About Raging Rhino Rampage
WMS’ 4,096 win-ways Raging Rhino slot is one of the all-time greats, and one that can truly be called a game-changer. It inspired a series of similar slots from rivals like Playtech (Buffalo Blitz) and Thunderkick (Pink Elephants). Its appeal is in its mix of super-charged high variance and sharp, eye catching graphics. Players will definitely sit through long spells of no wins before hitting a big sequence driven by a dizzying combination of expanding reels, multipliers and free spins. Big Time Gaming were more than likely thinking about this kind of game when they dreamt up their revolutionary Megaways™ game engine.
Following a Megaways™ version of Raging Rhino, WMS have brought this second update to the table. It is still a six-reel game that offers from 4,096 up to 262,144 ways to win, and the visuals and soundtrack remain bang on brand, with the distant echo or charging beasts invoked at all times! The real difference here though is that the variance is a little lower to appeal to a broader audience perhaps.
To trigger wins, you’ll need to land at least three matching icons on successive reels, beginning from the leftmost reel. Bets start from $0.40 per spin.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
Raging Rhino Rampage is a medium-high volatility video slot and offers an RTP of 96.2%. So, the engine won’t feel quite as tight as in the original, but it’s still no Starburst! Expect some extended low periods before any decent win action in the free spins round. And steer clear if your preference is for casual slots play and low variance games. Top payout is 12,500x, accessible only by the lucky few through a combination of free spins, stacks and multipliers.
Symbols and Paytable
Just like in the original, low value symbols are represented by playing cards, including Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9. Ace and the King will get you 3x the bet for six of a kind, while the other playing cards offer 2.5x bet for the maximum combination.
As for the premium symbols, the Rhino will get you up to 7.5x bet, Cheetah and Gorilla are worth 5x bet for five of a kind. Land six Crocodiles or six Badgers in a winning combination and you will get 3.75x the bet.
Look out as well for the Diamond which is the Scatter that triggers free spins, and the Baobab Tree is Wild that substitutes for all regular icons to create wins.
Gameplay and Features
There are 5 different additional features included in the packed, Raging Rhino Rampage slot. Some are randomly triggered, whilst others triggered with Scatters. Here’s how it works:
Expanding Reels Feature
This is one of the randomly triggered features. Up to 6 reels can be expanded and up to 6 rows can appear on the reels, giving you up to 46,656 ways to win.
Stampeding Reels Feature
Two or more reels are transformed into Stampeding Reels, where only top paying Rhinos appear, enhancing the potential for wins significantly.
Free Games Bonus Feature
Three or more Diamond Scatters will trigger the Free Games Bonus feature. Depending on the number of Scatters landed, players will trigger 5, 8, 15, or 20 free spins at once. The Free Games Bonus comes with Stampeding Reels and Expanding Reels, and can be retriggered. Wilds can come with random 2x and 3x multipliers, applied on a win whenever a Wild is a part of the winning combination.
The Wheel Feature
This feature is and add-on that comes before the free spins start.
Players will spin the Wheel and get up to 50 free spins. At the same time there is an option to win one of three jackpots that are on the offer. Just stop the Wheel on the Mini Jackpot (25x bet), Minor Jackpot (250x stake), or the Major Jackpot (2,500x bet), to win an instant payout!
Raging Rhino Rampage is a worthy successor to the volatile original thanks to its feature-packed gameplay and very impressive win potential even at a medium variance level. The game will bring a new audience to the Raging Rhino series and one that won’t as put off by the intimidating volatility. But still, this isn’t a game to take lightly, it has a wild side and won’t let you win easily. So beware, choose your stake carefully, and play responsibly.