Rocket Blast Megaways Slot Review 2024

Prepare to blast off in Pragmatic Play’s latest space-inspired slot that puts Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic to the test once more, in Rocket Blast Megaways!

Pragmatic Play is whisking us off into space in search of Extraterrestrial beings and great wealth and fortune, but will we be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of either?

There are a number of weird yet wonderful space-themed slots in the stars for you to pick from. Titles like Over the Moon and Rocket Reels stand out as some of the best on the market, but will Rocket Blast Megaways be another to add to that list? Let’s play on and find out!

Rocket Blast Megaways Base Game

Rocket Blast Megaways Base Game and Features

Rocket Blast Megaways is a 6-reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of the highest-paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.01% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Pink Alien, followed by the Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue Aliens. Low-paying symbols fall to Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple, and Green Gems. Wilds appear only on reels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, substituting for all symbols except Scatters.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels, and new symbols will drop down from above via a Cascade, potentially forming even more winning combinations.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Up to 117,649
Release Date 03/08/2023
RTP 96.01%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

Rocket Feature

During the base game, a special Rocket animation can pop up on a random reel. When this happens, it will transform all High and Low-paying symbols underneath it into Wild symbols.

Wilds that are added to the reel by the Rocket symbol, whether they are part of a winning combination or not, will nudge down 1 position with each new Cascade, until each Wild symbol is off the reel set.

For each nudge, a new High or Low-paying symbol will appear at the top of the reel at the same time as the Wild symbols.

Rocket Blast Megaways Gamble Feature

Rocket Blast Megaways Free Spins

Landing 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 Free Spins respectively.

Before the Free Spins round begins, you will be given the chance to Gamble your current Free Spins for more. If you do not wish to gamble, you can simply click the Collect button and enter Free Spins.

If you choose to gamble, a Wheel will spin and stop on either a Win or Lose segment. If you land on a Win, your number of Free Spins will increase by +5. Landing on a Lose segment will deduct all Free Spins and return you to the base game.

  • Gambling from 10 to 15 Free Spins has a success rate of 66.50%.
  • Gambling from 15 to 20 Free Spins has a success rate of 71.50%.
  • Gambling from 20 to 25 Free Spins has a success rate of 74.48%.
  • Gambling from 25 to 30 Free Spins has a success rate of 76.89%.
  • Gambling from 30 to 35 Free Spins has a success rate of 78.96%.

During Free Spins, a Global Win Multiplier starting at x1 is active. Each time a Cascade occurs, the Global Win Multiplier is increased by +x1 which remains in play for the duration of Free Spins.

Landing 3 Scatter symbols during this time will award an additional +4 Free Spins. Please note, the Rocket Feature is also available during this time.

Rocket Blast Megaways Free Spins

Rocket Blast Megaways Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.09%)

Rocket Blast Megaways: Our Verdict

Pragmatic Play launches their Megaways into extraterrestrial territory with Rocket Blast Megaways, but with so many great Megaways slots on earth, Rocket Blast Megaways won’t get by on being ‘out of this world’ alone.

In the grand scheme of things, Rocket Blast Megaways is a classic Megaways slot with a few extra bells and whistles, but not that many. If you’re looking for a Megaways mix-up as wonderous and mysterious as aliens themselves then this game might not be for you. However, if you’re more of a Megaways purist then Rocket Blast Megaways is right up your street, and Rocket Wild Feature complements that classic feel. Rocket Blast Megaways has notes of Power of Thor Megaways, which also kept things quite Megaways-esque for the most part, but it’s no reskin.

Looking at the statistics, Rocket Blast Megaways tops out at 10,000x the bet, which seems quite uniform, yet appealing, by today’s standards.

Overall, Rocket Blast Megaways doesn’t reinvent the formula in any meaningful way, but the aliens are still worth a visit.