The Rat Pack Microgaming Online Pokie
July 29, 2017
Early next month Microgaming is releasing a video pokie, Oink Country Love, featuring a duo of pigs singing country music. The concept of animals playing the roles of humans is not new in Microgaming pokies. Almost a decade ago the software provider released a video pokie titled The Rat Pack, which features a group of rodents singing and dancing on stage. It can be played at online casinos like Casino Mate, All Slots and Spin Palace.
The Rat Pack is a lively online pokie. The high paying symbols are rat singers, dancers and musicians performing on stage. The symbols are crafted in caricature style. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. But these have also been integrated with the music theme by having a musical instrument with each card symbol. The Rat Pack has two wild symbols, which makes the game more attractive because it increases the frequency of payouts. The first wild symbol is the “2X” logo. Apart from substituting to make winning combinations, it doubles the payout. The second wild symbol is The Rat Pack logo. This symbol also awards the highest line payouts. The payout for a combination of five symbols is 5,000 times the line bet. This brings in a fair degree of volatility in the online slot.
The Gold Record is the scatter symbol and it awards payouts multiplied by the total bet. Five scatter symbols anywhere on the reels award a payout of 100 coins. Three or more scatter symbols also trigger the free spins bonus round. Microgaming has introduced an innovative nudge feature in The Rat Pack online pokie. After scatter payouts are awarded, the reels with the Gold Record symbols are held fixed and the other reels spun normally. The fixed reels are then nudged down one position. If there are still Gold Records anywhere on the reels then the process is repeated. The free spins end when there are no more Gold Record symbols on the reels. The Rat Pack online pokie also has the Microgaming gamble feature. This gives aggressive players an option to double or quadruple the payouts. But this feature has a flip side. If you are unsuccessful in guessing the colour or the suit of the dealt card then he will lose the staked payout.
The Rat Pack online pokie has the 5×3 format with 30 selectable paylines. You can wager up to 10 coins per payline with a con size range from AU$0.01 to AU$0.25. The maximum total bet of $75 is fairly attractive.