Unsurprisingly, Rainforest Magic takes us to the rainforest. Thanks to the Mesoamerica feel of the game, we might be somewhere along the strip of land connecting South and North America or perhaps in the north of South America.
There is a hint of ancient temple framing the reels and the card suit symbols are made of stone, though no Mesoamerican culture features here in particular.
The surrounding rainforest is beautiful and full of life. Besides the card suit symbols, various animals from the rainforest are on the reels. We find a snake, a parrot, a little monkey, a frog and a Tucan bird. The jaguar is the wild symbol and the most valuable symbol on the reels, paying 40x our stake for 5 of a kind on a payline.
The little monkey is the next best symbol, paying 20x our stake for such a win. The parrot is still worth 16x our stake for 5 on a payline. The Tucan pays out 12x our stake and the snake 9x our stake for such a winning combination. The frog is worth 4x our stake for 5 of a kind.
You can play this game from 0.25 per spin to 100.00 per spin.
Rainforest Magic is not re-inventing the wheel when it comes to features. What we get is a pretty slot with decent payouts for 5-of-a-kind wins and mystery symbols that land on the reels on most spins, though not on every spin.
You may get one mystery symbol; you may get five or more. Anything is possible. We’ve seen no mystery symbols for 10 spins and then we got five at once. We’ve never seen more than that, though it should theoretically be possible.
The appearance of the mystery symbols doesn’t guarantee a win at all, so they seem somewhat useless at times. Only when we get at least three, a win seems possible.
There are no scatters in this game. Instead, the free spins are triggered when we get at least three wild symbols on the reels. In that case, we receive 6 free spins. For each additional wild we get 2 more free spins. Thus, at the most we could get 30 free spins with 15 wilds on the reels. That would also land us an amazing win, of course.
Before the free spins are starting, we get to choose among 4 options, which reveal how many mystery reels will be available on every spin. We could get 1, 2, 3 or 4 mystery reels on every spin.
The position of the mystery reels changes on every spin. Once again, not every spin guarantees a win, but your chances increase the more mystery reels you manage to get.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Rainforest Magic is 96.54%, which is excellent, though it can be lowered by casinos to as little as 94.5%. And, of course, the game is highly volatile. During our first session playing Rainforest Magic, we managed to trigger the free spin without problems. Once we got 6 spins and once 10. Once we got 2 mystery reels and once 3.
Wins were decent, though not super exciting. But during our next sessions, we never managed to get more than 2 wilds for over 500 spins. The only thing that kept us going was the occasional win of 25x our more our stake, which happened maybe every 100 spins once. That was frustrating and eventually the game just didn’t seem worth our time anymore.
Rainforest Magic is pretty enough, and you can win up to 5,000x your bet. But your investment might be that much as well and the game isn’t interesting enough to stick with it for too long.
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