The Rambo film series centres around the exploits of John Rambo, a Vietnam war veteran played by Sylvester Stallone (this when Stallone is not donning his boxing gloves as Rocky Balboa). There have been four films in the series, the first three appearing in the 1980’s, with the latest film ‘Rambo’ appearing in 2008, this instalment being the subject of the slot. Whilst playing you can win one of four different Jackpots, as well as enjoy a free spins round with an interesting twist – however the most striking feature of the slot is the 720 ways to win and the somewhat different layout of the reels.
Having seen any of the Rambo films, you’ll know that Stallone embarks on many one man missions and the symbols on the reels reflect this – including hand grenades, knives, ammunition, armoured cars and even Rambo himself. These symbols are set against an orange tinged grassy terrain scene, giving the slot a gritty feel. A winning combination will see animation of the symbols which bring the game to life. Occasionally you’ll hear the sound of sirens and gunfire in the background when playing and each spin is met by a clunking, mechanical sound which evokes warfare.
Setup and Play for Rambo Slot
One of the first things you’ll notice when playing is the fact that the five reels have a different layout to usual. Reels one and five have three symbols; reels two and four have four symbols while the middle reel has five symbols. Across the reels there are 720 ways to win. This means that should a symbol land on at least three consecutive reels from left to right in any position you are guaranteed a win. These 720 lines come at the cost of 50 credits and you’ll choose your coin value for these credits from 1c and up – interestingly, you’ll find the Jackpot amounts change based upon the coin value of choice.
The top paying symbol at the game is the armoured car which is worth 500 coins should you land five in a row. The snake comes next at 100 coins while the knife and the ammunition both pay 50 coins. These standard symbols are joined by the playing card symbols from 9 to Ace.
There is a handy auto spin option at the Rambo slot. Simply hit the button and the game will continue until either the feature is landed or you hit stop.
The ‘Rambo Wild’ symbol will substitute for any other symbol at the game apart from the scatter symbol and the progressive Jackpot ones.
Rambo Slot Progressive Jackpots
The hand grenade symbol is the all-important one if you want to land one of the four Jackpots. This symbol is effectively a scatter and you’ll need it to appear at least five times across the reels to enter Jackpot territory. The four pay-outs are the Stealth, Bravery, Honour and Explosive Jackpots, these paying out when you land 5, 6, 7 or 8 hand grenades respectively. The Explosive Jackpot is the highest of the four.
Rambo Slot Free Spins Round
The free spins feature is activated when landing the ‘Rambo’ scatter symbol three or more times. You’ll gain 5 free spins if landing the minimum 3 scatters, with 5 spins added for each additional scatter. You’ll also gain an immediate win of 5x, 10x or 15x your total stake based upon the number of scatters.
Before the free spins start, all of the standard symbols in the game will show on a horizontal reel with the symbols rotating from right to left. When this comes to a stop, the chosen symbol will now become an expanding one on the reels during the free spins – meaning it will take up an entire reel when it appears in any spot. This can lead to situation where the same symbol can take up much of the slot, which in combination with the wilds and the 720 ways to win can make for some huge wins. During this round, the choice of expanding symbol at the start is very important, as you’ll want the higher paying symbols to be the expanding ones.
Rambo Slot Conclusion
The Rambo series is one of the more successful film franchises ever made, so to transfer the subject onto a slot would have been something of a difficult job, but iSoftbet have done well here. The 720 ways to win and the different set up of the reels gives the game a unique feel and this is added to by the free spins round which features the expanding symbols. The only small downside is that there isn’t a bonus game outside of the reels which is something of a surprise. However, with four Jackpot amounts on offer, there is more than enough to keep you feeling involved.
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