Raging Rhino Slot Review
Raging Rhino Game Details
|Jackpot:||5,200 x Stake|
|Auto Play Feature:||Yes|
Where To Play Raging Rhinoslots apps and many land-based casinos all around the world.
In this 2021 Raging Rhino slot review, you’ll learn everything you know about the game, including where and how to play, the symbols, payouts, bonus features and how to win the jackpot.
Developed by WMS (previously known as Williams Interactive) Raging Rhino is, today, pushed out via SG Gaming’s platform; the game has also recently seen a sequel released; Raging Rhino Megaways, which, of course, utilises Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic. We’ll be focusing on the original version of the slot in this review, however.
Raging Rhino is built around a unique layout and you’ll see a 6-reel, 4-row format in play. The game uses a 4096-ways-to-win mechanic, so you don’t need to worry about matching symbols on paylines; instead, wins are formed by matching three or more symbols from left-to-right; their position on the reels is irrelevant.
The game can be played from as little as .40 credits per spin, and, casino-dependant, you can spin up to 400 credits per game; more than enough for even the most ambitious high-rollers out there. Today, I’m going to be giving you an in-depth look at what you can expect when you play Raging Rhino for yourself.
How To Play
Raging Rhino was, when delivered in Flash format, a little bit “dated” – and this meant the user-interface was a little hard to navigate.
Thankfully, SG Gaming made the decision to port the game over to HTML5 and this has allowed players to enjoy somewhat of an “enhanced” version of the game with easier staking options and smoother, better functioning reels.
Selecting your bet is done at the bottom of the screen, although I’ll admit it can be a bit confusing at first. This is because it doesn’t say “bet size”, but rather “bet multiplier”. However, it means the same thing – it’s just WMS’ weird little way of laying things out!
Unfortunately, unlike the Flash version of the game it’s no longer possible to quick spin (or slam stop as it’s sometimes known) the reels. However, the HTML5 version does see the autoplay function returning; something that disappeared from all WMS games a few years ago due to compliance issues.
Autoplay lets you set up to 100 spins to play out automatically, and you can toggle it on or off by clicking the small button with an “A” in the middle, next to the main stake selection button. Once you’re ready to begin playing (and you’ve selected your stake size correctly) you just need to hit the “Spin” button which is found at the bottom right-hand-corner of the screen!
Symbols and Payouts
Something I noticed when I first played Raging Rhino (many, many years ago) is that all of the symbols can pay really well; this is thanks to the ‘ways-to-win’ mechanic. Even landing a decent number of the lowest-value symbols all across the screen can result in 100X+ your stake wins, and this is pretty unusual for a non-Megaways slot today.
The game uses a combination of symbols on the reels, and the lower-paying symbols are all traditional playing card values, including 10, jack, queen, king, and ace. WMS have also opted to add a 9 into the mix; this is the lowest-paying symbol in the game, although as I mentioned, even this low-value symbol can produce some healthy wins if you manage enough 6-of-a-kind combos!
The higher-paying symbols are all specific to the theme, and you can expect to see a number of animals from the desert making an appearance on the reels. This includes a Cheetah, a Crocodile, a Gorilla and, of course, the Rhino himself.
The Rhino is the highest-paying symbol (he actually pays out for matching a 2-of-a-kind combination) and a 6-of-a-kind combo will award you a payout of 7.5X your stake.
That might not sound like much, but when you consider the Rhino is stacked across all reels you don’t have to be a slots expert to see the game has some serious potential.
Remember that win-potential I mentioned in the previous section? That’s amplified during the bonus feature, during which it’s possible to win well upwards of 5,000X your stake. Below, I’m going to talk about the main bonus round you’ll find in Raging Rhino.
I’m also going to talk about a feature which is found in the land-based version of the slot but not online. This will come after the main bonus round, which I’ll cover now.
Raging Rhino is all about the bonus, and the Free Spins feature is triggered by landing three, four, five or six of the Diamond scatter symbols anywhere in view. Doing so will award you 8, 15, 20 or 50 free-spins respectively, and you’ll now be taken to a slightly different set of reels where the wilds have some “perks” attached.
Each time one of the wild symbols lands in view, it will transform into either a 2X or a 3X multiplier. These wild multipliers multiply against one another too. Let’s imagine you land two 3X wild multipliers in view; if they both form part of a win, the total win will be multiplied by 9X.
If you land three wild multipliers – all showing a 3X – the total win will be multiplied by 27X!
It’s actually possible to land the wild multiplier symbols on the middle four reels, so you can, technically, land four 3X wild multipliers. This is where the major money is, and if you’re lucky enough to do just that and land a Rhino on the first and last reel you’re going to walk away with far more than 1,000X your stake!
The Rhino Rampage feature is only available in the land-based versions of the game, and there’s not really any explanation as to why.
It’s a randomly triggering feature, and on any spin (before the reels have stopped in place) intense music begins to play and you’ll see an animation of Rhinos stacking across all reels. Basically, more Rhino symbols are added to the reels for that spin, increasing your chances of landing a big win.
Jackpot and How To Win
Raging Rhino offers a maximum win of around 5,200X your stake.
This win can only be achieved during the bonus round, and it requires you to land a stack of Rhinos on the first reel, a bunch of 3X wild multipliers and Rhinos on the 6th reel.
However, don’t think it’s an impossible feat; there are YouTube videos of people hitting this win, and what I really like is that unlike other game developers – Play’n Go being a good example – if you hit the maximum win the bonus round doesn’t just end.
You get to continue playing, meaning you could, theoretically, hit the 5,200X max win twice (or more) in a single free-spins bonus. However, the game does have a maximum win of £250,000 or currency equivalent built into it. Personally I’d be happy enough with that though!
In terms of how to win, there aren’t any ways for you to gain an “edge” on the game as it’s completely random. However, your best chance of winning a large amount of money while playing Raging Rhino is by triggering the bonus round – so I’d recommend you give the slot a couple of hundred spins at least, as it can be quite hard to bonus, and it’s the bonus you’ll need if you’re going in search of those mega hits.
WMS have, in the past, struggled with their online games. While their land-based slots are widely regarded as being industry leading their online iGaming team seem to have struggled to really “crack” the product end users experience. This has resulted in slots that have funny-looking spin animations, and, in my opinion, some pretty dated-looking games.
Thankfully, their HTML5 releases have pretty much sorted this problem, and the move to HTML5 has also brought about another major benefit; WMS slots can now be played from most mobile devices, something which, in the past, wasn’t possible.
So you just need to find a good mobile casino and you can now take the game with you in your pocket and play from anywhere!
Raging Rhino renders well in all browsers, including Chrome, Safari and Firefox, but I should point out that if you are playing from an iPad or iPhone the game is optimized for the Safari browser.
Raging Rhino will go down in history as being one of the video slots that truly made it “mainstream.”
The game is loved by both new and experienced slots players, and the bonus round’s big win-potential offers up some juicy action for those willing to grind out a relatively boring base-game.
The fact that the autoplay function has returned to the game is a major bonus too, and if you haven’t yet tried Raging Rhino I strongly recommend you give it a go for yourself!
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Last Updated on February 21, 2021