Wed, Feb 27, 1:55am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
Classic Pokie Action with a Gems-Filled Bonus Round
Retro pokies like She’s a Rich Girl from IGT can still be enjoyable. This one has a certain charm which makes up for the basic design and artwork. The theme is a rich lady, along with her Sugar Daddy, pampered cat and dog – plus plenty of diamonds. A lively electronic pop tune plays while you spin. You’ll hear the occasional voice over from the guy, as well as tunes for different sized wins. When you hit the main bonus game, things get sparkly very quickly. With only 9 win-lines, you’ll find bigger coin sizes possible – great for nailing that 10,000-coin top prize.
Great Reasons to Play She’s a Rich Girl
In addition to the gems-based free spins games, you can win big with scatters and wild symbols which will double your wins. Here are some other key features of this pokie:
There is only one feature in this pokie – a lively free spins bonus game. To trigger this, you need 3 special symbols which say, ‘Diamond Run’. These appear only on the middle 3 reels.
You’ll only trigger with 3 free spins. The good news is that this number is easy to add to.
The free spins take place on reels with different symbols than the main game. These are brightly coloured gems cut into different shapes. Diamonds are worth 1000 coins for 5 – and are also wild for the duration of your bonus feature – doubling any wins they become a part of. With only 4 other gems on the reels, wins are easier to come by than in the symbol-packed base game.
Each time you get a diamond, you will add one free spin to your current total. The maximum for any single game is 100 spins – a big number when you consider that you trigger with only 3!
Scatter symbols show a small pile of coloured gems, with the word ‘scatter’ on top. These are treated differently to the other symbols and are not connected to the win lines.
Instead you will be paid for the total number in view (in addition to any line hits). If you get the maximum 5, one on each reel, you win 25x your total bet. You get 10x that bet for 4 and 2x your bet for 3.
Symbols saying, ‘Rich Girl’, along with a diamond, are wild. These substitute for everything except the bonus diamonds and gem scatters. They will double any wins they become a part of. These wilds also have the single biggest prize. If you are lucky enough to get 5 on one of the 9 win-lines, you’ll get 10,000 coins.
9 win-line pokies are unusual these days. Keep in mind that at the time this game was created, 9 lines was pushing the limit! With a smaller number of win-lines, you’ll have the opportunity to bet bigger coin sizes than on more recent games.
There are big line prizes for many symbols – though not as high as for those logo wilds. The rich girl herself and Sugar daddy are worth 500 coins for 5, while the two pampered pets each get you 200 coins.
In another sign of this pokie’s age, the smaller wins come from classic fruit symbols. These all have the same prizes, though the cherries and lemons have additional small wins for just 2 of a kind.
I’ll be kind and say the overall feeling from the design is ‘basic and lively’. This is a very old pokie compared to the detailed symbols and animations you find on more recent games. Think outline drawings, which are clear and clean, though lacking in any detail – and you’ll be on the right track.
For me, this did not take away from the lively game-play. There are some basic animations, for example the wilds say ‘double’ when involved in a win. There are also some sound effects, including the guy speaking and the electronic dance tune changing when you get to the gems free games.
Game-play wise, this is an enjoyable pokie. It goes back to a time when the pokie creators could not dazzle you with animations – meaning that the game-play simply had to be enjoyable. You’ll have opportunities for big (10,000 coin) line hits in the base game – and wilds that double other wins. The diamond run free spins can keep going for a long time as long as you see more diamonds on the reels.