Extreme Riches is one of the many classic-style slots we’ve seen so far in 2018, combining the aesthetic of old fashioned games with the features and graphics of modern video slots. While fundamentally quite basic, there is a particular audience which can’t get enough of this game style – if that’s you, then welcome!
There’s no elaborate story behind Extreme Riches: it’s a game with huge payouts (if you can trigger ’em) and your goal is to try and unlock them. Simple, and to the point.
It’s a classic array of symbols – fruit, 7s, bars – with the joker thrown in for good measure as the game’s wild. There’s also a scatter which unlocks the free spins + stacked wilds round. From top to bottom, Extreme Riches is quite enjoyable, though its medium volatility may be off-putting for players who want regular wins.
It’s like being back in the pub twenty years ago: classic symbols, bouncy sound effects, and cascading gold coins when your luck is in! Extreme Riches doesn’t try to be anything other than a simple, entertaining, classic-style slot.
The developer has kept things nice and retro, and there is not a single unnecessary frill on this slot. The background is plain, the buttons are plain, and the symbols are plain. But that’s not what matters – the whole purpose of the game is to produce big payouts, with smooth animation and entertaining sound effects.
And that is done to perfection.
In terms of symbols, we have many of the usual suspects:
- Cherries – 4x, 10x, or 40x
- Lemons – 4x, 10x, or 40x
- Oranges – 4x, 10x, or 40x
- Plums – 4x, 10x, or 40x
- Grapes – 4x, 15x, or 60x
- Watermelon – 4x, 15x, or 60x
- Golden bell – 4x, 15x, or 60x
- Single BAR – 8x, 20x, or 100x
- Double BAR – 8x, 25x and 150x
- Triple BAR – 8x, 30x, or 200x
- Red 7 – 10x, 35x and 250x
There’s also Jolly the Joker, the game’s wild, which is worth a whopping 1,000x for 5 on a payline! It’s a 5-reel, 50-payline game by the way, and the maximum bet per spin is $20.
One base game feature worth noting is the ability to gamble. After every win, players can choose to pick a card: red or black. Choose correctly, and double your winnings; choose wrongly, and lose it all.
If you land the scatter symbol, you not only get a great payout (1x, 10x, or 100x the total stake) but you also unlock the free games round! Players receive 10 free spins, and there are stacked reels (including the wild) meaning the odds of winning are huge.
Even better, landing a screen full of wilds (that’s all 20 symbols) unlocks the massive progressive jackpot! If you’re playing the maximum, then you’ll earn the full amount; if betting smaller sums, you’ll earn the appropriate percentage of the jackpot.
If the 3 scatters appear again during the free games, then players receive another 10 spins and all rewards are doubled!
Enjoying a game like Extreme Riches is all about preference: if you like the look, feel, and style of classic slots, then you’ll probably love this enhanced version. If you’re in it for the backstory, animations and thrills, then it’s not the game for you.