Myth, magic and mystery are the themes on offer in The Rift, a 5 reel, 17 payline video slot from Thunderkick. The Rift in question is a dark, misty alley where magical artefacts are disappearing. The goal is to find those missing objects and turn them into treasure. The likeliest way to do that is via the respins with added wilds and the free spins round with sticky wilds. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
As usual for a Thunderkick powered game, the design here impresses. Set against a misty cobbled street, the reels include a selection of coins, a green vial, a pocket watch and somewhat strangely an octopus. The most lucrative symbol is the books of spells which pays 30 times your total bet if you land 5 on a payline. There’s also a wild.
Look out for The Rift logo – land 2 of them in the same spin and you’ll trigger the Rift Spin feature. Any wild that isn’t part of a winner is then held and between 1 and 3 other wilds added. A respin then follows with the extra wilds in play.
The main attraction, the Bonus Game feature, comes by landing 3 or more of The Rift logo symbols on the same spin. Your reward here is 10, 15 or 20 free spins. Any wilds that hit during the free spins are locked in place until they form part of a winning combination.
Look out too for The Rift logo symbols during the free spins – every time 1 of them lands, it will activate 1 step on The Rift Seal. Every third step that is filled will add another 2 free spins to your tally and bring another sticky wild into play.
You can expect to see the Rift Spins at regular intervals – the Bonus Game feature itself is harder to come by. The sticky wilds can make it worth the wait though as you could win 815 times your bet on every spin. We didn’t find The Rift to be an especially volatile game – we’d put the variance in the middle so you can expect plenty of play for your investment.
There’s plenty of back story on offer in The Rift – the design is as high end as usual and the features aren’t bad. We thought it just lacked a little something. It’s not a bad game by any means but we’ve enjoyed the more madcap nature of some Thunderkick video slots than this trip down a strange dark alley – I recommend both Esqueleto Explosivo and Full Moon Romance.