The Rift is a slot game with a dark sci-fi theme somewhat resembling the stories of both Doctor Who and HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu series. The slot is played in a dark alleyway with purple mist emanating out of a crack in the ground, and there are dark mystical symbols engraved into the wall in the background.
The Rift is provided by Thunderkick and was first released in 2016. It’s an eerie slot which will appeal to players who enjoy a more sinister theme; the game’s features aren’t half-bad, too.
The Rift is a paylines slot with five reels and 17 paylines in play. Players bet between 10p and $/€/£100 a spin and line up matching symbols to create winning combinations in this sci-fi horror slot. There are lots of vaguely sci-fi themed symbols on the reels, including pocket watches, burning books, and potion bottles.
The game’s highest paying symbol is the book, which pays out up to 30x the bet for five symbols on a payline, while the pocket watch pays out up to 17x the bet. Lower value symbols like the bronze coin payout just 3x the bet for five.
The game’s special features are all triggered by the slot’s bonus symbol. Land two bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and unlock a single Rift Spin, while three or more bonus scatters will unlock free spins. Players can win 10, 15 or 20 free spins for three, four or five scatters respectively.
During the single Rift Spin, players will be granted Sticky Wilds on the reels to help them win higher awards. During free spins, Sticky Wilds appear on the reels too. Players also need to pay attention to The Rift seal during free spins, as it is slowly filled up by bonus symbols which land during the round. Fill up the seal to win more free spins and add more Sticky Wilds to the reels.
The Rift is a modern slot game which works well on mobile devices including both iOS and Android devices. Players who prefer to play slot games on the move shouldn’t have any issue connecting to The Rift wherever they are.
The Rift offers a return to player of 96.3%, which is around average and means that for every $/€/£100 that players spend, they can expect to win around $/€/£96.30 back. It’s also a medium-high variance slot, which means players must be willing to wait for bigger wins than in some lower volatility slots.
The Rift is an interesting slot. It doesn’t break any new ground with its special features, but they work well in the game itself and the theme will likely draw many fans who are bored by the usual adventure slots. If you like the look of The Rift’s sinister design, give this slot a try.