- Original features including extra ways to win with horizontal reels
- Fun design despite using an overused theme
- Features could be more in-depth or slot could benefit from more of them
Rainbrew slot by Just For The Win (JFTW) is another leprechaun-themed game only this time, as you will probably notice from when you first play the game, things look and play out a bit different to many of its competitors. The noticeable difference is the top and bottom reel which are actually horizontal and can lead to up to 1125 Ways to Win. I’ll go into more detail on how this all works along with other features shortly.
The actual appearance of the slot is pretty nice, as you can probably guess from the name this is a slot based around brewing drinks and that’s exactly what’s going on. The graphics themselves are pretty nice with some good colours, although the detail isn’t exceptional and we’ve seen better such as with the recently reviewed Penguin City slot which looks absolutely stunning. Of course though, the gameplay is what counts for most people and that’s clearly what JFTW have focused on. To play the game, first you must spin the reels in order to get a winning combination from left to right using the base symbols which can either offer you a cash reward of a bonus feature (see more below). These base symbols are listed as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Green Jewels, Blue Jewels, Orange Jewels, Purple Jewels and Red Jewels (lowest value)
- Lady Leprechaun
- Male Leprechaun (highest value)
In addition to the base symbols, there are actually 3 Wild symbols in Rainbrew slot, each with a slightly different function. There’s the Regular Wild symbol which functions like most others, substituting for all symbols apart from the Free Spins symbol and appears only on the horizontal reels. The Top Wild symbol can only appear on reel 2 and on the bottom horizontal reel during the base game. And finally, the Bottom Wild symbol only appears on reel 4 and the top horizontal reel during the base game.
Rainbrew Slot Bonuses and Features
Sidewinder Feature. This is certainly a more unique feature that uses the strange design you’ll notice when you start the slot up. A Top Wild symbol will activate the top horizontal reel, while a Bottom Wild symbol activates the bottom horizontal reel. This increases the number of Ways to Win and gives you a chance for additional Wilds. The feature can be activated by either the Wild symbols of the Free Spins symbols but not both.
Free Spins Bonus. As I just mentioned, the Free Spins symbols can actually activate both of the horizontal reels for a spin when they stop on reels 2 and 4. If you manage to land 3 Free Spins symbols, 6 free spins will be awarded while 4 symbols will give you 10 free spins. During the bonus, both horizontal reels are activated so you will have 1125 Ways to Win to work with. Free Spins symbols (which will trigger an additional free spin each) and Regular Wild symbols only appear on the horizontal reels during the bonus. If you’re fortunate enough to land a Regular Wild symbol in the position both on both horizontal reels, then the positions in between them will also fill with Regular Wild symbols.
Rainbrew slot is quite a fascinating game with some nice, original features that certainly help it stand out. The most notable of these of course is the fact that there are 2 horizontal reels at the top and bottom which play into the slot in different ways and can be used to give you a generous 1125 Ways to Win. The Free Spins Bonus is fairly standard and I would have liked to have seen more free spins on offer, especially as only 1 free spin is offered for each additional symbol that appears, a fairly insignificant number. All in all, I like the approach that JFTW have taken here, I just think the slot could be more rewarding but you should certainly check it out, especially if you’re looking for something a bit different.