Great Rhino slot REVIEW
Great Rhino ReviewThis 5 x 3, 20 payline slot pays homage to the animal kingdom’s most fearsome grazing creature, the rhino. Hats off to Pragmatic Play for making this endangered beast the star in a slot game, thereby raising awareness amongst players that the creature itself is far more precious than its horn, which has no proven benefits for humans.
Great Rhino is a medium volatility slot offering two fixed Jackpots that can be won in the Super Respin feature. The Grand awards 500x bet, and the Major pays 375x bet. The game has an RTP of 96.53%, and an alternative RTP of 95.48%. Betting begins at $0.20 and peaks at $100 per spin (this can vary from one online casino to the next). The maximum possible win is 900x your stake. The rhino, cheetah, crocodile, hyena and flamingo comprise the high symbols, while the Ace, King, Queen and Jack bring up the lows. The rhino becomes a Wild during Free Spins, and in addition, it can trigger the Super Respin feature. The blue rhino disc is the Wild, and the highest paying symbol in play, awarding 25x bet for 5 of a kind. The Bonus symbol triggers Free Spins.
Great Rhino slot reel screen
Great Rhino Features
Great Rhino has two features: Free Spins and Super Respin, which is the main attraction because it promises jackpots.
10 Free Spins are triggered when 3 Bonus symbols land on reel 2, 3 and 4. During the feature, the rhino symbol turns into a Wild. The Bonus symbol is not in play during Free Spins, thus the feature cannot be retriggered.
Great Rhino slot free spins
Super Respin Feature
To trigger this hold and spin feature, two or more full stacks of rhino symbols must land on any of the reels. The feature awards 3 respins, during which the triggering rhino stacks hold their positions. The symbol positions on the remaining reels go blank, with only rhino symbols visible as they flash past on each spin. Each time a rhino lands, it holds its position, and another respin is awarded. This continues until no further respins are awarded, at which point all winning rhino combinations are added together and paid. If 14 symbol positions are filled by rhinos, the Major Jackpot is awarded. If all 15 symbol positions are filled by rhinos, the Grand Jackpot is awarded. The Major is fixed at 375x total bet and the Grand at 500x total bet. Note that if either jackpot is won, it is awarded instead of (rather than as well as) win lines.
The 200 Spins Great Rhino Experience
It’s time to see how we fare when we take Great Rhino through our usual 200 spin test.
We set our bet at $6.00 and soon manage a win of $21. No great shakes, but it’s our only Base Game win that warrants a mention here. A few spins later, we land Bonus symbols on reel 2, 3 and 4. Woohoo! We’re treated to a fabulous animation of a crash of rhinos barging across the screen before night descends upon the savannah and the Free Spins feature gets underway.
The feature proves highly rewarding because our friend the rhino (now acting as a Wild) gifts us a flurry of wins. Our best win of $99 is supplemented by several other decent wins, with the rhino involved in all of them. We exit the feature having won $231.That’s 38.5x our triggering stake.
Our success is Free Spins ensures that we finish our trial with a marginally higher balance than we started with. Of course, we’re a little disappointed that 200 spins weren’t enough to trigger the Super Respin feature. We resolve to have another pop at those two Jackpots soon.
Once upon a time, a Free Spins feature was enough to guarantee a slot’s popularity, but today, most players are looking for a little more. Great Rhino gives it to them. The Great Respin feature offers excellent entertainment value, and when you throw in the prospect of two hefty jackpots, you have a winning recipe. While we didn’t see the feature during our 200 spin test, we did trigger it several times during longer gameplay sessions. If the feature has one drawback, it’s the fact that it would have benefited from a Respins Remaining counter, because it’s easy to lose track.
It’s evident that Pragmatic Play put a lot of love into this slot, and overall, Great Rhino gets a thumbs up from SlotCatalog.
If you like Great Rhino, try these games:
Great Rhino Deluxe The success Great Rhino has enjoyed since its 2018 release prompted Pragmatic Play to extend the brand. Great Rhino Deluxe, released in 2020, is much like the original (yes, of course, the Great Respin feature and Jackpots are still there!) but offers a higher max win of 6242x bet, and a Wild collection mechanism in Free Spins.
Great Rhino Megaways This Megaways version, also released in 2020, comes with the most whistles and bells of the 3 Great Rhino variants. Along with the highest volatility and the highest max win of 20,000x bet, the game offers a staggering 200,704 ways to win, the Tumble feature, 4 different Free Spins options, and an Ante Bet function.
Great Rhino Sticking with the rhino theme, this high volatility, 6 reel slot from WMS predates the Great Rhino games, having been released in 2015. It offers 4096 ways to win, with the main attraction being the prospect of up to 50 Free Spins with 2x and 3x Wild Multipliers.
Great Rhino Slot FAQs
What is Great Rhino’s RTP (Return to Player)?
The RTP is 96.53%, however, the game also has an alternative RTP of 95.48%. We recommend that you confirm the RTP with the casino you’re playing in. Read more about customizable RTP ranges here.
How does the Great Respin feature work?
This feature is triggered when two or more rhino stacks land, awarding 3 spins. Each time a rhino lands on the reels, it holds its position, and another respin is awarded. The objective is to fill as many of the symbol positions with rhinos as possible. All winning rhino combinations are paid at the end of the feature. Filling 14 or 15 positions with rhinos win the Major or Grand Jackpot respectively.
How volatile is Great Rhino?
It is a medium volatility slot.
Can I play Great Rhino for free?
Yes. To play the demo version on SlotCatalog, navigate to the top of this page and click the PLAY FOR FREE button.
What is the maximum payout Great Rhino can award?
Up to 900x your bet.