Lightning Box has a habit and a history of delivering excellent slots with animal themes. If you have played the studio’s Stellar Jackpots: Dolphin Gold or Panda Pow slots you will know precisely what we mean. Released via the NYX Group’s super OGS server, Lightning Box’s Respin Rhino Slot boasts five reels, 40 paylines and respins galore as we stampede across the reels in search of hot slots wins.
If an African savannah is our setting, it better be lush, sunny and wild. Our game setting in Respin Rhino ticks all of those boxes, with the savannah stretching out behind the game’s five reels towards a distant mountain range. On the reels, the wildlife takes centre stage. An exotic Bird, Elephant, Chimp and Tiger line up as our high-paying symbols, animating superbly when we find winning combos across the game’s 40 paylines.
They are propped up by shimmering 9s through Aces, all of which can find substitutes in the game’s tribal Lady Wild. She appears on reels 2 and 4 and landing her in any winning combination sees her expand to fill the entire reel – or reels – on which she lands, dancing a happy exotic jig to potentially complete multiple winning combinations in the process. An agreeable exotic soundtrack accompanies our game-play, though we always have the option to toggle game sounds on or off, depending on our online slots preferences.
But what of the Rhino in the slot’s title? Shouldn’t the top-paying symbol honours be reserved for that? Well, quite. To trigger the Rhino Respin bonus feature we must land a stack of golden symbols on reel 1 and the same replicated on reel 5. These can be any of the game’s symbols encased in gold. Suddenly, Golden Rhino symbols charge over reels 1 and 4, triggering three Respins.
These Rhinos are held throughout, and while three Respins doesn’t sound like much opportunity to land big wins we reset our total back to three with each additional Wild we land. Not only does this extend our bonus feature but each Wild expands during the feature just as it does in the base game and, just as our stacked Rhinos are held throughout, our dancing Lady Wild stays dancing in her stacked position for the remainder of the feature, too.
The chances of landing major wins in Lightning Box’s Respin Rhino online slot depend largely on our triggering of the base game. But the alluring draw of stacked wins – complemented by stacked held Wilds and multiple additional Respins to boot – can leave us with major wins from this African adventure. Forget the heat. These charging beasts leave us with another kind of hotness altogether.