That’s Rich Slot: Overview
There are a ton of these ostentatious show of wealth slots floating around that were popular a few years ago. It felt like this style had fallen out of favour, but the genre has just received a reboot from Play’n GO with the That's Rich video slot. The title is a bit of a giveaway of a slot drenched in glam and luxurious consumer goods. It's not quite as in your face as its wealth saturated 2015 predecessor Pimped, with its Snoop Dogg lookalike lead and his ladies, but it's still pretty out there. Where Pimped was aimed at hip gangster wannabes, That's Rich appears aimed at the female gamblers in the house. Or, anyone into fashion mags, high heels, and designer bags, we don't judge. For some gaudy good times, read on.
That's Rich uses a transparent grid comprised of 5 reels, 3 rows, and 10 paylines that are fixed this time around. It's a simple setup and one that lets the glowing background shine through. The backdrop looks like the Arabian Gulf, or the Mediterranean sea through drawn hotel curtains. Without doubt, an overpriced room, perfect for posting a few hundred snaps for ‘friends’ back in colder parts of the world to make them jealous. Natch. The UI has been elegantly designed with super-in neutral beige tones, and bets are set there from 10 p/c to £/€100 a pop. Hit the big green button for single spins, or select the mustard hued button for autoplay options. Settle in like a new pair of Manolo Blahniks and enjoy the show.
A simple set up gets a simple set of rules and the name of the game is landing combinations of three or more matching symbols left to right. Symbols come with expensive price tags as you'd expect, except the low pays which are a tastefully designed set of 10-A royals. High pays step it up with a bag and shoes, fancy house, yacht, banknotes, and the fashion mag as the most valuable. Land 5 magazines on a line and be rewarded with 40 times the stake for the trouble, though the wild is a bit better at 50 times the stake for five. A busty lady wearing a scrap of a white dress that the game sheet simply refers to as 'Famous Woman' is the wild symbol. The Famous Woman comes in two forms, the common 1x1 tile, and an expanded version we will look at in the features. In both cases the wild substitutes for any of the symbols except the scatter.
The glitzy sheen of the game's exterior belies a rougher edged interior. Firstly, the volatility is rated fairly high at 8 out of 10 on Play’n GO's meter. RTP, on the other hand, can vary from 96.27% in best-case scenarios, down to 84.25% at certain non-MGA licensed operators. Clearly makes sense to read the label before diving in.
That’s Rich Slot: Features
Speaking of rich, one thing that is not particularity rich is the feature list that only really includes expanding wilds and Win Spins. Speaking of expanding wilds, the wild symbol may expand to fill the whole reel on any spin. During the Win Spins feature, that happens every time the wild symbol lands in view.
Win Spins are pretty interesting and are triggered by the golden trophy scatter symbol. What the trophy is for is a little unclear. Supermodel of the year? Best actor/actress? There are no clues so players can make up whatever scenario suits them best. This is a slot all about fantasy lives after all. Well, Instagram fantasy lives at least.
Anyway, scatters land anywhere, and when 3 or more are in view they trigger 5 Win Spins. Each Win Spin comes with at least one guaranteed winning combination. Win Spins can also be retriggered up to a maximum of 20 in total - this is achieved when a scatters lands, it awards 2 additional Win Spins. The only exception is if you have 19 Win Spins lined up already, then 1 scatter awards just the one Win Spin.
But that's not all; each wild during the feature comes with a win multiplier attached. Every time a wild lands, it increases the Wild Win Multiplier by +1 up to a maximum of x20. The final touch is that x20 Wild Win Multipliers may be activated on the final Win Spin regardless of how many were collected during the round.
That’s Rich Slot: Verdict
That's Rich initially stands out due to its cartoony, glam, Club Med feel. It's like reading a Jackie Collins novel by the pool in Corfu before scrubbing up for cocktails with girls and a night of dancing. Apologies for the pigeonholing, but judging by the symbols and imagery it appears that Play’n GO is making a play for the female crowd with this one. It would be interesting to get a females opinion so don't hesitate to leave a comment below! Are all these symbols of glam and wealth fun, or are they just stereotypical?
Either way, it’s probably all meant to be good-natured fun from the developers. Besides, it's got a pretty hefty potential of 10,000 times your stake which gives it some bite. The max payout has an exposure probability of less than 1 in 100 million, which is a big number no doubt. But it is a lot less than the billion(s) to one odds that often crop up - when they are mentioned at all, rather than kept secret.
That openness is one key to That's Rich's possible appeal. It's a slot that isn't afraid to be what it is and if wealth and shopping is your thing, then join in on the fun. If not, well, ta-ta darling. The math model and potential might be enough to tempt general slots players on board, but the theme is rather polarising. Along with the theme, the other main drawback is the shortlist of features. Aside from win spins, there isn't a whole lot leftover to see and do. In saying that, knowing that every single Win Spin is going to pay something, and in some cases award up to 20 in a row is quite a tempting proposal.
To surmise, there are good things here to uncover. That's Rich is a fast-paced, no nonsense slot that will cater to all types of players, from old-school fans of Pimped to the latte-moms just getting into slots.
That’s Rich goes light on innovation and features, but still presents a compelling gaming experience that’s significantly more explosive than its predecessor.