There are few classic movies that can get us fantasising about donning a pair of boxing gloves, ducking inside the ropes, or running up a national monument – except for that global phenomenon Rocky! Now better than getting a sweat on, why not simply hop onto the reels for your turn to show guts and glory with Playtech’s Rocky slot? These are the same guys and gals behind the Flintstones slot which is also pretty rocky! Or stony.
This slot game is a tribute to the Rocky movie franchise but you don’t need to get a sucker punch with this game! Packed with enough bonus fun and extras to get you in a spin, just make sure you miss a knockout blow and get your feet firmly on the ground and your fists up to make some big bucks. You’re a contender!
Look and feel
Rocky slot is heavily based on the famous movie franchise with a cast of familiar faces making up most of the game’s icons. The frame of the reels has patriotic American styling with the stars and stripes of the US flag as part of the frame. The reels themselves are basic to show off the icons of play- our pals or our adversaries in the ring.
This is a slot with attitude, as you’d expect, with the buzzy atmosphere of a big boxing match and this comes to life when with movie clips live on the reels when you land certain combos on the reels. The movie clips are all Rocky’s greatest foes making pre-bout threats. It’s authentic stuff, just right to get you pumped about taking on a bunch of seriously big boys in the ring.
The sound effects are great with a mix of pumping ringside beats and high energy electronic sounds to keep up with the wheel spin.
Rocky is a 5 reel, 3 row and 25 pay lines grudge match with attitude which can be played across all your devices- you can take have a crack at Dolph Lundgren in your PJs!
The icons of play are a treat, with Rocky’s opponents making up many of the high value icons. The cast of nasties include Apollo Creed (played by the former sports star Carl Weathers), Rocky’s original opponent in the first movie, then there’s Ivan Drago (acted by the Swedish muscle man Dolph Lundgren) the Soviet nemesis, Clubber Lang (played by the 80’s icon Mr T) and then Rocky’s love match: the beret-wearing Adrian (Talia Shire) and Rocky’s brother Paulie (acted by Burt Young).
Instead of the lower icons of play being from the card deck they have been smart and taken the letters of the name “R-O-C-K-Y” and if you can land the word across the reels, which isn’t as rare as you’d think, you can get a friendly x5 your stake boon. And I thought that this was supposed to hurt!
The game’s Wilds is the baby-faced “Italian Stallion” Rocky himself making up the top scoring icon- if you land 5 in a row then you can expect a nice pay out of 10,000 coins! Rocky substitutes for all icons except for the Bonus icons and the Scatter.
The Scatter is a silhouette of the champ himself with “Rocky” and his famous nickname “Italian Stallion” emblazoned around it.
There are two bonus icons, a pair of different coloured (red and white) boxing gloves ready to start a bout and the words “Knock Out Bonus”.
Rocky comes with a Bonus game that’s all about taking out the opposition in a Knock Out Bonus bout. If you can land a prize winning punch by getting the white boxing glove to land on reel 1 and the red boxing glove to land on reel 5 then you’re on the home stretch for mega bucks.
Knock yourself out on bonus fun!
Now you’ve activated the bonus game you enter a whole new screen where you pick which of the pugilists will take on our Italian Stallion hero in the ring. Now a mighty ten rounds of boxing kick off. If our hero wins a round then there’s a money prize for you. The aim is for a knock out, ideally before the ten rounds are over as this awards you prizes for all the rounds, even unplayed ones, and you can return to the game with your swag up to x30 your stake- a whopper of a gift. At the end of ten rounds Rocky ends the feature with a knock out- always- if only it was like that in a real ring!
Spinning the gold!
There’s also a welcome Free Spins side game in the base game these dudes at Playtech love that stuff (check out their Superman 2 slot) which you trigger by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters gifting you a generous 15, 20 or 25 freebie spins. And better still, during this mode your wins are subject to a money making x2 multiplier- kerching!
This is a game that works to keep you interested so that in the free spins mode Wilds are added randomly onto the reels for more winning combos. Further Scatters, three on the reels, landing during the free rounds will boost your winning ability with an additional 15 free spins. Now that’s better than getting stuck on the ropes! I love a generous game and Playtech has been kind making the free spins game one that can be triggered time and again.
Gambling on a win!
As if Rocky slot wasn’t packed with enough extras to have you making a killing (not in the ring!) there’s also a Gamble feature and if you love a higher risk game you could try out another of Playtech’s stable of games for those of you who love a higher risk game- like their Age of the Gods slot machine, Robocop and Age of Egypt titles.
Rocky is a entertaining movie slot that comes in as medium variance. There are some nice clips of the film- I guess the older and wiser generations will get more out of it. If you are younger than a certain age, you probably won´t know who Rocky or Sylvester Stallone are anyway!