If you like a seriously hefty challenge then Barcrest’s Raging Rhino slot might just be the big beast of the slots to get your blood pumping. Raging Rhino is a solid addition to the genre of slots that packs a punch in the adventure and safari stakes.
The player is transported to the African plains with its vast landscapes and even bigger wildlife. Here you are pitted against survival itself, and of course the game’s title- the hot-headed Raging Rhino.
The game is bathed in the sunlight of the majestic African savannah; so far, so good. The reels sit amongst the grasses which look innocent enough until you start hitting the reels and realising the company you’re keeping!
The game’s graphics are not going to send you into heaven with their quality but the animal icons are well done. The look of the game in terms of the lay out is simple and the frame expands when you start spinning, which makes for comfortable game play.
The soundtrack is great fun with the obligatory sounds of wildlife accompanying your play along with the beat of local drums to build up the tension as you spin the reels.
Raging Rhino is a 4 row, 6 reels slot with a crazy 4,096 ways to win. That's the big USP I guess- that big Ways to Win number which is driven by the extra reel which you'll notice once you fire the game up at somewhere like Monkey Casino or anywhere that stocks Scientific Games.
The high value icons of the game are the creatures of the African folklore, the mighty Rhino with his massive horn, the gorilla, the cheetah, the crocodile (and to my mind, the joker in the pack), the mongoose! The lower value icons are the A through 9 of the card deck.
The game’s Wild is a vibrant sunset with a tree, this substitutes for all icons except the Feature icon, but it only appears on reels 2-5. The Feature icon is a massive sparkling diamond of African legend.
The main thrill of this game comes from the free spins, and to be fair, this game does offer more than that usual fare.
All you have to do to start all that free spinning is to land 3 or more the feature icon, the delectable diamond across the reels. If lady luck is smiling on you and you snatch 3, 4, 5 or 6 of this icon on the reels then you are awarded 8, 15, 20 of a whopping 50 free spins respectively- now that really could get your dizzy! And there’s more, if you can land 2 or more of this mighty diamond, then there are more free spins in them hills!
If the Wild makes up part of a winning combination (on reels 2 and 6) then they up your win by up to x3 as wild multiplier. Now that’s a winner!
Raging Rhino is a strong addition to the big game genre and the scale of the free spins along with the increased reel size which ups the stakes in terms of big win potential. This is game with a high likability factor, I’ll be back again soon for more wild times!