Romanov Riches shouldn’t need too much of an introduction. Anybody with even the slightest grasp of history will know that the Romanovs ruled Russia under Czar Nicholas II until the Communists deposed him and his family in the Russian Revolution of 1917 – and that’s putting it gently. This mobile slot is all about the riches that the family had. At least, this is what the slot’s developers would have you believe. Underneath the title, the slot is little more than a gemstone-themed mobile slot.
Microgaming are the developers of this mobile slot, and it is unusual to see search a world-renowned casino software provider produce something as vague as this in terms of theme. The imagery on the reels of the slot doesn’t do the title or the supposed theme, justice.
Nor are the special features of the quality one would expect from a Microgaming developed slot. With this game, it is almost as though Microgaming have dipped back a bygone era of simplistic mobile slot gaming.
How to play
Part of the retro style of gaming that Microgaming have brought to this game is the basic payline structure it features. There are just 15 paylines spread over the slot’s 5 reels. Players can expect to be able to spin the reels of this 5-reel mobile game for as little as $0.15 per spin. Maximum stakes are capped at $90 per spin, which is about average for a game such as this.
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Wild symbols: A few special features have been worked into the design of this slot. A wild symbol, for instance, appears as a large snowflake gem and it can substitute for all other symbols in the slot machine, save for bonus symbols.
Bonus symbols: These pop up as big, sapphire-looking symbols. They can appear stacked on the reels of the game, and players are going to need to land at least 3 of them fully stacked on the reels of the slot if they wish to trigger the game’s primary bonus round.
Re-spin bonus: Speaking of landing stacked icons; players who land 2-4 identical stacked symbols in succession from the first reel across will trigger a re-spin bonus. The identical stacked symbols will then lock into place, and the remaining reels will re-spin. This gives players a chance to add to their winning combinations. Once no new symbols are added to the reels with this feature, it ends, and a prize is paid out based on that combination.
Wheel bonuses: The main bonus feature in this slot is a wheel-based bonus. Players who have triggered the feature will land spins on 1-3 bonus wheels. The first and second wheels offer cash prizes, while the third adds a multiplier. Whether you get the multiplier or not depends on how many stacked bonus icons you triggered the bonus round with.
Everything else about this game is standard, so why should the RTP (return to player) rates and jackpot prizes being any different? For the record, Romanov Riches has an RTP rate of 96.02%, just barely above the industry standard. The non-progressive jackpot is a bog-standard 50x your total bet.
Truth be told, it is doubtful that too many players are going to be overly impressed with what Romanov Riches has to offer. The gameplay is far too basic, there is no free spin bonus, and the prizes are weak in comparison to the top prize.
T&Cs Apply 18+