Life of Riches doesn’t have a surprising theme, but it does seem to come with its own angle on the topic. We’re talking about a slot machine which is getting its inspiration from the life of the rich, with a focus that seems to be on the billionaires of Asia. This seems to be the case if you look at the various beautiful women that appear in various circumstances, most of them appearing to be from that part of the world. All the other cool elements of status aren’t missing from the reels either though. This new Microgaming release will give us a total of 30 win lines, with a setup of 5 reels and 3 symbols for each one. The big prize seems capable of delivering up to $20,000 in certain situations. It’s not the only part of the game that you’re likely to enjoy, since the slot also has for you wild symbols, stacked symbols, scatters, free spins and multipliers in several situations.
In the case of Life of Riches, the control over the betting system is complete, though as usual there is a fixed range with which to work. One of the first decisions that you can make concerns the number of lines that are going to be activated for the round, 1 to 30 being available. The number of coins per line is next, with 1 to 10 coins used. As for the coin size, it will only go up to $0.25. Overall, you can get away with a wager even as small as $0.01 to get the reels spinning, but you can also wager up to $75 should you want to.
There are common and unique aspects of the theme that Microgaming chose here. The life of luxury of a billionaire has been chosen often in the past by developers, but the apparent connection with Asia hasn’t been made, as it was done here. The game will have images of several Asian women, shown as they’re driving cars, serving cocktails, inviting guests to airplanes or giving you the dice to throw at the casino. These are all experiences that you might have as a billionaire, so they’re consistent with the theme that was chosen. Even the less important symbols that were used, will offer luxury related images, so there aren’t any symbols that look like they don’t belong here. Among the less important symbols you will find images of luggage, of private jets, yachts, sports cars or accessories. Taking into consideration the quality of the design and the theme choice, I quite enjoyed the game, at least this side of it.
The first symbol that I’m going to mention is actually a regular one, but it comes stacked on the reels, during paid or free spins. It’s the image of the woman at the casino that was used for it, and it’s the symbol that pays the most among the regular ones. The wild symbol is interesting thanks to its ability to multiply the wins by 2x, something that will happen when it acts as a replacement in some other combo. It gets even better if you land the wild during free spins, but more on that below. Wild symbols will form combinations by themselves, as long as you have at least two arranged properly on a line. A beautiful image of our planet, with oversized buildings on it and with a private jet flying above it, is used to show us the symbol with scatter abilities. Having such symbols in view on the reels is all that it takes, in order to bring you some kind of reward and a feature. The reward offered by the scatter starts at 2x the value of the bet, and it can go up to 200x. For this, the player needs a minimum of two, and a maximum of five symbols, respectively. It’s not relevant where exactly the scatters have landed, as long as they’re visible somewhere. On top of the payouts that I just mentioned, Microgaming also introduced a feature with 10 free spins, which you can trigger at this point. You will need a minimum of three symbols in view, to get them. The wins are multiplied by 2x inside, and this can be combined with the wild multiplier, for a total of 4x when it comes to regular combinations. Wild symbols are used in stacked form on the reels at this point, so they’re even easier to take advantage of. To trigger the free spins again, you just need another set of 3+ scatters.
In the case of the game jackpot, we’re normally looking at a payout of $15,000 that comes with the help of the scatter symbols. The free spins can top that though, with their multiplier bringing the win from the wild up to $20,000.
Life of Riches has its original side and some cool features, but it has some parts that are quite common. Overall, I’m quite satisfied with this new release from Microgaming, they seem to have put more time into it than in other slots of theirs.