Rainforest Dream is powered by WMS/Williams Interactive and uses the Phantom game engine that also powers the popular Nemo’s Voyage slot. With 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 paylines, it can be played from as little as 40p a spin to as much as £400 a spin.
Theme wise, it’s shrouded in mystery and hinted at in legend according to WMS but it has a tropical jungle feel with exotic creatures such as panthers, toucans and monkeys appearing on the reels. The soundtrack is a little relaxing and soothing and feels like in a spa!
Rainforest Dream benefits from wilds, scatters and a variety of bonus features (especially in the base game). Firstly, you have the Princess feature which is triggered when the Princess lands flush (or stacked) on reel 1. Then either 1 or 2 additional reels become Princess reels giving you decent wins – I’ve won over 150 times my stake when getting 2 extra Princess reels.
Then you have the Monsoon feature which is triggered at random during the base game. During this feature, a number of wild symbols are added randomly – lightning will strike the positions on the reels to transform them into wilds. I’ve had 5 wilds on a payline which resulted in a decent win. Hopefully it will rain down nicely on you – the maximum you can win is an impressive 2,000 times your stake!
There is the Free Spin Bonus feature which is activated when you get the Bonus symbol (looks like flowers) simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 – you are then awarded 8 free spins. You are guarantee a win on each free spin though with the reels respinning until a win is achieved.
You cannot retrigger more free spins unfortunately or trigger the Princess or Monsoon features. I found this feature to be a little lacklustre and less exciting that the Monsoon feature but I’ve had some decent wins from it (over 200 times my stake on a couple of occasions).
There’s also a Big Bet feature like in Barcrest’s Monopoly Big Event where you play 5 big bet spins for an increased wager. The Monsoon feature can be triggered randomly here too but the advantage to this feature is that the RTP % (return to player) increases by 1% – not worth it in my opinion.
I’m a little perplexed by Rainforest Dream – I like the theme and the features in essence but the game plays out rather slowly which I find a tad irritating. However, its medium to high variance due to wins being big but very rarely. It’s going to take me some time to adjust to this game as I am undecided whether I like it or not! However, I do recommend Black Knight II and Raging Rhino which are by WMS and highly volatile (and more importantly fast paced).