It’s time to start the countdown and make your resolutions because Play N’ Go wants to celebrate another trip around the sun with their slot game, New Years Riches. As you have probably worked out by now, the game is based around New Year’s Eve and all of the celebrations that come with it.
Online slots that are based around holidays are nothing new, but Play N Go does an admirable job here, presenting a well-designed and fun online slot game. The title comes with a fantastic free spins round that captures the spirit of New Years’ while also providing players with the chance to get their hands on some cash.
Graphics & Theme
The game has decided to focus on the countdown element of New Year’s Eve. The reels are bordered in a 1920’s art deco style, and the reels themselves are transparent. In the background of the reels is a non-descript city at night time. The symbols on the reels, however, are all from cities that players are going to recognise instantly.
The symbols are Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, The Kremlin, and several other landmarks that are lit up with a healthy, warm glow. There is also a countdown symbol which is the game’s scatter symbol that can be used to launch the free spins round.
In terms of sound, the game has opted to go for a celebratory tone, and while the tune that is playing is not quite Auld Lang Syne, it does do a great job of conjuring the New Year spirit of party. There is also some countdown style sounds incorporated into the game as well.
Play N ’Go games typically have a range of special features, but they have been quite conservative here, with the game only offering one bonus round. The round in question, though, has the potential to be fairly generous and it does effectively tie two special features into one.
The feature is a free spins round, and it is triggered when the players manage to score three of the countdown symbols on the reels at any one time. Once this happens, players will then get rewarded with ten free spins.
Once the free spins round starts though, there is another bonus that comes into play. The free spins round comes with a multiplier. This starts at x2 and then goes up in multiples of two with each of the ten free spins, finishing the round with an x20 multiplier. This can be a great way to make some serious cash.
If you are lucky enough to land more free spins during a spin, then you will be rewarded with more spins using the multiplier that the game was currently at. Once those spins have been used, the original ten will continue, and the multiplier will continue to go up as it originally was.
Game How to Play
New Year Riches likes to keep things nice and easy. To get started with the slot, the first thing you will need to do is to set your stake. You can do this by using the +/- buttons at the bottom of the reels. The minimum amount that can be wagered on one spin is £0.20, while the maximum amount is £100.
New Years Riches slot has a standard set-up with five reels and 25 pay lines. The game has a fairly generous RTP of 96.48%, and it is a medium volatility game. The maximum payout that a player can earn when playing the game is 5,000x your stake.
The highest paying symbol in the game is the champagne symbol, which also operates as the game’s wild and can be substituted for any other symbol in order to score a winning combination. If players want to check the value of any of the symbols at any time during gameplay, they can do this by checking out the game’s paytable.
For those who want to put their feet up and enjoy the game without constantly hitting the spin button, there is an autoplay button that you can use to do just that.
New Year Riches on Mobile
Play N ’Go understand that its players want to be able to access their favourite slots while they are out and about, and that’s why this game has been perfectly optimised for use on mobile devices. None of the gaming experience is lost when making the transition to a smaller screen, and both Android and iOS operating systems support the game.