Magical elves are usually something you’d see confined to the pages of a children’s storybook, so mixing a fairy tale theme with gambling is never usually a good idea, but NetEnt decided to give it a shot and we’re really not sure what to make of it.
Wings of Riches is total fantasy with a quad of elves who do their utmost to bring players good fortune, plus you’ll find various bugs and flowers in play to achieve blossoming results. Gameplay takes place in what’s called the mystical elvish meadow; a virgin landscape where no man (or woman) has stood. Encounters of such mystical beings are rare (according to storybooks), but we have a feeling you’re going to be seeing a lot of these elves.
First impressions are that it’s super cute and would probably only appeal to a female market – it reeks of feminine charm. Let’s take a look at the basics; this latest video slot features 5 reels in a 5×3 formation with 20 fixed win lines. Bets can be placed from 20p to as much as £400 a spin. Max win potential is £30K per win line and there are 20 in play with each spin of the reels.
What are the chances of landing £30K on every line? Slimmer than my waistline I can assure you. Wonderful enchanted creatures great and small can provide great entertainment, although, there are limited features to keep you playing for sustained periods of time.
Speaking on their latest invention, Bryon Upton, NetEnt Director of Games said: “Wings of Riches is all about classic art style and multipliers with the spreading wilds. Using proven mechanics and an appealing theme should provide a solid performer for the core slot player all over the world.” Notice the word ‘should’ in there. I’ve trouble imagining hurly burly fellas powering the reels of this one, but you never know.
Peering through the cabbage leaves are three elves; red, yellow, green and purple, each of which resemble a flower. Max pay values will be determined by the value of your bet, but based solely on high roller stakes, the value of each is £30K, £24K, £14K and £10K respectively. Remaining symbols which pay are ladybirds, brown and blue beetles, red, yellow and blue flowers, with values of between £500 and £3K for a five-of-a-kind combination.
Bonuses come in the form of spreading wilds, multipliers and bonus spins; wild dandelions can appear on any spin and disperse floating seeds onto other reels (up to 4) for huge wins. Three or more firefly symbols awards 10 bonus spins – nothing exciting here other than the fact you get to play for free. Last but not least is the multiplier vine…
…this strangle week appears on reel five with multiplier of up to 5x applied to each win. Wings of Riches is out now at Slots Rush – sign up and receive a welcome offer of up to £150 plus 150 bonus spins.