Most new slot releases these days follow a set pattern. They have five reels, three rows of symbols, choices for coin sizes, choices for the number of coins per payline and choices on how many of the available paylines to play. This has been followed so much that players largely take it for granted, but the new Rainforest Dream slot breaks from this mold in a number of ways, and it shows that WMS is thinking outside of the box in ways we haven't really seen in a while.
From the beginning, you can see that Rainforest Dream isn't completely typical with its five-reel, four-row, 40-payline format that's fairly uncommon. However, what really sets this game apart is the big bet option. You can play with normal coins as low as $0.01 apiece for a minimum cost of $0.40 per spin with all paylines activated. Alternatively, you can play with the big bet option that pays for five spins at a time with a larger bet size per spin. The big bet spins have some extra value added on that increases the average payout rate by about one percent.
Symbols and Features
This game has a rainforest theme, as you might imagine from the name, and this includes several creatures from the rainforest as well as a princess. There's a wild princess and a stacked princess, and the stacked princess gives you a chance to get tons of wilds on the reels if you fill the first reel with her. The bonus feature shows up on the first, third and fifth reels, and lining up all three on the screen at the same time will give you free spins.
You'll get eight free spins in the normal mode and 10 free spins in the big bet mode. What's interesting is that they are all guaranteed to give you a win. If they don't give you a win initially, you get free re-spins with wilds held in place until your win hits, so you get some extra value that way as well.
The Rainforest Dream online slot is a good example of WMS offering something a bit different instead of just coming up with variations of the same old thing.