Rocket fellas inc slot House Review
Rocket Fellas Inc. by Thunderkick follows the story of four miners going to town with a gem mine, hoping to find a fortune. However, instead of pickaxes, shovels, chisels, and hammers, these miners gleefully use explosives and rockets to get the job done.
From the outset the game is redolent of personality and charming kookiness that snags the attention of players, greatly helped by the funky soundtrack and effects. The goal is to dig deeper (pun intended) into this video slot to see if it rises above the general level of mine-themed games such as Dwarfs Gone Wild by Quickspin, to which it is eerily similar in style and look. Read on the find out.
Rocket Fellas Inc. might have been a play on words to the name of one of the richest people in the US, but that is all it is. The game set up is in what appears to be a dark mine circa the Gold Rush era lighted only by oil lamps, but with Tolkienesque dwarves rocking to 1970s disco tunes. It is certainly an eclectic mix of themes, but it works.
A few minutes of play would make it obvious that the developers took gleeful delight in the Rocket feature of the game (which Thunderkick patented for some reason) because it comes out frequently, and it is certainly entertaining to watch it streak across the reel. However, the Rocket Fish feature does not typically give the player much advantage unless they hit barrels, and it does seem a bit odd to use explosive means to mine jewels in such close confines.
At any rate, the 5×4 game Rocket Fellas Inc is mobile-optimised, so it works on desktop as well as mobile devices, although the sharp graphics and vibrant animation has much less impact on smaller screens.
The symbols in the reels include four miners or Rocket Fellas seemingly having the time of their lives in the mine and coloured gems. Target barrel symbols land on all reels and the Rocket symbols land only on the first reel, and always leaves a Wild symbol behind. Additionally, when a Rocket appears on the same row as a target barrel, it will hit and explode it as well as any target barrels on the same reel as the hit barrel, turning all of them into wilds.
The wild symbol is a bucket of jewels with the word “Wild” across it. The scatter is the hand pump symbol with the word “Bonus” emblazoned below it.
The game signals rockets and hand pump scatters when they appear with dramatic sound effects. Big wins are greeted with swelling music and an eruption of gems.
Rocket Fellas Inc. is high variance, so winning massive payouts is possible, but rare. That said, stacked symbols, free spins, and sticky wilds all contribute to the highest possible win of 7,325x the wager in a single spin, and the 96.10% RTP is better than most.
However, the potential payout for any video slot game depends on the value of the symbols. They are as follows for 3, 4, and 5 on a payline, respectively:
- Wild: 1.5, 4, and 30
- Target barrel: 1.5, 4, and 30
- Red Fella: 1, 2.5, and 15
- Yellow Fella: 0.8, 2, and 12.5
- Green Fella: 0.5, 1.5, and 8
- Blue Fella: 0.5, 1.5, and 7
- Red jewel: 0.2, 0.5, and 3.5
- Yellow jewel: 0.2, 0.5, and 3
- Green jewel: 0.2, 0.5, and 2.5
- Blue jewel: 0.2, 0.5, and 2.5
Fully stacked Rockets on the 1st reel and fully stacked target barrels on reels 2 to 5 will result in a full window of wilds. This would pay the player 900x the wager.
As with most video slot games with scatter symbols, landing 3 scatters in a reel will trigger the free spins feature, giving out 10 free spins. Landing 4 and 5 scatters in a spin will increase the free spin reward to 15 and 20, respectively. The free spin is retriggerable, meaning that landing 2, 3, 4, and 5 scatters in any of the free spins will reward the player with 3, 10, 15, and 20 free spins, respectively. The player can theoretically stay in the bonus round forever.
The bonus round also activates special features with the Rocket. When one hits a target barrel, it turns that barrel and any other barrels on the same reel into a sticky wild, which means they stay on those frames until the player ruins out of free spins.
Sticky wilds activate the Hot Reels feature of the bonus round, meaning any wilds that land on the reels they are also become sticky wilds without need to be hit by a Rocket. Sticky wilds greatly increases the chances of achieving the maximum win of 7,325 times the wager for one spin.
At first glance, Rocket Fellas Inc. seems too wacky to be taken seriously. However, while it is certainly relatively simple as video slots go, its various features and gameplay present some solid chances to get some decent payouts.
Of course, there are no guarantees when it comes to games of chance, especially highly volatile ones like Rocket Fellas Inc. That said, the game is fun and entertaining, and with a minimum bet of £0.10, the chances that a player goes home with a jewel of a great time is pretty high.
Overall, Rocket Fellas Inc. is a weirdly charming game that maxes out on entertainment rather than wins. Players with a penchant for digging for treasure would probably be willing to follow these fellas down the mine.