Riches of India is a five-reel and nine-payline progressive video slot powered by Novomatic. The slot is inspired by the rich culture of India. Graphics are fabulous while the sound effects in the background are ideal for the gameplay which will take you back in time to those old-school slot games.
Progressive Jackpot: Yes
Uncover the hidden riches that are hidden behind the walls of the palace of the Maharaja of India in this online slot game by Novomatic entitled Riches of India. In this game, you'll get the chance to win some big prizes for finding secret coded messages from some of the beautiful women the evil Maharajah has imprisoned in his palace.
It will be a thrilling time locating the palace, finding elephants to get you there, and rescuing the beautiful women. There's even a prize of up to 500,000 coins for taking down the cruel Maharaja. He may then go Wild, however, which can win you even more prizes, while there's also a Scatter Bonus, Free Games, and Prize Multipliers to look forward to. If the wealth you win there isn't enough, you can even gamble it to win more in the Gamble Feature.
Before you can go ahead and make a trip to India, you should set your betting range. When you click on "Bet" a betting panel will open. By clicking on "Bet/Line" you will set the number of lines to bet. With "Lines Bet" you can set the number of coins per line. "Denomination" will set the coins size which can be 1 or 10. "Max Bet" will set the maximum bet allowed. "Start" is used to spin the reels once you have set your bet, and "Autoplay" will turn the reels automatically without interruption for a chosen number of times. "Double" will start the gamble feature, and "Collect" is used to collect the winnings.
There are a couple of special features included in the game, with the first one being the rajah symbol. This functions as the game’s wild symbol, and it will stand-in for all other symbols on the reels in order to create a winning combination. If you’re wagering the maximum amount and have the full nine lines active, you have the possibility to win up to $500,000 from five showing up on a win line. The only symbol that this doesn’t substitute for is the scatter.
And speaking of the scatter icon, this is where the snake charmer’s basket comes into play. These will pay out wherever they appear on the reels, with five showing up offering a payout of 25 times your total wager placed. Additionally, if three of them show up, you’ll trigger a total of 15 free spins. And during the free spins round, should one of the rajah symbols appear, you’ll be rewarded with a bonus multiplier for the win of that round.
The icons seen on the reels are, for the most part, very symbolic of India, so you’ll find the Taj Mahal, an Indian elephant, a rajah, and a beautiful princess. However, we’re not really sure why there’s a snake charmer’s basket involved in the game. Making up the remainder of the symbols on the reels are the regular A, J, K, Q, and 10 icons.
As always, when it comes to games made by Novomatic, there is a gamble feature included in the game. This presents you with the opportunity to increase your winnings by playing a small side game. If you choose to do so, then you’ll be provided with a new screen featuring a stack of playing cards.
At first, these can be seen flashing, and you’ll have the choice of picking between red and black. You’re basically guessing the color of the next card to be turned over, and once you’ve made your selection, if it’s correct, your winnings from the triggering round will be doubled. However, should you make an incorrect guess, you’ll find your winnings from that round will all disappear.