Rags to Riches slot review
There are several online slots with this title, but if you want to aim for the big bucks – and the chance of hitting a very tasty progressive jackpot – you’ll want to go for the version of Rags to Riches – from leading developer, Cryptologic – which features icons such as a bottle of brandy, cigars, and a homeless guy.
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Yep, if one slot charts the journey from Cardboard City to City Slicker more than any other, it’s Cryptologic’s Rags to Riches. In fact, if you’ve played The Finer Reels of Life, the millionaire-themed slot from Microgaming, or Cryptologic’s money-themed Millionaire’s Club III, you should get a good idea of what this game is all about.
Find the For Sale Signs to Win 25,000 Coins
The “riches” certainly come in two ways here – the huge jackpot in the base game, here 25,000 coins for five For Sale signs on the reels, and the progressive jackpot on offer.
Across the Reels...
On the reels, to go with our mammoth-paying For Sale sign, are a cardboard box (always remember your origins), a homeless beggar, a skateboard, our transformed homeless guy resplendent in tux with two girls hanging off his arms, a tatty pair of trainers, a bowl of soup, a pile of gold bars, plus the cognac and cigars.
There are some basic animated sequences following a winning combo, notably the homeless guy with a paper cup who morphs into a rich dude holding a glass of brandy.
Hit the Rags to Riches Symbols to Trigger the Progressive Jackpot Bonus
You can hit the progressive jackpot by first hitting three Scattered Rags to Riches symbols on Reels 1, 3 and 5 (remembering to bet the max. coin of course).
A random number from 1 to 49 will be displayed on-screen. All you need to do is guess if the next number will be higher or lower. Guess correctly and our hapless, homeless fella pushes his shopping trolley a little further along Skid Row.
Predict 5 out of 6 to Progress
Five out of six correct guesses will see you progress to the next level. Get through all the levels and you’ll gain entry into the Jackpot game and the chance to go for the progressive – wooo-hooo!
Pick the Correct Box to Win the Progressive Jackpot
There are 16 grid boxes in this game. You only have one chance to pick the right one, and the progressive jackpot.
Scratch off a square to see whether you’ve completed the journey from gutter to front page of the gutter press.
The progressive is tempting but it’s hard to think of a more convoluted route to a progressive jackpot online than this game, and it shows that playing Rags to Riches at the maximum coin bets is for the faint-hearted only.
As for bonus rounds for mere mortals, there are...none; there’s not even a Wild to make things interesting in the base game. Nope, not even a basic Free Spins round to kick things off with.
There’s no doubt, therefore, that Rags to Riches is for the big betting, glory-seeking slots players only. But hit that big win and you’ll be laughing all the way to the luxury yacht.