One of the most iconic slots of all time has just gone through a Megaways makeover. Raging Rhino by Scientific Games subsidiary WMS received the highest accolades when it was released on casino floors and led the developer to create an online version in 2015. It quickly became a favourite at online casinos too and has since featured permanently in the list for most played slots.
However, after five years of the “Rhino” roaring shout blaring from the speakers it had accumulated some dust and aging marks. What a better opportunity to pair it with the immensely popular Megaways engine, which will give the raging rhino a new lease of life. Cascading reels, reactive wins as well as a free spins round with unlimited multipliers and the well-known Rhino wild multipliers can lead to wins exceeding 10,000 times your stake. We venture to say it could go to 50,000 times on a very lucky spin, however, the maximum is limited by the provider at 250,000 credits.
Raging Rhino Megaways is a video slot with six reels, two to seven rows and 324 to 117,649 ways to win. Playable on desktop and mobile, it comes with bet sizes from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin. The RTP of the original is 95.90% and we expect the Megaways version to be in the same range.
The number of ways from 324 to the maximum is randomly determined for every spin. At the start, symbols drop from the top onto the six reels based on the random selection. In addition, the extra reel at the top of the game window spins four symbols into view extending from reels two to five and thus adding an extra symbol position to those reels. A display at the top shows the total amount of active ways to win for the spin.
Wins are paid for adjacent symbols from left to right. The symbols from a winning combination are part of a reaction which will see them explode to make room for new symbols to drop into place. The spin sequence continues as long as a new winning combination occurs after a reaction. Wins are accumulated from all reactions and paid before the next spin starts.
WMS decided to keep the entire visual appearance of the original and only added the horizontal reel and the display for the current ways to win. The reels are populated with card royals from 9 to A at the low end, paying 0.8x to 1.75x your bet for a single six of a kind. The high-value symbols have been kept too, in ascending order they are porcupines, crocodiles, cheetahs, gorillas and rhinos. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 25x your bet.
The wild symbols is a sunset-soaked tree and will appear in the base game in the horizontal reel only. During the free spins, it can also appear from reel two to five. It is substituting for all regular symbols except the scatter which is the well-known glittering diamond.
Raging Rhino Megaways Slot Features
Other than the usual Megaways action which can lead to sizeable wins in the base game, there is only one feature that holds the key to the big money. Four to six diamond scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence will trigger 8 Free Spins, which can be retriggered when minimum three diamonds land during the feature, and that with no limits.
The main attraction though in the free spins is the unlimited multiplier that can combine with multiplier wilds. It will increase by x1 after every winning reaction. Plus, wilds landing on reels two to five or the horizontal reel can reveal an x2, x3 or x5 win multiplier, which are multiplied by each other.
WMS has also kept the bonus guarantee from the original. It will come into play any time you win less than 10x your bet from the free spins round and will top up the amount to equal 10 times your stake.
The world wide web is literally plastered with screenshots and stories of huge wins, near misses and merciless defeats at the hand of the at times hot tempered rhino. I am sure there will be now a new flood, repeating the same but featuring the Raging Rhino Megaways remake. WMS keeping the visuals exactly as on the original will be welcome by some and seen as a lazy job by others. Either way, the slot looks destined to stay in the top lists for years to come.