Rocky’s Gold is a November 2018 mining-inspired video slot developed by Northern Lights Gaming. Themes: jewel, gemstones, prospecting, arid blasting, and underground hard rock mining. The developer has other slot games, namely: 100 Fortunes (February 2020), All Star Knockout (February 2020), Aurora (March 2020), Trail Blazer (December 2019), Electric Wilds (September 2018), Niagara Falls (May 2019), and Blast Off (March 2019).
The rival games of Rocky’s Gold include: Mining Fever (March 2020) from Rabcat, Mines of Gold (July 2019) from Spinomenal, and Mining Upstart (May 2018) from JDB168. This slot is named after a gold prospector called Rocky, who works for a mining company called The Oresome Mining Co. It is a slot game adaptation of the late 1890s Klondike Gold Rush in Canada. One symbol (“RG” brand logo) requires two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eight symbols (“wild” gold bars, ruby ore boulders, sapphire ore boulders, emerald ore boulders, A, K, Q, and J) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Rocky’s Gold Game Characteristics
Rocky’s Gold has a partitioned see-through slate gray 5X3 grid that is embedded on an open-pit mine that is hemmed in by brown ore boulders; twenty fixed paylines, thirteen symbols, fifteen stakes and total bets, locking dynamites, three bonus games, multipliers, 5-20 free games, no side game, dynamic payouts, and regularly pays from $0.04 to $12500.00.
Rocky’s Gold has six special symbols and seven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is four conjoined “wild” gold bars; colorful and floral “RG” brand logo beside gold nuggets; a “1.10” TNT detonator; a brown dynamite storage container; a sombrero-wearing Caucasian miner dressed in blue and white, named Rocky, who is throwing dynamites; and a brown-and-white “bonus” treasure chest containing gold.
The ordinary symbols: ruby ore boulders; sapphire ore boulders; emerald ore boulders; orange-and-cream A; orange-and-cream K; orange-and-cream Q; and orange-and-cream J.
The Rocky’s Gold stakes: $0.01 (smallest stake), $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.50, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, and $25.00 (biggest stake). The Rocky’s Gold total bets: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100.00, $200.00, $300.00, and $500.00 (maximum bet).
These are the Rocky’s Gold payouts. Two, three, four, and five “RG” brand logos pay $100.00, $1250.00, $6250.00, and $12500.00. Three, four, and five: “wild” gold bars, or ruby ore boulders pay $750.00, $3750.00, and $7500.00; sapphire ore boulders pay $625.00, $2500.00, and $6250.00; emerald ore boulders pay $500.00, $1875.00, and $5000.00; A, or K pays $250.00, $1250.00, and $3750.00; and Q, or J pays $125.00, $625.00, and $2500.00.
The three bonus games are: TNT bonus, wild reels bonus, and pay dirt bonus. A TNT detonator and a dynamite storage container, which only show up on the third and fourth reels before interlocking, activate the TNT bonus; wherein Rocky the miner transforms low-paying symbols into high-paying symbols before suicide bombing.
The random three-part wild reels bonus features the dynamite-throwing Rocky. Rocky can hurl: one dynamite that prompts one wild to substitute for an ordinary symbol; many dynamites that prompt several wilds to substitute for 1+ ordinary symbols; or a large stick that prompts a big dynamite to transform a group of ordinary symbols into wilds.
More than two “bonus” treasure chests unlock the pay dirt bonus. Two treasure chests offer two options: a pick-and-win round, or five free games to kickstart the bonus. Three treasure chests offer ten free games to begin the pay dirt bonus. Four treasure chests offer 15 free games to begin the pay dirt bonus. Five treasure chests offer 20 free games to begin the pay dirt bonus. Rocky’s Gold has a $250000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The superior Rocky’s Gold software not only supports desktops and mobile devices, but can also be played in a portrait mode or a landscape mode. Features include: in-game clock, total stake and stake/line icons at bottom left, autoplay and spin buttons at bottom right, balance icon at top right, and total win and rules icons at top right. Each winning combination shows the winning line and total win at top center.
The choice of 25, 50, 75, or 100 automated spins can be customized to use a preset stake and a predetermined loss limit or win limit. There are desertic animal sounds, blasting, whistling wind, and the unmistakable sound of a wind-blown tumbleweed. There is a country music background. The animated 3D graphics include fluttering plants, glittering gemstones on a rail cart, smoke-emitting chimney of the mining outpost with a dimming and glowing bulb, birds flying by, zooming in intro video, and the tumbling tumbleweed.
Luck in Rocky’s Gold
Rocky’s Gold is a game of chance. Its RTP rate is 96.00% and house edge is 4.00%, according to an entry under the game’s “?” button; conversely, the developer’s webpage mentions an RTP rate of 96.48% and a house edge of 3.52%.