Witches Riches Slot from High 5 Games
This slot is based on glamourous and exotic type witches – rather than the traditional type with a black pointed hat, black cat and broomstick. Overall the game feels very similar to Vivaldi’s Seasons, where there are 4 beautiful women representing the different seasons. Here you get 5 very similarly designed beauties – each of them a type of witch.
There are 40 pay lines on this real money video slot, covering a 5-reel and 3 row standard slot setup. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for big wins. Unlike many High 5 Games titles, there is a big win from the regular play, with 10,000 coins for 5 of the wild logos. You will also enjoy a 3x multiplier during the free spins bonus game – along with double wins when one of the wild logos is included.
How to Win on Witches Riches
While you’ll get paid for 3+ of any symbol on a win line starting from the reel on the left, the bigger wins need 5 of a kind. The wild symbol (logo with a crystal / jewel type design) is the one you’ll want to line up, with a 10,000 coin top prize for 5, 2000 coins for 4, 200 coins for 3 and a consolation prize of 20 coins (half of your spin amount) for just 2.
Most of the symbols are the witches, which do not particularly look like witches at all (maybe ‘models’ would be more accurate?). The blonde haired one with the green background and the dark haired one with the blue background are worth the most – 750 coins for 5 of a kind, 100 for 4, 23 for 3 and 1 coin for just 2. The Asian beauty (I mean witch!) is worth 500 for 5, with the red and purple background ladies worth 300. These 3 witches (and all the playing card symbols which make up the smaller wins) need to have the minimum of 3 of a kind from the left to trigger a win.
There is a scatter symbol in play which is a purple potion bottle with brightly colored crystals in front of it. 2+ on the reels will trigger a win, regardless of their position. This can be up to 100 times your total bet for 5, 20x for 4, 5x for 3 and 2x for just 2. In addition to these wins, hitting 3 or more of these scatter symbols will trigger the bonus game.
Witches Riches Bonus Game
As High 5 Games slot bonus rounds go, this one is generous. You’ll get a total of 15 free spins, which is a lot more than the 6 to 10 of most games. Best of all, wins during this free spins round have chances to be much bigger than those in the base game.
There are two ways this happens. First of all, wins are tripled compared to those on the pay table – a great prospect when you look at the already big potential wins. Second, if you hit a win with one of the wild symbols (logos), then this will be doubled too.
Setup and Options on Witches Riches
There are 40 win lines as a default for this game – though you can choose to lower this in increments of 10, or even just play 5 or 1. The wilds being an outsized win amount would be plenty enough encouragement for me to stick to the maximum number of lines. As usual for High 5, you can bet from 1c per line up to a huge $10 per line ($400 per spin!). Other options include auto-play (up to 25 spins each time) and the replay button which replays the last spin for you.
While the design for this game is not up there with the best of those from High 5 Games, this is a smart slot in comparison with most slot games online. The reels are framed with gold with blue behind that. The witches themselves stand out, with a lot of detail and top quality graphics. There are some sound effects which are a little ‘mysterious’ though this is not a particularly strong part of the setup. Sounds are mostly just the mild computer generated sounds used throughout the High 5 Slots range.
I did enjoy this game, though it is not unique or engaging enough to become a long-term favorite. There is not a lot going on in the base game at all. While the free spins bonus round has big opportunities to win money, there is no interesting behavior or change-up from the regular game here either. This slot is worth a spin for the nice graphics and 3x wins in the bonus free spins – check it out for yourself soon!