Godzilla, the Wolfman and King Kong (not with these names because, you know, licensing) have invaded an online casino near you with Play’n Go’s latest video slot release Rage of Riches! The monsters are rampaging through the city’s neighborhoods in this latest video game, destroying buildings and snacking on damsels in distress. It’s a fast-paced, fun reactor-style video slot with a potential for paying out big.
Rage of Riches is a five reel, three row video slot with 20 win lines, with a theme inspired by all giant monster movies and games of the last century. The symbols depict three major monsters – one huge ape, one reptilian giant and one big bad wolf, along with the usual 10 to A symbols with roles beyond just completing the reels. The Rage to Riches logo acts as a Wild symbol, standing in for any other symbol except the “damsel in distress”, a blow-drying blonde who gets eaten quite often during the bonus game, and also acts as a scatter in the base game.
Whenever a winning combination lands on the screen, the symbols are destroyed, allowing others to fall in their place. Besides giving players the chance for a chain win, this also increases the multiplier applied to further wins, up to a total of 5x.
When three blondes land on the screen, the game triggers its Free Spins feature, rewarding players with 10 spins. During the spins every third spin is guaranteed to win.
But the real fun starts when five Stars are collected by having 10, J, Q, K and A land in this order on the screen. Players will select which of the three huge monsters they want to destroy the city. What follows is like seeing a classic monster movie: the monster starts tearing down buildings and eating the above mentioned blonde whenever she’s revealed. People run around scared, and army choppers are out to kill the monster (which ends the bonus game instantly, of course).
The game reminds me of a classic Spectrum title called Rampage, released in 1987 by Catalyst Coders + Software Studios / Activision. It’s a blast from the past, which makes it even more entertaining today.