Tornado: Farm Escape
Tornado: Farm Escape
While farm-themed slots are not entirely uncommon, ones that see the poor overworked animals escaping their daily chores by riding a tornado certainly are – and that’s precisely the premise for NetEnt’s Tornado: Farm Escape. A five-reel, 20-payline title, Tornado: Farm Escape features a short animated intro explaining the animals’ intention to ride the winds to freedom, but even by NetEnt’s standards it’s certainly an unusual premise. Fortunately, cartoon graphics and a couple of weather-based bonuses ensure that it’s actually executed incredibly well as players spin their way to a maximum win of 167,000 coins.
As mentioned above, Tornado: Farm Escape features one of the most unusual themes this side of EggOMatic, with the reels containing a set of animal and object symbols that are suspended high above the farm and fields below. Unique symbols include cows, horses, pigs, sheep and chickens, with suitcases, chairs, radios, wellies and stools accounting for the lower value icons. A TV acts as a substitute wild, while hot and cold symbols can be used to trigger the animated tornado feature. Throughout the game, a toe-tapping piece of blues music plays in the background to enhance the experience, while the high winds and animals noises add a steady selection of sound effects.
The main attraction in Tornado: Farm Escape is a fairly unusual bonus round that is triggered when hot and cold cloud symbols appear on reels one and five simultaneously. Whenever this happens, the symbol situated in the middle of the gameboard will become the feature’s active icon as a huge tornado blows across the reels and a potentially unlimited number of re-spins are activated. For every active symbol or wild that appears on the reels, players will win a cash prize, with these sums becoming increasingly valuable the more icons you collect and the feature only ending when a re-spin doesn’t produce any further symbols or wilds. Tornado: Farm Escape also features a randomly activated storm feature, which causes a cloud to move in from one of the outermost reel positions. This cloud will turn any symbol that it touches wild and will move one space at a time until it drops off the gameboard to improve your wins.
Despite its unusual premise, Tornado: Farm Escape is certainly conventional when it comes to its gameplay. Like most NetEnt slots, the game features adjustable arrow buttons that let players select their bet level from 1-10 and their coin value from £0.01-£1.00, with these two variables being combined and put through the game’s 20 fixed paylines to make it playable for £0.20-£200.00 per spin. An autoplay button can also be used to queue up to 100 spins at your chosen bet level.
An unusual concept that is executed surprisingly well, NetEnt’s weather-based slot will certainly leave players in a spin thanks to the huge payout potential of its bonus round. Should players successfully collect eight or more wild symbols during these re-spins, they’ll begin earning 4,500 coins for each additional symbol, making it easy to run up your bankroll in seconds.
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