Play’n GO, one of the industry’s leading software developers, has brought rock’n’roll to the players’ screens with its latest release — Kiss: Rock the Reels. Put warpaint on your face and get ready to be blown away by the best concert you’ve ever been to.
Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Spacemen — the band’s main members— need your help to spin the reels and trigger fantastic prizes. Since we’re talking about the biggest rock’n’roll legends, known for spitting fire, playing smoking guitars, and wearing spectacular costumes, our expectations were sky-high to begin with.
Although Play’n GO faced a challenge, it managed to deliver on the promise by creating an iconic 6×4 diamond-shaped grid packed with recognisable faces and classic symbols. The 96.20% RTP rate, high volatility, and up to 4,096 ways to win give players a chance to claim the main prize of up to 50,000x the bet.
The lowest-paying symbols on the grid are A, Q, J, 10, and 9, while the bandmates trigger higher wins. The vinyl Kiss record is the wild, which substitutes all symbols on the reels, except for the scatter.
The golden plane is the scatter in this flamboyant video pokie, and three of them trigger the World Tour feature. The five iconic tour destinations (London, Johannesburg, Sydney, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro) activate a varying number of normal and encore free spins. The latter expands the reels, creating a grid with 4,096 ways to win.
As far as pokie features are concerned, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Lock and Load feature randomly activates and synchronises two reels that display the same symbols, thus increasing the odds of winning. Drive Me Wild also appears at random and drops a wild to the grid. All wilds at that moment carry a 2x multiplier.
By entering the game, you’re actually going to an exclusive Kiss concert. The backdrop displays a packed stadium with fierce fans jumping to the rhythm while the band members in their fabulous costumes take centre stage and play one of the most popular songs.
Each time you score a win, the crowd goes wild, while Detroit Rock City rocks in the background, creating a true concert-like atmosphere.
As we’ve mentioned, the volatility is high, which might scare you. That’s why you might be more comfortable knowing that the RTP is set at 96.20%. Mind you, though — the RTP may vary, depending on the market. In some places, it could be below average — 94.20%, 91.20%, 87.20% and 84.20%.
Play’n GO’s head of games, Charlotte Miliziano, praised the innovations within the game, especially the way animations react to audio effects, thus creating a more immersive experience. She added that the game’s features and animations are a great achievement, stating that the company hasn’t seen many pokies like this on the market.