Rocky is a 5-reel, max 25-pay line video slot from Playtech. Obviously, it's based on the 1976 film of the same name, which won the 'Best Picture' Oscar at the 1977 Academy Awards. It also made a star of the actor who played Rocky, Sylvester Stallone … ah well, you can't have everything. The movie went on to spawn six sequels, the last (or latest) being 2015's 'Creed'. The original movie had a budget of $1,000,000 and was shot in a mere 28 days. In the film Rocky ends up losing narrowly to his fiesty opponent Apollo Creed, who was potrayed by ex-Oakland Raiders linebacker Carl Weathers.
In this knockout slot Rocky is joined on the reels by three of his opponents: Apollo Creed, James 'Clubber' Lang (played by Lawrence Tureaud, or 'Mr. T') and Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Also making an appearance are Rocky's girlfriend Adrian (Talla Shire) and best friend Paulie (Burt Young). The bill is completed by the letters 'R-O-C-K-Y'.
You pick a coin value from 0.01 to 100.00 for each spin, and the number of coins you wish to gamble in one go from one to ten. All twenty-five lines are selectable, and your final wager is these three values multiplied together. Spritely mathematicians will work out a maximum bet-per-spin of 25,000.00, but you'll find any online casino you play this slot at will place their own limits upon it. When you're ready to hear 'seconds out, round one' punch that spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at 5x your bet-per-line for three Ks or Ys, and spiral up to 10,000x for five of Rocky Balboa himself.
If you manage to spell R-O-C-K-Y on an active pay line, you win 5x your total bet.
Rocky is wild in this game (probably because he lost to Apollo in the film) and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter and bonus symbols. You cannot complete your spelling of 'R-O-C-K-Y' with a wild, either.
A 'Rocky * Italian Stallion' logo acts as a scatter here. Land at least two anywhere for a cash prize, and at least three to win free spins. Three symbols earns you 15 free games, four earns you 20 and five earns you 25. During free spins all wins are doubled, and more wild symbols are added to the reels. Free spins can be re-triggered.
If you land a white boxing glove on reel one and a red boxing glove on reel five then you are through to the Knockout Bonus round. Select Apollo, Ivan or Clubber as your opponent and no hitting below the belt! You enter a ten round boxing match and each round that Rocky wins earns you cash. Careful though … if Rocky gets too punchy and knocks out his oppo the round ends.
You can gamble all wins – choose whether a hidden card is red or black. Guess right and you double your prize. Guess wrong and you lose!
Is Rocky a knockout game, or one that's more likely to leave you lying on the canvas seeing stars? It's entertaining, but lacks the punch found in more modern, feature-rich online slots. We're not going to argue with Rocky though, so we'll just have to say that this slot is by far the very best online slots game that has ever been created!