Rex the Hunt Slot Review 2024

Join Thunderkick as they travel back to pre-historic times in search of the great Tyrannosaurus Rex, in Rex the Hunt!

Travelling back to a time when dinoasaurs walked the Earth isn’t exactly new to us, but will Thunderkick’s Rex the Hunt bring something new to the table in the form of features and modifiers?

Thunderkick are a popular provider with players thanks to their clever Beat the Beast series amongst other titles, but recently it seems that Thunderkick have taken a more relaxed approach with their more recent games.

Will Rex the Hunt bring back the excitement we’ve missed in a Thunderkick title? Let’s play on and find out!

Rex the Hunt Base Game and Features

Rex the Hunt is a 6 reel slot with 178 connecting ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Rex the Hunt has a theoretical RTP of 96.16% and a max win cap of 4,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Hunter, followed by the T-rex, Triceratops, Parasaurolophus and Teradactyl. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Thunderkick
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 4,000x
Paylines 178
Release Date 14/12/2022
RTP 96.16%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.1

Stacked Mystery Symbols

During any random spin in the base game, Stacked Mystery symbols can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Once this happens, at the end of the spin, all present Mystery symbols will reveal the same High or Low-paying symbol (excluding Scatters).

Rex the Hunt Free Spins

Landing 1 Scatter symbol on reels 1 and 6 triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins. 

During the Free Spins round, any Mystery symbols that land on the reels will become Sticky, remaining in their positions for the duration of Free Spins.

Any Mystery symbols present in the base game at the time of the Free Spins trigger will be transferred over to the Free Spins round.

Landing 1 Scatter on reels 1 and 6 during Free Spins will award an additional +5 Free Spins.

Rex the Hunt: Our Verdict

The sticky mystery symbol mechanic has worked wonders before in slots like Iron Bank and Beast Mode, and many others follow suit with similarly styled slots in a bid to launch their own exciting version.

Rex The Hunt certainly does well to leave an impression to players during the Free Spins round where Mystery Symbols accumulate for potentially massive wins, but the Base Game could have used some more love.

Horror Hotel from Relax Gaming is a recent example of the mechanic done well. Mystery symbols are active also sticky within the Base Game, albeit with the condition that the wins keep coming. This creates excitement at every level of the game, but Rex The Hunt is unable to do the same because of its smaller ‘ways to win’ mechanic, making for a bog standard mystery feature.

When it gets going it can certainly impress, but perhaps not as much as other Thunderkick slots in the past with a lower win potential of 4,000x.

We love Thunderkick, we always have and always will because of their long history of great games, but it feels as if the quality and appeal of their games has slipped a bit since the golden days of Beat the Beast, Riders of the Storm and Midas Golden Touch. Multipliers seem to be where Thunderkick excels, and their Midas inspired installment Pyramyth proved that their older successes translated well to more modern games.

We’d like to see them ascend once more as one of the best, but for now, we’ll settle for Rex The Hunt. It scratches an itch, but it doesn’t evoke excitement like older games did.