Join three adventurers on a wild expedition on the slot from Thunderkick. The Riders Of The Storm will take their flying ship straight into the eye of a gigantic storm for a hair-raising roller coaster ride. Dare to stay on board with mystery wild reels, multipliers wilds and a bonus game with four free spins modes and you could be rewarded with wins of up to 26,426 times your bet.
Riders Of The Storm is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Ride through the thunderous clouds on desktop, mobile or tablet from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP from 96.14% to 96.15%, based on which free spins round is chosen.
Dark, thunderous clouds can be seen in the background of the wooden-framed game window. Two light from oil lamps is intermittently interrupted by violent lightning strikes as the flying ship is approaching the storm. The three adventurers feature prominently on the reels together with some typical ship props.
Eloquently crafted card royals from 9 through to A feature at the low end of the paytable, awarding 2x to 4x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a hook, an anchor and a ship steering wheel at the medium level, paying 6x to 8x your bet when five land across the reels. The premium symbols are the ship’s mechanic, a female with a harpoon and the ship’s captain. Hit five to win 10x to 15x your stake.
An intricate icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular symbols and appearing on all reels with an x1, x2, x3, x4 or x5 multiplier. More than one multiplier wild in a winning combo are not added or multiplied by each other. The multiplier is only applied to the wins containing a multiplier wild. A compass acts as the scatter with minimum three needed to trigger the bonus round.
Thunderkick went all out on this game and has given it not just a sky-high win potential but also packed it to the brim with random and bonus features. So buckle up for a volatile ride as the storm approaches and the features are triggered.
On any spin in the base game, you could see up to four reels lighting up, announcing the trigger of the random Mystery Wild Reels feature. Each highlighted reel will turn into a stacked wild reel for the current spin.
Landing three or more compass scatters in one spin will trigger the Bonus Game Selector with four free spins mode, each featuring a stacked premium or wild symbol, a fixed multiplier wild and a walking wild feature. Plus, you’ll get a coin win of 2x, 20x and 200x your bet for three, four and five scatters respectively.
The game will lead to a second screen, displaying the four options. You are free to select any of them on each trigger. They have varying volatility, so choose wisely. Yet again, multiplier wilds apply only when they are part of a winning combo.
During the feature, three or more scatters landing on a free spin will retrigger a random number of free spins – 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 or 13 extra free spins, up to three times. The scatters are removed from the reels after the third retrigger.
And that’s not all, as any wild landing on a free spin will trigger the Walking Wild Respin feature. The reels will respin with the wild moving one reel to the left until all in view disappear from the screen. The number of free spins is not reduced during the respins. No new walking wilds will appear in one respin sequence after four new walking wilds landed in the current sequence.
Well, it looks like the team at Thunderkick didn’t go for a breezy and light game in the summer holiday period. Instead, they packed it full with features and a mega win potential in the free spins exceeding 26,000 times your bet. Not that it will happen every day, but it elevates Riders Of The Storm into the same class as some of the most popular slots such as Jammin’n Jars, Dead or Alive II or 300 Shields Extreme. Time will tell if it will be able to stay in the category.