Fri, Jul 19, 12:01am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:12pm
Three cartoon bulls with angry expressions look like they want to charge at you from above the pokie reels of Rumble Rumble. They play a significant role in the slot game play too. Other animals make up the rest of the symbols for this lively Ainsworth pokie – which can see reels grow to 9 rows tall at times.
Frames covering reels 2 and 4 are known as ‘sweet spots’. When a bull symbol lands in one, things get exciting fast. You’ll find it is possible to cover all 5 reels completely in wilds. If you do manage to do this in the free spins, that means triggering 5 of a kind wins over reels 9 rows tall! Here are the highlights of this high variance pokie game:
On reels 2 and 4 you will see frames. Many Ainsworth pokies use these for jackpot wins, though the role is different here. There are two colours. Red boxes appear on the middle row of these reels, while the 2 spots above and below are blue.
Things get interesting when a bull symbol lands inside a frame.
If this lands in a blue frame, you’ll hear the word ‘sweet’. The reel will then turn completely wild. If it lands in a red frame, the word is ‘super’ instead. This is where you want the bull symbols, as the framed reel plus the reel on either side now go wild.
By hitting the ‘super’ position on both reels on the same spin, you’ll have everything wild – triggering 50 win-lines at once. A super on reel 2 and ‘Sweet’ on reel 4 does trigger 4 wild reels.
If you do have gaps, there are stacked regular wild symbols on hand to connect these wins!
Three or more of the coins (which are also wilds) trigger the free games. You’ll get a scatter win of between 2x and 100x your triggering bet too. You start with 8 free games, with 2+ coins in view adding 5 more for easy retriggers.
The biggest boost from these free spins is that the reels get huge. Instead of the 5×3 grid, they are now in a 5×9 setup. That is 5 reels with 9 rows of symbols. The frames for the sweet spots are still in the same place as before, covering 3 rows at the bottom of reels 2 and 4.
If you do get a fire bull symbol inside these frames, the wilds will stretch right to the top of the expanded reel set. If you get all 3 reels wild with the ‘super’ frame, things get very profitable very quickly. It is possible to cover all of the visible reels with wild symbols too.
Fire bulls will supply your biggest wins, via their wild status and animations. There are plenty more wilds. Some (which come stacked) simply say ‘wild’, and many scattered coins have wild written on them.
When you spin on the initial 5×3 reel setup, the wins might seem disappointing. These smaller line hits are used to balance the times when you’ll make the entire grid of reels wild. Of course, combining wilds with the expanded reels of the free spins is where the big profits come from.
Other higher paying symbols include a rock / canyon view, wolf against the moon, eagle and moose. Playing card ‘royals’ make up the smaller wins.
I’m not so sure that there is a breed called a ‘Fire Bull’ in real life. Ainsworth have certainly done a great job of combining movement, angry bulls and flames to amazing effect for this pokie. This starts with the bulls above the reels and continues with the animations where reels go wild.
When the reels grow, Rumble Rumble looks amazing. There are plenty of stampeding sound effects while you spin.
I’m not so sure that the iconic Buffalo pokies from Aristocrat will be pushed out by the bulls of Ainsworth’s Rumble Rumble so fast. Thought these flaming bovines certainly give the buffalo a run for their money. With expanding reels, and the possibility to get all 5 reels wild included in the game – Rumble Rumble is an intense experience. Your biggest wins will come when you get plenty of wilds when the reels are 9 rows tall!