Rocket Fellas gives us a mining theme. We have four guys who are probably meant to be dwarves on the reels and a few gems as the low-paying symbols. The background shows us a mine well, which looks actually really good.
In terms of graphics, we get the usual high fare from Thunderkick and the slot isn’t lacking in originality either.
The soundtrack strikes us as an odd choice, however. Because, for all intents and purpose, it sounds as if we’re in a disco. Yes, indeed, we’re getting a disco soundtrack with all the bells and whistles you’d expect. Interestingly, it somehow works, even though it shouldn’t.
The highest value symbols on the reels are the wild and the barrel. You get 30x your bet for a 5-of-a-kind win with either of them. The rocket fellas themselves each pay out between 7x and 15x your stake for such a winning combination.
You can play this slot from €0.10 to €100 per spin.
Mostly, whilst playing the base game, you’ll be spinning away the reels, waiting for at least three bonus symbols to appear. But every once in a while, you’ll land rockets on the first reel, which is the only reel they appear on. They have a mean grin and are itching to hit something. For them to be effective, however, one of those barrels with a target sign on them needs to land on the same row. Once all reels have come to a stop, the rocket will launch and leave a wild behind and any barrels hit on the same row, will also turn wild. Any other barrels that happen to be on the same reel as the one that was turned, will also turn wild.
So, plenty of wild action is possible even in the base game and we’ve managed to get some big wins here. The most we’ve seen were three rockets launching at the same time, which is pretty awesome, especially when there are barrels to hit on the reels.
You need three bonus symbols (the fist) to activate 10 free spins. Four scatters will give you 15 spins and five scatters will trigger 20 free spins.
The Rocket feature will also be active during the bonus round, where it will come with a bit of a twist. Generally speaking, the rockets will turn up just about as often as they do during the base game. But when they show up now and hit a barrel on the row they’re being launched on, the barrel will turn into a sticky wild. Any further barrels on the same reel will turn wild as well, but those won’t be sticky. So, any direct hit will result in a sticky wild, which will remain in position for the remainder of the bonus round.
We’ve managed to collect up to four sticky wilds over 15 spins and had some big wins as a result.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Rocket Fellas Inc is 96.1%, which is only an average value. This is a volatile slot, however, so wins can be few and far and they won’t often be big. But we have seen mega wins whilst we played and those are not just available during the bonus game with those sticky wilds.
Rocket Fellas Inc is a surprisingly fun slot. Obviously, Thunderkick tends to give us original games that tend to be very entertaining, but not every theme works well. Games such as Babushka are not necessarily super exciting to play or even to look at. But Rocket Fells looks and sounds great and those rockets on reel 1 appear often enough to keep things interesting, even if they don’t always get to hit a barrel. And the free spins are also triggered often enough to keep you going. Just be careful when managing your budget, which will allow you to play longer.
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