Microgaming’s has decided to chuck the slot rule book out of the window with the Rainbrew slot and has done it with gusto!
We’e off to the end of the rainbow where our Leprechaun pals are brewing up a decent looking brew. This game is all about the Wilds and a host of free spins.
Rainbrew doesn’t look like your average slot game. The background to the reels is a barrel stacked brewery and the reels themselves are rather unusual. With a distillery frame of pipes, bolts and tanks of brew bubbling away at the top with blue tube and green tube at the bottom. These are the special feature reels- they’re hard to miss- more on this later.
Rainbrew Game Play
Rainbrew is a five reel, 3 row and 243 ways to win slot game . The ways to win grow to 1125 ways when the reels expand. To score a win on this game you need to get 3 or more matching icons from left to right on the reels.
The high value symbols in this Irish themed game are a rainbow drinking male Leprechaun, a rainbow-haired female Leprechaun carrying a barrel, a brewing barrel, a drinking tankard and a Leprechaun’s pipe. The lower value icons of play are a series of five jewelled Celtic knots.
Rainbrew comes with three different Wilds: Regular, Top and Bottom Wild and these are just written on a rainbow, blue or green background depending on which reel they land on.
The regular Wild crops up on the horizontal reels, and the Top Wild in the base game appears on reel two. The Top Wild appears on the blue brewery tube and the Bottom Wild crops up on reel four and the bottom green tube.
All of the game’s Wilds substitute for all icons except for the Scatter which is the game’s logo.
What sets this game apart is the Sidewinder feature. When the blue and green tubes are activated by a Top or Bottom Wild, these reels come alive to increase the Ways to Win element of the game and give you more chances to win. These extra reels can also come into play during the free spins feature.
If you land Scatters on reels 2 and 4 the extra Sidewinder feature can also kick off, spinning those tube reels with their Wilds.
The main appeal in this game is less about the novelty of the Sidewinder, and more about all of those free spins that are thee for the taking.
Land 3 or 4 Scatters and you’ll get 4 or 6 free spins. If you land Wilds in the the tube reels you can activate the Sidewinder feature within the free spins element making for expanding Wilds. Each additional Scatter will earn one more free spin which cn be very lucrative.
The Rainbrew slot is a slick game from Microgaming who know that good graphics, innovative Sidewinder features and a big dollop of free spins would prove popular – and it seems they were right.