ALL ABOUT RIDERS OF THE STORM SLOT
Thunderkick have a special place in our hearts here at The Slot Buzz. Big Time Gaming may have bust open a whole new world of Megaways™ fun in the last 12 months, and for that reason they are on their way to becoming the biggest and the best, yet no one does slots quite like Thunderkick. From the psychedelic 4,096 ways-to-win madness of Pink Elephants, to the paired-back, simple awesomeness of high variance super slot, Fruit Warp, via sci-fi type games like The Rift, Thunderkick have delivered some of the most engaging and thrilling slots we’ve ever played.
And now after something of a hiatus, this Swedish developer is back with a bang to unleash a steam-punk special on us called Riders of the Storm. No, it’s not a tribute to the 60s stoners, The Doors. This game is a 243 ways to win, 5 reel number, complete with a host of wild features, and a nice free spins round where you get to choose the number of spins and the volatility of the gameplay.
Get ready to be punked and play from 10p to £100 per spin.
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
Riders of the Storm is a simple 5 reel by 3 row slot with 243 ways to win. As you might expect from the title of this game, the scene is a dark and epic one, matched by a moody soundtrack, and dark foreboding clouds providing the backdrop to the reel set. The lower value symbols are the cards 10 through to Ace, along with the hooks, anchors and wheels of the ship. Premium symbols are the engineer, the huntress and the ship’s captain, who is worth 15x for five on a payline.
There is also a very important wild to look out for, which looks like a crystal ball and can come as a basic wild, walking wild and multiplier wild.
Finally, watch out for the compass scatter which opens up a choice of four free spins rounds with varying volatility and spins.
Riders of the Storm Features
In the base game the Crystal Ball wild may appear with a 2x multipliers. There is also the possibility of getting up to 4 Stacked Wild reels in the Mystery Wild Reels feature.
The Free Spins round is where things get really interesting though. You’ll need the compass scatter to trigger these, which itself can land you a tasty pay off. 3, 4 or 5 scatters gets you 2, 20 or 200x your stake AND triggers the free spins round.
There are four free spins options from which you get to choose:
The Mechanical Engineer: 15 spins and 2x walking wild, 96.14% RTP
The Huntress: 10 spins and 3x walking wild, 96.15% RTP
The Patricarch Captain: 6 spins and5x walking wild, 96.14% RTP
Mystery Option: Between 6 and 15 spins, random walking wild from 2x to 5x, 96.14% RTP.
NOTE: One of the strengths of the free spins round is the chance of re-triggering up to 3x by landing more scatters – up to 33 extra spins in total.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Riders of the Storm is one of the best Thunderkick slots we’ve seen in quite some time. It delivers in all the best ways we expect from this Swedish outfit – its design is beautifully executed giving the game an epic and moody atmosphere. And when it comes to gameplay, it’s always engaging, with the chance to rack up wins of up to 25,000x + in an enjoyable free spins round where walking wilds and varying volatility keep you on your toes throughout.