For those who need to brush up on their French, the word “Nouveau Riche” means “new money” in English. It is generally a most often used as a derogatory term suggesting that people who have only recently come into their wealth are somehow vulgar.
But there is nothing vulgar about Interactive Gaming Technology’s five-reel, 20-payline online video slot Nouveau Riche. It appears the title is just a clever way to bring together the slot’s purpose – to win money, of course – and its theme, which is actually Art Nouveau.
Art Nouveau was a style of art that was enormously popular back in the 1890s. The style is characterised by highly complex linear designs and fluid curves based on forms in nature. Common Art Nouveau subject matter includes wistful-looking long-haired women together with trees and other plants.
This is exactly what players can expect visually from the Nouveau Riche slot, with symbols including various elegant ladies, heads piled high with copious amounts of shiny hair; leafy plants; and, touching lightly on the Nouveau Riche theme, an assortment of gaudy jewels and other baubles.
The Leafy Stacked Wild Symbol
The Wild symbol in Nouveau Riche contains the word Wild, printed over a leafy great vine. These Nouveau Riche symbols can help to complete winning payline combinations by standing in for any other symbol, except the bonus symbol. Additionally, Nouveau Riche wild symbols often appear stacked, which can further increase wins.
Note that the Nouveau Riche wild symbol only comes up on the second, third and fourth reels.
Nouveau Riche Logo is Top Money Spinner
The most directly valuable in the game in Nouveau Riche is the Nouveau Riche logo. That’s because, although it does not have any special powers, it pays out the top jackpot of 5 000 coins when five logos appear simultaneously on a single active payline.
Nouveau Riche is among the numerous IGT real money slots that feature the developer’s unique FreeFall symbol feature. This means that, whenever a winning combination is landed, the symbols involved disappear, allowing for new symbols to fall into their places amongst the other existing symbols. Theoretically, this improves Nouveau Riche players’ odds of winning repeatedly and continues indefinitely as long as players keep landing wins.
Bus Jug Pours out Free Spins
The free spins feature in Nouveau Riche is triggered when three or more special bonus jug symbols appear simultaneously on Reels 1, 2 and 3.
Nouveau Riche players must then select one of the artist’s three beautiful muses to reveal the number of free spins – which ranges between five and 12 – initially awarded. Whenever the “+1” symbol appears on the reels during free spins, additional free spins are awarded to players.
The Nouveau Riche free spins feature will terminate once players have played out all the free spins they have one or when the free spins limit of 100 has been reached.
How to Join the Nouveau Riche
For a shot at the slot’s 500-coin jackpot, players need to wager 20 coins valued at at least 1.00 credits each. All 20 lines must be played.
For more experienced or adventurous players who don’t mind a bit of risk, coin sizes in Nouveau Riche can go as high as 100.00 credits.