NetEnt’s Imperial Riches slot has a Japanese theme. This beautifully rendered slot game comes with good special features, medium variance and a high RTP. Symbols seen on the reels include bamboo, gold ingots, gold koi fish, gold coins, and the Q, K, and A playing card symbols. Feature symbols include the scatter, and the wild gong symbol. Wins pay out when between three and five of the same symbols appear adjacent on the reels starting with the first symbol on the leftmost reel. Wins on different pay lines all pay out from a single spin. The highest win on a pay line is the one that pays out. There are a number of excellent special features in this slot game such as Avalanche, wilds, jackpots, progressive jackpots, Free Falls, and the Lucky Pond Bonus feature.
The slot plays on five reels with three rows and 15 fixed pay lines. You can choose from one to ten betting levels and then adjust your coin size. This gives you the chance to place a bet for as little as 0.15 per spin up to a maximum amount of 30.00 per spin. When you choose the Max Bet option, the spins play out at the highest betting level for the coin value shown. If you wish to increase the spin to the highest betting level and the highest coin value, you need to click the button twice. The game also offers the Auto Play feature in which you can set the number of spins you wish the software to spin for you while you sit back and relax.
Imperial Riches comes with an RTP (return to player) of 96.88% which is on the higher side when compared to other slots. This makes the house edge just 3.2%. It is possible to win 30,000 coins in a single spin. You can win multiple payouts during the Avalanche Feature, and will also be on the lookout for a jackpot win.
Wild symbols can appear on the second, third and fourth reels during both the main game and during the Free Falls. Wilds help form winning combinations by substituting for all symbols other than the scatters. Combinations that include wilds always pay out the highest wins as laid out in the pay table.
The Avalanche Feature triggers when there is a winning pay line on the reels. All winning symbols, except for the scatters, disappear from the reels and new symbols fall into the reels like an avalanche, to fill the empty spaces. If another winning combination forms, the process repeats itself where the winning symbols disappear and new symbols take their places. This process continues until there are no more wins created. This feature is available in both the main game and during the Free Falls feature. Scatter payouts take place according to the number of scatters seen at the end of the avalanches.
When you see three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the base game, this activates 10 free spins, or Free Falls. When there are more than three triggering scatters, each new scatter adds another five Free Falls. Free Falls only begin when the Avalanche Feature comes to an end. Winning symbols from the winning pay lines count as jewels. When you collect enough jewels, the Lucky Pond Bonus Game triggers.
The Lucky Pond Bonus Game begins when the Free Falls round ends. The Free Fall jewels fall into a fish pond. In the pond they are eaten either by Coin Fish or Bonus Fish or can fall to the bottom of the pond. Anything eaten by the Coin Fish pays out and is added to your winnings. If the Bonus Fish manage to eat three of the falling jewels, the Jackpot Game triggers. As with the other features, the Jackpot Game starts when the Lucky Pond Bonus Game ends.
Once the Jackpot Game activates during the Lucky Pond Bonus Game, there are more wins to come. This game comes with the possibility of winning extra coins and the chance to win one of five jackpots. When the gold Coin Fish eat the jewels, they show either 20 or 40 coins. The coin win pays out multiplied by the pay line bet. It is possible to win only one jackpot during the Jackpot Game. The five other fish are the jackpot fish. If the same Jackpot Fish eats three jewels, the corresponding jackpot pays out. The two blue fish are pay out the Rapid and Mini fixed value jackpots. The green, pink and red fish correspond to the Midi, Major, and Mega Progressive Jackpots.
You can play Imperial Riches while you are at home or on the go. The game is available for players on a number of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, and Android tablets. This slot plays via your device browser using the HTML5 technology.
Imperial Riches is a great slot game with a large number of special features. One feature leads to another, and while this is very exciting and can result in big wins, it can take a while before the features trigger. The game is beautifully designed and is definitely worth playing. We especially like the cascading reels and jackpot features along with the Free Falls and Lucky Pond Bonus games.