Fireworks are the theme of NetEnt’s online video slot game Wild Rockets. The game includes 5 reels in a unique inverted triangle-shaped format and 720 win ways in place of the usual slot game paylines found in many online slot games.
The bonus features offered by Wild Rockets include expanding wild symbols, multipliers, scatter symbols that trigger a free spins feature and a Both Ways Win feature that pays out for matching symbol combinations that appear both from left to right and from right to left.
Game Graphics and Visual Themes
Wild Rockets is all about fireworks, and is set against a detailed backdrop filled with boxes of fireworks of every description. At the sides of the reels are two charismatic-looking animated characters with a cartoon style appearance who watch over the reels as they spin. Like sports betting America, the slot can be played on internet using different devices.
The reels of this game have been placed in an unusual formation that resembles an inverted triangle, with reel 1 and 5 containing 3 symbols each, reel 2 and 4 containing 4 symbols each, and reel 3 containing a total of 5 symbols. The reel symbols and the pay table have been creatively designed to tie in with the theme of fireworks, and feature bright colours that contrast with the game’s dark wooden shed-like backdrop.
Wild Rockets Reel Symbols
On the reels of Wild Rockets are theme-related symbols of an assortment of colourful fireworks. Players will see a hexagonal box filled with blue rockets, a pair of purple fireworks, yellow bomb firecrackers, orange Catherine Wheels and bright red Chinese firecrackers. Also featured on the reels are standard playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, styled in a bold taupe font.
The cluster of red firecrackers also serves as the game’s jackpot payout symbol. When 5 of these symbols appear from left to right or right to left on the reels, players will be awarded a jackpot of 250 coins.
Expanding Wild Symbols
The Wild Rockets wild symbol replaces all other symbols in the game except for the scatter symbol. This wild also acts as an expanding wild, and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the base game and the bonus feature. These expanding wilds will explode and expand up or down to fill the reel they appear on, depending on which direction the firecracker in the symbol is pointing in.
The game’s scatter symbol is the neon green ‘Scatter’ symbol containing box of rockets. These scatter symbols can appear on all 5 reels during the base game and, landing 3 or more of these symbols anywhere in view on the reels will activate the Wild Rockets free spins bonus feature.
Wild Rockets Free Spins Bonus Feature
Once the bonus feature has been activated, players will be awarded a number of free spins depending on how many scatter symbols triggered the feature during the base game. If 3 scatter symbols triggered the feature, players will be awarded 10 free spins, if 4 scatters triggered the feature players will be awarded 20 free spins and if 5 scatter symbols triggered the free spins feature, players can expect to be awarded 50 free spins.