Thunderkick Just Launched The Rift Pokie Machine
Thunderkick challenges you to dive into the unknown by spinning the reels through The Rift into a parallel dimension, threatening to devour the world as we know it.
If you manage to rise victorious wealth and riches are a guaranteed prize if not… well you can always make another deposit and try again.
With 17 fixed pay lines and extra added wilds to the bonus round The Rift offers guaranteed fun and a chance to win a decent amount of money.
What We love
We really like the overall game design. The entire game is made with dark colors, murky animations and a corresponding background music. Longer sessions can be very fun and you don’t get bored after playing for hours at a time.
The bonus round is also very interesting. We love the fact that the wild symbols are added in every spin in the bonus round and that their number grows as you progress through the Rift Seal.
Also it’s great that you get extra 2 free spins for each of the levels you unlock. This means that even though you start with the minimum 10, if you unlock all the levels, you actually play a total of 16 free spins. This way the chances of winning more are bigger.
What we Do not Like
There are a few details that we don’t like here, but we can’t change the game design so they can be taken into consideration for future releases. First there is no extra multiplier added to the bonus round.
Because the pay table is generally weak a small multiplier would be a great addition to compensate. Also the wilds only stay in place until they substitute in a winning combination. We know that it’s impossible to make them a standard sticky wild, but would like to see more of them in the bonus round.
If you decide whether The Rift is worth playing based only on the pay table and game rules, you would probably say no. Still Thunderkick is famous for making video pokie games that are a bit difficult to understand until you actually sit down and play them. The same standards are met on The Rift as well.
We tried the game for real play and were more than happy with the results. We didn’t have any big wins during our session and ended up in a small minus. Our balance was down but we played a very big number of spins, which in return makes us believe this is a great game for bonus wagering.
Small to medium wins come often, including the Rift Re-Spin Feature, and the free spins bonus seems easy to trigger. We had medium wins in the bonus round but in all of them we only got to the second level of the Rift Seal Feature.
We didn’t manage to unlock the last level and get the maximum number of extra wilds, but even so we had 1-2 100 x bet wins. It seems that with a lot of persistence and a little luck big wins are possible here and it’s only a matter of time when we will see them on our screen. We can recommend that you try the game too and hope for bigger winnings.