While it's probably fair to say that fleeing for your life from a tornado that's tearing up your farm isn't the most appealing thing ever, NetEnt somehow manages to keep the idea of an unstoppable devastating natural force entertaining. And more importantly, potentially profitable for gamers.
This five-reel slot has a pretty stand-out theme, but under the hood it works just like most slots you'll have played before. It's also simple enough for beginners to jump into the eye of the storm. There are some bonus modes to up the odds in your favour, too. So, get ready to chase the storm, and the 45,000-coin jackpot.
You have to hand it to NetEnt's game designers on this one. Most people (and animals) find tornadoes terrifying, but these bored farm animals treat it like a holiday instead. The slot is set inside the swirling winds as the pigs, cows, and other random debris are spun around. The gusts of wind around the edges of the reels are nicely done, but despite their smiles, the wide eyes of those animals still seem to scream fear. The pleasant, airy design also makes it easy to read though, and the animals are recognisable in a moment, along with all the other symbols. There's no unnecessary clutter or excessive details on the interface. There's a good intro movie, too.
There are five reels which offer 20 paylines in total, so even though this is a fairly simple slot, it's got a few more paylines than others like it. You can set your stake at 0.2 coins, or go up to 200, so there's loads of room when it comes to betting. A nice touch is that there are no standard letter or number symbols which so many slots often use as filler. Instead, everything is themed, and the wild symbol is clearly labelled so you know when it's in play. There are a few Tornado Farm bonuses to watch out for as well, which we'll look at next.
The two bonus features in this online slot are the Tornado Feature and the Storm Feature. Semantics aside, they're both quite different. One thing to note though, is there are no free spins available, so that can make things a bit harder when it comes to taking home the cash. The Storms Feature is random, and can happen during any spin. A small storm will move across the screen and transform any symbols it hits into wilds, so this does make up for the lack of free spins to some extent. There are two cloud symbols to keep an eye out for if you want to trigger the Tornado Feature. The red and blue clouds need to be on reel one and reel five respectively (it doesn't work the other way around), which makes a tornado grab the symbol in the centre of the reels. Any re-spin that matches that symbol wins a prize.
This is a pretty fun slot, although some might be put off by the lack of free spins, and quite hard-to-trigger bonus features.
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