on any wins in this round as standard, doubling your potential winnings before you even start. However, during free spins there is another key bonus feature on your side and that is the Life of Riches Wild, which also has the same 2x multiplier attached.
What this means is that during Free Spins, if you can hit a winning payline that includes a Wild symbol, then you receive the 2x multiplier for free spins, plus the 2x multiplier for the Wild, offering you a total multiplier of 4x your standard win. In addition, if you land three more of the globe scatters during your free spins, you'll receive an additional 10 free spins, once again with the 2x multiplier applied as standard, meaning that you could actually trigger 20 free spins if you get lucky.
Graphically and musically, Life of Riches is a well presented slot and there are plenty of nice touches and as you play the game, you will realise that this is a medium variance game, with a good mix of lower value and medium sized wins in the base game being the norm. The free spins bonus round is where the bigger money can be won, chiefly due to the 2x and 4x multipliers available using the Wild symbols.
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