Oriental martial arts being performed by animals acting as humans makes for interesting online pokie themes. Microgaming launched a video pokie of this type at Australian online casinos. It is titled Karate Pig.
The Karate Pig logo is the stacked wild symbol. It also awards the highest line payouts when two or more appear on an enabled payline. The online pokie uses only thematic symbols from Japanese culture and this increases its visual appeal. One of the symbols awarding line payouts is the Karate Pig. Then there are various characters apparently taken from Japanese legends along with iconic images like laughing Buddha, bonsai tree and Maneki-neko waving cat.
The Karate Pig is also a sushi chef. In this avatar he triggers a multi-level bonus game on the second screen. To start with you are offered two bonus features and you can pick any one of them. Though the visual setting is different, both Pork Chop Bonus and Hammer Bonus involve picking objects from those displayed on the screen and winning bonus prizes. Each time the bonus round is triggered you will again choose the feature that you want, but will receive karate belts of successively higher ranking. When you are awarded with the seventh belt, which is the black one, you will enter the next level called Final Showdown bonus. Here the Karate Pig will take on an opponent. The martial arts expert has three rounds to emerge winner and collect generous rewards for the player. This bonus feature has excellent graphics and animations that enhance the visual experience.
Karate Pig online pokie also includes a free spins bonus feature, triggered by the free spins logo appearing anywhere on reels 1 and 5 at the same time. You are awarded 15 free spins at doubled payouts. The free spins feature can be retriggered. The free spins feature is constructed in a simple manner as compared to the second screen bonus game, but it can be equally rewarding. Karate Pig is a video pokie with 40 paylines. You can wager up to five coins per payline with a maximum coin size of AU$0.50. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$100, which will bring in the high rollers.
If you like Karate Pig then you can try out a similar online pokie titled Kung Fu Monkey. Both these are live at Australian online casinos like All Slots, Platinum Play and Casino Mate.