Wings of Riches slot review (Netent)
With Wings of Riches, Netent closes a disappointing 2019 on a low note
The year 2019 won’t go down into the books as the best Netent year ever. Far from it, the share price keeps falling, the turnover is disappointing, and they are no longer the undisputed number one online slot provider.
Many of their new slots were clearly underperforming.
Just think of Butterfly Staxx 2, a release that nobody was waiting for.
As far as we’re concerned, Wings of Riches is the worst Netent slot of 2019. The video slot looks undeniably beautiful but has a significant flaw: it’s boring to play from here until eternity and back.
Mystery wilds (and the accompanying, excruciatingly slow animation) appear about every 3 to 4 spins and rarely yield good results.
As you can’t speed up the mystery wild feature animations, all you can do is wait and get increasingly annoyed.
When a player hopes a mini-bonus feature does NOT drop, something is off.
Wings of Riches gameplay and features
Wings of Riches is set in a fairytale forest populated by colourful elves and beetles.
The game has 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols and 20 fixed paylines. Bets start at $€ 0.20 per spin and go up to a hefty $€ 400 per spin.
The variance is undeniably low: the hit frequency is very high, which means payouts must be meagre.
You can win up to 400 x the bet per spin, and even that will hardly ever happen.
One advantage of Wings of Riches, however, is the high theoretical payout rate of 96.63%. With such a Return to Player, this slot falls short of our top 10 best paying online slots, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
Symbols and payouts
The four fairies are the premium symbols of the game and payout the most. Each 5-of-a-kind on an active payline nets you between 25 x and 75 x the total bet.
The three beetles are the medium-paying symbols: they earn you between 5 x and 7.5 x the total bet for five identical symbols.
And then there are the three colourful flowers: the low symbols. Spin 5 identical ones, and you make between 1.25 x and 3.75 x the bet.
The Dandelion is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except the scatters.
Mystery wild feature
Every time (and that’s often!), a dandelion hits the reels; it causes 2 to 4 mystery wilds to appear.
This feature only comes to life whenever more than one dandelion appears on the reels, so you can now get multiple mystery wilds.
Free spins bonus
3, 4 or 5 scatters will activate the free spins bonus of 10 free spins. Extra scatters don’t lead to extra free spins – lo and behold, Netent having to make it a bit more interesting for us, the players.
During the free spins, the Mystery Wild feature is active again, and you can earn extra multipliers up to x 5.
Rarely have we seen a free spins bonus that is the spitting image of the base game. Again, it looks like Netent made a sport out of dumbing down this slot to make it as dull as possible.
Our verdict on Wings of Riches
We get that not every slot player is equal and that, as a slot provider, you can’t please everyone.
But even with that in mind, we can’t help but conclude that this slot is just a waste of everyone’s time, Netent’s and ours.
The gameplay is boring and monotonous, the bonus features are uninspired and drop far too often, and it’s almost impossible to win big on this slot.
This Netent monstrosity of a slot does not deserve the light of day. If they want to stand their ground in the cutthroat competition between slot providers, they have to shape up in a big way, or it might be the end of them.
2 out of 5 stars
%100 Match Bonus
🍒Millions of Slot Games
✅Professional Customer Service
Bonus Match Percentage: 100%
Maximum Bonus Value: €100
Free Spins: 100 Extra Spins
Free Spins Slot Game: Gonzo’s Quest, Twin Spin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Spiñata Grande, Fruit Shop.
Bonus Wagering: 48 x Bonus
Free Spins Wagering: 48 x Free Spins
Remarks: The maximum bonus bet is $€5. Any unused bonus money will expire after 7 days. 18+ www.begambleaware.org. Full T&C Apply. "
100% up to€400 Bonus
?No Deposit Free Spins
?Live Casino Bonuses
Bonus Match Percentage: 100%
Maximum Bonus Value: €400
Free Spins: 100 Free Spins + 20 No Deposit Free spins
Free Spins Slot Game: All games
Bonus Wagering: 35 x Bonus
Free Spins Wagering: 35 x Free Spins
Remarks: Players will have to redeem the No Deposit Free Spins by clicking on the ‘’Claim’’ button on the player’s ‘’My Offers’’ page on Leovegas.com. 18+ www.begambleaware.org. Full T&C Apply.
€333 Bonus Package
Bonus Match Percentage: 100%, 50%, 50%
Maximum Bonus Value: €333
Free Spins: 99 Free Spins
Free Spins Slot Game: Big Win Cat
Bonus Wagering: 45 x Bonus
Free Spins Wagering: 45 x Free Spins
Remarks: The maximum stake allowed when having an active bonus is €5. Full T&C apply. begambleaware.org. 18+
Top 10 most popular Netent slots
Net Entertainment (or Netent) is a unique and renowned game provider in the online casino…
Divine Fortune Megaways (Netent) slot review
Divine Fortune Megaways online slot (Netent) - Netent extend their Megaways slots offering with one…
Wonky Wabbits slot review (Netent)
Wonky Wabbits is a fun, high variance, NetEnt slot This slot has 15 pay lines…
Wolf Cub slot review (Netent)
Wolf Cub is Netent’s September 2017 release that has an interesting ace up its sleeve:…
Witchcraft Academy slot review (Netent)
Witchcraft Academy is a Netent video slot that was released in January 2018 What is…
Wilderland slot review (Netent)
Sure, Wilderland is a stunning slot, but does it deliver the goods? From the slightly…