The newest slot machine by Thunderkick, The Rift, is probably the most grown-up work of the Swedes so far. While playing this dark video slot we felt like we were in a medieval town, where a magical crack in the cobblestone pavement made its way to the surface. Pink shimmering fog is blown by the wind from left to right while in the background the rune on the wall is waiting for us to touch it.
Thunderkick is known for the high quality of its slot machines, so you inevitably have just as high expectations of the Swedish developer’s new releases. Our job is to find out whether The Rift can meet or exceed expectations. Where is the innovation for which Thunderkick is famous and the presentation is as good as with Esqueleto Explosivo and Co?
The layout of Thunderkick machines is always modern and clear, one might almost say simple. There are only three fields, credit, win, bet and three buttons right, to choose bet, autoplay and play. On the left you will find the rules of the game. And believe us, it all looks a lot clearer than it sounds! And this simplicity is also necessary so that the player can fully concentrate on the game.
The Rift is Thunderkick’s most normal slot machine to date. Although you are looking for simple reels in vain, there is more room for symbols. The symbols are the machine, and the machine is the symbols. With this little trick The Rift manages to be clear but at the same time beautiful. Pink fog rises from the column and partially surrounds the lowest symbols. Books with hellish faces on them start to glow magically.
You will play The Rift like a regular slot machine by paying a bet between €0.10 and €100. As usual, there are 17 paylines that give you winnings that can be a multiple of your bet. If you’re new to The Rift, we’d also like to take this opportunity to point out that The Rift can be played on your PC, tablet or mobile phone.
bonuses and winnings
Come to the most important part of the game. The winnings! As usual with slots of Thunderkick, profits can be obtained frequently. However, the maximum winnings per payline are not quite as high as with many other slot machines. The best combination, five books, lets you win 30 times your bet. But watch out! You can combine multiple paylines.
Thunderkick makes sure you win often! Therefore, the Swedes have decided to promote the Wild symbol very strongly. Wild symbols can become sticky when they appear in free spins or rift spin. So you stay on the spot until all free spins are over or they are part of a payline.
To start the rift spin or free spins, you must catch at least two bonus symbols on the machine. The Rift Spin is a free round where all Wild symbols become sticky and 1-3 Sticky Wilds are added at the beginning of the round. The number of free spins depends on the number of bonus symbols.
All bonus symbols you receive during free spins are added to the rune. This has room for nine bonus symbols. For every third bonus symbol, you will receive new Free Spins. In our test, this feature has resulted in massive winnings, which are likely due to the high incidence of Wild and Sticky Wilds compared to other slot machines.
The Rift is convincing and has a simple structure and great presentation. Thunderkick has deliberately taken a step backwards in terms of innovation, which makes The Rift a good choice for classic players as well. The winning rate is 96.3% in the midfield.