Game of the Week – Rocky’s Gold
Rocky’s Gold is the latest 5-Reel, 20 payline video poker from Relax Gaming partner Northern Lights. The game features a western miner theme with generous payouts and multiple bonus features.
Learn more about this fun game, including the Pay Dirt Bonus that can help you score some massive wins.
Mine for Gold in the Old West
In Rocky’s Gold, you’re an old west miner that’s looking for gold. The concept is pretty simple. Symbols include Royals, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and an RG for Rocky’s Gold. Wilds are also payable in this game.
Royals are lower-paying in this game and you have to hit four of a kind on a single line to turn a profit. However, the middle and higher-paying symbols are all profitable on a three of a kind single line win. The game has a wide variety of stakes available, ranging from .20 per spin up to $100 per spin.
The base game gives some solid opportunities for profit, but there are several bonus features that will help you score a big win.
Rocky will randomly peer around the corner during a spin. If he steps out onto the screen after a spin, a Wild Bonus will start. He will throw three types of dynamite:
- Single Stick – A single symbol will be replaced with a wild.
- Multiple Sticks – Multiple symbols will be replaced with wilds.
- Big Stick – This will knock out a big block of symbols and turn them wild.
This feature triggered three times during my testing and the three dynamite sticks three times. I averaged about 4 to 5x my bet on a win.
Rocky’s Gold Pay Dirt Bonus
The Gold Chest is the scatter for this game. Three scatters will trigger the Pay Dirt Bonus. However, if only two symbols appear, you can still get a payout. The two chests will pop up with a Pick Me on them. Select one to get a payout.
If you trigger three chests, you will get to pick a chest for a small payout before triggering spins. The number of chests determines the number of free spins. Three chests give you 10 free spins. Four chests give you 15 free spins, while five chests give you 20 free spins.
During free spins, you may be offered some Pick Me gold nuggets. These nuggets will reveal either a Wild reel, a locked reel, or a multiplier. You may be allowed to pick multiple times. When I triggered free spins, sometimes I could pick twice, sometimes just once.
I was only able to trigger the free spins feature once and won about 20x my bet during the free spins game. Not amazing, but decent.
The TNT blasting machine and dynamite box symbols may appear randomly on Reels 3 and 4. If they appear side by side, they will trigger the TNT bonus. Rocky will pick lower-value symbols and turn them into wilds. This will continue until he blows up the dynamite.
I wasn’t fortunate enough to trigger this and only received one shot at doing so. It missed.
Rocky’s Gold Offers Awesome Prizes and a Fantastic RTP
Rocky’s Gold is a true medium variance online pokie with an awesome RTP of 96.54%. This is much better than many online pokies at online casinos in Australia. The game offers a solid base game with bonus features that trigger regularly.
The only real downside to this game is that lower-end computers may have a problem running the game. There’s even a warning on the game that says that lower-end hardware may have an issue running the game due to high production values. However, most modern computers shouldn’t have a problem playing this game.
Rocky’s Gold is a game I have no problem recommending. It has a fun theme, great payouts, and has stakes suitable for all bankrolls. You can play Rocky’s Gold at Wild Card City, King Johnnie Casino, or any Australian online casino offering Relax Gaming pokies.
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