The Rave is a brand-new video slot from Nolimit City. As the name suggests, the game is themed around an exciting rave – and you’ll want to get your dancing shoes on before you play, as there’s a really funk soundtrack accompanying the game which you’ll surely want to dance alone to!
Like most of the software provider’s recent games, The Rave is highly volatile. It’s ranked as “very high” on the game developer’s in-house volatility scale. The standard RTP of the game is 96.09%. However, like many game developers today, The Rave is available in multiple RTP settings. The second known RTP setting is 94.29%, which isn’t too bad.
The maximum win you can achieve while playing The Rave is 41,500x your stake, which is a lot higher than Karen Maneater. This is a huge max win, and it shows just how much win potential the game truly has. There is a standard hit frequency of 25.66%, and the free spins bonus round activates – on average – once in every 198 spins.
The Rave slot review is designed to give you a detailed look of what the game’s about. We’ll cover the look, design, and theme of the game, followed, later, by a look at the bonuses and features.
The Rave Slot: Theme, Design, and Layout
A “Warning: flashing lights are in use during this game” is the message that greets you when you first load up The Rave slot. It’s a fitting warning, as the gameplay (especially the big win animations) really are packed with flashing lights – and that’s because the game developer wanted to set the scene as accurately as possible for players! The game looks great!
The minimum bet on The Rave is 0.20 credits per spin. This is higher than some video slots we’re seeing released today, but it’s pretty common for Nolimit City; generally, they don’t allow players to wager less than this. The maximum bet is a very generous 120 credits. However, not all online casinos will offer a maximum stake this big, so keep this in mind.
Special Symbols, Bonus Features, and Gameplay
The Rave is built around a 5-reel, 3-row format, like many video slots. There are, initially, 243-ways-to-win; however, the number of “ways-to-win” can increase by landing certain splitting symbols.
For the low-value symbols, The Rave uses theme-specific icons. You will see headphones, lollipops, sunglasses, a cash gun, and gold necklaces on the screen. These pay up to 0.9x your stake for lining up a 5-of-a-kind combo. The game’s higher-paying symbols include five different characters. These pay up to 6x your stake for a 5-of-a-kind combo, so they’re not the most profitable – but they’re not too bad.
There are also wild symbols on the reels. When one of these wild symbols lands in view, they will replace any of the regular-paying symbols to help you form wins. The Rave also has some scatter symbols. We’ll discuss these in the section below.
The Rave Slot: Bonus Features
The Rave, like all Nolimit City slots, has tons of bonuses and features to look out for – and the first is the Drop the Bass feature. These special symbols can land anywhere in view during the base game. When you manage to land exactly two scatter symbols, they will both transform into Enhancer Cells.
Enhancer Cells will display one of four modifiers. Firstly, there’s the xWays mechanic. This reveals between two and six instances of the same pay symbol type, while expanding the height of the reel. Next, there’s the xSplit symbol; every symbol on the reel is then doubled in size, and finally, the xSplit symbol splits itself into two wild symbols.
The symbols can also transform into a wild symbol – making it easier to form wins – and it can also reveal a higher-paying symbol. Now, if you manage to land three of the Drop the Bass symbols, you will trigger the Murder on the Dance Floor free spins feature. During the free spins, the Enhancer Cells we just talked about are active for the duration of the feature.
A special symbol multiplier appears on the second, third, and fourth reels – and it’s activated whenever one of the character symbols appears within the Enhancer Cell. This makes it much easier to form 5-of-a-kind wins.
There are also a few random modifiers that can appear during the free spins bonuses. Firstly, you have the “Mashup!” feature. This turns all of the character symbols in view into the highest-paying symbol. Secondly, there’s the crossfader feature. This transforms all of the lower-paying symbols into wilds on ONE reel. Finally, there’s the sidechain feature; this links between two and five reels together, so that they all land the same symbols.
The Rave slot is a nice new release from Nolimit City. Sure, it’s a bit different to their conventional releases, and it’s not going to be for everyone – but the game developer does a decent job, and with more than 40,000x your bet up to grabs, there’s some really decent win potential on offer as well!
We really like the fact that there are so many bonuses and features – it means the gameplay is anything but boring, and there’s plenty to get excited about – and thanks to the random reel modifiers, big wins are possible in both the base game and the free spins bonus round, too, so you don’t have to worry about solely hitting the bonus symbols to win big!