Step into the dark and mysterious world of horror and “entities beyond man’s comprehension” as the Rift video slot is officially introduced by its creators. This game is an acquired taste and it is meant to appeal to all the fantasy lovers and to the fans of enigmatic, and secretive world.
Despite being somewhat darker in tone, this 5-reel 17-paylines game is bound to bring effective entertainment to all the gamers who dare to step out of their comfort zone in order to claim hefty winnings and some serious payouts that are there for the taking with the theoretical return to player of 96,3%.
The Rift game is developed by a young Swedish gaming company Thunderkick located in Stockholm and with a Maltese gaming licence. Driven by passion in developing amusing games, Thunderkick strives to bring quality before quantity by doing all game and platform development in-house.
The company is a team of former Net Entertainment employees who released their first game in early 2014. Thunderkick have a mission to kick-start a change in the gaming industry by enhancing the overall user experience of playing at online casinos.
How to Play
Exciting world of mystery and magical artefacts is entered by pushing an action button that gets all the symbols going on 5×3 reels. Magical book, pocket watch, bottle of potion and octopus are joined by four types of old coins all presented through cutting-edge graphics.
Lining up at least three same symbols anywhere on a single payline will earn you the possibility to collect winnings in this 17-payline platform. Players can choose their bets starting from $0.10 up to $100, and this applies to the total bet, rather than bet per line as that is usually the case.
The Rift has Wilds available on all reels which substitute all other symbols only if it lines up a winning combination with at least one more symbol it stands for. The game also features Bonus symbols, which would initiate the Rift Spin if two of them are collected anywhere on the reels. Getting three or more Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels wins you a Bonus game with any additional bonus symbol granting you 5 additional free spins. Initial number of spins in the bonus game depends on the number of bonus symbols and 2, 3, 4 and five icons will get you 1, 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively.
Two Wilds can be pretty easy to acquire and triggering a Rift spin is not that uncommon, but things become quite interesting when you hit 3 Scatters. When a Rift spin is triggered, any Wild not appearing on a winning payline will become a Sticky Wild.
What is more, you will get one to three more Sticky Wilds in random order on the reels that will further enhance your chance of winning. Sticky Wilds will lock into their positions and will then stay sticky for the rest of the game on until they become part of the winning pay line.
A more dramatic feel to the game is added at this time as a big circle of 9 spots is shown in the dark and for every Rift spot you earn during free spins one spot in the circle will be highlighted.
Every third step will grant you 2 additional Free Spins, but the game seems a bit unclear on how many free spins you can get. All you know is that players will be rewarded with “increasing amount of Sticky Wilds” the more scatter symbols you collect.
Betting at maximum $100 will get you the chance of earning $3,000 for collecting five symbols of a magical book and hitting it in all of the paylines would ideally grant you a payout of $51,000. It is pretty substantial amount to spin for which makes this game attractive to those aiming for heavy winnings.
The Rift is not your ordinary slot game and is not intended to attract a wide audience despite the vast range of possible bets starting at $0,10 to $100. Dark theme of mysterious and out of this world creatures and magical artefacts is followed by dramatic music and they are quite different to the majority of other slot games.
The game is available starting from 4 May on both desktop and mobile devices and Thunderkick are hoping it will be a huge hit, but it is bound to have a narrow audience.