We’ve commented on a range of slots before that combine both the present and past online gaming features, but few have done it so seamlessly, or as attractively, as Wild Rocket. Indeed, this is a slot that will have a lot of users interested, even if they normally shy away from one category or the other; a unique power, we can all agree.
Its uniqueness comes from having the recognisable and classic imagery of fruits, placed next to a high tech rocket ready to blast off at any moment. They shouldn’t work so well together, but the way the brand has crafted the interface has made it so they come together as if they were made for one another.
What is more, the actual quality of the graphics is high definition and well polished, allowing users to enjoy the fruits of past generations, but in a remastered format.
Given the name of the game, it’s not surprising that the rocket steals the show every time you play – you can’t help but be drawn to its quaking body. This special feature doesn’t just activate all the time though, you need to get the conditions just right.
Named the Speed Fire Feature, the rocket won’t shoot off into space until a symbol with a different textured background appears: either a blue or pink patterned tile, with the words wild printed. As soon as one of the squares lines up against the rocket, it will take off, and turn any of those nearby symbols into wilds. Not only does it look amazing, but the wins soon add up if you get a couple of those special tiles stacked together.
During free games, the power of the rocket is increased, for as many as five can be released at any one time; talk about fireworks!
Spin Me Baby One More Time
As we’ve already hinted at, there are free games ahoy in this game, with them coming in groupings of 7, 15 or 50 rounds. Personally, we find getting as many as 50 spins can become boring; yes, we pay nothing, but we have no say in what’s happening. For us, it’s a catch-22 experience.
In regards to the game as a whole, this is the second feature of the grid, with only the Speed Fire for company. This makes the game medium variance, with the rest of the paytable falling dramatically behind in value and entertainment factor – you don’t get big wins here. In fact, the most you can get from a base win is just 40 credits, which is a measly payout.
Back down to Earth
We admit, we got caught up in the excitement of the rocket feature, and so we lost sight of the dynamics of the paytable, but they soon came crashing back to us after a couple of playthroughs.
Wild Rocket has a lot of merit, but it isn’t the enticing slot machine we thought it would be; it has an interesting design feature, but it isn’t powerful enough to turn the game into a major league experience.
As far as Octavian games go, this is one of their more average slots, though it’s a lot more enjoyable than the likes of Wheelenium Superior, which is one of the most limited slots they’ve ever made.