The Rat Pack is a Microgaming slot with a bit of an unconventional set up. I would advise everyone who plays this game for the very first time first to check out the paytable to really understand how it works, before investing your hard earned money into it. The Rat Pack offers players 30 paylines and 5 reels.
On every reel there are 4 symbols instead of the usual 3. However, when I take a critical look at this, I don't really see the point since it still has 30 paylines. Most slots with 4 rows have at least 40 paylines. The minimum bet on this game is €0.30 but I've played it on €1.20 during an 1-hour session.
If you don't like rodents, then don't let the name of this slot scare you lol. These rodents are friendly looking, wear suits and can sing too! In addition there are two type of wilds available in this game. The red rat pack symbol is the first wild that replaces all other symbols except the 2x and golden disk symbol.
The other wild is the 2x wild which also replaces all other symbols except and the golden disk. Except this 2x wild, multiplies all winnings by two. As you could have guessed, the golden disk symbol is the scatter in this game. The scatters have a very special treat for you in the free spins session.
My base game wins haven't been all that with 20x bet size being my absolute highlight. I once managed to trigger the free spins, and what you have to keep in mind is that the free spins feature is totally different from anything you've experienced with other slots before.
First of all - you won't know how many free spins you'll have before you trigger them by collecting 3 or more scatters. Second thing is that during the free spins all the focus is basically on the scatters. The scatters in their position are put on hold, and the remaining reels keep spinning. After every spin the scatters drop one position until they completely disappear.
I can imagine it being way easier to collect 5 scatters here, but the joy for me was over within 4 spins so that was the less nice part of it, since I only won like €11. The potential just doesn't seem to be there to really hit huge. Unless if you consider 5 scatters to be huge? Which is 100x your bet I believe.
I appreciate the out-of-the-box thinking from Microgaming, but they should have more added value for the players. Right now I'm unfortunately missing that a bit too much.
My final rating for The Rat Pack is 6/10.