Set on a farm in the American Midwest, where the weather can be a constant, brooding menace, Tornado Farm Escape is a colourful five-reel, three-row video slot with 20 Paylines, powered by NetEnt software. Straightforward to play and potentially lucrative, it offers two neat bonus features in the base game.
And there’s a country music-style soundtrack, with plenty of banjo heightening the Midwest feel to this game.
The transparent reels offer a view of a neatly ploughed field surrounded by trees and farm buildings.
The game kicks off with an introductory film to set the scene, before a tornado strikes and the farm animals are lifted into the air. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help steer them to safety through the tornado. You’re in for a stormy ride!
How to play
Enjoy a flutter from as little as 20p to up to £200 a spin. You can play up to 10 coins on every Payline. Symbols are all items which the tornado tosses around.
On this list of things are a stool, boot, armchair, radio and suitcase. You’ll also find a number of animals – a chicken, sheep, pig, cow and horse.
All the usual controls are also here, including Autoplay, Max Bet and Spin.
Tornado Farm Escape special features
A TV set serves as the Wild, while the Tornado feature is triggered by cloud symbols, depicted as ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ red and blue arrows.
This one triggers at random and it involves a mini-storm feature revealed from one side of the reels during a spin. A storm cloud moves across the screen, converting all the symbols it encounters into Wilds until it vanishes from the reels.
Launch this round when you land the ‘hot’ cloud symbol on Reel 1, and the ‘cold’ equivalent on Reel 5. A tornado will then hit the reels and collect the icon in the middle. With every subsequent respin, any Wild or matching symbol is picked up, and a prize dished out.
This carries on for as long as there is a minimum of one Wild or matching symbol to pick up. Once there is not, it’s game (or round) over. And, as you bag more of those two symbols, their corresponding prize value proportionately rises.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is fairly standard-to-good with Tornado Farm Escape at 96.5%. You’ll also find this a low-to-medium variance game.
Wins in Tornado Farm Escape seem to be small but pretty frequent. But one thing you may miss here is a free spins round.
This entertaining game is fun and certainly has a quirky theme, as part of NetEnt’s trademark originality, and it plays smoothly enough and is well-presented. It should have a particular appeal if you’re keen on farms or an animal lover.
Equally, you should appreciate its appeal if you’re a fan of simpler NetEnt games such as Fruit Shop or Twin Spin.
It’s true that some reviewers have been somewhat muted in their praise for Tornado Farm Escape, but only you can decide whether it’s one for you or not. Play it in any featured NetEnt casino.