The Rift is a five-reel video slot with 17 fixed paylines. The theme is rather interesting, inspired by sorcery, wizardry and spells and the graphics follow the story, since the developers have clearly put a lot of effort in creating a proper occult surroundings.
Thunderkick, a software provider from Sweden who has already created slots such as the Arcader, Barber Shop and Birds on a Wire, has done a really good job concerning the visual sensation, seeing that the game is home to various authentic symbols such as Book of Spells, Magic Potion, Magic Watch, Octopus and several sorts of gold, silver and copper coins.
What We Love
Probably the best aspect of this particular slot is its visuals, which bring you a true sense of magic and spells. You have 17 fixed paylines and a rather simple way of placing wagers, meaning that even novice players should have no problems getting around. The game is available on desktop, smartphone and tablet, so you can play it anytime, anyplace, as long as you have a solid internet connection.
Concerning the bonus rounds, Sticky Wilds can prove to be essential, helping you land those five-of-a-kind combinations, and you can get up to 20 free games to get the most of this opportunity. Meanwhile, Rift Spin and Bonus game promise much, but usually fail to deliver, although you might be so lucky as to land nice payouts during said features.
What We Do Not Like
The soundtrack is far from impressive, given that it becomes monotonous as the time goes by. A slight remark concerning the visuals is that the coin symbols are rather indiscernible. The very game becomes boring after a while, since there is not much to play for, except for the free spins and extra features which, truth being told, do not come as often as one would hope with The Rift icons rarely appearing in groups of three or more.
When the bonus round eventually triggers, the overall earnings usually prove the wait was not worth it. There are no winning multipliers, no expanding Wilds, and no other perks that most similar slots offer.
The winnings very much depend on the frequency of Sticky Wilds, which could land you five of a kind, but successive wins come as often as Halley’s Comet. The lack of serious winning potential appears to be the biggest disadvantage of this game. The highest payout you can land per payline in the main game is mere 30x total bet, so if you are after big wins, the bonus features are your only chance.
The Rift is rather simple to play, but can be monotonous if played for a long period of time. The lack of true winning potential will not attract those who are looking to strike it rich, although a respectable amount can be earned if you take the risk and increase your total stake. The game contains several interesting features that can improve your line wins, but base line payouts are far from impressive, and could prove to be the deal breaker.