Or not, as it happens. I try as much as possible with my reviews to be unbiased, but sometimes I like a game so much it’s hard not to be incredibly enthusiastic, in other cases, such as here, it is impossible not to scream foul play in an Irish accent. Which is a shame in many ways, this recent NeoGames release is much better graphically than many of their older titles, it looks really good and plays well. What I can’t forgive it for is the fact it is a shameless rip-off of Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches.
I was the first to defend Astrodice against Starburst comparisons because the two games are miles apart, but here, even the luck of the Irish won’t save this game from critical eyes!
- Type: Video Slot, Animated Symbols
- Structure: 5 Reels, 3 Rows, 1-50 Active Pay-lines
- Bets: 1 Coin Per Line Max, Coin Values, 0. 01 – 10. 00
- Min/Max Total Stake: 0. 01 – 300. 00 £/$/€
- Max Win: 10, 000x Coins / 100, 000 £/$/€
- Wild: Yes – Substitutes for all symbols except Scatter and Bonus Trigger, Pays from 2x or more in sequence, 5x in a row grant the games non-progressive jackpot.
- Scatter: Yes – Pays from 2x or more in sequence, grants 10/20/30 free spins for 3x or more on reels.
- Other Features: Pay-Table, Auto-Play, Pick Win Bonus Game with win Multiplier.
Theme & Game-play
I said I would review the game, and so on with the craic. You get four high pay symbols only on Rainbow Charms, an Irish Harp, a leprechaun’s boot, a mug of ale, and a lucky horseshoe from high to low. The iconic leprechaun himself forms the games only wild icon, which also pays from any 2x adjacent symbols on an active pay-line, as does the Scarab scatter, which is the only symbol not replaced by the fixed wild symbol. An A-J set of playing card symbols form the lower payout symbols.
If you want the games fixed 100, 000 credit jackpot you need to line up five of the leering leprechaun wilds, it is a very strange animated character, I think he belongs more on Graveyard Party than it does here game team!
As with almost all Neogames Titles, this a flash slot and no software download is required, you can play from both web browser and mobile, it should be compatible with both iOS and Android. The entry music is ok, but the reel spin music sounds like some mad horse race which jars to a halt when the reels settle, I recommend a combination of mute and YouTube. You get to choose from 1-30 slot pay- lines so that means 0. 30 credit minimum bet if you want to play all lines. It is a simple format to follow and makes the game easy to understand if you want a quiet night of it.
There is a 10/20 or 30 free spin award available if you land 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels at the same time, additional scatters don’t add more spins, the number granted is random rather than based on the number of scatters and Neogames are again denying either a re-trigger option or bonus trigger option in the spins rounds. Boys I was already a little miffed at you, now I’m green with rage! The pick win bonus is colourful, land two bonus symbols on reels 1+5 at the same time to start the feature. You select from the lucky four leaf clovers and if Irish eyes are smiling you will pick up hidden total win multipliers as well as credits before finally uncovering the collect option.
- Rainbow Charms Reels
- Rainbow Charms Paytable
- Rainbow Charms Paylines
- Rainbow Charms Bonus Games
- Rainbow Charms Free Spins
- Rainbow Charms Free Spins Win
- Rainbow Charms Bonus Round
- Rainbow Charms Bonus Trigger
- Rainbow Charms Lucky Clovers Bonus
The variance seems a little higher in this game than normal so it may make up in larger wins what it lacks in originality. Also, many Neogames casinos don’t stock Rainbow Riches so you could say it’s a reasonable alternative, with more modern graphics, a much higher jackpot, but fewer bonus features. Casting aside the cynics hat a moment, I also realise that Irish luck is one of the most popular slot themes out there and there is only so many ways to do it, Rainbow Charms isn’t a bad game on its own merits, time will tell if a stigma will arise or not.
You can play this online slot for free and for real cash at most casinos who stock it.
It has a very clear and concise pay-table with both a pop-up form (Screenshots are above along with the Lucky Clovers bonus round) and a text version which you can get with a click on the ‘? ‘ symbol in the game. You will also find the average RTP of 93% listed in that menu, it’s honest of manufacturers to include that clearly so kudos for that. All Neogames slots and pokies are protected by a drop-out clause which records the game result if you have a device crash, it is not possible to lose a game result! A lot of these sites also have a great player chat function, which can be nice when you are chasing a deposit bonus.