Released: May 2016
Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.10 and up
It might seem fairly obvious what this game has been created based upon, but Thunderkick make sure that its theme is very much thoroughly incorporated into it. A mysterious rift has appeared in a murky back alley of town, according to the developer, and it’s feeding on all the world’s magical artefacts. It’s your job to collect them all before they are sucked through the rift. The only question that remains is, can you do it in time? As soon as you load up the game, you’ll be able to see the fissure in question, spilling vibrant purple mist from within. You’ll also be able to see a wall in the background, which has been marked with some kind of magical symbol, and this is something that comes into play throughout the game. Not only that, but a mysterious soundtrack has also been included within, ensuring that the atmosphere while you’re gaming is the best that it can be.
Seal Up the Gap!
The game offers up a very standard layout of five reels and three rows, meaning that you’ll have a genuine and regular interface to play on. Thunderkick have also included a total of 17 different pay lines as well, and these are fixed in place. It’s upon this layout that you’re able to find the various icons included within. These begin with four different coins made of different metals – a copper one, a bronze one, a silver one and a golden one. Four other standard icons have also been added to the game, starting with the green bottle of perfume and followed by the purple-coloured octopus relic. There’s also a classic looking pocket watch, as well as a glistening book, and all of these are about to be pulled down the rift, unless you can stop it from happening.
As noted, the lines themselves may not be customisable in any way, but playing the game does allow you to change around the wager that you place per spin. All you need to do to change this is click on the button that looks like a casino chip and this will present you with various different values, beginning from £0.10 and rising up to the highest value of £100. This is what provides the game with its maximum overall bet. In addition, the ‘Auto Play‘ button next to the chip allows you to spin up to 5,000 consecutive rounds at the same wager level.
Claim the Artefacts!
Obviously, when you’re doing battle against such a magical entity, you’ll need some great additional assistance, and Thunderkick provides players of this game with some amazing specialities. The first of these is its wild icon, and this can substitute for any other icon on the reels, with the exception of the bonus symbol, in order to form a winning combination. Furthermore, this also acts as a sticky wild during the Rift Feature, remaining on the reels for the duration.
And speaking of the Rift Feature, this is triggered when two bonus symbols show up in any location on the reels. The bonus icon is represented by the game’s own logo, and once the Rift Spin round is triggered, any wild not appearing as part of a win becomes the aforementioned sticky wild. In addition to this, between one and three more sticky wilds will be placed randomly on the reels.
One further perk of the bonus symbol is that whenever you spin three or more of them onto the reels in any location, you’ll trigger the freespins round. Three of the bonus icons provide 10 freespins, four will offer up 15 freespins and five give you a total of 20 freespins. Any of these icons showing up during the freespins round will grant an additional five freespins. Each bonus symbol that appears on the reels will also activate one step on the Rift seal (the magical symbol showing on the wall in the background), and this continues until the seal is completely filled. Every third step will grant you two additional freespins and adds one more sticky wild to every remaining spin in the bonus game.
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The Final Word
We think that The Rift is a great offering from Thunderkick. It has a wonderful base theme behind it and incorporates some of the best special features that we’ve experienced throughout our slot game reviews. And furthermore, the soundtrack, setting and overall enjoyment factor of game play ensures an entertaining time is had by all who opt to play it.