Windy Farm Slot Review
Released: October 2016
Software: Rival Gaming
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 0.25
Fans of Rival Gaming were probably the first to try out the new farm-themed slot which has just been released. While theme choice might be completely random, it could also be inspired by the popular Facebook game launched back in 2009. FarmVille let you cultivate your farm while caring for your animals, each of the activities earning you farm coins and enabling you to progress through levels.
While it will not let you milk cows and collect eggs from your chickens, Windy Farm will introduce you to a similar set and same characters. Getting the weather conditions to work in your favour, instead of virtual crops you might be harvesting hefty winnings.
Rival Gaming slots are known for the quality of their graphics and Windy Farm is yet another proof of the amount of effort they invest in order to deliver an attractive visual appearance. Colourful herd of farm animals and tools will be appearing in front of the barn, accompanied by a thematic soundtrack and matching sound effects. Horseshoe and Mail Box are two farm items which can deliver your highest value wins.
Wheel Barrow, Watering Can, Pig, Goat and Horse are other farm-themed symbols you’ll get to see on the reels. The inevitable 10 to Ace playing card icons are adequately styled to fit the story. Wild Chicken is sensitive to weather conditions and will replace any other symbol to form a winning combination. Raging Bull might look dangerous but will still be heartily welcomed as it represents your Scatter.
You’ll be playing a 5 reels game with 50 flexible paylines. Apart from choosing the number of lines, you also need to pick number of coins from 1 to 5 and $0.01 to $0.25 coin value.
Winning combinations are formed when matching symbols appear consecutively on a payline, beginning with the left-most reel. All of the symbols will cash out as of three-of-a-kind. Keep an eye on the Weather Vane as winds can blow hefty wins your way. Not that you’re likely to miss it has started to blow, with all the animations starting at the same time.
Autoplay function is available for the lazier of famers, but only when playing for real money.
Windy Farm introduces a unique feature called Directionally Expanding Wild. According to how windy it is, as indicated by Weather Vanes, Wild will expand up or down. Depending on which row it has originally appeared, it can take up to 3 positions.
Landing three or more Scatter icons anywhere on the reels will trigger 7 Free Spins. While you’re playing for free, Expanding Wilds will come with a 2x Multiplier.
The highest paying base game symbol, Horseshoe, will award 1,500x your line bet when you land 5 of them on a payline. Maximum bet per line is $2.5 and maximum total bet $125, meaning your highest base game win is $3,750. While Scatter pays regardless of its position, it will not deliver more than $3,125 for five-of-a-kind. Free Games offer highest winning potential, especially when you land multiple Expanding Wilds and the wind blows in your favour.
While Windy Farm is not one of the Rival’s innovative i-Slots, it’s still loads of fun to spin. This developer features a simple philosophy: build games people love to play. Great looking visuals will give you one reason to love this one. Innovative take on expanding Wilds will deliver another. Betting range is decent enough, allowing you to spin the reels for only $0.01 or up to $125.
Base game might not make you exceedingly rich but a good combination of free spins and expanding Wilds could deliver nice profits, regardless of weather conditions. While we would appreciate a couple more special features, the existing ones are triggered often enough to keep the game exciting. If you’re a Rival fan and have not yet visited their Windy Farm, do give it a try. We believe you’ll appreciate the newest addition to your favourite developer’s portfolio.