- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 15
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £0.5
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96.08%
- Maximum Payout: 1,000 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Romanov Riches Slot Review
The famous Romanov dynasty from Russia no longer exists, but there are plenty of stories about the vast treasures that were left behind. Fortune seekers have been looking for it for decades and it seems that Microgaming discovered a part of it. Romanov Riches is Microgaming’s latest five-reel, twenty-payline video slot that offers several rewarding Bonus features, including Mystery Stacks, Re-Spins feature and a Bonus feature that comes with up to 3 Bonus Wheels. Fill all the cells with Bonus symbols to spin all three Bonus Wheels and get instant prizes and awesome multipliers.
Since we are talking about the treasure of Romanov dynasty, the appearance of the 2018 release is pretty luxurious. Once you start spinning the reels, you will enjoy the site of the background, which is packed with diamonds, beads, necklaces and rings. Unfortunately, they will not appear on the reels. Here you can see Emeralds, Diamonds, Rubies and Amethysts, which serve as high-value symbols. The Snowflake is used as a Wild that substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter. Simple playing cards are used for five low-paying icons. The Bonus symbol triggers the Bonus feature and it tends to land in stacks.
The rules of the Microgaming title are so simple that both royalty and simple folks can understand how the slot is played in no time at all. The 2018 release features five reels, three rows and benefits from 15 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts. Every spin requires at least 20 coins, but you can bet up to 10 coins per line and you can also change the coin denomination. Punters can bet as low as £0.20 and as high as £100 per single spin.
On each reel a stack of Mystery Symbols can appear. This stack will be replaced by one particular symbol. The same symbol will replace the two leftmost Mystery Stacks, while other symbols, including the Bonus symbol, can replace other Mystery Stacks and this is called the Mystery Stack feature.
If you land at least two matching full symbols stacks, starting from the leftmost reel, you will trigger the Re-Spin feature. The stacked symbols remain locked on their position while the re-spin is performed. If a matching symbol stack lands on the adjacent reel (reel 3), re-spins continue. Once there are no matching symbol stacks on adjacent reels, the feature ends. The stacked symbols become one matching colossal symbol and you get your payouts. In this way you can cover all the reels for massive wins.
If the stacked symbols are Bonus symbols, you can trigger the Bonus feature. Get Bonus symbols to cover three, four or all five reels and you will get to spin one, two or all three Bonus Wheels. Bonus Wheels 1 and 2 will get you instant prizes, while Bonus Wheel 3 awards a multiplier which is applied on prizes won on Wheels 1 and 2.
Even though the theme of the slot is the treasure of the Romanov dynasty, the maximum possible payout is only 1,000 times the bet per single spin. Of course, if you set the bet to the max, it can be a very generous prize. The Wild will get you 50 times the bet for five of a kind, while high-value symbols ae not that generous. Romanov Riches’ RTP is 96.08%.
Romanov Riches on Mobile
Punters can go on a quest for long-lost Romanov treasure anytime, anywhere, since the Microgaming product is playable across all devices. Use your desktops, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and other compatible handheld gadgets, it is entirely up to you. Just remember that the gaming experience is completely the same on any device.
+ Stacked symbols can cover all reels for big wins
+ Up to 3 re-spins for a price of a single spin
+ Rewarding Bonus feature
– No free spins
– Symbols are not as luxurious as the title suggests
– Not easy to reach Wheel 3
First of all, we didn’t like the fact that the Microgaming title does not offer free spins. On the other hand, we have re-spins as the next best thing. Also, the symbols used in the 2018 release should have been done in order to fit the theme perfectly. We loved the stacked symbols that can cover all the reels and result in hefty payouts, but the value of the high-paying symbols is not as high as one might expect. The Bonus feature is the central attraction of Romanov Riches, so try to get all five reels stacked with Bonus symbols for the ultimate prize.