Raging Rhino Megaways (WMS): Review
If we were to name 10 of the most classic slots in the history of gambling, Raging Rhino would undoubtedly make it on that list. Having gained massive popularity in the land-based casino environment, Raging Rhino eventually made it online in March 2014, becoming an instant hit with both new and seasoned players and attaining somewhat of a cult status. It remained in high demand until around 2017 when it was converted from flash to html5, after which players began complaining about awkward and sluggish gameplay, win counters that could not be skipped, and other drawbacks that rendered it frustrating and dull to play.
Rarely has any classic game been in such need of a Megaways makeover as Raging Rhino, and with little to lose at this point, here's an excellent opportunity to bring it back to the masses. Powered by legendary developer WMS, the game utilises a classic Megaways setup in the style of Bonanza with 6 reels and up to 117,649 win ways. Heading back to the African savannah, players will hunt for winning combinations on cascading reels that can set off chain reactions to give you repeated wins. In the Free Spins round, unlimited spins are on offer along with increasing win multipliers and Raging Rhino Wild Multipliers of up to 5x. Raging Rhino Megaways can be played across all devices, including mobiles and tablets, from 20 cents to 20€ per spin.
In terms of visual appearance, Raging Rhino Megaways remains true to the original, and for this reason, it really needs to further description. With the savannah in the background and gradient colours going from orange to blue, symbols include lower-value A to 9 royals along with the same group of wild animals as before, namely badgers, crocodiles, cheetahs, gorillas and rhinos. The latter, as you would expect, is the most lucrative giving you 25 times your stake for 6 of a kind. The wild symbol, which is made to look like a sunset, performs the usual duties of a wild, substituting for all symbols except the scatter and appears only on the top horizontal reel in the main game.
Raging Rhino Megaways (WMS): Features
Being a Megaways slot, the paylines will vary from spin to spin with each reel being able to display between 2 and 7 symbols randomly. Expanded to its maximum setting of 117,649 ways to win, players can land significant wins even in the main game. On top of the reel set, you'll also see a horizontal reel with 4 positions that adds extra symbols between the 2nd and 5th reels.
Raging Rhino MegaWays makes use of the Cascading Reels mechanic - symbols that are part of a winning combination are destroyed and removed from view, leaving room for new symbols to drop in from above. This chain reaction continues as long as new wins appear.
The biggest wins will come from the Free Spins feature. To gain access, players need to land 4 or more diamond scatters anywhere in view. Starting with 8 free spins, if 3 or more diamond scatters land on the reels during the bonus, the feature is retriggered, adding 8 more spins to your total. Similar to Bonanza, each win cascade will increase the win multiplier by 1, with no limits. You will also see the Raging Rhino Multiplier Wild feature come into play here. The wild, now appearing on reels 2 through to 5, as well as in the horizontal reel, can come with multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x. This, in combination with the win multiplier, can lead to wins of well over 10,000 times your total stake.
Finally, there is the Bonus Guarantee feature making sure you'll never walk away empty handed. If the Free Spins feature results in a win of 10x or less, you will be guaranteed a 10 times your stake win.
Raging Rhino Megaways (WMS): Final Verdict
Loved by some, hated by others, the original Raging Rhino is notoriously volatile and unforgiving. In the Megaways version, you can expect more of the same rough treatment and quite possibly even higher volatility. But as they say, the higher the risk, the greater the reward - that is certainly the case in Raging Rhino Megaways where the max win potential far exceeds that of the original.
Sadly, the developers are a bit late on the ball here. The way they've made use of Megaways concept is far from the most innovative, and wild multipliers are nothing new as we've seen in Blueprint Gaming's Primal Megaways already. With that having been said, Raging Rhino Megaways is a unique slot that behaves differently from any other slot, and being such a classic game, it's guaranteed to generate a lot of interest and hype.
Raging Rhino Megaways (WMS)
● Reels: 6
● Rows: 2 - 7
● Paylines: 117,649
● RTP: 96.18%
● Max Payout: 10,000x+ (Max 250,000 EUR)
● Variance: H
● Bets: 0.20 - 20 EUR
● Features: Cascading Reels, Free Spins With Increasing Win Multipliers, Raging Rhino Wild Multipliers
● Release Date: Out Now
Bigwinboard Rating - 85%