Thunderkick’s Riders of the Storm Slot Review

Riders of the Storm is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Thunderkick that can be played from 10p to £100 a spin on all devices. Based on 3 characters who promise wealth among the dark clouds, it has a steampunk feel and benefits from wild multipliers, random wild reels and free spins where you choose your volatility – they also come with walking wilds.

Join Hunter, Engineer & Captain

With an epic soundtrack playing, the reels are set amongst dark clouds with showers falling. Symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 card suits as well as hook knives, anchors, ship wheels and the 3 Riders of the Storm characters – you have the Hunter, Engineer and Captain. The latter is the most rewarding giving you 2, 4 or 15 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

There’s also a crystal symbol which is the wild – 5 of these will give you 15 times your stake as well as substitute for all symbols bar the scatter. It comes with a 2x multiplier in the base game – any winning combination with 1 or more wilds will multiply the payout by 2x.

Mystery Wild Reels feature

Riders of the Storm comes with a randomly activated Mystery Wild Reels feature in the base game – basically, up to 4 reels are transformed into wild reels! These wild reels don’t contain multipliers unfortunately.

Bonus Game feature

Then you have the compass symbol which is the scatter – 3, 4 or 5 will give you 2, 20 or 200 times your times as well as triggering the Bonus Game feature. There are 4 different types of features – each of them offers a stacked high value symbol or wild, a wild multiplier and a number of free spins. You then pick from the 4 options - here’s what to expect:

Volatility Low Medium High Random
Stacked Symbol
Number of Free Spins 15 10 6 6, 10 or 15
Wild Multiplier 2x 3x 5x 2x, 3x or 5x

The more free spins, the lower the wild multiplier and variance – however, the bigger win opportunities will come from the high variance option. During the free spins, 3 or more scatters will give you between 3 and 11 additional free spins – you can retrigger up to 3 times meaning a potential 33 extra free spins.

Walking Wild Respin feature

More importantly, look out for wild symbols appearing during the Bonus Game feature – these wilds will activate the Walking Wild Respin feature. The wilds then shift with each respin until they have left the grid – you will then get 1 final respin. You can benefit from 4 Walking Wild respins – after that, no more new wilds will appear.

Wins of 26,426 x Stake

With random volatility, the high variance option in the Bonus Game feature is the most potentially rewarding as it can lead to wins of 26,426 times your stake on each free spin. Other slots you should try from Thunderkick include Midas Golden Touch and Carnival Queen which both offer big wins.

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Riders of the Storm
  • Software:
    Thunderkick
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    243
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
    375
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    6-48/2-5x