Australia is home to an estimated 50 million kangaroos, while the human population numbers around 25 million. These hopping marsupials have become a symbol of the nation, even though growing numbers of locals are beginning to view them as pests. The designers at iSoftBet must be fans, though, as they recently released a pokie titled Roo Riches.

Return to Player

The game’s RTP is a measure of the average payback to the player over time. For example, if a pokie had an RTP of 97%, then you could expect to get back $97 for every $100 wagered.

The RTP for Roo Riches is listed as 95.88%. Therefore, a $100 wager is likely (on average) to return $95.88. This amount is slightly below the average of most virtual poker machines.

Lightning Bet

To enter this mode, click the button marked “Lighting Bet.” Each spin will cost 200 coins, and only the cash chips are in play. You’ll receive 15 spins, and gold coins cascade down from the top of the screen. When a coin stops on the screen, it will be added to your total for the round.

When a coin lands on a space, it’s activated and replaced by a lightning bolt. If this happens on all 15 spaces before the end of the bonus round, 3x Lightning Respins will be activated.

Once the lighting respins are active, the reels spin again. Chips that are already in view remain in place. Additional chips stick in place, and the counter resets. This continues until all spaces have been activated or no respins remain.

Cash Chip Spin

This bonus triggers at random during the base game. When this occurs, are chips on the reels are cashed in and added to the player’s balance.

Free Spin Bonus

The game’s scatter symbol triggers this bonus round. This symbol is easy to identify, as it has the word “Bonus” emblazoned across its front. The number of free spins are dependent on how many scatters land on the reels.

  • 3 Scatters = 7 Free Spins
  • 4 Scatters = 10 Free Spins
  • 5 Scatters = 15 Free Spins

During this phase of the game, only the cash chip symbols are in play. If one lands on the reels, it will be cashed in and added to the player’s account.

Roo Riches virtual pokie screen

Roo Riches Pay Table

In this section, we’ll look at the pay table for the Roo Riches pokie. Please remember that payouts vary depending on the size of the wager. For the purposes of this section, assume that we’re making the maximum bet of $10.

Also, payouts are expressed in coins instead of dollars. Therefore, all payouts are multiplied by the selected coin value.

  • Ace, King, Queen and Jack – All the traditional poker symbols on the reels offer the same payout. With the maximum bet, this equals 5 coins for three matches, 25 for four, and 100 for five.
  • Falcon and Dingo – These creatures, common across Australia, provide a payout of 20 coins for three matches, 100 for four, and 500 for five.
  • Crocodile – This toothy predator is worth 30 coins for three matches, 150 for four, and 1000 for five.
  • Kangaroo – This lovable Aussie resident pays 5 coins for two matches, 50 for three, 200 for four, and 2000 for five.

Betting Range

All 10 paylines must be active during each spin. However, there are multiple wagers to choose from.

The lowest possible bet is $0.01 per line, which comes to a total of $0.10 per spin. There are a total of eight possible wagers, with the highest being $10.

Final Thoughts

Roo Riches is another solid effort from the folks at iSoftBet. The bonus rounds are different from most pokies, and the small betting limits are excellent for low rollers. If you’re Australian, the presence of numerous local animals should also be a plus.

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