As usual for a Thunderkick slot game, the design in Riders of the Storm is impressively done. With swirling skies in the background, you’ll see A to 9 royal values spinning around the reels alongside a harpoon, ship’s wheel, anchor and 3 members of the crew. The skipper, who looks a little like Johnny Depp is the top payer. Land 3, 4 or 5 of him in combination for an award of 2, 4 or 15 times your stake.
There’s also a wild. This replaces all other symbols and offers payouts of 15 times your stake if you land 5 on adjoining reels. The wild can also come with multiplier values attached. These can boost payouts by 2x, 3x or 5x. On any spin you could benefit from Mystery Wild Reels feature. This feature can strike at random and turn between 1 and 4 reels totally wild.
The compass is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll pocket an award equal to 2, 20 or 200 times your stake. You’ll also trigger the Bonus Game feature. You’ll then be offered the pick of a selection of free spins rounds. The volatility varies depending on which one you choose:
- Low Volatility = 15 free spins with 2x wild multipliers and the engineer as the stacked symbol.
- Medium Volatility = 10 free spins with 3x wild multipliers and the harpoon shooter as the stacked symbol.
- High Volatility = 6 free spins with 5x wild multipliers and the top paying skipper as the stacked symbol.
- You can also opt for a random selection which offers any combination of free spins, stacked symbols and wild multipliers.
When a wild lands during the feature, it triggers the Walking Wilds feature and becomes a walking wild. It then shifts 1 position to the left with each free spin that follows until it drops off the screen.
Riders of the Storm is another captivating release from Thunderkick. The visuals are as accomplished as you’d expect, backed by a soaring orchestral score. The gameplay impresses too, offering more than enough action and variety to keep things interesting.
It can deliver some potentially mighty rewards too with the maximum payout in the Bonus Game feature a whopping 26,426 times your stake per free spin with the 5x multiplier. Mix all that together and Riders of the Storms becomes a very playable game and well worth closer inspection. If you like the steampunk theme, Cazino Zeppelin from Yggdrasil Gaming is a slot game I recommend.