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- Random respins round with walking wilds
- Bonus round with hot zones, multipliers & modifiers
- Possible max win of more than 10,000x your stake
- The lowest RTP rate can drop to 90%
- Bonus Buy unavailable to UK players
Into the Storm Review
Into the Storm is a Viking-themed 5×3 release from SG set in the middle of the ocean. Thanks to the gripping sounds and crisp graphics, it has a nice feel right from the start. Your treasure hoarding starts aboard a longship, but stumbling upon a bunch of mythological Kraken creatures will change the seemingly calm journey into a dark and moody setting. It’s only during this stormy bonus round you’ll find out whether this slot is a gift from the Viking gods or the fabled curse of the buried treasure. Keep reading our slot review to find out more.
|SLOT FEATURES||Walking Wilds, Multipliers, Hot Zones, Respins, Hold & Spin, Bonus Buy|
|RELEASE DATE||12th April 2022|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 3, 20|
|BET LEVELS||0.20 – 20|
|MAXIMUM WIN||10,000 Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96%|
Into the Storm Bonus Features
SG crammed quite a few bonus features into this Viking-themed quest for treasure. The highlights include walking wilds, Kraken scatters with hot zones containing multipliers, a random streak respin feature and an expanded hold & spin bonus round. Where available, the additional bonus buy function can instantly award 3 or more bonus scatters.
The fierce-looking wild is one of the main bonus symbols that will substitute for anything except Kraken to help you build a winning combination. One other symbol that will do the same but will also stay sticky on the reels is the walking wild. This one only appears during the respin feature.
The legendary sea monster, Kraken, steps into the shoes of a scatter. Landing 3 or more of these beastly symbols will trigger the main Into the Storm bonus feature and activate the so-called Kraken hot zones.
As a random bonus feature, respins can activate during the base game on any spin. You’ll see 2, 3 or 4 walking wilds appear on the screen when it does. With each respin, the wilds will walk to the left, one step at a time, until they drop off the face of the grid. If a walking wild lands on top of a regular wild, you’ll receive a +1 multiplier for the duration of that round.
Into the Storm Bonus
Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters will start the moody Into the Storm bonus round with 1, 2 or 3 Kraken hot zones, respectively. The hot zones are blue transparent areas with random multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x surrounding each triggering scatter. If two hot zones overlap or a multiplier lands within the hot zone, their multipliers add up and turn gold. The hold & spin style round begins with 3 lives. Only multipliers and special modifiers land during this feature. Any symbol landed will reset your lives to 3 or increase the count by +1 life if one of the special modifier symbols reaches the reels. These are the three modifiers you’ll want to look out for during the bonus game:
- Hammer – doubles a random number of multipliers.
- Treasure Chest – collects all the multipliers in view.
- Viking Coin – adds +1 life to your initial 3 lives.
Into the Storm Jackpot
If you can fill the whole grid with multipliers during the bonus round, you’re looking at a giant jackpot of over 10,000x your stake as the top reward.
RTP and Volatility
Into the Storm is a high volatility slot with a 3-level RTP setup. The default rate is set to a decent 96%, but some casinos might not be so generous and have the same game pre-set to a much lower figure of 94% or even 90%.
Where to Play Into the Storm
Into the Storm on Mobile
You don’t have to be in the middle of an ocean to look for underwater riches. Load the game using the local browser on your phone or tablet and have a mobile-optimised adventure from your preferred location.