Playtech's Rocky Online Pokie Review

June 5, 2015

 

Some Playtech pokies are based on movies, and the Rocky pokie falls under that heading. One problem with games that are based on movies is that the software developers out there often rely on the big brand to carry the experience instead of making sure the gameplay is strong as well. You won't have to worry about that with Rocky because Playtech has done an extremely good job of making sure that it's packed with tons of features and opportunities to win big payouts. Overall, this is a high-volatility game that packs all of the action of the hard-hitting films.

Rocky uses five reels, three rows and 25 paylines. The coins in this game start off at $0.01 each, so you'll be able to get in on the action even if you're a low stakes player. Coins run up to $5 apiece, and since you can bet as many as 10 coins on each payline, you're going to be hit with a really wide range of available bet sizes. As mentioned above, this is a high-volatility game, so make sure that you adjust your bet sizes accordingly so that you can smooth out some of the swings and play for longer sessions.

Rocky is the wild in this game, and five of Rocky on an activated payline triggers the top jackpot of 10,000x. You'll see tons of characters from the first four movies including Ivan Dragon, Clubber Lang, Apollo Creed, Paulie and Adrian. A winning combination with any of these characters starts into a scene from the movie. There's a pretty balanced selection of pays out side of the top jackpot, and the wilds will help you to get more payouts than you normally would without it.

If you get two of the bonus gloves on the reels at the same time, you'll have a bonus feature where you'll pick an opponent to fight with Rocky. The following boxing match has 10 rounds, and you can get payouts based on the result. If you pick up three or more of the scattered logo, then you'll get up to 25 free spins. All of the winning combinations are hit with a 2x multiplier during this bonus round, and you'll get extra wilds on the reels as well. This is a cool addition to the game even though it adds a bit more volatility to the overall experience.