Rain Dance Slots

Rain-Dance-slotRain Dance comes from RTG and it is themed around the life of the Native Americans, their culture and the things that they believe in. The name comes from the dance that the tribes used to perform whenever a period without rain would impact their life and agriculture. They believed that this dance could bring back the rain. This game is not just about that dance though, it’s also about all the things that we’ve come to think about as being part of their culture.

While playing Rain Dance, you will get the option to bet on up to 20 bet lines, all found on 5 reels. The prizes will look good enough, with maximum payouts of $25,000 being offered through the 5,000 coins of the jackpot. The random jackpot is a progressive prize and it is given at the end of a spin to a player. Features combine free spins with multipliers, and scatter symbols with wilds.

Features of Rain Dance

Rain Dance manages to do a nice figure, not just with its graphics, but with its feature list as well. The fact that the wild has substitution capabilities that are not possible in other titles, or the fact that you have both re-spins and free spins, make me give it extra points.

The substitute symbol is the Chief, an Indian with a beautiful feather headband on his head. There is a limitation in place, regarding the reels where it can appear, those being the first and the fifth. It not only doubles payouts it contributes to, but the wild is also capable of substituting for every single symbol in the game, even scatters (and it doubles their payouts too).

A coyote howling at the moon, that’s what the scatter symbol shows us in its image. You will find that both features get triggered by it, and that the presence of 2 to 5 scatters means prizes of up to 100 times the bet. With the wild’s help, that top payout of the scatter goes to 200x. The same scatter also gives you access to one of the two features.

Re-Spin Feature

This feature only needs a minimum of two Coyote scatters on the reels to get triggered, though it’s better if you have more of them. The reels that are occupied by scatters will remain in place, while the rest of the reels spin again. Next, payouts will be awarded again.


Free Game Feature

If the re-spin feature had 3+ scatter symbols on the reels at the end, the free games feature will start up. The player gets either 10, 15 or 100 free spins, depending on how many scatter symbols triggered the bonus game (3 to 5 possible).

The same number of triggering scatters determines the multiplier that is used, so you get 3x, 4x or 5x. In case you weren’t paying attention, that means you can win up to 100 free spins with 5x multipliers.

They even allowed for the re-spin option to be retriggered during these spins, and the same goes for the free spins if you have enough scatters once the re-spin is done.

Betting options and jackpots

With a budget that is big enough to allow for wagers of $100 per spin, you will afford to play this game at its highest bet settings, where the 20 paylines each receive $5 coins. If not, you can both change the number of coins (and reduce the number of active lines at the same time) and reduce the coin denomination (lowest setting is at $0.01).

There are two ways to walk away happy from this slot machine. One of them is through the progressive jackpot, but that one is offered randomly and the symbols can’t trigger it. The other is the slot’s own 5,000 coins combo, which can mean $25,000 for you (with $5 coins used).

Design and symbols

Rain Dance manages to send across the Native American theme pretty well, but maybe that’s because we’ve seen it so many times before in westerns, books and games. The background picture is abstract, but the rest of the graphics are all somehow related to the culture of the Native American tribes. It’s a good looking slot overall.

Symbols: Chief (wild), Coyote (scatter, 100x the bet), Tee Pee (2,500x), Eagle (1,000x), Dream Catcher (500x), Tomahawk (250x), Ace/King (250x), Queen or Jack (150x), 10 or 9 (125x).


Is It Worth Playing?

There is no question in my mind about the answer to this question. If you’re like me, and the thought of a bonus game with 100 free games and 5x multipliers sounds like a recipe for getting rich, give it a go.

This Rain Dance slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.