From operator Novomatic, slot game Blazing Riches Slot has 10 Paylines, played across a standard five reels. It’s a fruity-style classic of a game, with clear icons and simple graphics.
The background is in bright green, with the glowing symbols overlaid. Expect to hear some bright, energetic old-school fruit machine sound effects to accompany your playing.
How to play
You can enjoy Blazing Riches Slot across all devices, and the simple design is one that translates well to a smaller screen. Play from the above-average price per spin of 40p to up to £50 per go, meaning all attitudes to risk are catered for.
The Autoplay and Spin functions are found on the control board next to your balance display and game paytable.
And if you’re a fruit machine fan, this slot’s symbols will all be familiar. Expect to see plums, grapes, watermelons, cherries, oranges and lemons whirling around the reels. The melons, purple grapes and golden bell icons shell out at 8x overall stake, while the green bars and Lucky 7’s pay 10 and 15x wager respectively for landing five on one Payline.
Blazing Riches Slot special features
A cheeky-looking jester character serves as both Wild and Scatter, so it’s a symbol you’ll always be glad to see! Land three, four of five of him wherever you like on the reels in a single spin and receive five, 10 or 20x stake respectively while also launching the free spins round. (See below.)
The jester also replaces other icons in the same way as a standard Wild, boosting your chances of creating winning combinations.
Free spins round
Here, you’ll bank 10 free spins with an added bonus – any jesters landing while you’re playing the free spins remain frozen for as long as the round continues. And the perk can be retriggered any time during the round.
Following each winning combo, you can choose to gamble your winnings. As you progress up a ladder of rising payouts, opt to try and double your prize or take the money and run. Losing means losing everything you’ve won on that spin. But this side game certainly heightens the excitement and tension.
Blazing Riches Slot has a progressive jackpot, and once again it’s the jester that unlocks this perk. If all symbol positions are filled with jesters (i.e. 15 of them), you land the jackpot. However, if you’ve decided to play with lower stakes, you get a percentage.
Return to Player (RTP)
Given the volatile nature of this high-variance slot, you can expect some dry spells when playing Blazing Riches Slot. And we’d say it’s worth playing all Paylines, even if you go for a smaller bet on each one.
At 94%, RTP or Return to Player is certainly not the highest.
Blazing Riches is a straightforward yet fast-paced offering which should have a strong appeal if your preference is for old-style fruity slots and you enjoy a retro vibe with a modern twist. Its simplicity could also make it a great choice for newer players.
The design isn’t the most sumptuous, although many reviewers have said it’s an improvement on earlier Novomatic offerings. Equally, if you’re after complex gameplay or stacks of extra features, you may decide to look elsewhere.
Only you can know if Blazing Riches is a game that works for you. Give it a go – and tell us what you thought.