Rocket Fellas Inc is an old-school casino game from the classic arcade series of slots that has been remade as a modern online version. Featuring both single and multi-player versions, players take on the role of a virtual banker who needs to deposit coins into a trust account to generate credits before they can actually cash them out. Players must first collect money from the bank in the form of “royalties” before they can then make deposits of actual funds. Once this is done, players are able to place bids on available slots where they hope to either win or place in the lowest position. The amount they stand to win depends largely on the total amount of credits in their bank, but they are not guaranteed any certain amount of money when it comes to actually cashing in the winnings they’ve earned.
The point system used in this game is based on real life odds, and the actual placement of the reel markers on the reels is what determines the outcome of each round. Payout is guaranteed for every round, but because it’s impossible to predict the exact location of all the markers on the reels, it’s possible that several rounds could end with the same result – for example, if two players are paying out $1000 with two separate reels, the game will continue until one player wins. Because this game requires strategic placement of the markers, more than luck, it’s important to remember that the actual payout is calculated by taking the expected value of each point after taking into account the current positions of all the markers. With this information, the actual placement of each of the reels can be easily figured out. It’s also possible for players to add in their own strategy by carefully choosing which tiles they’d like to lay next. This brings a whole new element to the gameplay and makes the game much more fun to play.
For those unfamiliar with the game, the instructions are relatively easy to follow, even for people who have little or no experience with slots. The controls are simple, using both the mouse and keyboard. A helpful guide comes with the game, which shows which symbols are used for which purposes, and how to position and re-position the icons on the reels. For those who want a slightly challenging edge, there are even “progressive” slots – one that becomes more difficult the further you progress through the levels, and the use of special features adds a sense of challenge to the game.