Raging Storms is powered by IGT and has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Available to play on all devices from 25p to £500 per spin, you get to experience the ferocity of the mighty gods of the storm who can harness the elemental powers of lightning, wind, ice and rain. It comes with roaming Storm Wilds that combine to give you Super Storm Wilds that come with multipliers up to 10x. There’s also a Free Spins Bonus feature where the above applies with up to 999 free spins available in total!
Visually, Raging Storms is IGT’s best-looking slot in my opinion – with a dark and angry sky in the backdrop, it has an ancient Greek mythology theme. It benefits from an epic and tense soundtrack which compliments to the ferocity of the mighty gods of the storm.
Symbols on the reels include diamond-like spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs as well as the 4 gods of the storm – you will see the lightning, wind, ice and rain god. The lightning god is the most rewarding giving you 10 times your stake for 5 on a payline. There is also a wild that replaces all symbols bar the Bonus scatter.
Raging Storms comes with a Combining Wilds feature. Look for the Storm Wild on reel 1 and/or reel 5 – Storm Wilds move horizontally or diagonally to a position on an adjacent reel. They always move in the same direction depending on the reel on which they appeared on initially:
- A Storm Wild on reel 1 moves to an adjacent reel to the right on the next spin
- A Storm Wild on reel 5 moves to an adjacent reel to the left on the next spin
Once they reach the opposite reel, they will drop off the reel set on the next spin – when 2 Storm Wilds combine, they will expand to create a Super Storm Wild which can be 2×2, 2×3, 3×2 or even 3×3 in size! Only Storm Wilds moving in opposite directions may combine – i.e. a Storm Wild moving right from reel 1 and a Storm Wild moving left from reel 5. Furthermore, a random multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x may apply to the Super Storm Wild for even bigger wins. This can result in wins of 2,500 times your stake on each spin.
Raging Storms also has a Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get 3, 4 or 5 Bonus scatters anywhere on the reels – you then choose a symbol which will give you a corresponding number of free spins. This symbol also appears in 5-high stacks during the feature:
|Bonus scatters||Lightning God||Wind God||Ice God||Rain God|
|3||7 free spins with stacks of the Lightning God||9 free spins with stacks of the Wind God||12 free spins with stacks of the Ice God||15 free spins with stacks of the Rain God|
|4||9 free spins with stacks of the Lightning God||12 free spins with stacks of the Wind God||16 free spins with stacks of the Ice God||20 free spins with stacks of the Rain God|
|5||12 free spins with stacks of the Lightning God||15 free spins with stacks of the Wind God||20 free spins with stacks of the Ice God||25 free spins with stacks of the Rain God|
During the feature, Storm Wilds will appear much more frequently compared to the base game – this means the Combining Wilds feature can apply to create Superb Storm Wilds. This can result in multipliers of 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x on each free spin.
Now, if you choose a god with less free spins, you will benefit from more frequent mystery multipliers – hence less free spins. The first free spin also guarantees 2 Storm Wilds – 1 on reel 1 and 1 on reel 5. You cannot retrigger the feature but you will continue to get free spins until all Storm Wilds move off the reels – this can lead to up to 999 free spins in total!
The payouts from the feature are the same as the base game but the likelihood of winning big increases due to more frequent Storm Wilds and 5-high stacks of your chosen god. This makes it easier to win the maximum 2,500 times your stake on every free spin.
Overall, Raging Storms is a great slot from IGT and their release in a long time – it’s a lot simpler that it reads as Storm Wilds combine to give you Super Storm Wilds that can reach up to 3×3 in size. The random multipliers up to 10x are the key to winning big but your chances of winning improve in the Free Spins Bonus feature due to more frequent wilds and stacks of your god. Medium to high variance, I’m sure Raging Storms will prove to be a very popular slot.
All that’s left for you to do is behold the vast forces of the skies and experience big wins with the 4 gods – if you like the theme, Playtech’s Age of the Gods: God of Storms is recommended.