Rain Dance Five-Reel Online Video Slot
Since ancient times, the Native Americans of the South-western United States have performed rain dances to beg the gods to end droughts and bestow good fortune on their tribes.
Because of this association with good fortune, Rain Dance seems like a rather appropriate title for a casino slot game, even if the words make it rain might mean something a little different on a casino floor than they would in the arid vastness of the California Badlands.
In keeping with the slot’s theme, the five reels of Realtime Gaming’s Rain Dance slot feature wigwams, eagles, tomahawk axes, coyotes, dream catchers, and wise old chief wearing a magnificent feathered headdress. Alongside these items, the usual high-value playing card symbols, smeared with traditional Native American war paint, are also present.
Adjustable Paylines and Varying Coin Sizes
Rain Dance players have quite a number of options open to them when they decide how much to wager on this slot. There are 20 adjustable paylines and, although players may not wager more than one coin per line, they may adjust the coin value between 0.01 and 5.00 credits.
The Rain Dance of the Chief and the Coyote
The interesting thing about Rain Dance is that its wild symbol and its scatter symbol interact, which is not normally the case in online video slots. The interaction of these two Rain Dance symbols is the key to the biggest wins of the game.
- The Great Chief Wild Symbol
The Rain Dance wild symbol is the great feather-crowned chief, who appears exclusively on Reels 1 and 5 and can stand in for all symbols, including the scatter symbol, to complete winning combinations on active paylines. All Rain Dance wins from paylines completed with the assistance of the chief wild symbol receive a 2x multiplier.
The very unusual fact that the wild symbol can also substitute the scatter means that scatters – and their associated privileges – are a lot likelier to come up much more often.
- The Howling Coyote Scatter Symbol
The scatter symbol in Rain Dance takes the form of a howling coyote against the backdrop of a massive full moon. As usual, Rain Dance scatters payout regardless of where they appear on the reels, as long as two or more scatters appear at a time.
In addition, the rain dance coyote has the ability to trigger free re-spins, for which the reels containing they coyotes remain in place whilst the remaining reels spin again. This increases the likelihood of landing a winning Rain Dance combination. The exception to this is when the re-spin is triggered by the presence of five coyote scatters, in which case all the reels will re-spin to the triggering position.
In addition, once the re-spin is complete, players may be awarded 10, 15 or even 100 standard free spins, depending on whether they landed three, four or five scatters with the trigger spin. Rain Dance wins acquired during free spins are multiplied by three, four or five, dependent on the number of triggering scatters.
In Rain Dance, if three or more scatters appear during free spins, an additional number of free spins equal to the first number are triggered.
The Rain Dance Progressive Jackpot
Whilst the most valuable Rain Dance combination is four wigwams plus a chief wild on a single active payline – which pays out 5000 coins – a potentially much bigger payout comes with the game’s progressive jackpot. The Rain Dance jackpot, which is triggered at random, has no cap and continues to grow until someone wins it.