Ocean themed online pokies are very popular. The creatures of the deep sea make for great symbols on the reels. This article reviews two of the best ocean themed pokies available at Australian online casinos.
Dolphin Coast is a video pokie from Microgaming that can be played at online casinos like Casino Mate and Royal Vegas. Its immediate claim to fame is 3,125 ways to win based on a structure of five reels and five rows of symbols. But it is also popular for its ocean theme. The introductory clip takes players on an awesome journey through the ocean depths. The win animations are worth watching as well leading to an overall visual appeal. The high paying symbols include turtle, jellyfish, starfish, seahorse and a couple of other fish. The dolphin is the wild symbol. In the main game it appears only on reels 2 and 4, but stacked. The Dolphin Coast logo triggers a bonus feature whenever it lands on the middle reel. Three dolphins are displayed and you have to pick one of them. You will be awarded a multiplier for your bet amount. Three or more scatter symbols trigger up to 25 free spins, depending on the number of scatter symbols in the triggering spin. The wild dolphins can appear on any reel, but are not stacked. However, all high paying symbols can appear stacked.
Playtech offers an ocean themed pokie game titled Great Blue in its portfolio, which can be played at online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino. The audio track has the call of the ocean so do not turn off the sound. The symbols on the reels include turtle, shark, seahorse, starfish and fish. The low paying symbols are playing card icons in the deep blue colour of the ocean. The whale is the largest of the sea creatures. Therefore it has been selected as the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. Five whale symbols in an active payline award the jackpot payout of 10,000 times the line bet. The pearl is the scatter symbol and awards payouts multiplied by the total bet. Three or more pearls trigger the bonus feature. You will initially be awarded 8 free spins at doubled payouts. You then have to choose two of the shells displayed on the second screen. This can increase the number of free spins up to 33 and the payout multiplier up to 15 times. There is a gamble game that can be optionally activated after any winning spin.