Description and Review: Er. Wow. Raging Rhino is the new one from WMS Interactive and, er, wow. I think I’ve already said that but it’s worth repeating. This is just your average 4,096 payline, super high variance slot with a new, Any Way game engine.
Apparently, it was released as a land based slot machine some time in 2013, but we all seem to have missed it. It must have been popular though, as here is Raging Rhino – the online slot, only a year or so later.
And it is a monster game. Pun intended. Confusing, but definitely a monster.
The theme here is wild nature. As well as the Rhino, there’s a Crocodile, a Leopard, a Gorilla and more. The symbols are nicely designed, but I’m not sure what the Diamond symbol has to do with the nature concept, though.
The first thing you’ll notice is that, as soon as you click ‘spin’, the reels (a 6×4 grid) expand to cover the game logo. They stay like this until you hit a win. At this point, you’ll see the win lines in the top right hand corner.
Are Any Way Wins The Same As Win Both Ways?
When I started playing Raging Rhino, I mistakenly assumed that the ‘AnyWay’ feature of this game was simply Williams’ equivalent of wins paying left to right AND right to left. It isn’t. Basically what the AnyWay feature does is mean that, although wins only pay left to right, there are no set paylines.
Get any three or more symbols (two or more for the animal symbols) anywhere on adjacent reels and you’ve won, providing the first symbol is on the first reel. Hence, the 4,096 possible winning combinations.
For example, getting one Rhino symbol on Reel 1 and two others in any position on Reel 2 will trigger two wins.
Another example: a ‘Q’ on Reel 1, two on Reel 2 and 3 on Reel 3 will give you 6 winning combinations.
It takes a bit of getting used to, but it does add a lot to the base game of this particular slot.
So, while Raging Rhino is definitely high variance, this AnyWay thing means it isn’t boring. Compare it to something like Rumpel Wildspins by Novomatic, for example. They both have RTP percentages of around 95%-96%, but where Rumpel Wildspins is dead spin after dead spin, Raging Rhino most certainly isn’t.
Don’t Bore Me…What About The Huge Wins?
As you’d expect, the big wins are definitely in the free spins round. It might be difficult to hit, but once you’re there, you’ll be smiling like you woke up next to a naked Angelina Jolie (or Brad Pitt, depending on your personal preference!).
This is because the wild symbols suddenly add multipliers to your wins (x2 or x3 for each wild) and because re-triggering the free spins happens surprisingly frequently. This is mainly because, in the bonus, you only need two Diamond symbols to get more free spins.
So, Matt, how much did you win? I hear you ask. Well, valued Slots Universe.net visitor – my biggest win was 2880.00 – from a 1.60 bet. My lowest was 116.00 – also from a 1.60 bet. As you can bet up to 60.00 per spin, you can see the possibilities for truly mega-big hits here.
While Raging Rhino is not WMS’ most compelling slot, they certainly know who this game is aimed at. High variance, high volatility. High risk. If that sounds like you, by all means give the free demo a try, but really we both know that real money is where it’s at for you. Raging Rhino – the online slot – can deliver the big wins you crave.
Game Information: 6 Reel, 4096 Win Line Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: The Tree. This substitutes for all except the Diamond symbol. It appears on Reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Scatter Symbol:The Diamond. Appearing on any reel, three or more scattered Diamonds trigger the free spins round.
Three scattered Diamonds give 8 free spins; four gives 15; five gives 20 and six awards 50 free spins.
An additional prize is awarded depending on the number of triggering symbols.
Free Spins: During the free spins round, Wild symbols give a 2x or 3x multiplier where they occur in a winning combination.
The round can be re-triggered by hitting two or more Diamond symbols scattered on the reels. Two Diamonds award an additional 5 free spins; three, four, five and six gives 8, 15, 20 and 50 more spins respectively.
Coin Sizes: Bet sizes are 0.40, 0.80, 1.20, 1.60, 2.00, 2.40, 2.80, 3.20, 3.60, 4.00, 60.00, 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 16.00, 20.00, 24.00, 28.00, 32.00, 36.00, 40.00, 50.00 and 60.00.