Released: January, 2019
Software: Play’n GO
The power of dinosaurs has been around for many years now, with each new tale or historical find fuelling our obsession even more. In a celebration of all that roars into the moist air of the jungle of our past and imaginations, Play’n GO has created a fantastic jurassic themed pokie that is sure to win over thousands of gamers.
What makes this heavily themed slot such a delight to play, is that there’s no adventurers to follow but only the dinosaurs themselves. This in turn makes for a less traditional rendition of what you may have seen from similar themed one armed bandits before. That being said, there’s no true innovation in terms of aesthetic design or layout.
One of the most adhering features of Raging Rex is that all the symbols have a uniqueness to them that is so often missing from themed slot machines. Consequently, while there’s still high and low value icons resulting in different payout sizes, the experience feels much more immersive than the titles that have card suit imagery.
The paytable holds 12 symbols in all, with them separated into six high value icons and six low value ones. The higher end ones consist of different species of dinosaur, as well as a flaming asteroid, while the others are fossilized bugs in a variety of coloured finishes; out of all of these icons, the t-rex and asteroid are the only bonus activating features.
Part of the reason the gameplay is so enjoyable is due to the amazing graphics that the brand have employed; this 4×6 grid is simply dripping with high quality, colourful imagery. As for how to play, those controls are less impressive, as they adhere to similar rules as any other pokie: users need to match symbols in groups. However, in Raging Rex the players can have a combo of six. This, technically, should be fairly straightforward to achieve, as the grid is a 4,096 ways to play.
However, while that’s pretty much standards, there’s no end of re-spins and free spins, courtesy of the t-rex and wild icon, which we’ll come to soon. To activate the reels and get started, choose a wagering amount between 0.20 and 100 credits; the amount you bet determines the value of the paytable icons.
This is where Raging Rex comes into its own. There’s a lot of features to savour the taste of while gaming, one of which is the Rampage Feature; this is activated when you fully stack the t-rex symbol of the paytable. Not only does this deliver some stellar 3D graphics, but it also introduces re-spins into the mix as the t-rex travels towards the first reel.
As for the scatters (the asteroid), the number of spins you’ll be awarded is dependent on how many you match: to get the full 30 games you need to get a six of a kind combination. During Raging Spins, these spins get ramped up a notch, as users will be able to choose between the Wild Hunt and Primal Rage features. The Wild Hunt bonus delivers wilds that offers multipliers worth up to x243 of your bet, while the Primal Rage lands a t-rex on the grid once more.
Going back to what we mentioned in the Gameplay section, that your wager impacts the expected returns, we come to the wins you can potentially score throughout the game. Assuming you go all in, the most you can make is x5,000 of your stake.
It would be all too easy to say that Raging Rex is simply a game of stunning graphics, but it’s so much more than that – it has immersive features also. We wouldn’t say that the bonuses are truly innovative, but the sheer number of them helps make this a game of longevity. All dinosaur fans, and maybe even those of you who aren’t, are sure to love every spin of the reels of this Play’n GO title.