Racetrack Riches Megaboard slot review (iSoftbet)
Online slots about horse racing are scarce
From the top of our head, we know Scudamore’s Super Stakes by Netent and Playtech’s Franki Dettori’s Magic Seven, and that’s it.
Racetrack Riches Megaboard is an iSoftbet slot, released just before the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Now we imagine this festival will not ring a bell with most non-Brits, but in the UK, it’s one of the biggest horse racing highlights of the year.
Packed grandstands with over 60,000 ecstatic horse racing fans enjoying the most exciting races, well-visited bookies, and the fantastic battle between Irish and English trainers – who wins the most races?
The most eye-catching feature of this slot is the Megaboard bonus round, where you and your Leprechaun jockey can try to stay ahead of your direct opponent. The longer you hold out, the more attractive the prizes and boosters you bring home.
Spoiler alert – this bonus feature is the ‘raison d’être’/legitimacy of this otherwise quite tame online slot game. Read on to find out why you would want to play this bonus round.
The Racetrack Riches Megaboard gameplay and features
Racetrack Riches Megaboard is played on a 5 x 3 playfield and has 20 fixed paylines.
You can already bet from 20 cents per spin, which runs up to $€ 20 per spin top.
The variance is medium: we estimate that payouts of more than 1,500 x – 2,000 x the bets are about the maximum feasible. Of course, you can win more in theory, but theory and reality are not always coinciding. Would you like to know why? You can read all about it in our post on and research into slot prize distribution.
The theoretical payout rate is 95.96%. That’s on par, not high enough for us to get excited, but not too low to ignore this slot either.
Symbols and payouts
The base game of this slot is, as we mention in our introduction, a bit boring.
It’s all about the big Megaboard bonus game, and we hope you hit it sooner rather than later. If you don’t, then, fortunately, all is not lost. You can still earn a nice paycheck with regular payouts.
The Leprechaun jockey is wild and replaces all symbols except the scatters.
The Racetrack Riches logo is stacked and the highest paying symbol: you make 25 x the total bet with a 5-of-a-kind. A full screen of these logos is worth 20 x 25 = 500 x the wager.
The medium value symbols consist of a bottle of champagne, a horseshoe, a frothy glass of dark Guinness beer (Blegh! Not our taste of beer!!) and a high green hat full of gold. These are worth between 10 x and 15 x the total bet with five of the same on an active payline.
The card symbols (hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs) pay out the least, between 2.5 x and 5 x the bet in case of 5 identical ones.
Three Mystery Features
During the base game, the following mystery feature may drop at random moments:
Jockey Wilds: The jockey sprints across the screen and leaves wilds behind in its trail.
Win Spin: A losing spin can be turned into a winning combination.
Rainbow Respin: Miss the third bonus scatter on reel 5? This respin can come to the rescue!
Free spins and the Megaboard bonus
Three scattered trophies on reels 1, 3 and 5 activate the hugely entertaining free spins bonus.
You’ll be taken to some mega big board game, where two jockeys compete against each other.
By clicking on the dice, you determine your steps forward on the board. If your opponent catches up with you, the game is over.
If you are ‘safe,’ you get a free spin.
The boxes on the board also offer the following special prizes (which will help you to rake in as much money as possible):
- Cash prizes.
- Extra wilds.
- Additional mystery symbols.
- Win Spins.
- Low symbols are taken out of the game.
Once you’ve landed on a box, you can’t win that particular prize anymore.
Every time you manage to lap the track without being overtaken, all the prizes increase in value.
Are you able to lap the board three times? Then the Big Money Bonus, which allows you to win an additional multiplier of up to x 10 on your entire winnings, is yours.
Our verdict on Racetrack Riches
Racetrack Riches has a somewhat dull base game and an entertaining bonus round. The contrast is day and night.
We love games, and with such a massive game board full of surprises and wonderful prizes, we are like kids in a candy shop. Thank you, iSoftbet!
The bonus can be both incredibly satisfying and incredibly frustrating. If you are overtaken by your opponent very early on in the race, well, that’s a massive buzzkill. Is that what you have been waiting for all that time?
But if you know to keep your closest competitor behind you for a long time, then you have lovely prizes within reach with all those extra wilds, multipliers, and mystery symbols.
3.7 stars out of 5.
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