Nouveau Riche Slot Review


Nouveau Riche is actually a slang, sometimes pejorative term that refers to a group of people who have new found wealth (and ostensibly, some gaudy spending habits). Having understood that, I’m not too convinced IGT, the developers of this rather tidy little slot, fully understood that this was what the term refers to. There’s very little to link the slot with this particular social group.

However, this would not be the only slot around that only shares the thinnest of links with the title of the slot, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be an enjoyable game to play. This 5×3 reel slot has 20 fixed paylines and spins start at just £0.20, and can be increased further to £10 if you want to play for more money. The slot also features the popular Freefall Symbols feature, where the symbols drop down from above the reels and any winning paylines disappear to be replaced by symbols above with fresh symbols dropping in to fill in the empty spaced on the reels.

The Three Muses are your link to success in the game as they are the high symbol and also play a role in the free spins bonus round. This is a well-designed slot, even if the link with the title is tenuous and with a base game jackpot of 5,000x your line bet available, there is the chance to win some serious cash too.

Nouveau Riche Bonus Features

The Freefall Symbol feature is crucial to enjoying some better wins in the base game. When the symbols disappear after a winning payline, this can trigger further wins when new symbols drop into place. You can end up with several wins from a single spin on this feature and when you hit this with Stacked Wilds you can trigger some excellent value wins.

Land three or more of the Bonus symbols and you can access the Free Spins round. Here you select from the Three Muses who each hide a number of free spins. Once you select your Muse, she will reveal a number of free spins. The great news is, during Free Spins Wilds are stacked and Freefall Symbols are in operation and furthermore, you can also retrigger free spins from within the bonus round.

That’s not all though as during Free Spins there is a +1 symbol on the third reel. Land this symbol on any free spin and you immediately receive another free spin added to your total.

Nouveau Riche is an enjoyable game which features a decent sized base game jackpot and a potentially big money free spins round, although the free spins round does not always guarantee a big money win. There’s certainly plenty to enjoy in this bright, colourful and fulfilling slot.


Editor's Review

Although only tenuously linked to the title, the Nouveau Riche slot plays very well indeed. The base game jackpot is well worth aiming for and with sensible bankroll management, slot fans can get a great deal of enjoyment from the game. The Free Spins round is sometimes volatile, with mostly smaller wins with the occasional bigger one at times, but that does add to its intrigue. Freefall Symbols and Stacked Wilds give the base game an edge and as such, there’s plenty to keep you occupied with this slot.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:20
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:IGT