Deep Riches slot review
Deep Riches slot initially filled me with a sense of impending doom after playing and reviewing the utterly dreadful Sean Kelly's Auction Hunters game by Core Gaming brought out before this. I did however have the positive train of thought that it just couldn't be that bad, and happily I was right! In fact I can say this underwater-themed slot is entertaining with good graphics and water sound effects and a few interesting features. So will Deep Riches raise your balance from the depths?
On the reels...
We have the 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines set against a backdrop of a sunken undersea shipwrecks with bubbles rising. Wilds appear on all reels and pay 25x bet for 5-of-a-kind and like all icons can appear single or double-stacked. They may even on rare occasions reveal a multiplier of up to 5x too! The premium pays are the gemstones with the Purple Star also paying 25x, the Blue gem 15x, the Green 12.5x and finally the Red 6x stake for the 5. The card values form the rest and pay either 4 or 3x bet. There are Oyster and Pearl scatters on all reels which you need 3 or more of to trigger the free games.
There are frequent in-play enhancements too. On any spin special single symbols or pairs can float in from the right and these may be either vertical or horizontal pairs and can be any icon, bonus scatter included, bar the Wild. Each spin they move one position leftwards and more can appear behind them. There aren't free re-spins and all games are paid for as normal until they have disappeared. You may notice the nice blue seascape turn pink and this means you've got Wild Water - a single or paired Wild will appear from the left and like the floating symbols described above will move one position leftwards for each paid spin. More can appear and the feature can continue until the Wilds have moved off the grid. You can also land the game's natural Wilds next to them to create rows or full-reel stacks for that spin.
Landing the 3, 4 or 5 Oysters and Pearls will trigger a pick me from 3 Oysters and your Pearl inside will reveal 8 or more free games, the more scatters the bigger the numbers of spins. You now have the Reef Bonus and the floating symbol will always be Wilds. These move leftwards but this time don't disappear and will clump together on the left until the games end, like the Magnetic Wilds in Girls With Guns Frozen Dawn slot. You don't get a retrigger so a good number of spins is preferable to begin with for some potentially decent and repeated wins.
Deep Riches slot is great fun with the soothing bubble sounds and smooth easy graphics. The base game in-play features are present more often than not and we are not fobbed off with inane fraction-of-a-credit wins either so can accumulate some decent totals despite the slot's low-medium volatility. The RTP is a solid 95.07% and although the big-win potential is limited to the low hundreds you do get frequent free games rounds. This may well be a pearl worth holding your breath and diving down for...Review by Gamingslots