There aren’t many slot games that guarantee wins, but that’s exactly what happens if you trigger the free spins feature in Rage to Riches. Every third spin of the reels delivers an assured payout.
In amongst some other cracking features – including the Avalanche rolling-reel system, which replaces symbols in a winning combination with new ones to potentially create additional payouts – there’s some all-action, albeit low-variance, gameplay to enjoy.
There’s a decent RTP of 97.12%, and while that has the effect of reducing the jackpot prizes available, there is the sense that you can accumulate smaller, more consistent wins on a regular basis.
Anyone who has encountered a Play'n Go slot before will know that this is a firm renowned for producing aesthetically pleasing, yet intuitive, game setups.That’s a trend which continues with Rage to Riches, which is truly a joy to play.
Everything you need is housed behind the menu button. First up is the Bet section, where you can modify your coin amount (1-5) and the coin value (0.01-1.00). You can also choose your autoplay options, with between 10 and 1,000 auto spins available. You can also set parameters for the reels to stop spinning.
The Game Rules tab offers up the basic conditions of the game, and reveals how you can win in the main game and in the various bonus features.
The Paytable holds the key to all of the info you’re really looking for. There’s a graphical representation of the 20 paylines that are available, and all wins are multiplied by the bet per line – apart from scatter wins. Then the worth of each symbol is revealed. The playing card symbols, as ever, are the lowest paying when you land three or more on a payline. Then there are the three main characters – let’s call them Godzilla, Donkey Kong and the Big Bad Wolf for argument’s sake. There’s up to 1,000 coins available if you can land five of the Donkey Kong character.
Finally, there’s the free spins symbol, characterised as the trademark damsel in distress that appears in these ‘disaster’ movie themes, plus a Rage to Riches scatter.
So how do players get their hands on the big wins in Rage to Riches? There are three main ways in which the gameplay really rewards players. The first method is simple enough: reveal three or more of the scatter symbol to land ten freebies straight off the bat. This can be re-triggered up to five times, and what’s more, every third spin is a guaranteed winner.
Here’s a unique touch from Play ’n Go: if you land 10, J, Q, K and A in order from left to right on a payline, you’ll receive a star in the bonus meter in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Fill this with five stars and you'll win a bonus worth up to 100x your spin.
And the final special feature to consider is the Rage to Riches wild symbol, which substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter. This helps to create winning combos that otherwise wouldn’t be there.
Unfolding against the backdrop of some kind of urban environment, Rage to Riches features a unique touch that really does help to enhance the player’s experience - Avalanche reels. Rather than the reels spinning as they traditionally would, here the old symbols drop off the face off the game board and are replaced by new ones dropping in from above – hence the name. When you make a winning spin, those victorious symbols explode in a ball of flames and are replaced by a new set that falls from the sky.
Rage to Riches is a super-fun game that is taken to the next level by those collapsing reels. The presence of three familiar main characters also helps to enhance the experience, and all in all movie fans and slot fanatics alike will love this game.
The RTP of 97.12% is generous enough, and helps to set the scene for a low-variance slot where the jackpot prizes are slightly less bank account-busting than elsewhere. If you fancy trying your luck for some huge cash prizes, have a go at progressive jackpot slots such as Starburst, Mega Fortune and the Winnings of Oz, where you could win a seven-figure sum.