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Rainbrew combines the luck of the Irish with their love for the booze… and big wins too!
Microgaming’s Rainbrew slot takes on an Irish theme. The 3D video slot, developed in partnership with newbie Swedish dev house ‘Just for the Win’ has a 5-reel interface with 243 ways - 1125 during the free spins feature. Entering the competitive iGaming marketplace is always risky for newcomers, but with initial reactions mixed, these guys have had their work cut out.
Visually it’s a stunning game though; the playability and overall mechanics are also top-grade. The 3-5-5-5-3 reel set up with a pair of horizontal reels for the ‘Sidewinder’ is unique and not seen before, but can the 2x bonus feature convert those not quite convinced?
Well, there’s a decent jackpot on offer, at 2270x your initial stake on a spin, but you’re going to have to have a lucky streak and get 3 wild reels in the free spins feature to bag that kind of win!
About those visuals, the symbols look cool and go very nicely with the overall theme, with male and female leprechauns, barrels of ale, beer jugs and pipes adorning the reels. The big winner here is the male leprechaun, get five and the top bet will pay out 8x your stake. However, for such a volatile game with an RTP of 96.02% the payouts could be a little more generous, even if the overall experience ends up making it all worthwhile.
Go for a wild spin!
This game has wilds raining down on the player, literally. The main game and free spins feature are both very generous with their wilds. The first that you’ll come across appears on the two Sidewinder reels only, it’s a regular wild as opposed to the blue top wild which again appears on the horizontal reels, this time reel 2, during the main game.
A green bottom wild appears on the third reel of the top horizontal reel during the base game, getting this will bring more wilds with it significantly increasing your winning chances by 576 if one horizontal reel is activated, or 1125 when two are in action – of course this only means one thing, much bigger wins!
Free spins galore!
The scatter will trigger the ‘Sidewinder’ when it lands on the second or fourth reel, get a third scatter during this activated feature and you’ll get 6 free spins from the bonus that follows; a fourth scatter will increase these spins to 10.
More free spins on top of these are awarded when the scatter appears on the horizontal reel. The game can give a full wild reel, this happens when wilds stop parallel and expand across the reels. At this point you’ll be looking at 2500x your stake if you’re lucky enough to have this happen three times.
For us, Rainbrew is a winner, with great visuals and mesmerising and innovative mechanics. For the player there are stacks of wilds and a great free spins feature, guaranteeing decent payouts if you’re willing to spend a bit more upfront and be patient for the features to kick in.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring