Rocket Blast Megaways is a supernova of rewards cruising in the cosmos. Build and launch your own rocket ship and set on an extraterrestrial expedition to the unknown. Find new alien species and valuable resources that can be collected in 117,649 ways! Make sure to watch out for when the rocket symbol appears because it’ll make your screen explode in a flash.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
The gameplay unfolds in a setting surrounded by constellations, nebulas, and shooting stars, with charming alien characters inhabiting and roaming the game grid. Adding to the vivid cosmic ambiance, the game presents an invigorating electro musical backdrop, reminiscent of popular culture nods like the comedic sci-fi series Rick and Morty.
Focusing on the game's mechanics, Rocket Blast Megaways is a Tumble slot that utilizes a 6-reel grid. Each reel randomly lands 2 to 7 symbols on each spin, consecutively altering the ways to win to a maximum of 117,649.
High-value symbols are represented by five alien characters, while five varied gemstones constitute the low-value symbols. The Wild symbol appears on every reel, substituting for any standard pay symbol to increase winning odds.
One of the standout features of the game is the Rocket Feature. Once the Rocket symbol launches upon the grid, all symbols below it transform into Wilds. After this, the Wilds nudge down one position on every victorious tumble, whether they are part of a winning combination or not. As the Wilds nudge downwards, new symbols are placed at the top of the reels. They either nudge off the grid or get removed at the end of a free spin with no more hits.
In order to trigger the free spins bonus round, you need the game’s special scatter symbols. These come in the form of little planets and landing at least 4 of them will start the first phase of your bonus game. Landing 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 Scatters will start you off with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 free spins respectively.
The first phase of your bonus round is an optional gamble feature where you get a chance to increase the number of free spins. It consists of a Wheel of Fortune-style minigame. Should you wish to gamble, you’ll spin the wheel and get a chance to win 5 additional free spins. However, if you lose, you forfeit the free spins round altogether.
Once you collect your free spins a rising multiplier joins the round. It starts at x1 and amplifies with each successful tumble. The multiplier does not reset until the round's end where it’s used to multiply your starting wager for massive wins. It's important to note that the previous Rocket Feature is still active and you’ll be able to reap its benefits. It’s also possible to extend the round further by landing additional Scatter symbols. Anytime you land 3 Scatter symbols you get +4 free spins.
If you’d like to skip the base game and have a god at the bonus round right off the bet, Pragmatic Play offers a bonus buy feature that guarantees you a minimum of 4 scatters on the next spin. It is located on the left of the reels but will cost 100x your stake.
Been having a BLAST playing this game. It's nothing overly innovative but the game is a solid megaways title - super volatile with lots of ways to win and a decent payout potential. The main nitpick here is the gamble feature. I’m not a complete fan of the wheel of fortune thing. Still on the fence about it as it just doesn’t feel right when you lose your hard-earned bonus round after hunting it for so long.