You might be thinking, Rook’s Revenge, really? This 5 reel, 25 payline slot might be an ”old” Betsoft slot game by today’s modern standards, yet it’s still one of the most played casino games at our leading Betsoft online casinos. It’s a real diamond in the rough we’ve decoded it which will be a boon to all the slot enthusiasts out there.
The Aztec theme resonates throughout the game (colorful symbols, reels, audio, bonus rounds). To see if the slots still lived up to its former hype we played it with a bankroll of $350 at MYB Casino. For what it’s worth the operator gives newbies a slots bonus package valued at 200% up to $1,000 (terms and conditions apply).
The theme of Rook’s Revenge is based on an Aztec chief, the Aztec’s were a Meso-American civilization that flourished between 1300 to 1521. The slot machine is loaded with HD visuals and with jaw-dropping in-play bonus rounds. When the game was released in September 2012 we remember winning a chunk of money in the bonus rounds (free spins), many players had a similar experience.
With a nice variety of betting options ($0.10 default bet) high rollers can bet as much as $125 per spin. Look out for the special symbols in the game such as the scatters (golden masks), three or more of them trigger the free spins feature with multipliers from 3x to 15x! There’s a wild (question mark) too, winning combinations are completed by it when it replaces symbols adjacent to it bar the scatter. The wild symbol appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4.
”Great rewards await those who venture deep into the Amazonian jungles in Rook’s revenge.”
The Amazon jungle and pyramid serves as backdrop for the reels, suffice to say it looks neat! If we briefly compare Rook’s Revenge to NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest they’re different animals, although the symbols and mechanic look similar (exploding reels).
The biggest win we had during the base game was $50. On each win the chieftain bounces up and down which heightens the entertainment aspect of the slots even more. In most cases we always view slot reviews with trepidation as such analysis has to begin anew:
1. Condensed wins on the Help Screen. You’ll notice that the range of pays is relatively high, for instance the top symbol (Red Mask) pays 12,500 coins for 5, the smallest bet to cover all lines is $1.5 (coin range 0.01). This is a good sign as the hit frequency is really high (around 62% to 76%). If you have a winning spin there’s a good chance it will pay more than your original bet. The odds are increased even more thanks to the many coins wins which prolongs your playing session.
2. Bonuses aren’t triggered that easy. How many spins does it take to get into the slot bonus? The volatility of Rook’s Revenge is around the 95% mark, so don’t expect to trigger a bonus round often.
Slot machines are based on random behavior which runs on a mathematical model. The number of spins needed to trigger the free spins (pulls-to-hit) is at least 80 spins. This number is calculated by keeping track of the number of spins you play and the bonuses you triggered across many sessions.
3. Depending on your average bet per spin we find that it will take you 80 to 120 spins to trigger the free spins. Once triggered you’ll get 10 free spins with multipliers that increases from 5x (main game) to 15x (free spins).
The free spins can be re-triggered that is when another three or more golden mask scatters pitch during the feature. Based on our playing experience and the multiplier wins of up to 15x during the free spins, the bonus pays an average 40x to 50x your bet. We finally managed to trigger the free spins after 95 spins (average bet of $1.5 per spin), we won $160 (profit of $17.5).
4. The top pay is not unlikely. You can win the top cash prize of 2,3 million coins on a single spin especially if you trigger the free spins feature at the maximum bet, assuming you score a multiplier of 15x.
With a captivating display, Betsoft’s Rook’s Revenge brings authentic art, animation, music and a lucrative free spins feature with a multiplier of up to 15x the legend of the Aztec’s to life. The free spins is difficult to trigger so make sure you have a sturdy bankroll.
Base game wins are good too thanks to a multiplier that ranges from 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x to 5x. The question is will we play it again? Yes we will even though the volatility is at the steep end of the scale and the free spins bonus takes a few spins before it’s activated.