Riders of the Storm Unleashed by Thunderkick and Already Exclusively Playable at Casumo Casino!
Thunderkicks latest slot release Riders of the Storm is scheduled for general release on the 11th of September, thankfully you can check this slot out early if you head over to Casumo Casino who currently have an exclusive on this release until that date.
Riders of the Storm is a 243-way release from Thunderkick and come packed with a variety of interesting features including Wild Reels, Walking Wilds, Free Spins, Wild Multipliers and an Random Bonus Option.
If we were looking to pigeonhole this slot then the closest would be a combination of Immortal Romance’s (Microgaming) Wild Desire combined with the Wilds from Jack and the Beanstalk (NetEnt) with added Multiplier Wilds, bonus re-triggers and volatility-based bonus select screen, basically lots of exciting stuff going on!
The Mystery Wilds Feature activates randomly in the base game and when the storm occurs up to 4 wild reels can be added, which definitely helps to produce plenty of excitement and win potential as you can see in the screenshots below when we managed to get a high paying symbol and 3 wild reels!
The bonus round is triggered with the usual 3 scatters, but then presents you with a variety of different free spins options, you are given the choice of lower multipliers and more spins, or higher multipliers with fewer spins with specific stacked symbols along with a random pick option which can contain stacked wilds and make this bonus round particularly exciting.
The Walking Multiplier Wilds come into play during the bonus round and will shift left one position each spin during the bonus round, whilst these wilds are present on the reels your free spins total isn’t used up and can really help to prolong the bonus round.
Riders of the Storm Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Riders of the Storm Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Yes|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.14%-96.15%.|
Mystery Wild Reels
The Mystery Wild Reels is activated randomly in the base game during a spin, with a rumble of a storm crackling Wild Reels are then added to the reels, this can range anywhere from 1 up to 4 wilds reels, given the 243-way payline structure this can result in some huge wins.
The Walking Multiplier Wilds are only present during the free spins bonus round, the multiplier value is awarded from the bonus select screen (2x up to 5x) when wilds land in view they are held in position on the reels and will walk one position to the left on each successive spin.
Whilst wilds are present on the reels your remaining free spins are not used up which really helps to extend the bonus round.
Once the bonus round has been triggered you are then presented with an options screen to tailor your bonus to how volatile you want to make it, you can opt for greater multipliers and fewer spins or vice versa as shown below. With 1 totally random option available with the added twist that this can also reward stacked wilds as the stacked symbol option!
Riders of the Storm Slot
Riders of the Storm is a thoroughly enjoyable slot from Thunderkick and well worth checking out, we probably playtested this slot way longer than we needed to and that is a good sign!
We really wanted to see the full potential of the Stacked Wilds that can be awarded in the Random Pick bonus feature, the most volatile option available, although we were unable to get a massive win with potentially 5x multiplier walking wilds that are stacked should peek your interest!
The base game is also capable of some decent hits and even more so during the Mystery Wilds Feature, but you are dependant on the multiplier wilds in the base game for decent hits.
Our advice would be to opt for the random bonus feature each time, in the hope of getting stacked wilds, whilst the RTP values differ very slightly this option definitely has some insane potential with multiplier wilds.
However do no be deceived that the reels suddenly become dripping in wild symbols, there are stacks, but these are small stacks of wilds, so the biggest of wins will be very rare!
Overall though well worth checking out for Thunderkicks usual high quality and some very exciting bonus features!
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