Wild Rockets Slot Review
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Wild Rockets is a 720-way slot from the superb game developer NetEnt. In this game the wild cards have the word ‘Wild’ written on them, and they contain rockets shooting upwards or downwards. The scatter symbol is a Box of Rockets with a cool design, and all in all this is an explosive game full of action. Play it for free or with real money at most certified online casinos.
Theme, characters and environment
This game is all about shooting fireworks blowing up the reels and creating a super fun gaming experience. Designed in an unusual way, NetEnt has been really creative with the setup here as the reels are arranged in an inverted triangle, where reels one and five have three symbols, reels two and four have four symbols, and the reel in the centre has five symbols. It takes a few spins to get used to, but when you do get in the flow of it, there is lots of fun to be had. There are no paylines either in this slot, but there are no less than 720 ways to win with every single spin.
Theme and characters
The graphics in this game are detailed in a cartoonish style, once again a creative and quite unusual choice from NetEnt. Playfulness, fun times and a bit of mischievousness comes to mind. Next to the reels we have two cheeky looking teenagers who look like they are ready to blow things up, regardless of what might stand in their way. They are in a residential area it seems, as we can hint some apartment blocks in the backdrop. A red-haired girl in overalls holds a strip of red Chinese firecrackers in her hand, to the right of the screen, smiling wide but her intentions are unclear. Perhaps they are a couple of pyromaniacs out to create havoc in their neighbourhood.
Environment and atmosphere
Wild Rockets offers an atmosphere in this game that sort of pulls you in, with a very balanced design full of interesting little details. Brightly-coloured symbols clearly stand out against a dark residential backdrop, and all edges are nicely smoothed out. When you get a bunch of wilds for example, the fireworks start shooting on the screen in a festive manner. You can play this game on Autoplay, with adjustable settings. It is great for when you want to sit back and enjoy the show while the winnings start to accumulate.
Symbols and soundtrack
Amongst the symbols we see some nicely designed fireworks as well as the normal 10, J, Q, K and A. The mix of symbols is nice and fun to look at while you spin the reels to get as many scatters and wilds you possibly can. You will for example see cool fireworks such as:
- An orange Catherine Wheel
- Red Chinese firecrackers
- Three viciously grinning yellow bombs
- Purple rockets
- A blue cake-style firework
This game has both a wild and a scatter. Get three or more scatters on the reels to trigger the free spins feature, with up to 50 free spins. A box of rockets represents the wild, and it is so wild that it can spread along the reels and blow up the symbols above or below and turn them into wilds as well. So both special symbols have lots to offer in this game – keep on lining them up!
Soundtrack and effects
There is no soundtrack in this game, as they have chosen to put the sounds of the fireworks at the centre here. When you spin the reels you hear the familiar slot machine sounds, but as soon as you land a scatter or a winning combination, there are plenty of cool sound effects going on. If you want a quiet game you can always use the volume control in the video slot, but if you are into wild rockets we can imagine that you like to hear the bangs and the booms.
There are no bonus games in Wild Rockets, except for the array of free spins and multipliers that are activated via the scatter symbol. So, if there is any symbol that you should cherish the most in this game, it is the firework scatter symbol.
Lots of free spins to be found when you land a bunch of scatters on your reels. Depending on how many scatter symbols you manage to get, the reward ranges from 10 free spins up to 50 free spins, with generous multipliers on top. This means that you can accumulate some really nice prizes in the free spins bonus feature. Get spins and multipliers accordingly:
- Three scatter symbols – multiplier of 2 and 10 free spins
- Four scatter symbols – multiplier of 20 and a total of 20 free spins
- Five scatter symbols – multiplier of 200 and 50 free spins
The red and yellow Wild symbol is one we can never get enough of, as it substitutes for all other symbols on the reels, except for the Scatter symbol. The Wild symbol can also turn the symbols above or below it into Wilds, by shooting rockets out of the symbol spreading the wilds with some exciting explosive sound effects to magnify the experience. Direction is determined based on the direction of the rockets on the wild card. Wilds can only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4.
The Wild Rockets Scatter symbol is represented by a box filled to the brim with coloured rockets. When you get at least three these anywhere on the main game reels, you will be awarded with free spins. Yay! They will also multiply the total bet placed in that round as well. So, three scatters and will give you a multiplier of two and 10 free spins. Four scatter symbols will give you a total of 20 free spins and a multiplier of 20. Should you be so lucky that you get five scatter symbols, the award is… a multiplier of 200 and 50 free spins on top! What a show.
Pros and cons of the slot
Wild Rockets is a truly exciting game full of promising opportunities. If you like explosions and fireworks, this is going to be a real hit for you. The graphics are fantastic, with cool sound effects and great bonus features in form of free spins and multipliers. Spin away and just make sure that you don’t play this game during any droughts, as it may end up in a crazy fire.
- As many as 720 paylines
- Good RTP at 96,7%
- Great free spins and multipliers
- Fantastic graphics and sound effects
- A totally unique game theme
- No progressive jackpot
- Does not offer bonus games
If this game tickles your fancy you might also like Rocket Returns, Fire Joker or Fire Queen.