Not quite a classic slot, not quite a video slot, this Williams machine is completely out of the ordinary, yet brilliant.
When you first open up the Rocket Returns mobile slot, you might be tempted to think that it’s not actually a slot, but some kind of of 80s arcade game.
It sounds exactly like it, and even has that look, with bright fireworks on every win, and neon 7s and Bar symbols. It’s even more authentic than NetEnt’s Neon Staxx slot.
Yet, one spin is all it takes to realise that, though peculiar, these are reels and they do pay. In fact if you twist your head sideways, you can basically pretend it’s a 3×3 game.
Each hexagonal square is a reel on itself and pays if any 4 or more similar symbols are adjacent to each other – up to the maximum of finding 9 of the same symbols covering all the reels.
You’ll especially want to pay attention to the 3 middle reels.
It would have been easy for Williams Interactive to simply leave this as a pretty classic 3 reel slot, where all the ways pay.
Instead they added a blazing free spins round, where if you get the rocket symbol on the 3 middle reels, you get given 5 free spins.
Not much you say? Sure. But the wild symbol, which could show up anywhere before, and was fairly rare, now comes only in the center of the game.
How is this an improvement? It just shows up damn often, that’s how, and is ideally placed to create more adjacent winning combinations. And it can give you up to 5x multiplier.
No, the Rocket Returns video slot won’t make you rich overnight. But for when you are out and about and need some quick, instant, gratification, it can certainly provide some heart-thumping spins.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||3 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||3.99% / 96.01%|
|Min/Max bet||0.15 / 150|
|Free spins||5 Free Spins / Up to 5x Multiplier on the wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Free Spins, Multipliers|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Wilds: The stick of dynamite (it's what it looks like, but it's clearly fireworks) is wild. It replaces all other symbols on the reels except bonus.
Free Spins Bonus: The actual firework symbol appears only on reels 1, 5 and 9, and when it does, give you 5 free spins.
Doesn't sound like a lot, but the wild is now more prone to show up on the centre of the game (reel 5) and come with up to 5x multiplier.
You can also get +1 free spins for every bonus symbol that shows up during the free spins.
The Rocket Returns mobile slot is a little weird, but don't be put off by it's odd setup.
This casino game pays well, and often, though you'll have to be careful with your budget if you don't want to stretch this game for a while.
But to be honest, much like the fireworks on these reels, this game is best played hard, fast, and in short burst of excitement.
If you love this, you'll have equally good fun in the similar Eye of the Kraken slot by Play'n GO.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating