The indigenous people of Australia have a vibrant culture of their own. Similar age-old races exist throughout the world. Perhaps, the most popular globally are the American Indian of North America. Microgaming, the leading software provider to Australian online casinos, has captured their ethos in two wonderful online pokies. You can play them at All Slots and Platinum Play.
Little Chief Big Cash has a slightly humorous outlook on the American Indian theme. The introductory clip shows the Little Chief doing a rain dance outside his settlement and a shower of rain falling only on him. Little Chief is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property and is equally animated in the winning combinations. It also awards the highest line payouts. A combination of five symbols on an active payline awards 6,000 times the line bet, indicating fairly high variance. The other thematic symbols are squaw, feathered head dress, cowboy hat pierced with an Indian arrow and tomahawk. The howling coyote is the scatter symbol. It awards payouts multiplied by the total bet and triggers the Big Cash feature. You are initially awarded ten free spins. You then select from five tepees on the second screen. Each pick reveals additional free spins or bonus credits. You keep selecting until you expose the coyote. Then all the free spins earned are played with doubled payouts. The Big Cash feature cannot be retriggered.
Mystic Dreams is an American Indian themed video pokie that takes a more serious approach. The setting is not the usual prairies but the snowy terrain of the Rockies. Again the top line payout is awarded by the chief. In this online pokie the payout is 2,500 times the line bet. Therefore the variance will be significantly lower. The other symbols are bison, wolf and eagle. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The tepee with the dream catcher in the background is the wild symbol. As an exception to the rule it also substitutes for the scatter symbol. The totem pole is the scatter symbol. Here, you need to land three or more symbols left to right, not necessarily on active paylines, to win payouts multiplied by the total bet. This symbol also triggers the free spins feature. You will be awarded up to 20 free spins depending on the number of scatters in the trigger. The wild symbol landing on reels 2, 3 or 4 multiplies payouts by up to 4x. The free spins feature can be retriggered. Mystic Dreams is a 243 ways to win online pokie.