The wombat says: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr are 3 of the biggest names that made up the Rat Pack. But what exactly was the Ratpack I hear you ask, and what does it have to do with this slot?
The Ratpack was a group of famous actors and crooners in the 1950s and 1960s. Their gigs were often improvised and when one member of the Rat Pack was scheduled to give a performance, usually rest of them would show up for an impromptu show, too – in Las Vegas more often than not.
Those slot wizards Microgaming (of Hot as Hades fame) have taken this theme and run with it! Turning a bunch of real rats into a successful 60’s swing band, complete with crooners, gold discs and feathered boa-ed backing singers!
Look and Feel
The design in The Rat Pack slot is made up of some nice cartoon graphics like A Dragon’s Story– cheerful and cute is the name of the game here. The reels are illuminated by some stage lighting, and there are lots of animated touches from the era, which we like. The soundtrack to the slot is a winner too, giving you some toe-tapping swing ditties when the game is waiting for you to spin, like the twanging guitar on the Wildcat Canyon slot, only better.
The Rat Pack slot has 5 reels with 4 rows and 30 paylines. Your symbols on the reels are made up of a smooth piano-playing rat, a female vocal duo clad in pink and the 3 rodent crooners as your high value icons. Then there’s the usual 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards that represent the low payers.
The Wild in the game is the red Rat Pack logo, doing its usual job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels, plus there is a Golden 2x symbol which also acts as a Wild, and will double any wins it is a part of.
A nice little extra in The Rat Pack slot is the nudge feature, that will nudge a reel into place and hold it down to stop it from spinning in order to increase your chances of winning. Thanks guys!
The Golden Disc is the Scatter and will trigger off the bonus feature.
Free Spins Bonus
Land 3x or more of the Golden Disc Scatters anywhere on the reels and it’s Free Spins time! But, the Bonus Feature here is a bit different from Microgaming’s usual Free Spins…
You don’t win a set number of Free Spins during the round, as it all depends on the Golden Discs! When your extra goes begin, you’ll need to land more gold discs on the reels to keep on going. So, land one more Golden Disc and you’ll get one more spin and so on…
The Golden Disc’s will then become sticky for one more spin and get nudged down one reel at a time until it disappears.
Feeling lucky swing fans? The ‘Gamble’ button gives you the choice to go BIG on the reels, or to stick with what you know. Every time a win is awarded, players can either double or quadruple them by clicking on the Gamble button. All you need to do is predict the correct colour or suit of the next card. But guess it wrong, and it’s Game Over for you…
This game is all about the bonus feature, if you can trigger it! With a fun theme and some decent payouts, this wombat is a big fan of The Ratpack slot – and you will be too.
Wombat score 4/5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps!