Great Rhino Megaways is a safari-themed pokie with huge potential from Pragmatic Play. The ever-popular Megaways feature is used under license from Big Time Gaming and creates a game with a potential 200,704 ways to win on any spin. The Megaways mechanic with its variable number of game symbols is just one of the features on offer.
Add in the tumble feature with the potential to create a streak of wins from one spin, free spins with rising win multipliers and the options to influence the volatility or buy a feature and you have an action-packed pokie with massive replayability.
We recommend you spin in demo mode to get to grips with the feature-packed gameplay and the high volatility. Mobile players will appreciate playing seamless spins of this browser-based game.
Digging deeper, we find 12 paytable symbols. These include the rhino wild and coin scatter, with the others split between the high-paying picture symbols and the ten to ace royals. The wild substitutes for all standard symbols, while the scatter unlocks up to 23 free spins.
Theme, Visuals and Soundtrack
Pragmatic Play online pokies have a reputation for featuring great audio-visuals, with this game taking us to the heart of the African savanna to meet a range of wildlife including gorillas, flamingos, hyenas, alligators and rhinos.
The symbols are outstandingly well presented, with great attention to detail, while an African soundtrack and the distant calls of birds and monkeys immerse us in this paradise. Explode symbols on the reels and you will even glimpse a family of elephants behind the reels.
RTP and Volatility
Pragmatic Play has rated this at the top of its volatility scale, so expect high variance gameplay with an RTP of 96.58 per cent, which is above the industry average. This Megaways pokie will appeal to every kind of player.
How to play Great Rhino Megaways
Great Rhino Megaways is the kind of high volatility game that demands respect, so set a session budget and time limit that let you play responsibly.
Here is a quick guide to getting your game set up for play on your mobile or desktop device:
- Start with the menu to set your sound preferences and quickspins. You can use the battery saver if you are running out of power.
- Now tap ‘i’ to access the paytable and game info.
- If you like playing with autospins, use the autoplay option under the spin button and set the slider between 10 and 1,000 games.
- Use the + and – to either side of the spin button to adjust your bet parameters and choose your total bet.
- When you are ready to head out on safari, press the spin button to play.
Min & Max Bets + Top Wins
You can adjust the bet and coin value parameters to give you control over your total bet. Casual players can play from just 0.20 per spin, while risk-takers will opt for the max bet of 100.00 coins. There are plenty of options available. Most players will also want to play the ante bet feature that doubles your chances of winning the free spins feature for your bet +25 per cent; for example, 1.25 on a 1 bet. You will want to activate this feature to stand the best chance of maximising the potential top win of 20,000x your stake, but this level of win is rare.
There are six reels, so the maximum paytable wins are six-of-a-kind payouts as follows:
- Cheetah pays 50x
- Gorilla pays 5x
- Crocodile pays 2.5x
- Hyena pays 2x
- Flamingo pays 1.5x
- Ace and king pay 1.5x
- Queen, jack and ten pay 1x
There is quite a lot going on in this game, so it makes sense to dive into the bonus features:
Also known as tumbling reels or avalanche wins, all winning symbols are removed from the reels to enable more to take their place for new wins.
This symbol only appears on the top reel at the top of reels two and five, stepping in to complete new wins by replacing any standard symbol except the scatter.
This feature is triggered by landing rhino coin symbols and gives you a choice of free spins and a starting multiplier as follows:
- 5 spins with a progressive multiplier starting at 10x
- 10 spins with a progressive multiplier starting at 5x
- 15 free spins with a progressive multiplier starting at 1x
- Mystery spins
For every cascading win, the multiplier increases by 1x and does not reset between spins.
Overall review: our verdict
This is Pragmatic Play’s first attempt at a Megaways pokie and it gets a lot of things right without really doing anything innovative. There are plenty of ways to win and the ante bet is an affordable feature that most players will engage from the start.
This game is an upgrade of Pragmatic Play’s Great Rhino pokie; as such, it is a cut above the original with greater potential and massively improved audio-visuals. You can even buy the volatile free spins feature for 100x your bet; however, unless you unlock the potential, you are unlikely to win a comparable amount.