The name Romanov evokes many thoughts for different people. A well know Russian tale of the ruling monarchy during the 17th century and the revolution that followed. Well thanks to Microgaming you can now play to get your hands on the Romanov Riches, in a roundabout way. Expect luxurious design, colourful graphics and some interesting features too.
Romanov Riches is a 5-reel, 15 fixed pay line slot that offers players an RTP of 96.02%. Your reels are laid out on top of a silk laden table with gems and pearls scattered about. Surrounded by golden gilt edging the symbols within exude luxury, with the higher value symbols being a ruby, emerald, sapphire and amethyst. Lower symbols are the A, K, Q, J and 10 which have all been drawn in keeping with the theme.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Romanov Riches begins here at 20p per spin and can be increased up to £100 per spin, with lots of choices in between. Make sure you are happy with your bet or amend it before hitting spin. To amend the bet, click on the stake amount and a window will expand up, then simply change your coin amount and coin level until you are happy.
Wild Symbol – A large silver and white snowflake is your wild symbol in Romanov Riches. It will substitute for all other symbols except the bonus. The snowflake wild is also your highest paying symbol in the game.
- 3 snowflake wilds awards x2.5 your stake amount as a win,
- 4 snowflake wilds awards x10 your stake amount as a win,
- 5 snowflake wilds awards x50 your stake amount as a win.
Bonus Symbol – This symbol is a golden square with the word bonus inside of it on a cushion of blue. Landing 3, 4 or 5 full stacks of this symbol on reels 1, 3, 4 or 5 will trigger the bonus feature for you.
Respin Feature – This is a random feature that is triggered by landing stacks of symbols. To activate the feature on Romanov Riches, you will need at least one full stack on reels 1 and 2, but you can trigger it with more stacks across the reels. Your line wins will be paid out on the symbols first landing and then the stacked symbols will lock into place for one respin of the remaining reels. If you land another stack on an adjacent reel to the ones locked in place, they too will lock in and another respin will occur until no further stacks land. If you land 5 matching stacks of symbols on the reels, the bonus will not trigger.
Bonus Feature – Although landing up to 5 stacks of the bonus symbol seems daunting, it is achievable. Once you have done this you will enter the bonus round and your feature is dependent upon the number of stacks you landed as shown here.
- 3 stacks of bonus symbols will trigger wheel 1 respin,
- 4 stacks of bonus symbols will trigger wheels 1 and 2 respins,
- 5 stacks of bonus symbols will trigger wheels 1, 2 and 3 respins.
Each of the wheels offers a separate bonus, so landing all 5 stacks will give you the biggest prize win of the feature.
- Wheel 1 will award a cash prize,
- Wheel 2 will award a cash prize,
- Wheel 3 will award a multiplier that will be added to the sum awarded on reels 1 and 2.
You will end up with at least one, two or all three bonus wheels in action, depending on how many stacks you have landed upon entering the bonus.
Romanov Riches is a great slot, that despite the detailed bonuses is very simple to understand once you begin playing. Those reel respins trigger often and help to create bigger wins with the locked symbols in place. The bonus game is a little harder to land due to needing at least 3 full stacks to enter the feature. However, thanks to the locking stacks in the respin this is achievable over time and just requires a sustainable balance and a little patience.