Rocky Pokie Game
If movie tie-in poker machines are your idea of a good time then Playtech is the developer to side with more often than not. They’ve been putting together such games for ages and there isn’t a stinker among them. While the Marvel range often receives many of the plaudits, standalone titles such as Rocky prove that the developer is far more than a one trick pony and you won’t get a better opportunity to live the story of Rocky Balboa on the reels than with this game!
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 25
Special Features: Knockout Bonus, ROCKY feature, free spins, wilds, scatters
Top Prize: 10,000 coins
Rocky is played across Playtech’s favourite number of win lines which comes in at 25. We don’t often pay much attention to the non-feature symbols on pokies but they’re worth a mention here as they’re made up of iconic characters like Ivan Drago and Apollo Creed, together with the letters of ROCKY, adorned with the US flag. Lining them up is a breeze and there’s the standard selection of line bets on offer, which can then be played through both manually and automatically.
While there are pokies with more bonus features out there, few games make for such an inspired combination as those found here on Rocky. The man himself is the wild card, often helping out with decent sized wins, but you’ll also want to keep an eye out for the boxing gloves. There’s a white one on the first reel and a red one on the fifth and landing both at once will trigger the knockout bonus. Players get to choose one of the Rocky rogues gallery to go ten rounds with the champ and while Rocky always wins, he doesn’t win every round. Cash prizes are awarded for rounds won, or you may even see Rocky score the knockout early at which point all prizes are awarded instantly.
The significance of the ROCKY letters on the board is small but still useful as spelling the full name out across the board will lead to an instant prize of five times your total bet. It’s not reliant on win lines either – you simply need an R on the first reel, an O on the second and so on.
Finally, no branded Playtech poker machine would be complete without a free spins round. Three, four or five Italian Stallion scatters will award fifteen, twenty or 25 free spins respectively, so even the bare minimum is still sure to make for a decent outcome. Those outcomes are enhanced even further by an automatic two times multiplier on all prizes won and you can even win further batches of free games within the round itself with the same scatter combinations.
Game Culture’s Opinion
Rocky fans will love this game for the themed features and even general players won’t want to miss out on what is always a healthy free spins round together with some enjoyable features that have a positive impact on any balance. Essentially, Playtech’s movie pokies triumph once again and this is definitely one that warrants a closer look!