Politics has become more serious for many people over time, so it's no surprise that there started to be more politics-based slots here and there. Rocket Men, available at Red Tiger Gaming casinos, is a satirical spin on the relationship and rivalry of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. As the President of the United States and the dictator of North Korea, respectively, they've had words with each other over Twitter and other mediums in the past, and it was a major point of contention with many people and political parties. In this game, it's handled in a fun, cartoon-like fashion.
This developer decided on a straightforward layout for this game with five reels, three rows and just 20 paylines. The paylines pay from left to right, as usual, but they are also static and locked in place. To adjust the bet sizes, you'll pick from specific total sizes per spin that start way down at the $0.20 level, and that will be plenty low enough for anyone who wants to play. The maximum wager available depends on where you're playing because the game is actually designed to play for up to $500 per turn, but some casinos will limit that to something a bit lower like $100 per spin.
A Variety of Bonus Features
There are several bonus features in this game that can be activated randomly. Each of them makes fun of some aspect of the rivalry that this game is based on or the two people involved in it.
First up is Don's Driving Range. This feature pokes fun at Trump playing golf so much. You'll see him off to the side playing golf and knocking balls into symbols on the reels. This knocks those symbols out of the way to bring on new symbols that give players better chances of winning.
The Kim's Little Game feature is up next, and it's based on the copious number of missile tests that Kim Jong-un is known for running. Rockets will fire and land on the reels, and they will leave wild symbols in place of the symbols they destroy. With lots of extra wilds on the reels, it's easy to see the value in this feature.
Boom Time is another Kim-Jong-un feature that sees him trying to aim missiles at a fictional country. Each section of this fictional country has a certain payout associated with it, and you'll win one of those pays at random. This amounts to a random instant win type of game since you don't really have any ultimate influence over the final result.
Party Time is the last of these random features, and it has Trump surrounded by multiple women that he gets to choose from. Each of those women has a random prize associated with them.
Nuclear Spins Feature
This feature can be activated at random, but we've grouped it differently than the other ones above. The reason for this is that it shows both characters at once, and they are firing missiles at each other that land on the reels to give you wild symbols. You'll be awarded a random number of free spins with extra wilds in this free spins mode.
Payouts and Wild Symbols
The blue missiles and the red missiles are both wilds, and they'll give you 500x for five of a kind. You can also score 240x for four of these wilds or 40x for three on a payline.
The symbol of a woman with lots of money in her underwear is the next-highest symbol, and it awards 400x when you get five of a kind. Five of the cheeseburger is worth 180x, and this drops down to 90x for five of the blue duck wearing an army helmet.
The card rank symbols have pretty low pays, but they hit fairly frequently. The A gets 60x for five, and it's 48x for five of the K. The Q, J and 10 pay out 36x, 24x and 18x, respectively, for five-of-a-kind wins.
Red Tiger Gaming has poked fun at the ridiculousness of a major political rivalry with the Rocket Men slot. Some people may get offended at different aspects of this game, but others will think it's hilarious. The real beauty of how this title has been put together is that people can think it's hilarious no matter if they're for or against Donald Trump, and it's been handled well from a gameplay perspective as well with lots of bonus features.