The Rift leads us to another dimension, in the world of mystic and horror, threatening to deprive our world of all magical artifacts leaving us in darkness.
Situated in a dark alley, the Rift lures you into its world where you can find wealth or damnation. The overall dark design and creepy background music can have you spinning for hours trying to get the mega big win logo to appear on your screen.
After a longer vacation, Thunderkick has finally released something new on the online gambling market. This software provider managed to attract a big number of loyal players, because their video pokie games have an interesting design and are incredibly fun to play.
How to Play
The Rift has a very simple game play because the number of pay lines is fixed at 17. The design is standard with 5 reels and 3 rows, so the only option you have left is adjusting the bet size.
There are 14 different levels staring from $0.10 up to $100 making the game available for any kind of player. If you like to sit back and enjoy watching the reels spin you can use the auto spin option giving your hand a rest whenever you get tired.
This game has two bonus features and both of them are triggered by the scatter symbol which is the Rift Logo. In both features the wild symbols have the biggest role because they act as sticky wilds. One setback is that this only happens if the wild symbol isn’t substituting in a winning combination.
When a win happens with a wild in it, he leaves the reels like the rest of the symbols. If you get 2 scatter symbols on the reels they don’t award a payout, but will trigger the Rift Re-Spin Feature. In this spin you can win from 1 to 3 extra wilds on the reels, plus the wilds that were on the reels in the triggering spin. The wins from this feature are usually small to medium, depending on the number of wilds and their position on the reels.
The second bonus feature are the free spins and they are triggered if you get 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels. This will award you with 10, 15 or 20 free spins correspondingly. During this bonus the Rift Seal is active. On it for every 3 scatter symbols you receive 2 extra free spins. It has 3×3 levels altogether and each level also awards an extra number of wilds for every spin.
If you unlock the first level you will get 1 extra wild, the second level awards 2 extra wilds and the third awards 3 extra wilds on every spin. All wilds on the reels that aren’t used in a winning combination remain locked on the reels until they substitute on a winning pay line.
With every video pokie game the payout potential depends from the pay table and from the bonus features. If you take a look at the pay table you will see that the two highest paying symbols, the Book and the Wild, have a small 30 x bet payout for 5 of them on a winning pay line.
There is no multiplier in the bonus round so the biggest payout can come if you unlock the last level on the Rift Seal and get a big number of wilds on the screen. This way you can end up with several pay lines with 5 of a kind wins.
The Rift seems like a mid to high variance pokie game. The base game wins are small to medium and the biggest wins can come only in the bonus round. Winning big in this game depends only on your luck and on the number of scatters you get to trigger the free spins.
From our experience starting with only 10 free spins is too low in order to unlock the last level of the Seal feature and the 3 extra wilds on each spin. You can occasionally get wins of about 100 x bet by unlocking the second level but this definitely isn’t the full payout potential this game has. The only thing we can recommend is to try this game for real and if you are lucky win big.