Australian Video Pokies
Australian players are the only players in the world (and perhaps players from New Zealand) who will refer to an online slot machine as an online pokie and the most advanced types of these games are known as video pokies. These pokies generally have five reels and anywhere from just 5 winning paylines up to in some cases as many as 100 or more winning paylines.
Some online video pokies also have a payline structure which offers ‘Ways to Win’, so instead of the pokie having 30 winning paylines, it might have 243 ‘ways to win’ per spin. This is a common format on many Microgaming pokies. Today’s video pokies also tend to contain certain symbols which perform special actions which the regular symbols can’t perform, such as triggering a bonus round or combining with other symbols to generate line wins.
These special symbols are often called Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols and Bonus Symbols and there are several different variations of each of these symbols, such as Expanding Wild Symbols, Sticky Wild Symbols, Multiplying Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Collapsing Wilds and much more. Many of today’s online video pokies also have numerous exciting in-play special features which can help boost your balance.
Some of these special features include Rolling Reels, a Symbol Scramble Feature, Cascading Reels, Tumbling Reels, Split Wilds, Heat Seeking Wilds, Super Stacked Wilds, Free Spins Bonus Rounds, Click Me Bonus Rounds, second screen Bonus Rounds and much more.
Some of the best video pokies from Microgaming include titles such as Battlestar Galactica, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Playboy, Jason and the golden Fleece, The Finer Reels of Life, Tomb Raider, Break Away, Bust the Bank, Avalon, Hitman, Loaded, Untamed Bengal Tiger, Untamed Giant Panda and Untamed Wolf Pack.
Other great video pokies from Microgaming that are also well-worth checking out include Lucky Witch, Hellboy, Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck 2, Starlight Kiss, Rhyming Rees Georgie Porgie, Girls with Guns – Jungle Heat, Nuclear 9s, Pure Platinum, Piggy Fortunes, No Worries, Monkey King, Leagues of Fortune, Karate Pig, Hot Ink, Gold Factory, Dr Watts Up, Centre Court, Deck the Halls and Burning Desire.