Rooks Revenge by Betsoft
There are many slots out there with ancient civilisation themes. The most popular are Egyptian, although the South American civilisations are starting to become more and more popular. Rooks Revenge is just such a slot, and in a world of the same themed slots this one does stand out. The slot is run over the usual five reels with twenty five paylines. The minimum coin bet is 25 coins, with the maximum being 125 coins. This does put the slot a bit out of reach of those with a very low budget. Each payline can be played for anywhere between one and five coins, but each line has to be active.
Rooks Revenge is available on both desktop as well as mobile format. There seems to be a bit of translation trouble between the two formats, as the mobile version doesn’t have as much animation. Some players may say this is a good thing however as the bouncing characters can distract from game play, and less animation means smoother running on a smaller device.
Aztec Theme and Graphics
The main thing that makes Rooks Revenge stand out from its peers is the graphics and animation. This is a truly 3D high definition slot, with realistic if somewhat cartoony graphics and loads of animation. The slot is set deep in the South American rainforest, where we visit the chief of the Aztec’s, Rook. Rook is a rather rotund looking guy who bounces around quite frenetically in the desktop version. His animation is one of the ones that was lost when the game was converted to mobile. Behind the reels is a detailed forest scene showing a lot of Aztec ruins. The buttons at the bottom of the screen are done to look like tablets; in fact everything you see on the screen has been designed to be theme based. The sound track is original, with presumably Chief Rook singing happily to the sound of bongo drums, running water and bird calls.
All of the symbols in Rooks Revenge are theme based. They all seem to be Aztec carvings of some sort, each with different colours and shapes such as a jaguars head or a golden mask. Another unique element of Rooks revenge is the exploding symbols. Whenever symbols form a winning combination, they explode to make way for more symbols on the same reels. The rest of the reels don’t change until you spin again, creating the chance for many more wins.
Rooks Revenge Special Features
Rooks Revenge has only a few special features. The above mentioned exploding symbols create successive winning combinations after the first wins are multiplied, and the multiplier value increases with each combination.
The next special feature is a pretty standard free spins round that is launched by finding a golden mask scatter symbol on the first, second and third reels. You will receive ten free spins from the scatter that comes with a multiplier attached that increases with every win that you achieve. These free spins can also be retriggered.
The last feature is the Wild Symbol. This is only found on the second third and fourth lines. In the shape of a question mark, this symbol can take the place of any symbol in the game including the golden scatter.