The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away. Unfortunately, the leading software providers to Australian online casinos do not have very much to offer by way of American football themed online pokies. So here is one video pokie from Microgaming that celebrates all things American.
Bars & Stripes is an obvious reference to the American flag and you will find it adorning many of the symbols. The high paying symbols on the reels are the American eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the American flag, 7 and gold bars. This video pokie does away with playing card icons for low paying symbols and uses popular American food items to enhance the theme. These include Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie, burger and fries, hot dog, beer and cookie. The symbols are bold and colourful. Do not expect much in the win animations except a bit in the special symbols.
The Bars & Stripes logo is the wild symbol. It doubles payouts when substituting in winning combinations. However, it will not substitute for the other special symbols. It also awards the highest line payouts when two or more symbols are aligned left to right on an active payline. The football makes an appearance as the scatter symbol. It awards payouts multiplied by the total bet when two or more appear anywhere on the reels. Uncle Sam’s top hat is the bonus symbol. A very simple pick an object bonus game is triggered when the three or more of these symbols land anywhere on the reels. You pick one of these symbols for a bonus payout.
Bars & Stripes is a high variance online pokie. The highest payout in the regular symbols is 600 times the line bet for five American eagles. Five wild symbols in an active payline deliver 5,000 times the line bet and four of them pay 1,000 times the line bet. These are the win combinations that will see you through and you have to be persistent till you hit them. As in high variance online pokies you will need to start with a larger bankroll. Bars & Stripes has 25 selectable paylines. You can wager up to 10 coins per payline, with the coin size ranging from AU$0.01 to AU$1.00. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$250.
If you are a high roller player willing to take some risk then Bars & Stripes is the perfect online pokie for you, even if you do not fancy the American theme. It is live at all Microgaming online casinos like Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and All Slots.