The Rift is not a domestic thriller starring Jamie Foxx, but an online slot starring you and produced by Thunderkick, the slot house that brought you 1429 Unchartered Seas and Børk The Berzerker. As we would expect from a Thunderkick release, The Rift Slot is imaginative, eclectic and exciting from start to finish, right across its five reels, three rows and 25 paylines.
The Rift’s spiel reveals the plotline – a mysterious rift has opened up in the darkness of a back alley and is sucking in the world’s magical artefacts. This could be Victorian London, with cobbled roads and misty streets. The soundtrack seems to suggest something fresher, a guitar riff that adds an air of mystery to the gameplay. Thunderkick loves classic game symbols such as BARs and 7s, but it has opted for thematically unifying symbols in The Rift – ancient-looking coins displaying strange symbols form our low-payers, while our high-payers are reserved for a Potion, an Octopus, a Compass and a Spell Book. There is definitely something occult going on in our back alley, and we need to get to the bottom of it. Just don’t ask about the octopus.
We take our occult adventure to the next level when we launch the Rift Free Spins. Triggered by landing three or more of The Rift scatter symbols across the reels, we will receive 10, 15 or 20 free spins if we land three, four or five Scatters respectively.
Suddenly we can see a hidden pattern emerging behind the reels – the pattern which we must chase down in this occult adventure. Landing a Rift Scatter will highlight one of the spaces in this pattern, our aim being to light up each space around the circle and get to the bottom of this mystery. Not only will this help solve the secret of The Rift, but also grant us additional free spins and Wilds to the reels.
Any Wilds that land on our reels will freeze in place as Sticky Wilds, until they become part of a winning combination. At this point they will disappear, but this could be several Wilds in. Obviously, the more Wilds the better. They can stick around for as long as they like.
Are you ever disappointed when you hit two Scatters, just missing out on triggering a game’s bonus feature? Thunderkick solve this with Rift Spins, a single free spin that follows when we land two Rift Scatters. Up to three extra Wilds are added to the reels, spinning our disappointment into dreamland.
In true Thunderkick style The Rift has everything – an intriguing plot, great graphics and sound score, nifty bonus features that further develop the story of the slot. It turns out The Rift is a thriller, and with no need of Jamie Foxx.