Today most new music themed video pokies tend to be branded ones based on popular singers or bands. But there have been some exciting music themed pokies in the past. The Rat Pack from Microgaming is one of them. What makes it more interesting is that the band consists of rat performers.
The high paying symbols done in colourful caricature style depict the rats performing on stage. The win animations are cute, especially for the pair of female rats singing a duet. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons connected to the theme by carrying a musical instrument. The Rat Pack has two wild symbols. The 2X logo acts as a 2x multiplier as well. The second wild symbol is the game logo. It also awards the top line payouts, with a five-of-a-kind combination on an active payline delivering 5,000 times the line bet. The golden disc is the scatter symbol that awards payouts multiplied by the total bet when two or more appear anywhere on the reels.
Three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels trigger a very innovative free spins bonus round with a nudge feature. You must keep in mind that The Rat Pack online pokie was released in 2009 when the bonus games in video pokies tended to be simple. Each disc symbol pays out an amount equal to the total bet. The reels with the golden discs are held fixed and the other reels spin once. The disc symbols again pay out as before and then nudge down one position on the reels. If any discs are still there on the reels then the process is repeated. If there are no disc symbols on the reels then the feature will end. The Rat Pack online pokie also includes the standard Microgaming gamble feature.
The Rat Pack is a 30 selectable paylines video pokie in the 5×4 format. This adds volatility to the game. The coin denominations can be varied from AU$0.01 to AU$0.25. With a maximum of 10 coins per line the online pokie has a maximum line bet of AU $2.50 and maximum total bet of $75. It should attract high roller players at Australian online casinos. The Rat Pack is live at all Microgaming online casinos such as Casino Mate, Spin Palace and Royal Vegas. You can play it in the demo mode to start with and switch to real money wagering if you find it interesting.