ABOUT THE GREAT RHINO DELUXE SLOT
We’re heading back to Africa for the next chapter of Pragmatic’s clearly profitable Great Rhino series. This deadly beast’s third outing comes hot on the heels of the Megaways™ game, and it looks eerily similar in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The rich, well-crafted visuals provide a nice backdrop to a medium-high volatility game where the thrills come from landing stacks of Rhinos that lock in for re-spins, or hitting the free spins round, where multipliers may help drive you closer to the top payout of (small) 6,000x. It’s a fun ride that’s less daunting than WMS’s other fantastic rhino slot, Raging Rhino, so it’ll certainly appeal to a wider audience. Let’s take a look to learn more.
THE GAME, SYMBOLS, AND GRAPHICS
With the emblem blazing over the top, the 5×3 reel set appears identical to the other Great Rhino games. A dark grassland in the backdrop is lightened up by orange and golden sunshine and dotted with African species such as zebra and rhino. Keep an eye out for the captivating African drum music that begins playing as soon as you start the game. The cards, from Queen to Ace, are the lower-value symbols, while the animals — hyenas, silverback gorillas, cheetahs, and crocodiles – are the higher-value emblems.
The rhino is the most powerful of them all, paying out 20 times for five on a payline. There’s also a Wild, which is symbolized by a rhino head on a coin and is worth 25x if you get five of these in a row. Except for the sunset scatter, which is necessary to start the bonus round, he substitutes for all others.
RTP, VARIANCE, AND PAYOUTS
Great Rhino Deluxe may appear to have high, high variance written all over it, but it’s actually in the middle of the spectrum, so don’t anticipate the roller-coaster ride of other high volatility Pragmatic games like Book of Tut. Instead, the game is pretty consistent, with a peak payout of only 6,000x. Still enjoyable, but not on par with other games this year. There are no complaints about the RTP, which is set at 96.5 percent, and you may start spinning for as little as $0.20 each spin.
FEATURES AND GAMEPLAY
It’s all about spinning, spinning, spinning! Here’s how Great Rhino Deluxe improves the base game to increase the number of victories…
Multipliers and Super Re-Spins
When two of the top-paying Rhino symbols appear on the same spin, the Super Re-Spins feature is activated. The two stacks are locked at this point, and three re-spins follow. Only Rhinos (or empty spaces) appear on the reels during the re-spins. When a new Rhino appears, another re-spin is added to the total. And… Rhinos now have multipliers, which means that when they occur in a win line, your winnings are multiplied.
Major and Grand Jackpots are available.
If 14 Rhinos are visible at the end of the re-spins feature, the Major Jackpot pays out at 375x. The ultimate payout of the 500x Mega Jackpot is triggered if ALL 15 slots on the reels are filled with Rhinos.
The free spins round is triggered by the sunset scatter symbol. To gain 10 spins, you must land three or more on reels 2, 3, and 4. Any Rhino that lands during this small bonus round is collected. When the ten spins are up, all of the Rhinos are randomly placed back into the reels, perhaps generating a big set of prizes.
It’s a simple slot with little differences from the original two versions of Great Rhino, but it’s still a lot of fun. In a world of forgettable slots, this one stands out with its beautiful design and distinctive music. The features are simple, and the maximum payoff isn’t spectacular, but the re-spins are frequent and enticing enough to keep you interested throughout. Summer 2022 will be a blast.