Riders of the Storm review
This stunning new slot from Thunderkick takes you to the skies on a steampunk-style adventure to brave the wild winds and search for floating prizes. With 243 ways to win in the base game, Riders of the Storm offers plenty of thrills from the get-go. Trigger the bonus spins round, however, and you’ll get to choose your level of volatility for the chance to win up to 24,426x your stake.
Offering bets from as low as £0.05 and different levels of variance, this captivating video slot has something for every player. Read our review to learn more about its fantastic features.
- Release date: 11 September 2019
- Game: Riders of the Storm
- Game provider: Thunderkick
- Game info: Five reels, three rows, 243 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.05-£25
- Maximum win: 26,426x
- Special features: Wilds, mystery wild reels, bonus spins with choice of mode
- Jackpot: No
- Return to player: 96.14%-96.15%
- Volatility: Low to high
Riders of the Storm bonus features
Thunderkick has paid close attention to the visual details in this new slot addition, and the result makes it quite eye-catching. In addition to symbols of to 10 to A, anchors and other nautical-themed icons, you’ll spin with the three main characters: the mechanical engineer, huntress, and captain.
It’s these last three character symbols that will appear in the bonus spins round, since each represents a different mode.
The bonus spins round may not activate often, but when it does, the real thrills occur. Three, four, or five of the compass scatters will activate the round. Before you get spinning, you’ll be presented with four options to choose from, each with a different set of features:
- Mechanical engineer: 15 spins and a walking wild with a 2x multiplier (low volatility)
- Huntress: 10 spins and a walking wild with a 3x multiplier (medium volatility)
- Captain: Six spins and a walking wild with a 5x multiplier (high volatility)
- Mystery option: A random number of spins between six and 15, with random multipliers on the walking wild
The walking wilds in this feature will allow for respins, so even though you may start with six spins, this could grow to a maximum of 33 spins if you’re lucky.
The crystal ball symbol is wild and has a few functions in Riders of the Storm. in the base game, it will substitute for other symbols to help complete paylines, and it will also award a 2x multiplier for each win.
Wilds can also appear stacked across up to four reels in the base game, giving you plenty of extra help to complete your paylines.
Of course, the most exciting wilds in this slot are the walking wilds in the bonus spins round, which move around the reels to trigger respins.
Riders of the Storm jackpot
Riders of the Storm is not a jackpot slot, however, there are still massive wins to be made. You can win up to a maximum of 26,426x your stake.
RTP and volatility
What we love about Riders of the Storm is that it allows the player to choose their preferred volatility in the bonus spins round. The base game offers a fairly average level of volatility, but if you trigger that spins round, you’ll be able to play the way you like.
The return to player isn’t particularly high at 96.14% to 96.15%, but if you’re lucky enough to land on some of the bonus features, you could see your prizes grow substantially.
Riders of the Storm on mobile
Similarly to other slots from Thunderkick, Riders of the Storm plays equally well across all desktop, mobile and tablet devices.