Released in May 2015 on desktop and mobile, The Rift is not your average slot game, that’s for sure, as it houses an unconventional structure and several interesting extra features. Developed by Thunderkick, the game is played at five reels and fixed 17 paylines, with the game screen placed against the backdrop of a dark alley, where pink smoke seems to suggest there is something magical happening in the underground.
This appears to be a high volatility slot, meaning that base line payouts are not frequent, but can multiply your stake quite a few times, with 96.3% average return to player offering decent chances of winning. Sticky Wilds, Bonus Game and The Rift Spin are the three extra features designed to improve your main game wins, and they do seem to serve its purpose.
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We have been impressed by the visual appeal of The Rift, which includes nice animations and some interesting game icons. Among these are book of spells, pocket watch, pink octopus, green potion as well as gold, silver and bronze coins. We have also enjoyed the soundtrack that allows players to fully focus on the gaming experience, although there is a chance the music tune might become a bit boring after a while.
How to Play
The Rift is played with a default wager of 100 coins, whereas players are given an opportunity to choose their total bet from $0.10 to $100.
Wild symbol can substitute for any other game icon apart from The Rift, which acts as the Bonus icon, while it only offers win on its own for five of a kind.
Three or more Bonus icons located anywhere on the game screen award entry into the main bonus round, with 10, 15 or 20 free spins played in turn.
Strategy & Tips
Get two Bonus symbols in any position to trigger The Rift spin. Any Wild not appearing on a winning line becomes a Sticky Wild, while extra 1-3 Sticky Wilds are added to the reels.
Sticky Wild icons will be locked in place and remain there until the bonus round end or until they form a winning combination with other symbols.
Obtain five Wild icons or five book of spells symbols on an active payline to receive the maximum payout of 30x your total bet.
The Rift slot is also available on tablet and smartphone, and we have no doubts that some players will prefer the mobile game to the original version, due to the identical gaming experience, yet improve accessibility.
The mobile version looks almost exactly the same as its desktop counterpart, with only Bet, Autoplay and Spin icons aligned vertically rather horizontally. Other than that, everything else looks pretty much the same.