Travel to the great plains in the American West on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Eagle Riches revolves around the wild animals that roam the rugged canyons in search of their next prey. A random Eagle Shadow feature and a free spins round will provide the main reel entertainment with total wins of up to 2,412 times your bet.
Eagle Riches is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 40 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Your Wild West adventure on desktop or mobile starts at just 0.10 credits and peaks at 40 credits per spin. The game has maximum volatility (5/5) with a subpar RTP of 95.68%.
Loading the game will take you to the great plains of the American West on a hot dusty day that is so typical for the region. The game window is held in a wooden frame with silver ornaments on each corner. The reels are dominated by animals that roam the vast land such as mountain lions, rams, bison and of course eagles. A typical Western soundtrack is the main audio that is only interrupted by win count noises and eagle cries.
The pay symbols start at the low end with Western-style card royals from 10 through to A, followed by mountain lions, rams, wolves, bison and eagles. The latter is the most lucrative with 20x your stake when five land on a line. There is no wild symbol but a scatter which is an icon with a longhorn skull and marked with the words ‘Free Spins’.
While slots from Red Tiger Gaming usually come with a flurry of random and bonus features, there are just one of each on Eagle Riches. Maybe not a bad thing to declutter a game that still can pack quite a punch. Although looking at the overall win potential, it seems rather unworthy of the proud predator birds that rule the skies.
Nevertheless, the eagle will rule the reels in this instance as it is at the core of the gameplay as the top-paying symbol as well as responsible for the main feature called Eagle Shadow. It can trigger randomly on any spin in the base and free spins. The majestic bird will fly past the reels and leave a random number of positions covered in golden plates. Once the dust settles, all in view will shatter to reveal a common pay symbol. A full screen of eagle symbols would yield the maximum win on a single spin, coming in at 800 times your stake.
Hitting three scatters anywhere on reels one, three and five in one spin will trigger 10 free spins, which cannot be retriggered. Now, you would expect some sort of modifier or multiplier to come into play, but unfortunately there is plainly said nothing to spice up things other than the Eagle Shadow feature triggering at a significantly higher frequency. Plus, the eagle can fly past the reels repeatedly within one free spin to reveal increasingly higher-value symbols up to the top symbol. Wins are evaluated and paid after each flyby, providing the chance to hit multiple winners within one free spin.
As we relied on game details and a short video only for this review we struggled to find a clear rating for Eagle Riches. It looks stunning and the animations are extremely well done but we can’t fathom how hardcore players can warm up to the game. Maximum volatility and a low win potential usually don’t go together as you bank on hitting a mega win at the end of a balance-draining dry spell. From our experience, we estimate the game to be good for regular wins in the 100x – 250x region with a rare outlier going past the 500x bet. Neither a fitting tribute to the majestic eagle nor worth chasing with potentially high losses that such a volatile slot can cause.