Great Rhino Megaways
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Great Rhino Megaways is a brand new safari-themed slot created by the team at Pragmatic Play. This time you will be travelling back to the African Savannah and as the title of the slot already has revealed, the rhino is the one in the spotlight this time. You might be thinking that the title seems slightly familiar, and in this case you are right. Pragmatic have taken their well-known Great Rhino slot and just slightly adjusted it to become a Megaways slot, because the thing here is that they have gotten a license from Big Time Gaming for their famous game engine.
There is nothing standard about the set up of this slot, with a total of 6 reels and between 2 and 7 rows of symbols on them. Above this main reel set you will also be seeing a horizontal bonus reel giving extra symbols placed over the four middle reels. At the most there will be up to 200 704 ways to win, of course thanks to the Megaways system. Bets can be varied starting from a minimum of 0.20 per spin and up to a maximum of 100 per spin, also giving you the choice of playing manually or activating auto-play with up to 100 spins at a time. The maximum win is at a 20 000x your total bet.
This slot has an RTP that ranges between 96.48% and 96.58% and is highly volatile. You will find a couple of staple Megaways features here, including tumbling reels as well as a free spins feature with expanding multipliers. As well as these two features, there is an Ante Bet feature. There are also scatter symbols and wild symbols in play.
With Great Rhino Megaways being released by Pragmatic Play, we were hoping to see quite a couple of interesting features going on. Unfortunately, this didn't happen and we are left with just a couple of pretty standard features. There are of course scatters and wilds in play. Also, you will see an Ante Bet feature, Tumble feature and a Free Spins feature.
After every winning combination you land on the reels, the Tumble Feature will be activated. All of the symbols that are a part of the winning combination will be removed from their position, with the remaining symbols falling to the bottom of the screen. The now-empty positions will be filled with new symbols falling into place from above.
All new symbols falling into place on the reel set will be of the same size as in the spin before the Tumble Feature was activated. This feature will keep on going until there are no more winning combinations on the reels as a result of a tumble. All wins will be added to your balance once all the tumbles resulting from a base spin have been played.
Free Spins Feature
The Free Spins Feature is the main feature of Great Rhino Megaways. It will be triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels, these can land on any of the 6 reels during the same spin. When triggered, you will be directed to a new screen showing you four different options to choose from, all of them being free spins and multiplier combinations.
15 free spins and a x1 multiplier
20 free spins and a x5 multiplier
5 free spins and a x10 multiplier
Mystery Choice with random number of free spins and random multiplier
Even better is the fact that you can re-trigger this feature. When landing 3 or more scatters during the bonus round, you will be rewarded with 5 more free spins to your total. There is no limit to how many times you can re-trigger the feature, also during the feature every tumble will increase the win multiplier by x1. After every tumble, that win will be multiplied by the current win multiplier. The extra bonus reels remain in play during the Free Spins Feature.
The third and final feature of the slot is the Ante Bet. You will have the option to select the bet multiplier and depending on the selected bet, the game will play out differently. A standard bet here will usually be around 20 coins, this can be increased 25 coins and then activate the Ante Bet feature. In other words the minimum stake will be 0.25 a spin and a maximum of 125 a spin.
What you get in return for your increased bet is that you will be seeing extra scatter symbols on the reels, which of course will increase your chances of triggering the Free Spins Feature. The chance of you getting some free spins will be doubled.
Design and Symbols
You better be ready for some adventures out in the wild, because that's exactly what you will be getting in Great Rhino Megaways. This slot will take you out on a safari trip out in the savannah. In the background you will be seeing a beautiful golden landscape as far as the eye can see, with blue skies and some trees scattered here and there. Of course you will be able to spot several wild animals grazing, such as a rhino and a zebra. The soundtrack playing in the background will be sure to let you know exactly where you are, with sounds coming from various animals.
On the reels you will be seeing a total of 5 low-value symbols, which of course are represented by the standard card royals, starting from 10 and up to A. These have been designed in what looks like wood with some tribal designs on them. Joining these symbols, you will see more wild animals, including pink flamingos, hyenas, gaping crocodiles, gorillas and even cheetahs. A cheetah will get you 50x your total bet for 6 of a kind, making it the symbol of highest value.
In the slot you will also be seeing two different special symbols. The wild symbol is represented by a charging rhino, complete with a golden horn and will only be appearing on the horizontal reel while being able to substitute all regular symbols. The scatter symbol of the game is represented by a golden coin showing the skull of a rhino, this symbol will be able to trigger the Free Spins Feature.
Our Thoughts on Great Rhino Megaways
Starting off with the theme of the slot, Pragmatic Play won't be getting any points for this one, as there are plenty of slots out there with this African savannah or safari theme going on. However, the design of the game is great with visuals making sure Great Rhino Megaways is at least pleasant to look at, even though the soundtrack was a bit of a let down.
We must admit we were slightly let down by the features of the slot too, with not much innovation going on here either. Even though not much else is expected considering it's the very first Megaways slot released by Pragmatic Play, who like many other developers creating their first Megaways, has taken the safe route instead of going all out. All in all the slot is definitely able to provide some good entertainment and we cannot complain about the 20 000x maximum win potential either.