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!
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!
This slot game is a tribute to the Rocky movie franchise.
Look and Feel
Rocky slot is themed 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 All American styling with the Stars and Stripes as the backdrop.
This is a slot with attitude with the buzzy atmosphere of a big boxing match and it comes to life with movie clips from the movie live on the reels when you land certain combos on the reels.
The clips are all Rocky’s greatest foes making pre-bout threats. It gets you pumped up alright. Time to take on seriously big boys in the ring.
The sound effects are a mix of pumping ringside beats and high energy electronic sounds to keep the atmosphere high tempo.
Rocky Slot Game Play
Rocky is a 5 reel, 3 row and 25 pay-line slot which can be played across all your devices- you can have a crack at Dolph Lundgren in your PJs!
The icons are a treat, with Rocky’s opponents making up many of the high value icons.
The cast of symbols include Apollo Creed (played by the former sports star Carl Weathers), Rocky’s original opponent in the first movie, Ivan Drago (acted by the Swedish muscle man Dolph Lundgren) the Soviet nemesis, Clubber Lang (played by the 80’s icon Mr T) and Rocky’s love match: the beret-wearing Adrian (Talia Shire) plus Rocky’s brother Paulie (acted by Burt Young).
The lower paying icons are taken from the letters of the boxer’s 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 bonus.
The game’s Wild is the “Italian Stallion” Rocky himself who is the top scoring symbol- if you land 5 in a row then you can expect a 10,000 coin payout. 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 in.
Knock Out Bonus
Now you’ve activated the bonus game you enter a whole new screen where you pick which of the fighters will take on Rocky in the ring. Ten rounds of boxing kicks 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 un-played ones. You can return to the game with up to x30 your stake.
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. Playtech loves a spins bonus (check out their Superman 2 slot for another example).
In Rocky, you trigger the spins by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters which nets you 15, 20 or 25 free spins. And during this mode your wins are subject to a x2 multiplier.
This is a game that likes to entertain, so in the free spins mode Wilds are added randomly onto the reels to help you make up winning combos.
Further Scatters, (at least three on the reels) will net you an additional 15 free spins. That’s better than getting stuck on the ropes!
Pros and Cons
Good entertainment with the movie clips
You’ll recognise the music too if you are a fan of the movie
Up to 25 free spins in the bonus
Lower than average RTP%
Gambling on a Win
The Rocky slot also has a Gamble feature after a win. use it sparingly- we’d advise you to bank the wins where you can.
If you love a higher risk game, you could try out another of Playtech’s games like their Age of the Gods slot machine, Robocop and Age of Egypt titles.
Rocky is a entertaining movie slot: a medium variance game. There are some nice clips of the film, a great tribute to the classic movie series and fun to play.
Bonus, Free Spins, Multipliers, Gamble, Scatters, Wilds
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