Free Rhino Mania slot
Rhino Mania free play demo
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Rhino Mania slot by Platipus Gaming brings us back to the African veldt as the popular original WMS Raging Rhino slot did so long ago now and it's clear that this is where the inspiration comes for this game. The savanna background and choice of animals represented are nearly the same and we get similar tribal music too, although to be fair WMS actually copied this formula from Aristocrat's Buffalo and many developers have a version too. These include Playtech's Buffalo Blitz and Pragmatic's Jurassic Giants, so will Rhino Mania have our bankroll on safari or flattened under the hooves of these heavyweight beasts?
We get 4096 ways to win here on Rhino Mania with 6 reels of 4 rows each which can display the paying symbols both singly and stacked in various quantities. You pay 40 coins a spin and players familiar with our friend the Rhino may recognise the 6-of-a-kind pays. These are 7.5x for the Rhino, 6x Cheetah or Gorilla, 5x Crocodile or Hyena with six card values paying 3.75 down to 2.5x for a full way. Wilds can appear singly on only the centre 4 reels in the form of a Krugerrand and the scatter is a Flame Tree on all 6 reels. We know what this slot is really all about though, and that's the bonus!
3 or more scatters triggers us the free games, 8 in that case or 15 for 4, 20 for 5 and 50 for all 6 which would also earn you 1000x bet. You only need 2 scatters for 5 extra spins and guess what! we even get a bonus guarantee which means if you get a poor bonus (which you will half the time) the slot will make it up to a 10x bet win. Wow. In the free spins the Wilds will be allocated a random 2 or 3x multiplier which are multiplicative, so 81x is possible with all 4 in view. This means you could at the extreme win over 5,500x bet in one free game, but don't hold your breath!
Well if Rhino Mania is an example of Platipus' slots to introduce new markets to, then such a total copy of an existing game doesn't shout out imagination at all. We even get less of a RTP than the original Raging Rhino at 95.00% and surely something different could have been done here anyway. Graphics-wise it's basic with pretty mundane and lacklustre animations and sounds too and although it retains the potential of the mechanic I don't feel any confidence in playing it. Rhino Mania is one slot the gaming would really doesn't need...