Wings of Riches
Wings of Riches is a December 2019 slot release from Swedish gaming giant NetEnt. Employing the oft-used fairy/pixie/elf in an enchanted forest theme, Wings of Riches is a medium variance slot capable of delivering wins up to 7,500x the stake.
Played on a standard 5x 3 reel-set, this game comes with 20 fixed paylines and an industry standard RTP of 96.63%. Base game wins are frequent due to the presence of a dandelion wild spreading its wild love across the gameboard. However, these wins are using elf-life in size as these little fairies save their most enchanted wins for a scatter triggered free spins round where win multipliers of up to 5x can be acquired.
Other than these couple of extras, features are short on the ground, but does that affect the game’s playability? Let’s take a look…
The available betting range is wide, and you can spin from €0.20 up to €400 a pop
Design & Symbols
NetEnt never releases a bad looking slot and the visuals here are nothing if not easy on the eye. Set among the foliage of an enchanted forest, pretty fairies’ flit among the pretty flowers, whilst colourful insects search for sustenance among the leaves and blooms. The gameplay is accompanied by a suitably nimble soundtrack, with dainty piano tinkles representing the little beasties and fairies darting about the forest floor whilst the cheerful chirrup of birds echoes in the background.
Low value symbols are blue, yellow, and red flowers. Medium value symbols are blue beetles, yellow beetles, and ladybirds. High value symbols are beautiful blue, green, and yellow fairies. The yellow fairy is the most lucrative with 5 across a payline awarding a very respectable 75x the bet size. The wild is a pair of animated dandelions, and the scatter is a purple Dragonfly.
- Spreading Wilds
- Free Spins
The animated dandelion wild is known as a ‘Spreading Wild’ as upon landing the dandelions’ seeds float gently away from the original symbol and come to rest on a random, adjacent, symbol before turning it wild. A dandelion wild can turn between 2 and 4 other symbols wild. Wilds initially only land on reels 2, 3, or 4 but can spread to reels 1 and 5.
You can activate 10 free spins by landing 3 or more scatters. Every free spin guarantees at least one spreading wild. During free spins, 2 scatters award 5 extra free spins and 3 scatters award 10 extra free spins.
Also, a new symbol is introduced during the bonus round, a multiplier symbol which lands randomly on reel 5. Each time a multiplier symbol (which is represented by the bulb of a flower) lands, the multiplier value increase by 1x. The maximum win multiplier is 5x, from which point all wins are attributed a win multiplier of 5x until the end of the bonus round.
Our Thoughts on Wings of Riches
Wings of Riches is a very simple slot from NetEnt and on the whole a fairly average one. That’s not to say it isn’t playable, as it delivers wins on a regular basis and the free spins round can be very lucrative if you manage to land enough win multipliers and free spin retriggers. That said, managing to consistently land multipliers and retriggers isn’t as simple as I may have just made it sound. In order to get anywhere close to those big wins. Theoretically, Wings of Riches can deliver 1,500x the stake during the base game, rising to 7,500x the bet during the bonus round, so the potential is there. The question is, with only a limited amount of fun to be had with just one bonus round and a spreading wild, can you be tempted enough to hang around the forest long enough to realise that potential?