Watch out there’s an online stampede! Get ready to charge down the massive reels on offer from WMS’s big grid game, the Raging Rhino Slot Machine.
Raging Rhino Features
- Huge 6×4 grid offers players 4096 ways to win in the base-game
- Stacked Raging Rhino symbols hold the key to this slot’s big wins
- Wild symbols help complete the wins through substitution
- More scatters equal more spins in the free spin round
- Double and triple wilds added to the reels for the bonus feature
With slot machine development companies pushing one another to make more innovative reel mechanisms and bonus games, WMS are one of the pack’s front runners. You only need to look at games like Giant’s Gold and Zeus III to see that they know how to put together a clever gaming concept that offers players something a little different from all the 5×3 games that are doing the rounds on the online casino block.
Raging Rhino is a title that takes the standard 243 ways to win format that’s been presented in so many Microgaming titles, from Immortal Romance through to Loose Cannon and amplifies the formula to its maximum. This game offers players a massive grid together with a free spin game that comes complete with wild multipliers that dwarfs many competing games out there.
Visually Raging Rhino is a very appealing online slot. The reels are adorned with creatures from the grassland plains of Southern Africa and the base-game grid is framed in a golden backdrop that features the flora of the region together with a beautiful late evening skyline. The control bar and board background are all modelled in the same turquoise colour-scheme giving the game a strong cohesive flavour that simply works to provide an engaging and immersive reel experience.
The sound effects on Raging Rhino are very lively. You’ve got a ton of animal noises that play in the background whilst you take your spins, setting the scene perfectly for the action on the grid. The standard reel spin noise take you on an African adventure complete with drums and epic melodies, although the win noises and reel stop sounds are a little too old school for our liking. Had the development team given this game slightly more thematic sonics in this department it would have made this title complete.
Base-game wise Raging Rhino is a big slot machine. It uses a 6×4 grid to contain the reel symbols, making it one of the largest games you’ll find on the casino savannah. There are no fixed pay-lines on the grid either, as this is a ways to win game that gives you no less than 4096 different ways to making a winning combination. In addition to the standard symbols on the grid, there’s also a sunset scene wild symbol that will help you complete your prize paying combinations, and a diamond scatter that grants entry to the bonus round.
Alongside the special symbols you’ll also notice that the Raging Rhino symbols appear in stacks on each reel. These hold the key to winning it big in this online slot machine’s base-game as these stacks give you extra chances to make large multi-way winning combinations with this jackpot paying symbol on the board. If you’re going to make big money off a single spin here – then these stacks will no doubt play their part.
Stop in three or more of the special diamond scatter in Raging Rhino to activate the free spin round. The more scatters you hit, the more spins you’ll receive, from a minimum of 5 spins for 3 scatters, up to a maximum of 50 spins for 6 scatters.
You’ll get to take these on a second set of reels where the wild symbol can appear as a 2x or even a 3x multiplier on the middle four reels of the game, ramping up your chances of hitting a big winner. These scatter symbols also have a cash value attached – the game’s jackpot of 10,000 coins is available if you manage to hit all six scatters making this into one royal pay-day.
Slot Professor Says
Raging Rhino is a big slot machine in many ways – except for the most important. The winning potential from the reel game is quite small. Look at the top prizes for the biggest paying symbols and you’ll see what I mean. As with many online slots of this type, the fact that you’ve got so many different ways to win, combined with the wild multiplier in the bonus round, means that the pay-table has to be trimmed down to account for these expansive winning ways.
However, there is a real epic quality that takes over when you spin the reels of this game. It is a pleasure to play and you do get that lovely Las Vegas feeling from its base-game. The Raging Rhino bonus round does tend to be fairly volatile, paying out some big prizes at some points, but it can also be very dry – there’s nothing worse than seeing a triple paying wild land in the grid that doesn’t connect with any other symbols in view.
So what kind of playing experience can online slot machine fans expect from Raging Rhino? This is a game where even though the reels are huge and there’s tons of ways to win, you will tend to take home a huge number of small prizes. I’d therefore recommend this as a long session slot for small stakes when you’re looking to wile away some time. You’re unlikely to walk away a big winner – so take care not to walk away a big loser.