Online gaming software developer, Microgaming takes players on a trip down the famed French Riviera in its five-reel, 15-payline slot, Riviera Riches.
This game has the distinct air of James Bond’s fictional Casino Royale – although it’s more Connery than Craig… with a dapper 1950s-era gentleman, surrounded by beautiful bejewelled women, high-stakes roulette tables, premium-quality scotch, piles of money, luxury vintage sports cars, and the like in a glamorous Monacan casino. As a classical piano tune plays in the background, other symbols that appear on the Riviera Riches reels include the usual high-value playing card figures.
Riviera Riches coin values range from 0.01 up to 0.50, with the max bet set at 10 coins per line. Players can win up to 30 000 coins in the roulette bonus game and 190 000 coins in the free spins round.
Wild Riviera Riches Logo
The wild logo in Riviera Riches is simply the red and white Riviera Riches logo, which can be used to substitute any other symbol, except the bonus and scatter, to complete winning paylines. Additionally, all wins acquired with the help of a Riviera Riches wild symbol are doubled with a 2x multiplier.
The Riviera Riches logo also has the game’s highest coin value, with 1 500 being awarded for five of these together on an active payline.
Pile of Cash Scatters Free Spins
Perhaps even more valuable that the Riviera Riches logo is the image of a pile of cash, which serves as the Australian pokies online game’s scatter symbol. When three or more of these scatter symbols appear on the reels, 12 free spins are triggered. Wins during these free spins have the further advantage that they are subject to a 3x multiplier and can be re-triggered. Also, the Riviera Riches bonus round and free spins can be triggered simultaneously plus the bonus can be triggered during free spins, further increasing the potential for large payouts.
Roulette Bonus Feature
In accordance with its high-rolling theme, Riviera Riches has a bonus game that features the casino’s most glamorous table game. When the Riviera Riches bonus symbol – in the form of a roulette wheel – appears anywhere on Reels 1 and 5, players are awarded two spins on the game’s roulette wheel. As in real-life roulette, this involves selecting any number between 1 and 36.
In addition to the selected number, wagers are placed on all corresponding slots – i.e. odd, red, first quarter, etc. – on the wheel. So, even if the ball does not land on the player’s selected number, they will still win on all corresponding bets. The Riviera Riches bonus game also begins with a guaranteed 4x multiplier and has the unlikely but very real potential to pay out up to 650 times the initial wager. This amounts to a total coin payout of 30 000 in the Riviera Riches roulette bonus game for a lucky few.
Note that, although the Riviera Riches free spins and bonus features can be triggered in the same spin, the free spins multiplier is not applied to any wins accrued in the bonus game.