Venture into a fairy fantasy land on the slot from NetEnt. Wings of Riches will take you into a colourful world of pixies, beetles and fluffy dandelions with spreading wilds and a free spins round with multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 400 times your bet in a single spin.
Wings of Riches is a video slot with five reels, three rows and twenty fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols or in combination with a wild on a line from left to right only. Your journey to pixie land starts at 0.20 credits and peaks at a huge 400 credits per spin. The game has low to medium volatility with an RTP of 96.63%.
The visuals are all that you can expect from a fairy-themed slot. Bright colours, lush greenery and giant flowers, all come together to create a feel-good space where you can sit down and relax for a few enchanted spins. The fully transparent reels are dominated by pixies, beetles and daffodils while a magical soundtrack rounds off the slot design.
What you will realize first is that for once a slot does not have card royals on the paytable. Instead, you will find three flowers in blue, yellow and red flowers as well as blue and yellow bugs and beetles at the low end, awarding 1.25x to 7.5x your stake for a five of a kind. The premiums are four pixies in blue, green, yellow and red colours. Hit five on a line to win 25x to 75x your stake.
A fluffy dandelion is the wild symbol, appearing on reel two to four only and substituting for all regular pay symbols, while a purple dragonfly acts as the scatter on this slot.
The low maximum payout on a single spin might have given you a pointer as to what you can expect from the gameplay. Just like the pixies, it is a frail affair that won’t blow a big hole in your pocked but neither overfill it. NetEnt gave it though some features that carry the events and keep you interested enough to play a few more spins.
At the core of the reel action in the base game and free spins are the dandelion wilds. When they land, they will spread in the same fashion as we used to blow them as kids in the summer fields and create two to four additional wilds on random reel positions that are adjacent to the landing wild. The win evaluation is done after the dust has settled.
It gets somewhat more interesting when you hit three or more scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin. Unusually, you will always get 10 free spins no matter how many scatters land. During the feature, two or three scatters will award 5 and 10 additional free spins respectively.
Two extras will play a significant role for the entire round. On every free spin, one dandelion wild will be randomly on a position on reels two, three and four, spreading more wilds as in the base game. Any other wilds landing will do the same too.
More importantly, a win multiplier ladder will appear on the right of the game window with x2, x3, x4 and x5 multipliers. You will start the round with x1 and any multiplier symbol appearing on reel five will increase it to the next level up to the maximum of x5, after which it will be removed from the reel. All wins will be multiplied by the active multiplier. A full line of red fairies will pay 375x your stake with the x5 multiplier.
Well, this is Butterfly Staxx 2 all over again. An enchanting game with wonderful fluttering creatures, low volatility and even lower win potential, which according to the game sheet peaks at 1,250x bet. It surely will entice casual players to spend some time in the fairy fantasy world but veteran players will most probably take a big detour around it.
Overall, the game looks great but that is also where the greatness stops. The dandelion wild seems to land excruciatingly often on reel three or four and then spreads towards the back without connecting to reel one and ending in a losing spin. It’s nice to look at as the dandelion fluffs spread but not so nice for your balance. Plus, landing the multiplier symbols in the free spins looked like an uphill task, which is pretty annoying as they are the only way to actually score something sizeable on this slot.