You’ll immediately notice that the spin button is to the right of the reels on this slot. It is set up as a mobile phone friendly design – perfect for spinning with your thumb when your phone is held in landscape view. While the private jet, golf game and casino symbols will be familiar, there is a subtle yet important detail. The person leading the life of luxury is often a guy. In the case of MicroGaming’s Life of Riches slot, it is a woman. She can be seen in various scenes, obviously making the best of her success!
There is only one special feature in this game – a free spins bonus round. You will find more wild symbols on the reels during this. Any wins you hit are subject to a 2x multiplier with wilds (both in the base game and free spins). During the free spins, you’ll get an extra 2x on top.
This is a 30 win-line game with the standard 5 by 3 grid of the reels. Instead of a control panel beneath those reels, the spin button is to the right. There is a settings button to the left. This will bring up a panel which lets you choose your bet size and line multiplier. If you double-tap the spin button, the reels come to a stop much faster. This is more like turbo mode than an immediate stop. Life of Riches can be played on a desktop or laptop. You’ll simply use your mouse instead of tapping.
The slot logo, complete with sparkling diamond, is the key symbol. This is the wild and will substitute for everything except for the airplane to create more wins. It will double any wins that it helps to create. This symbol also has the single largest line prize. 5 on a win-line gets you 4000 coins. You will win 1250 coins for 4, 250 coins for 3 and a consolation prize of 20 coins for just 2 from the left.
High paying symbols all show the ladies enjoying their rich lives. The biggest regular prize comes from the casino scene. This lady is ready to roll the dice at a craps table. 5 of a kind here will get you 1000 coins. This symbol is stacked during the base game and free spins. Boarding a plane (800), sitting behind the wheel of a car (600), golf (400) and enjoying a tropical holiday (200) follow.
This slot does not include any playing card symbols. The smaller prizes all come from items you would associate with a life of riches. These include a jet, sports car and a boat.
Scatter wins come when you hit the symbol showing a map and plane at least twice anywhere in view. The top scatter win is big. If you get 5 of these symbols, you’ll be awarded 200 times your total bet amount. Other prizes are 20x your bet for 4, 3x for 3 and 2x for just 2 in view. The scatter will hit with a distinctive sound.
If you get 3 of these in a single spin, things get lively fast! This will trigger the free spins bonus game. You get 10 spins, regardless of how many scatters triggered the feature.
The background turns from red to purple, and some very lively music starts. This music would not feel out of place in a nightclub. There are some changes to the game. Wilds are now stacked on the reels. You will see more of them go past when you spin, and have a bigger chance of hitting them when the reels stop.
Any wins you make with wilds will now have a 4x multiplier instead of the 2x from the base game. This combination gives you the potential to win big.
There is a lot of detail in the symbols, and many of them have animations when you trigger wins. The wild symbols will seem to pop out and sparkle, and the plane on the scatters moves. Things are quiet between spins in the base game. There are whirrs, thuds when the reels stop and small jingles for your wins. The free spins game makes up for this – and is extremely hectic in comparison.
Unless you spin, you’ll never know whether the symbols will line up and send some riches your way. This is a simple slot in terms of game-play. It is designed for mobile use, where overly elaborate sub-games would need to be crammed in to the smaller screen. The 4x wilds multiplier during the free spins, combined with those wilds being stacked on the reels – gives you the potential for some big wins.