Are you ready for another Casino War? Of course you are! This time we’ve got two of the most popular slots out there going head-to-head, with Rainbow Riches vs Starburst. 

We think they’re both great (obviously!) but it’s your opinion that really matters. We’ve done our homework to let you know what to expect. So, have a little read, give the games a whirl and then you can decide which one you prefer.

Rainbow Riches 

We hope you’re ready to head to the end of the rainbow because this Irish-themed slot is one of the most popular of all time. Rainbow Riches is the first in a long line of successful games, with 14 sequels so far. 

But forget about what came after. Today, we’re talking about the OG, the trendsetter, the head of the Rainbow Riches family. This colourful adventure is set on simple 5×3 reels, with up to 20 paylines on offer. 

And while we can’t promise it’ll bring you riches, with a maximum win of £250,000 there’s certainly the chance to land big winnings. It’s a classic slot with familiar surroundings, with symbols including a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, as well as the Rainbow Riches logo and the wild symbol. 

While there’s no free spins round to enjoy, there are three mini games waiting to be unlocked that add to the fun and could lead to winnings. 

Rainbow Riches vs Starburst

Rainbow Riches bonus features 

Yep, you heard us correctly – there’s not one, not two but THREE mini games to enjoy in Rainbow Riches. 

First up is ‘Road to Riches’. Spin the wheel to see how many steps you take along the cash path. Keep spinning until you either reach the 200x multiplier or you hit collect, in which case you return to the base game with any prizes you’ve won. 

Elsewhere, if you land the pots of gold symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4, you’ll trigger the ‘Pots of Gold’ game. 12 pots will spin around the leprechaun before stopping to reveal your prize. 

Finally, the ‘Wishing Well’ game lets you choose one of the three wells to reveal a multiplier, which can range from 2x to 50x. 


If you liked Rainbow Riches, you’re gonna love Starburst – it really is out of this world! Like the game we’ve just looked at, this is one of the most popular games on the market. It’s simplicity at its best, managing to engage a huge audience despite having limited bonus features. 

Reach for the stars on the 5×3 reels, with 10 fixed paylines that pay both ways, doubling your chances of winning. And once again, with a maximum win of £250,000, there are plenty of chances to boost your prizes. 

The reels are packed full of shining jewels – will you discover a gem? 

Rainbow Riches vs Starburst

Starburst bonus features 

While this space-bound adventure isn’t packed with bonus features, it does still have a few extras to keep players entertained. 

As mentioned, the win both ways feature adds a bit of excitement. Base game wins can land from both left to right and from right to left, doubling your chances of landing winning combinations. 

If that’s not enough, wait until you discover Starburst wilds! The symbol can land anywhere on the middle three reels and when it does, it triggers a free re-spin. Get a reel full of them to power up the game, with a maximum of three re-spins on offer. 

Rainbow Riches vs Starburst: The conclusion 

So, there you have it. Two of the best games out there that are both popular for good reason. Rainbow Riches is packed full of bonus games that can lead to big wins, while Starburst is elegant in its simplicity. Both offer maximum wins of £250,000 and plenty of fun. 

But which is better? That’s for you to tell us! Take them both for a spin and let us know which one you prefer. Enjoy! 


Harry is a copywriter at PlayOJO, specialising in bingo and with more than six years’ experience in the sports and gaming industries. When he’s not crafting catchy copy he can be found watching football, fussing over his cat or being way too competitive in a pub quiz.