Mon, Dec 24, 2:49am by Charlotte Lee
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A Safari Themed Pokie with a Strategy Based Free Spins Feature
Rhino Charge is a popular live casino pokie from Aristocrat. The game stands out immediately due to the Rhino seen on the upper screen. This is no ordinary Rhino, as this is a gold-plated animal, promising big pays in the game, and these promises are delivered. Joining the Rhino are a host of other safari animals, including a zebra, a giraffe and the always amusing meerkat. A lady visitor to the safari also graces the reels, complete with a safari outfit and binoculars.
Rhino Charge is a fine addition to the casino floor, with the following range of features:
It’s the golden rhino symbol which holds the key to the free spins bonus round. Land 3, 4 or 5 in a row on a win-line and you’ll enjoy 8, 10 or 15 free spins respectively. Being based on hitting the rhinos on a win line, you do have the opportunity to land more than one winning combination. For example, if you were to hit three rhinos in a row on three different win lines you’d gain 24 free spins (8 spins are won three times).
The dream scenario will see the golden rhino fill all five reels completely. You’ll now win the maximum 15 spins across all 30 win-lines, winning you an incredible 450 free spins.
Things get interesting when you enter the free spins bonus feature with 20 or more spins, as you are given the following three choices:
Free Games – The first option is to simply play the free games, however many you awarded.
Super Free Games – This option will give you around 25% of the free spins but will see extra-long stacks of symbols added to the reels, giving many more win opportunities.
Bonus Prize – This final option will see you forego all the free spins and receive an immediate pay out. This will pay between 5 and 225 coins for every free spin awarded, with the game telling you the upper and lower limits of your win.
The base game of Rhino Charge is an interesting one as one of the symbols is chosen at random to be stacked on all reels during each spin. This makes those large pay outs much easier to come by, with possibilities that all five reels will be stacked with the same symbol.
Look out for the female tourist for your biggest win of 500 coins for five in a row. Joining her at the higher end of the pay table are the variety of safari animals. The lower end of the pay table is filled with the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
The safari wild symbol is there to give any spin a boost to. Appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4, this wild substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the golden rhino.
Rhino Charge has one of the more distinctive designs on the casino floor. The upper screen of the game features the golden rhino stood against the red sunset on the savannah. The sparkling gold shines against the dark red setting and in the background, you can see the silhouette of a sun parched tree.
The reels have a black backing, making for a great contrast to the range of colourful symbols. The human explorer looks delighted to be there, while you can’t help but smile when the meerkat makes an appearance. Check out the drum beats in the energetic soundtrack too.
Rhino Charge is an interesting game and one of the more unique pokies on the casino floor. This Aristocrat design features stacked symbols in the base game to ensure added excitement on every spin and added wilds to boost those win chances. It’s the feature that really sets the game apart however. The opportunity to win 240 spins is a rare one and landing this amount is not as unlikely as you might think. Being given three different options if you hit 20 spins or more is a nice touch too, adding an element of strategy and further excitement into the game.