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Something that Thunderkick is known for is their great style of graphics, and you see those in a big way with the Rocket Fellas Inc video slot. The theme of this game is that you have a bunch of mining dwarves who have also gotten themselves into the rocket business, and the visual motif is that of coming out of a cave into the night sky. This is much like what we would expect from mining dwarves who built themselves some rockets, and it's a fun twist on a theme that most players will have seen in one form or another.
Game Layout and Betting
This game doesn't handle wagers and betting like most do with bets per line and line bet-based wins. Instead, you'll pay a single amount per spin selected from around a dozen options. That will get you a spin across five reels, four rows and 30 paylines of action that only pay out from the left side to the right side. This is a larger game board than what's typical for a 30-line game, but the extra screen real estate helps you when it comes to the feature set, as you'll see below.
The available range of bet sizes is straightforward and goes from $0.10 per spin on the bottom end with a $100 per turn maximum. Since the betting isn't based on the paylines, your wins are multiplied by your total wager amount, and that's how we'll list them in what follows.
Rocket Wild Bonus Feature
We want to point out first and foremost that this is one of the most unique and most fitting features we have seen in an online slot.
The Rocket Wild works like this. Rockets show up on the first reel only (the far left), and they are wild every time they appear. However, they also shoot out across the reels horizontally to the right, and if they hit a barrel symbol, you're in for a treat. This is because that barrel symbol and any other barrels on that reel will all transform into wilds. Since the barrels show up stacked, it's more likely that you hit a barrel in the first place, but doing so will also give you a stack of wild symbols. You can hit multiple stacks of barrels with the same rocket as well.
Scattered Mining Gloves and Free Spins
The mining gloves appear on all five reels as a scattered bonus symbol. Three, four or five of this symbol will award you 10, 15 or 20 free spins to start with. However, you can re-trigger the feature to add the same amounts to your free spin total during the bonus round. Additionally, just two scatters (anywhere on the game board) will add another three free spins to your total from within the bonus mode.
A few things change during the bonus round. First, barrels that turn into wilds due to being hit by a rocket will be sticky wilds instead, and that means that they stay in place for the remainder of the bonus feature. From there, any other barrels that appear on that reel during that feature will also become sticky wilds without needing a separate rocket to hit them.
Wins and Payouts
Wild symbols show up as boxes of gems. Those along with the barrel symbols can give you mixed combinations of 30x for five of a kind. From there, there are four miner symbols that each have a different color motif. The red miner pays 15x for five, and five of the yellow dwarf gets you 12.5x. You can also win 8x or 7x for five of the green or blue dwarves, respectively.
Along these lines, you have four gem symbols in the same color progression. The red and yellow pay 3.5x or 3x for five, and both the green and blue give you 2.5x for five on a payline.
The Rocket Fellas Inc slot by Thunderkick centers largely around the rocket feature that can add stacked wilds to the rest of the reels. You'll hit this feature fairly often, but you also have chances for the value-packed free spins mode where that rocket feature becomes even more valuable. We like how easy it is to add more free spins with just two scatters or more, and we like how Thunderkick included a high level of graphics and gameplay in this slot.