Online pokies do not require any skill. But some of them pose a semblance of a challenge by taking players through several levels of bonus games, each more lucrative than the one before. The games supplier Realtime Gaming has created one such online pokie titled Megaquarium. As the name suggests, the video pokie depicts a larger than life world of colourful fish. It is live at Australian online casinos like Fair Go and Majestic Slots. Though Megaquarium is available on the Realtime Gaming mobile platform, the desktop platform will bring out the full visual appeal.
The background to the reels will remind Australian players of the Great Barrier Reef. The online pokie has the 5×3 structure with 50 fixed paylines that will result in winning combinations more often. The clown fish is the wild symbol. It appears only on reels 2 and 4, but has a 2x multiplier property. Three different fish are the high payout symbols that start paying from combinations of two symbols aligned from left to right. The top payout without the wild symbol in the combination is 5,000 times the line bet. In order to enhance the theme, Realtime Gaming has not used playing card icons as the low paying symbols but smaller sea creatures. The no fishing sign symbol, though depicted comically, sends a message. The Minor and Major Realtime Gaming randomly triggered progressive jackpots are included.
The series of free spins features is the highlight of Megaquarium online pokie. It is first triggered when the Free Games logo appears anywhere on reels 1 and 5 in the same spin. You are awarded 7 free spins in which all the payouts are doubled. If you the Bonus Games symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3 during the 7th free spin you progress to the next level. You will be awarded three more free spins that have more payout opportunities. The 5th reel will be held fixed with wild clown fish on all spots in these free spins and you will be awarded a random bonus prize of between 2x to 100x the bet after each free spin. The free spins feature can be extended in a similar manner after the 10th and 13th free spins. The benefits offered after each extension become more attractive.
The total bet per spin can be varied from AU$0.50 to AU$12.50, which may tend to keep the high roller players at Australian online casinos away. But they should keep in mind that the online pokie has high volatility and can deliver big payouts.