|Rags to Riches|
|Info:||3 Reels, 1 Payline|
|Max Coins:||3 Coins|
|Rags to Riches 5-Reels|
|Info:||5 Reels, 20 Paylines|
|Coin Size:||$0.01 to $20.00|
|Max Coins:||20 Coins|
|Scatter Symbol:||Rags to Riches|
|Avg Hit Value:||$205,129|
|Avg Time Span:||208d 13h|
If you were a fan of the original 3 reel Rags to Riches, you will love this revamped 5 reel 20 pay line version, with its improved four stage boom or bust style bonus game. The original game was a single pay line fixed stake slot; the new version offers an adjustable coin size with a minimum of 1 cent per line and a maximum of $20 per line, plus the chance to win the progressive jackpot for as little as 20 cents per spin.
The jackpot is won by successfully completing the four stage bonus game, triggered when three Rags to Riches symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. The aim of the game is to guide the destitute guy to a new affluent lifestyle as you successfully negotiate each stage of the bonus. A number between 1 and 49 is generated and you have to decide whether the next number will be higher or lower than the one selected. You must make six guesses on each level. In order to pass the stage, you need to guess correctly at least five out of six times. If you guess incorrectly twice at each stage the bonus ends and you will lose your accumulated winnings, although you do receive a small compensation prize. If you successfully complete the stage, you are given the opportunity to either cash in your winnings or proceed to the next stage, for bigger prizes. Make two mistakes though and you lose everything.
If you successfully complete all stages without a single incorrect guess in any round, you can then proceed to the Jackpot game and the chance of winning the progressive jackpot. A treasure map will appear consisting of a grid of 16 squares. You are given a chance to scratch off a square to reveal the treasure – choose carefully though because you only get one pick.
The Rags to Riches theme is cleverly followed through with the animated reel icons – when the “poor” symbols make up a winning combination they become “rich symbols” –the cardboard box becomes a grand mansion, the skateboard – a flashy sports car and the scruffy trainers are transformed into a pair of shiny black shoes. The Rags to Riches scatter symbols only appear on the first, third and fifth reels, hitting two returns your bet, and all three starts the bonus game.
The minimum jackpot that can be won is $100,000 and it can be won with as little as a 20c total bet - the denomination of coin you play makes no difference to your chances of winning the jackpot. The average progressive jackpot when it is won is an impressive $200,000 - a worthy return on a very small investment. The slot can be played in auto play mode up to 99 spins at a time, stopping to prompt you whenever a bonus round is hit.
The original 3 reel version of the slot is still available, so whether you prefer its classic simplicity or the additional features of the 5 reel version, Rags to Riches could provide you with a real fairy tale win.