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The Wild Rockets slot is a NetEnt online casino game released in 2012. It has a medium variance, in keeping with the majority of this studio’s slot games and has an RTP of 96.66%.
There are two main features in the Wild Rockets slot are its Wilds and Free Spins. It offers an appealing and unusual reel layout and an engaging combination of animation and sound design. The game is well suited to casual players who prioritise longer gambling sessions over high risk play.
The explosive fun of NetEnt’s Wild Rockets slot starts before the reels even get spinning thanks to the game’s eye-catching reel layout. This is a 5-reel slot but it offers a row layout of 5-5-5-3-1 going from top to bottom. This game has a pyrotechnic theme, which we will explore in the Design section below.
Spin using the circular green button so familiar to NetEnt fans. There are also buttons to trigger a max bet spin, change the volume and one to launch the autoplay settings. There are 720 betways, which is an unusual number. Then again, this isn’t your average slot!
Wild Rockets appears to take place in a futuristic yet retro realm, with NetEnt using a colourful and cartoon-like animation style to bring the two characters we see and the reels themselves to life. In the background, we can see a stylised urban environment, complete with a 70’s era theatre marquee.
On the reels themselves, the fireworks theme is clearly evident. Aside from the royal card suits as low value symbols, there are a variety of fireworks, Catherine wheels, firecrackers and all kinds of other noise- and light-makers as the higher value symbols. Despite the unorthodox reel layout, the spin animation is perfectly smooth and immersive.
Just like fireworks, there are plenty of sounds that accompany the visual delights of Wild Rockets. In the background, we can hear the unmistakable sound of a lit fuse, which adds a little dose of anticipation as the reels spin - will the whole thing blow?
The Wild symbols, when they fall in the right combination, literally go off with a bang as the rockets explode across the screen in a burst of fizzing and mayhem. Big wins are, obviously, accompanied by the whistling and exploding of rockets as the win is added up on the screen.
As you might guess from the name of the slot, Wilds are an important part of this game. Wilds can substitute for any other symbol except the Scatter and can turn the symbols directly below them into Wilds too.
Three Scatter symbols are required to trigger the Free Spins feature with 10 spins. Landing four or five scatters will award 20 or 50 spins, respectively. Further bonus spins can be activated when this feature is active. The max win on this game is set at 480,000 coins. There are no further features in Wild Rockets however we think the two it does have work well together.
Even with its unusual reel structure, Wild Rockets is a fairly straightforward game. NetEnt has done a good job with the theme, which is one that we haven’t really seen before. Players who love games that are packed to the rafters with bonus features might be disappointed with Wild Rockets but for those who simply wish to enjoy a good gambling experience with a fairly strong max win potential will certainly appreciate this game.